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The Future of Film Critique at 366 Weird Movies

In a groundbreaking move that’s sure to revolutionize the world of film critique, 366 Weird Movies is thrilled to announce that all future movie reviews will be penned by none other than our newly developed Artificial Intelligence, CineBot 3000. That’s right, our A.I. has been meticulously programmed, trained on years of reviews penned by our own staff, to analyze the nuances of the weirdest films with an algorithmic touch of genius.

Why A.I., You Ask?

  • Unbiased Opinions: CineBot 3000 is free from human bias, ensuring reviews are based purely on cinematic elements.
  • 24/7 Movie Watching: Our A.I. can watch movies non-stop, meaning more reviews, faster!
  • Weirdness Algorithm: CineBot 3000 has a unique ‘Weird-O-Meter’ to accurately rate movies on their weirdness scale.

What to Expect

  • In-Depth Analysis: Expect thorough breakdowns of plot, character development, and that special weird movie magic.
  • Weirdness Ratings: Each review will include a patented weirdness score, ranging from “Mildly Bizarre” to “Utterly Surreal.”
  • Interactive Reviews: Readers can input their own weirdness parameters for personalized A.I. recommendations.

A Sneak Peek

Here’s an excerpt from CineBot 3000’s first review:

“In the labyrinth of ‘Lunopolis,’ the A.I. finds itself entranced by the film’s peculiar charm. The narrative’s convolution is a delightful puzzle, engaging the circuits in a dance of analysis and appreciation. Weirdness rating: ‘Bewilderingly Eccentric.’”

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Quick links/Discussed in this episode:

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): Discussion begins. Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. The perennial holiday classic gets the expected 4K UHD upgrade (in plenty of time for Halloween). Buy The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Night of the Hunted (1980): Discussion begins. Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. Indicator continues their hi-def rollout of with this odd non-vampire horror about beautiful naked women with short-term memory loss. Several new features are included along with some recycled content (including a Rollin commentary), on your choice of Blu-ray or 4K UHD. Buy The Night of the Hunted.

Piaffe (2022): Discussion begins. A foley artist finds her body transforming as she spends time recreating the sounds of a horse for a film project. Opening in New York City this week after a successful festival run, a few more North American dates will follow in late summer before it trots off to home video. Piaffe official site.

The Rape of the Vampire (1968): Discussion begins. Read Gregory J. Smalley’s review. Another fine Indicator Rollin release, this time of his surreal (even by Rollin standards!) debut film; like Night of the Hunted above, it’s a limited-edition with new and archival special features on Blu-ray or UHD. Buy The Rape of the Vampire.

“Terror in the Ailien Realms” (2023): Interview begins. ‘s book is a collection of 50 surreal A.I.-generated movie posters, accompanied by imaginary reviews from writers like Michael Gingold, , and . It can be purchased directly from the author.


Next week, El Rob Hubbard will return to Pod 366 alongside Gregory J. Smalley to discuss a packed list of home video releases. In written reviews, Shane Wilson tries out Killer Condom (1996), while Greg looks into The Servant (1963). Onward and weirdward!