Archive for the 'film' Category

02
Jul
11

modern special effects are soulless garbage

21
Dec
09

man bites dog

“That’s the trouble with women. Sure I’ve been hurt before. I gave them something, they gave me something. But there comes a time when you start to ask questions. All on account of that little door. In a couple, the door has to stay open. And when it’s open it’s either to bring in new nourishment… or it’s to let you out. Either you add a little seed… and that seed can be a baby, or a good time or a holiday… Or you get out, lock, stock and seed. With women, you can’t always tell if the door’s open and if it’s time to add a seed, or get the hell out. I’ve been hurt because I’d open the door wide, and they’d shut it. Love leaves a trail of sulfur like some lingering smell. As soon as you meet someone, you smell it. Like when you take a leak, your fingers smell. You have to wash them two or three times so you can forget you pissed.”

26
Sep
09

over the edge

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OVER THE EDGE
An Oral History of the Greatest Teen Rebellion Movie of All Time

Vice Magazine has a pretty good piece up about Over the Edge. I don’t have much to say about it but I know some of you guys are fans of the movie so I thought I’d mention it.

23
Sep
09

yesssssss

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The Nic Cage/Tim Burton Superman That Never Was

Even ten years ago, this guy’s hair was nuts!! Also, is Tim Burton + Kevin Smith + Nic Cage the most incredible recipe for shit, or what?

02
Sep
09

ghanaian movie posters!

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Film Poster Paintings from Ghana

This gallery of Ghanan movie posters is incredible. The posters were created to advertise travelling showings of movies on VHS, and were often created by artists who hadn’t seen the movie! Be warned that some of the posters are pretty horrific and possibly NSFW? The links at the bottom of the article have more examples of these posters, and the rest of the blog seems pretty interesting, too.

26
Aug
09

outland

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Outland Gets a Remake — And an Entirely New Plot
I post this less because it’s noteworthy, and more just because I wanted to talk about Outland- I recently saw it and really enjoyed it. It perfectly walked the line between a serious, gripping narrative on the one hand, and Sean Connery + 80’s sci-fi effects on the other. It certainly helped that I went in with low expectations, so they were more than met. If you like westerns, sci-fi, Alien, Sean Connery, or any combination thereof, I recommend checking this movie out!

25
Aug
09

groundhog’s day timeframe


“how long does bill murray spend in groundhog’s day?

Groundhog’s Day is one of several classic comedies that I’d never seen until very recently (I’ve also recently seen, for the first time, What About Bob?, The Jerk, and Fletch). It was much, much better than I was expecting it to be, although I did not put any thought into how long Bill Murray’s character must have spent in Punxsutawney. The guy linked above did, though! His answer was a minimum of 8+ years, which surprised me. I didn’t really get the impression that such a long time had passed! Apparently Harold Ramis had pegged the number at around 10 years, and later responded to the above analysis, reconfiguring his own estimate to be closer to 30-40 years spent in Punxsutawney. I’ll have to watch the movie again sometime with that in mind.
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A MAN AGAINST INSANITY by Paul de Kruif.
The story of a doctor who conquered his own insanity and now shows others the way back, by the author of Microbe Hunters.
"An old master Paul de Kruif surely is. His latest book has pace, it has style, it has a sharply drawn hero, and, most important, it tells one of the great stories of our times." -Washington Post and Times Herald.

I found that in the back of a copy of Nova Express by William S. Burroughs.

My name is Alex and I live in LA the Bay Area.

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