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« on: October 05, 2012, 05:10:01 PM »

Shocktober?  Rocktober? Schlocktober? We're still trying to think of a snappy nickname for this month, but while we ponder you can read our latest reviews:

SWEET MOVIE (1974): "After losing her virginity to a lip-synching mariachi at the Eiffel Tower, the beauty queen finds herself at a commune of libertines. In an orgy that lasts for nearly twenty disgusting minutes, they eat until they puke, stick a sausage in a manís pants and slice it up with a meat cleaver, defecate on a stage, rub feces on a manís chest as he pretends to be an infant, and generally act like a troupe of hippie performance artists secretly dosed with PCP-laced laxatives."

THE MASTER (2012): "Freddie, who spikes his drinks with paint thinner because vodka has lost its kick, makes love to a sand castle in the shape of a woman, and masturbates into the ocean, is the most moving kind of character: one whoís repulsive, both physically and spiritually, but with whom we sympathize because his suffering and loneliness strikes a universal chord."

TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES (1997): "Two Orphan Vampires is slow, cheap, badly dubbed, and the vampire-vision blue filters get old, true, but there is an almost endearing strangeness and obsessiveness to the movieís eccentric conceptions. Unfortunately, it goes on too long and wears out its welcome even for those who are attuned to this directorís plodding style, making it yet another of Rollinís noble failures."

THE HITCH-HIKER (1953): "The Hitch-Hiker quickly became a cult hit for a reason: it is simply one of the best examples of Hollywood film noir."-AE

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 06:28:32 PM »

Mocktober?

YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968): Certified Weird! "Blurring the line between a childrenís story and a hashish-fueled daydream, Yellow Submarine is a riot of color and visual imagination sure to delight kindergartners and stoners alike."

INSTITUTE BENJAMENTA, OR, THIS DREAM PEOPLE CALL HUMAN LIFE (1995): "Come, let the servant monkey enroll you in the school of abnegation. Make your way to the hidden chamber and discover the goldfish at its heart."

THREE CROWNS OF THE SAILOR (1983): " If youíre in the mood for literate confusion with a vein of humor as black and dry as gunpowder, you couldnít do much better than Three Crowns of a Sailor."

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE (2011): "The script plays like a series of incidents and revelations jotted down in notebooks by couple of sophomore English majors during an all-night bull/sensi-smoking session."

THE TEMPEST (1979): "Itís difficult to imagine in 2012 how shocking the male full-frontals must have seemed in 1979, but the flashback to the obese witch Sycorax breastfeeding her adult son Caliban still delivers a jolt today."

MANTUA (2012): "...if you can sit through a comedic 'Twin Peaks' variation with public access TV production values, give Mantua a try."-LRH

VAL LEWTON SERIES

CAT PEOPLE (1942): "Irena's psychiatrist, Dr. Judd (Tom Conway) tries to convince her that her world is a hopeless fantasy and that she merely needs a real man to show her the light. Irena's response is to dim her countenance, brandish her claws, and catapult the condescending idiot into oblivion. Good for her."-AE

CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE (1944): "...a haunting, sublime, cinematic dreamscape."-AE
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 02:01:30 PM »

Flocktober? (Because people are flocking to the site?)

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998): Certified Weird! "The trip peaks on the midway to the Bazooka Circus, a bizarre hyperreality that makes psychedelics superfluous. High above the casino floor a trapeze routine involves a pregnant acrobat giving birth to a baby astronaut, complete with umbilical cord. A cowboy barker offers the chance for your image to appear on the Strip 200 feet tall. Itís the American dream seen in funhouse mirrors."

LISA AND THE DEVIL (1974): "Itís not always clear whether the frequent lapses of logic in Lisa and the Devil are meant to be part and parcel of the unsettling atmosphere, or are merely the result of lazy, indifferent screenwriting."

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW (2010): "Psychedelic colors swirl and coalesce, while a cult ritual is acted out in severe black and white and uncanny slow motion. Mutants in latex suits roam the hallways, and, oh yeah, heads explode!"-AK

THE BODY SNATCHER (1945): "Shortly after securing Karloff  for The Body Snatcher, RKO signed Bela Lugosi to the film and ordered Lewton to create a role for the former Dracula star. RKO was bound and determined to replicate a Universal horror star extravaganza. Lewton was just as determined to give them something better."-AE

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 01:15:30 PM »

Mocktober?

YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968): Certified Weird! "Blurring the line between a childrenís story and a hashish-fueled daydream, Yellow Submarine is a riot of color and visual imagination sure to delight kindergartners and stoners alike."




I love this film! One of my all time favorites:wonderfully animated,fun story and the best music of the 1960s. Smile
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 04:25:56 PM »

Mocktober?

YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968): Certified Weird! "Blurring the line between a childrenís story and a hashish-fueled daydream, Yellow Submarine is a riot of color and visual imagination sure to delight kindergartners and stoners alike."




I love this film! One of my all time favorites:wonderfully animated,fun story and the best music of the 1960s. Smile


I knew you'd like that one, my fellow Beatles fan.  Smile
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 04:49:44 PM »

Finishing up Barak-tober:

THE LAST OF ENGLAND (1988): "Among other odd offerings, The Last of England features men having sex on the Union Jack, terrorists in black ski masks rounding up prisoners, and a wedding where the bridesmaids have full beards."

I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943): "...a poetic philter, far removed from Romero's fantasy apocalypses."-AE

IT'S IN THE BLOOD (2012): "The film as a whole fails, though, in three main categories: as a horror movie it fails to deliver anything but the occasional quick thrill; as a family drama, it fails to connecting with the characters in the film to the point where the viewer really cares about their reconciliation; and as a weird movie, it fails to do more than scratch the surface of the bizarre."-JU
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