Friday, January 30, 2009
These posters are so many things, but mostly they're delightfully ignorant. From Cracked.com.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009
Chocolate skulls, for the little dahmer in your family. I know, I show "poor taste." Sorry.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was watching "The Monkey's Paw," segment of the 1972 movie, Tales from The Crypt, and it brought to mind this scene from the movie, Return of the Living Dead. It still brings me to tears, largely due to the terror convincingly expressed by James Karen.
Here's the trailer for Tales From the Crypt.
Here's the trailer for Tales From the Crypt.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Hey EL, remember when we used to laugh at the thought of the poor sap who had to admit to living on Dump Lane?
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Thursday, January 22, 2009
Well, after a whole lot of squirming around in my seat, and phasing in and out of sub-title concentration, I'm still glad I saw the rarely screened Godard film. I've spent all morning digging through other peoples thoughts on the movie, and mostly I get the impression that most critics refuse to say anything bad about a Godard film. As groovy as the film is to look at, one shouldn't have to struggle so much to understand a plot. I don't mind meandering lazily through the lives of characters, in fact, it's what I expect of Godard--this was more like running and screaming through a blacked-out labrynth. The following paragraph is the most succinct explanation of the film I could find from NY Times writer, A.O. Scott:
"...There is, for one thing, a pouting and lovely Marianne Faithfull singing an a capella version of “As Tears Go By.” There are skinny young men smoking and arguing. There are the bright Pop colors of modernity juxtaposed with the weathered, handsome ordinariness of Old France, all of it beautifully photographed by Raoul Coutard. There are political speeches delivered via squawk box.
And of course there is a maddening, liberating indifference to conventions of narrative coherence, psychological verisimilitude or emotional accessibility..." Read the full article here. If you're feeling adventurous, tonight is the last night to catch it at the Nuart.
Posted by Lindsay Vivian at 10:14 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
The Nuart theater in Santa Monica is screening, Made in U.S.A. tonight, and I thouht I'd post this unrelated, yet dirty-French-whorish kind of short film, Vox Humana. I mean that in the best way. Like most Godard films it has a beautiful, too many cigarrettes/tumultuous affairs kind of thing that I could watch for hours... Good stuff, from World War Seven.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
A subject near and dear to my heart. Credit goes to Dennis over at Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, for finding this conversation-provoking compilation of 50 great special effects, as well as some not so great effects, from Den of Geek. Incidentally, Netflix delivered number 20 on their list, Things to Come, this morning which I look forward to watching tonight.
Posted by Lindsay Vivian at 4:45 PM
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Carey Bunks gets a deputy silver star for bringing a piece of the old west to the masses. Hey, yawl, pony up and lets learn the art of the lasso.
Monday, January 12, 2009
"...He had recently purchased a Ferrari and had the idea to mount a gyroscopically stabilized camera low on the front end of the car and navigate a predetermined route through the streets of Paris, during the early morning hours when traffic and pedestrians would be relatively sparse, at a ludicrously high rate of speed..."
I've seen this clip before, but not until now have I been fully briefed on the mythology of C'Etait un Rendezvous. Thanks, Dennis.
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Friday, January 9, 2009
The only thing that could make these better would be a giant nuclear-induced monster to enter frame and have destruction ensue... There's more painings as well as an interview with Amy Bennett at If it's Hip, it's Here.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Would it be cruel to take the kids to one of these beaches for a picnic? Tee hee. Here are five beaches to get that "I feel I'm being watched," feeling, from premier holidays. It seems eerily familiar.
RG, follow this link.
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Monday, January 5, 2009
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