• Archive for October, 2011

    Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

    by  • 10/31/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    HUMAN CENTIPEDE II (FULL SEQUENCE) This sweaty little troll wants to replicate, and improve, on the work shown in the original film. He obsessively watches the original film, making notes, building a scrapbook, and collecting subjects from his workplace. Does anyone successfully park and retrieve their cars at this London car park without dying? The […]

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    Sundance NOW Experience

    by  • 10/31/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    The URL that they include below to check my ticket? Goes to a 404 if you copy and paste it into a browser. The LINK wrapped on that URL goes to their horrible Kayako live chat interface. A chat that apparently isn’t staffed on the weekends, but it’s still up, letting you queue up forever. […]

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    Red State, Robocop

    by  • 10/30/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    RED STATE – This is not a horror, and not really a thriller… Drama or action, maybe. There’s a potential early on for it to become something like HOSTEL with real horror elements, but that path disappears pretty quickly. The way I see this, it is really the story of ATF agent Joseph Keenan (John […]

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    Daybreakers, The Big Lebowski

    by  • 10/29/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    DAYBREAKERS – Interesting approach to vampires, and it explores how unsustainable a world full of vampires would be. They’re running out of blood, and the vampires are starting to change into base, unthinking creatures. Vampirism in this world was caused by some sort of plague that came from a bat, and in ten years, they’ve […]

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    Halloween II (512/301)

    by  • 10/28/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    HALLOWEEN II (2009) – The thing that I liked most about the first film in the Rob Zombie re-creation of the franchise? It avoided any obvious reliance on supernatural elements beyond standard movie physics. From the start of the film, short of a supernatural rebirth, we were down one psychokiller. Michael re-animates thanks to a […]

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    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (511/300)

    by  • 10/27/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN – I really had no idea about who the man William S. Burroughs. I only really knew the gravely voiced writer and poet who recited Thanksgiving Prayer, Nov. 28, 1986, who worked with Ministry, and Kurt Cobain, and influenced so much of pop music culture. I had no idea […]

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    Uncle Buck (510/299)

    by  • 10/26/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    UNCLE BUCK – Sad sack ne’er do well Uncle Buck, barred by his sister-in-law from participating in the family’s life, makes good by pulling through in a time of need. Good film, if a bit 80s-formula with the g-rated sassy kids and adults that aren’t so much broken as slightly irregular.

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    Chinese movie update (509/298)

    by  • 10/25/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    During our trip to China (October 12-24) I didn’t really track the when and where of each of these films; many were on the flights, some were during hotel downtime. Most of these 22 films were during the over 40 hours of airport and flight time we had during our travels. Thankfully, Cathay Pacific had […]

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    Meeting people in strange places

    by  • 10/17/2011 • travel • 0 Comments

    We are in Xian and have just got back to our hotel after a day visiting the Terracotta Warriors. That and a stop at the Starbucks for the latest City Mug for Tania’s collection. Yesterday I learned that not only do we know a Westerner in Beijing, but we know someone who’s in Xi’an for […]

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