I think Melancholia is a lot better than Antichrist, I really wanted to like that but, despite some good bits, it was just too silly and I laughed outloud too many times for it to be effective as the psychological horror I think it wanted to be. That said I love the bit where he sees the deer with the half-born faun and I'd say there is something genuinely creepy when he looks at loads of old photos and realises that his child's slightly deformed feet were caused by his wife consistently putting his shoes on the wrong feet."Yes, interesting reading of the film. Didn't see it yet (and didn't like Antichrist much either), but my friend didn't think it was very good. Maybe I should reading more films as depressed, fever-ridden nightmares...?"
GK - what think you of The Final Programme?
Blind guy goes after a gang of Mexican bands after a debt of 50 prostitutes is stolen from him... I dont' see this Spaghetti being heralded much, but it's flipping ace +++ Loads of action, some mentalness, a very cool score by Stelvio Cipriani (Morricone-esque Spaghetti sounds with funky drums and sitars added!), and Ringo Star playing an unhinged Mexican bandito... What more could you need from a western?
'The perfect family', *very* predictable but totally uplifting and feel good little movie with Kathleen Turner, Richard Chamberlain (!) and that girl from Bones.
Also 'The Killing' Season 2, as well as a sh!tload of bad tv series and the greek melodrama 'Truth or dare' aka 'How to tear apart a country in less than three years'...
Everything in Greece is arpa kolla
Well made, good fun zombie comedy about a future where a collar keeps the walking dead docile so they can be trained to do all the menial work as slaves. And no it's not about them breaking free of their slavery to take revenge but about a lonely boy who finds a friend in the zombie his mother buys because all the neighbours have one - naming him Fido and throwing ball with him in the park and stuff. Yes - of course there's some trouble and occassional bits of gore but it's more of a social satire than anything else. Even has Lassie references.
Liberia's only (einzige) disco-jazz-rock band
It's all about RIZZOLI & ISLES round here recently.
Mostly RIZZOLI, though
Saw Cronenberg's The Fly for the first time ever. Love catching up on genre classics even if they're much of their time. TF was genuinly frightening, gross and moving in parts. Good stuff. Videodrome up next. Liked Spider and Dead zone a lot.
My dad always told me that this one of the best films ever, but I didn't get around to seeing it until last night.
My dad was right. Makes you realise that Peckinpah and Leone were just as adept at sampling/homage as the likes of Tarantino.
More haulage-related thrills in this Brit thriller, which has an incredible cast of Baker, Lom, McGoohan, Sid James, Connery, McCallum and Peggy Cummins from Gun Crazy. There's even room for Charles Bronson's missus Jill Ireland and a Doctor Who
Its more about tearing down wet country lanes with a couple of tons of gravel in your Dodge than transporting nitroglycerine through the jungle. 50s England still manages to seem as much of a shithole as Las Piedras, though, and there's some superb denim, leather and sheepskin action.
An interesting interview for those who may be interested with Gene Clark amongst others from 1988.
I managed to win tickets for an early screening of 'Searching for Sugarman' at the BFI on Saturday which tells the story of Sixto Rodriguez. Initially I thought it was a bit of a non-story but by the end I was close to tears. It's a beautiful documentary. He came on after the film and played a few songs as well.
Is he partially sighted or blind now? It didn't mention it in the doc and I've not found much on the web.
I also saw Promtheus at the IMax and I thought it was terrific. There are a couple of sections that didn't work for me but overall I thought it was stunning.
*Or it may have been Lennie Peters.
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You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.
He is such a humble guy the impression I got was that he wouldn't mention being blind as it would encourage unnecessary sympathy but he did have a person accompanying him to the stage - initially I thought it was just because he had trouble walking.
He played a cover of 'Fever', 'Sugarman' then 'Forget It'. His voice hasn't changed at all. I would whole-heartedly recommend going to see the documentary - it's beautifully shot and genuinely very moving. I think a lot of musicians and artists could use a little of his humility.
Love my 90s corrupt cop-action dramas. Just watched Cop Land in director's cut and it's a lot different from the normal video release! Many scenes are extended, some are moved around, previously unused shots appear, and in 2-3 crucial scenes instead of Harvey Keitel's villain it's actually Annabella Sciorra's old flame who motivates Sly's sheriff to act as he does. In this edition, he is actually driven by tenderness and unfulfilled love rather than a sense of justice and pride. Sly just got soft here!
Oh btw, there's a nice scene of a overweight Sly rolling over on his bed and showing his fat tummy
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I watched Awakening of the Beast yesterday. And my head is still spinning.
Liberia's only (einzige) disco-jazz-rock band
Got caught in the storm today working at a proposed cycling event on Newcastle Quayside, saw this strike from sheltering in an event tent near the Baltic. It then moved on to Gateshead and had a couple of go's at the new Tesco structure built on the Get Carter site!
North East job figures worst in the UK as 11.5% without work. He's just letting us know he's watching.
Things ain't getting no brighter, load ain't getting no lighter.........
They're showing BENNY'S BATHTUB, a famous Danish psychedelic children's cartoon from the 70s with a funky soundtrack, in a park here in CPH this weekend. Think I'm going.