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Return to Oz by Cinema Schminema – Ultimate 80s Blogathon
Thank you, Kim, for letting me participate in the 80s blogathon (missed it? head on over!)! It was awesome revisiting the land of Oz! 😉
Our last guest to join us for the Ultimate 80s Blogathon is none other that the lovely Misty from Cinema Schminema. Misty is possibly one of my earliest blogging friends after I started jumping into the movie reviews world. She posts creative and fun reviews on a lot of low budget movies and a lot of B-horror. I’d be lying if she didn’t introduce me to what Asylum is and found the joy and tolerance in watching some of those features. Remember to head on over and check her site out. 🙂
Let’s pass it over to her with her choice, Return to Oz!
Return to Oz (1985)
The year was 1987 and I was but a wee slip of a thing who had a thing for dark fantasy films (at least those in the kids’ section of the video store – do you guys remember video stores??). I…
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Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Hope it was super fabulous and delicious! As always, THANKSKILLING is an absolute *MUST* to follow up all that food, family, fun & dysfunction so ENJOY!
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT ENTERPRISE! THE ROGUE RUNNERS AND LIVELOVE FILM WITH A LITTLE IPC FOR GOOD MEASURE
Wherein E. tells us about a neat upcoming indie film, gives a shout-out to The Rogue Runners and reveals the logo for his new production company! Sa-weet stuff! Get it while it’s hot!
Capital I, by director Amartya Bhattacharyya, is an intriguing mix of philosophy, psychology, physics, sexuality, reality, imagination…this film is an abstract work of art. Amartya is a 27 year old Indian filmmaker and this was a debut film shot on a shoestring budget – I gotta say I’m wicked impressed. Capital I involved a lot of artistic shots and a lot of beauty; a lot of creation. Pulling that off on their budget, I find amazing.
Synopsis – ‘Capital I’ is a surreal fiction film dealing with an artist’s works where the artist himself doesn’t exist in reality. It is also an existential psychodrama revolving around said mysterious and unknown artist and depicts the transformation of mind of a young girl whereby she finds herself trapped in between realistic relationships and attractions and a strange relationship with her hallucinatory lesbian partner.’ If you’re like me, you just read that and went “What the hell?” But if you go and watch Capital I and come back and read this, it will not only make sense; it will make so much sense that you’ll see metaphorical layers.
Because that’s what watching this film is – seeing the metaphorical layers of life peeled back one by one. It’s having everything in life being simultaneously set right while being crushingly wrong. I don’t know whether to reference Alanis Morisette’s ouevre here or The Matrix…Piyali is a young grad student of psychology who becomes obsessed with a local happening wherein a house was found locked from within but with the occupant having vanished. All that was left behind were some drawings and poetry style scribblings. She and an old friend, who is also a physics professor, team up to solve the mystery but as they go deeper, Piyali discovers more about existence and reality than planned. Oh, and she’s the one with the hallucinatory lesbian lover (as one has).
Capital I is one of those films where every sentence spoken has meaning but since there’s so much dialogue and so much to catch, only a couple of things will be lines that you, yourself, hold onto. One of mine was when it was mentioned that “the air here is pure.”…”it’s because it’s not weighted down by dreams and memories.” (Insert heart emoticon because I swooned). It’s not just the words you’ll fall in love with though (side note: the dialogue switches between English and Odia, sometimes in the same sentence. I’m not sure if there was a deeper meaning to that as well?), but the cinematography and the scenery. There are close-ups of some amazing small creatures…blurred ambiances when it comes to sensitive material…symbolism galore…amazing use of color…Ugh, have I gushed enough yet??
Seriously, this is a Must Watch, particularly if surrealism is your thing. I think this may be my first Indian film (Bollywood has never quite appealed)(also look at that – first Turkish film AND first Indian film posted about this week!) but if this is what’s coming out of India right now, I am SO there. Check out the Capital I website and go follow them on Facebook (then share their Facebook page with your friends and make yourself look uber cool and all sexy intelli!) You won’t be sorry!
THE FIRST EVER SHITFEST SOCIAL!!! THE SECRET VILLAGE (2013)
Well, I and a whole buncha other people had a shit load of fun today over at the first Shitfest Social! We gathered together to watch “The Secret Village” and did a live commentary as we watched. Super fun and a great time was had by all! Swing on by and check out the comments to see how great (or horrible) this movie really was! 🙂
SHITFEST 2014: WINTER ~ GEORGE BIDDLE, CPA (2012)
Carry and mine’s take on Shitfest Winter 2014 – George Biddle, CPA. Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds!
In honor of today, I re-present “Thankskilling” in all it’s cinematic glory! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat lots of food! Me? I’ll be with friends and since this is, for some reason, a big drinking holiday up here – well, if you see any blogging from me later, just ignore it. 😉
It’s a day late but yesterday was a busy day so I hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I present to you the cinematic masterpiece and the perfect Thanksgiving movie: Thankskilling! Now this was the perfect movie for the day after Thanksgiving – epically stupid and epically funny and epically ridiculous. Here in all its glory is the play by play recap!
- This movie starts with a nipple shot – how on earth can it be bad?
- Wait, did Pilgrim women not wear shirts? Nobody ever told me they were nudists, dammit.
- That turkey just said “Nice tits, bitch.” I love this movie so much.
- I am so naming my kids General Bastard and Wanda Lust.
- Since when do kids get so excited about Thanksgiving they start ripping their clothes off?
- He just referred to his bicep as a Weapon of Mass Destruction…
- I’m fairly certain this is set…
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A PERSONAL GHOST STORY FOR OCTOBER 6, 2013
Shared some personal, true life ghost stories over on Written in Blood so head over and check them out! And if YOU have any ghost stories, send them in for Halloween Month! 🙂
Giveaway: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Anyone a fan of Brandon Sanderson? A friend is doing a giveaway on his blog – all you have to do is leave a comment saying what your fave Sanderson book is. I have no idea who Sanderson is but the book looks pretty cool so check it out! 🙂
IT’S THE FIRST CRAFT BOOKS GIVE-AWAY.
::muppet arms, muppet arms, a thousand balloons popping at once, hyperventilation, oh god I’m going to pass out, I’m going to pass out::
Thanks to the ever kind Paperpack Princess, Nicole, I have an extra ARC of Steelheart that I would love to give away to one of you very fine readers! US and Canada only for now.
The only thing you have to do is this:
Comment below and tell me what your favorite Brandon Sanderson book is, and why.
That’s it. You don’t have to follow me, (though you can if you’d like), you don’t have to reblog me a thousand times (again, nice but only if you want to), and you don’t have to wash my car (though if you can get me a car, that’d be swell).
The contest will run for a week, and that night, October 3rd…
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SHITFEST 2013: FALL ~ FDR: AMERICAN BADASS!
My entry in Shitfest Fall Edition is here!! And I had a little help from a friend or two. 😉