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News and Theory / Re: Horror
« Last post by RegularKarate on November 06, 2018, 03:45:55 PM »
I know I'm at least a week late for this and that I never post and that there isn't much activity here these days, but I thought I'd drop my 31 movies from October list in here.
I actually got 32 seen (also loving Haunting of Hill House)

1.The Shining 1980

2.The Exorcist 1973

3.Dawn of the Dead 1978

4.Scream 1996

5.The Fog 1980

6.Trick ’r Treat 2007

7.Let Me In 2010

8.Creepshow 1982

9.The Mist 2007

10.The Children 1980

11.The Raven 1935

12.Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight 1995

13.Re-Animator 1985

14.It Follows 2014

15.Day of the Dead 1985

16.Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives 1986

17.28 Days Later 2002

18.28 Weeks Later 2007

19.The Return of the Living Dead 1985

20.Halloween 2018

21.Terrified 2017

22.Chopping Mall 1986

23.Hellraiser 1987

24.Psycho II 1983

25.Oculus 2013

26.Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954

27.Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan 1989

28.Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood 1988

29.Dementia 1955

30.Poltergeist II: The Other Side 1986

31.Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday 1993

32.Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995
The Director's Chair / Re: David Lowery
« Last post by RegularKarate on November 06, 2018, 02:00:11 PM »
Double Dose of Lowery news today:

‘The Old Man & The Gun’ Director David Lowery, A24 Team On Fantasy Epic ‘Green Knight’

Cary Fukunaga & David Lowery To Collaborate On A TV Series Based On Joe Dante’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Explorers’

I feel like I remember having a conversation with David about Explorers once. Maybe it was something he posted here or on his blog though.
This Year In Film / Re: Suspiria
« Last post by RegularKarate on November 06, 2018, 01:52:21 PM »
I'm here to say this is one of my favorite films in a VERY long time.
I get that it's a little long, but the absolute second I started to feel the length, it got so nuts that I forgot about the runtime completely. Can't wait to see it again.
This Year In Film / Re: Suspiria
« Last post by modage on November 06, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »
I would definitely compare it to mother! It's a big swing and I love that but not sure that it works (for me).

What does work for me is Luca giving Ghostboy a big shout-out on The Big Picture podcast.
Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by jenkins on November 05, 2018, 11:07:51 PM »
i'm guilty of thinking i was exaggerating, but i was being highly accurate in fact. again, it's not a cry for help. you should do more? lol. i'd never ask such a thing. you should do exactly what you do. and i should face reality. that's how i like things.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: PTA Personal Life
« Last post by wilberfan on November 05, 2018, 09:34:55 PM »

WATCH Ghoulardi (Ernie Anderson) Shows Off Baby (Paul Thomas Anderson)
How He Invented Cleveland Punk, The Cramps, et. al.
“Stay sick, knif”
PLUS Mad Daddy
Cleveland WHK

"The punk-a-billy band The Cramps, named their 1990 album Stay Sick! 
David Thomas, of art rock band Pere Ubu, said that the Cramps were "so thoroughly co-optive of the Ghoulardi persona that when they first appeared, Clevelanders of the generation were fairly dismissive."

Thomas credits Ghoulardi for influencing the "otherness" of the Cleveland/Akron bands of the mid-1970s and early-1980s, including the Electric Eels, and The Mirrors, the Cramps, and Thomas's own groups, Pere Ubu and Rocket From The Tombs, declaring:

"We were the Ghoulardi kids." (Akron's Devo aren't included on Thomas' list, but they were formed in the same era as the other groups and shared a similar esthetic.)

In 2002, Cleveland-area indie band Uptown Sinclair featured a Ghoulardi-derived basketball referee in the slapstick music video for their song "Girlfriend."

The most obvious Ghoulardi kid, Anderson's son, film director Paul Thomas Anderson, named his production entity "The Ghoulardi Film Company."

Video Link

[If this segment was produced in '78, the infant seen beginning at 3:54 would not be Baby Paul.  Possibly one of the kids around the pool table at 5:45, though?]


The Small Screen / Re: The Romanoffs
« Last post by BB on November 05, 2018, 09:22:35 PM »
Finally caught up with all five. I'm digging it! Definitely getting stronger as it goes. Though I can totally see why this ain't making a splash. There's no real hook, y'know? No big sex, drugs, scandal, nothing. Okay, the whole Romanovs thing, but does anybody care about that? I like the show and I don't really. It hangs together like a good collection of short stories, employs the logic and vibe you might see in that context. How many people out there are reading good collections of short stories? Might prove to be one of those pleasant surprises that completists get for their efforts.

50 millions for a show that creates no digital wave at all is...a lot.

Yes, this is a bit troubling but I don't expect Weiner will have trouble getting his work out there. And his work is kinda surprisingly variegated. If anything, Mad Men is something of an outlier among his oeuvre. He's never done anything else quite so inspired and thematically rich and flawless. Not knocking the guy. You could do a lot worse than creating and show running one of the greatest television programs of all time.
News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by jenkins on November 05, 2018, 09:12:44 PM »
In the Mouth of Madness will be a positive experience that will confirm, potentially increase, your esteem
News and Theory / Re: What Films Are We Watching?
« Last post by BB on November 05, 2018, 09:06:04 PM »
Ah, Voyage Home is my fav of all the Star Trek movies. The ludicrous fun of it. Wrath of Khan is probably the better movie, but I'd rewatch Voyage Home first. I'm decidedly not a Trekkie. Have seen all the movies though. Would like to try to watch one a year, that seems about right.

Gonna watch The Fog (1980) and In The Mouth of Madness tonight. A rare double feature. Feeling good about it. Haven't seen The Fog since high school and never did get around to Mouth of Madness. Probably gonna watch the whole Carpenter filmography before the end of the year. Seems strange to say cause he's so obviously a great filmmaker, but this guy's a great filmmaker.
Xix & Xax / Re: History of Xixax?
« Last post by jenkins on November 05, 2018, 07:31:08 PM »
still I think the spirit is alive, I am not saying it’s not, but now I realize even some of the xixax staples have drifted. Sometimes there is in fact no one here. When I would see this from the outside in the past I remember thinking both “serves you right” (because if I saw this from the outside it meant I’d departed for one of the reasons I have) and “but it will keep on.” As in, I never thought myself a vital figure, you know, I believed in xixax on its own. So when I am here and no one else is now hmm I think “well fuck” in a general sense, reflecting upon cultures and attitudes shifting, people aging and their lives changing etc. this not a rally cry or a desperate plea or anything like that, it is an observation that xixax is no longer the 24/7 it once was
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