Movies

Halloween Hotness: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Halloween Hotness: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Every Halloween the whole of the universe collapses in on itself as everyone spends frantic time, energy and money trying to put together a last minute costume.  Of course, we always tell ourselves that next year we’ll be more prepared but let’s face it, it’s all a damn lie.  That’s why this year we’re here(…)

Carrie: Birches Gettin’ Slapped Left and Right

Carrie: Birches Gettin’ Slapped Left and Right

In honor of Halloween PA Hillary and I sat down to watch the original Carrie. We were looking for a retro thriller…what we got was a lesson in bitch slapping, pube wearing and blow jobbing. Lesson 1: When in doubt, slap a bitch.  I don’t know how many times people get slapped in this movie(…)

Black Hole Sun: 1994 Apocalyptic Realness

Black Hole Sun: 1994 Apocalyptic Realness

I was at a party yesterday,and “Black Hole Sun” came on…and I got psyched. I was never a huge Soundgarden fan, but this song and video struck a major chord with me back in 1994. The melody and the apocalyptic vibe of the song are kind of Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (“Someday a real(…)

Escape from Tomorrow: Disney Gone Bad

Escape from Tomorrow: Disney Gone Bad

I know fairly little about the plot of Escape from Tomorrow, but I know enough to be dying to see it. This film was shot guerilla style (aka without permission) on location at Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California and the clincher – it’s a psychological horror movie. Honestly, I feel like(…)

Comfy Is Cool for School and Drool

Comfy Is Cool for School and Drool

Lord Voldemort Sweatshirt, $35.99 Sweatshirts: So hot right now, amiright?  I just want to rock a cute/dorky sweatshirt, black jeans and black sporty sneakers with a cat eye.  Is that so wrong?  Classic, sporty and comfy.  BAM.  Winter look: complete. Chain Candy Sweatshirt, $54.95 / Deathly Hallows Sweatshirt, $25 / Justin Bieber Sweatshirt, $25 Not(…)

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is by no means a new movie, but I just discovered it and I simply cannot stop talking about it.  In it, Werner’s narrative voice works its usual magic, which is all I really should have to say, but I’ll go on. The documentary covers(…)

Werner Herzog vs. Texting and Driving

Werner Herzog vs. Texting and Driving

Werner Herzog wants people to stop texting and driving and he has made a powerful documentary short to try and convince drivers to do so. When AT&T wanted to make a film for its “It Can Wait” campaign* that would tell the real stories of people who have been both victims and perpetrators of text-related(…)

I’d Watch That: Don Jon

I’d Watch That: Don Jon

 I saw the trailer for Don Jon before a recent viewing of the sadly-just-OK The Heat. I was stunned at the number of previews they packed in (I actually think it hit the double digits) and was kind of zoning out when THIS ONE hit the big screen: RIGHT? Writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson(…)

Lovelace. Looks. Awesome.

Lovelace. Looks. Awesome.

Lovelace tells the story of ’70s porn star turned activist Linda Lovelace – and judging from the trailer, it looks incredible. Let’s see, we’ve got Amanda Seyfried looking gorgeous as Lovelace, Peter Sarsgaard looking evil as her abusive husband, Sharon Stone looking intense as her mom and a bevy of other actors that I happen(…)