9791 Tue July 03 2007 - 02:26:12 Fullname: Dave W Email: Comments: Yeah, it's a classic for sure.
9790 Tue July 03 2007 - 00:56:08 Fullname: Randy Email:
email@example.com Comments: You're right, Dve. I almost dozed off during the first 30 minutes, but then it woke me up. And I've loved the Ghost Riders In the Sky song since I was knee-high to a cockaroach.
9789 Mon July 02 2007 - 21:25:26 Fullname: Dave W Email: Comments: GHOST RIDER didn't seem to click until halfway through for me, then it was fine.
9788 Mon July 02 2007 - 13:39:54 Fullname: Randy Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Surprise! GHOST RIDER was a fun movie--if you don't mind a lot of CGI effects. Cage seemed to have fun doing his modified Elvis persona.
Also saw ABANDONED, a low-budget horror flick set in Russia. This one was very good, over all. Very creepy. And when was the last time you saw a horror movie with a middle-age haggard woman as the star (and with no young chicks with big tits)? You never quite know where the story is going but when it gets there it seems right.
9787 Sat June 30 2007 - 18:35:19 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: I saw DEAD SILENCE at the movie theater. I didn't think that ending was all that bad. Still, I'll watch it unrated. Just bought it. As for GHOST RIDER, that one's based on a Marvel Comics series. Haven't seen it so I can't say for sure. I'm a little skeptical of Nicholas Cage since the movie he did was crap, The Wicker Man. Didn't have to see the movie to know that since I saw a clip of it on Roeper At The Movies. That scene there with a dialogue was so bad. This reinforces my argument against excessive remakes. You'd be better off with the original film The Wicker Man.
9786 Sat June 30 2007 - 17:47:30 Fullname: Randy Email:
email@example.com Comments: I saw DEAD SILENCE. It had a lot going for it but in the end the storyline seemed pretty weak to me. A movie with spooky dolls can't be all bad. Today I'll watch [shudder] GHOST RIDER.I hope it doesn't suck as bad as I expect it to. It is a comedy, right?
9785 Fri June 29 2007 - 15:44:00 Fullname: Still With Us Email: Comments: Mikhail Kalashnikov
Inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, widely known as the AK-47
Sitar player, was tight with the Beatles during the 1960s, popularized Indian music in the West
Jazz pianist and composer, leader of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, songs include "Take Five"
He appeared in dozens of horror flicks, he played Scaramanga in the James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun" and Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" movies
9784 Fri June 29 2007 - 13:37:42 Fullname: Randy Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I always liked his version of MCBETH too. And THE NINTH GATE wasn't bad.
9783 Fri June 29 2007 - 05:34:30 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: While we're talkin' Roman Polanski, you might want to check out THE TENANT. It's a very strange film laced with some dark comedy. I always liked REPULSION. You might also want to check on KNIFE IN THE WATER.
9782 Thu June 28 2007 - 13:51:38 Fullname: Randy Email:
email@example.com Comments: Have any of you seen the movie TIDELAND? If so, I would love to know what you thought of it. There's some sick stuff in it. I can't say I liked it but I didn't dislike it either.
If you get FearNet on your cable, they're running a good Roman Polanski classic REPULSION (1965). It's b&w arthouse horror, a slow-moving study of a woman's descent into madness and murder. The first time I saw it (many many moons ago) the violent scenes hit almost as hard as the shower scene in PSYCHO. Check it out if you can.
9781 Wed June 27 2007 - 18:53:38 Fullname: Nasty Boy Email: Comments: L would like to see Paris HIlton do 15 to 20 years hard time for bad taste
9780 Wed June 27 2007 - 12:41:17 Fullname: Randy Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Thanks, Dark. I wondered about that one. I'll rent it.
9779 Wed June 27 2007 - 02:43:41 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: Just watched Smokin' Aces a couple of nights ago. It was excellent and darkly hilarious crime gone bad movie. A former Las Vegas magician has just turned State's evidence about the Mob and is trying to work out a deal with the FBI. The Mob ordered the hit. And all the weird hired killers and bounty hunters converged upon the high rise building where the snitch is holed up in. Once the FBI touches down with nefarious hired thugs, all hell broke loose.
9778 Sun June 24 2007 - 22:57:51 Fullname: Randy Email:
email@example.com Comments: I think we'd all like to see Paris HIlton lose her legs to the Red Shoes. Bloody good show.
9777 Sat June 23 2007 - 18:26:46 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: American version of RED SHOES? Hmmm. We'll see. Yet, I could think of one person who could play very well as a person so obsessed with shoes, especially the red ones: Paris Hilton. ;)
9776 Fri June 22 2007 - 13:23:40 Fullname: Randy Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I've watched the first two episodes of TWIN PEAKS Season 2. both directed by David Lynch and both eeriely excellent. I had forgotten how good some of these shows were. The first season was good but Season 2 is better, more Lynchian.
I'm pleased to report that I'm up to 29,000 words (over 100 ms pages) in STOLEN ROADS, and I think it contains some of my best writing.
Dark, I would like to see an American version of RED SHOES, with big-name stars. A thoughtful script could do a lot more with the concept of fetishes and lust for material goods.
9775 Wed June 20 2007 - 18:48:25 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: I've just bought myself Saw 2&3 both uncut. I've watched several movies last night: SHUTTER, RED SHOES, UNBORN BUT UNFORGOTTEN, and The GHOST. They're all good. I started with The Ghost expecting it to be bad after reading one of the bad reviews. I was surprised that it turned out to be quite the opposite. I failed to see what's so bad about that movie other than a few cliches like the dead girl wet dripping hair drooping over her face. So what about the cliches? It didn't mar the movie that much as the reviewer made it out to be. You want a really bad one? Try THE SISTERS from Thailand. It was crap all around. Bad script, bad acting, and a rip-off ghost from The Grudge series. The only thing going for that movie is the photography best suited for magazines everywhere. However, comma, SHUTTER is also from Thailand. This one's far superior than that piece of crap I've just mentioned. Even though no connection as far as I could see with Pander Brothers (which one should expect better films from them.) I think this one can demonstrate outside Pander Bros. that they could do this. I'm expecting better ones from Thailand. I know you've already seen The RED SHOES. I too thought it was a good one. My favorite scene was the beginning. Made me wonder what possessed these girls to want those pink shoes(not red!). Unborn But Unforgotten has gotten to be one of the strangest films I've ever seen. The victims were women who died with swelling of their bellies. Talk about unwanted pregnancy! Check those out. Except The Sisters. Not talking about TALE OF TWO SISTERS. That one's from Korea not Thailand.
9774 Wed June 20 2007 - 11:58:39 Fullname: Randy Email:
email@example.com Comments: I'll add the extended PUNISHER to my Blockbuster queue. I've seen the uncut SAW.
9773 Mon June 18 2007 - 08:23:44 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: Just watched a couple of more movies on DVD: The Punisher Extended Cut and Saw (uncut). Both are damn good. In The Punisher extended, there's a semi-animated intro that took place during the Persian Gulf war. Plus seventeen minutes of footages excised from the original. This made a lot more sense IMO. SAW was also good, in uncut that is without any of that sissified PG13 bit. Gonna have to nab to other uncut sequels that are now available. On the books front, I just nabbed several interesting ones here: Wellington's Monster Planet and 13 Bullets, then TWILIGHT WATCH, the last of the Night Watch trilogy. Funny thing is that somebody changed the title. In one of those e-mags that mentioned titles Night Watch, Day Watch, then DUSK Watch. I even thought the word "Twilight" in Twilight Watch instead of Dusk Watch. Go figure. It's probably the movies the magazine people were referring to, not the books. Ah well. Now, that I got all three of them, I'll get the chance to read them all.
9772 Sun June 17 2007 - 17:03:39 Fullname: Who Sez Email: Comments: On this day in 1799 - Napoleon Bonaparte incorporated Italy into his empire.
1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with.
1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.
1980 - Led Zeppelin began their last tour.
9771 Sun June 17 2007 - 00:58:07 Fullname: Nasty Boy Email: Comments: I had a great but he died way to young, 40 years old.
9770 Sat June 16 2007 - 14:56:15 Fullname: Dave W Email: Comments: I've never seen my father in the flesh. Only in a picture. And at this point, I don't want to see him. :)
9769 Sat June 16 2007 - 14:38:50 Fullname: Randy Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Dark, I agree with you on DEAD BIRDS. The others I'll have to check out. I'm curious about HAUNTED HIGHWAY since I'm hard at work on my novel STOLEN ROADS.
Nanci, I don't have to worry about Father's Day shopping. I haven't seen my father since I was eleven and I don't know if he's alive or dead. Neverhelss, HAPPY FADDA'S DAY to all the daddies out dere.
9768 Fri June 15 2007 - 20:30:07 Fullname: Nanci Email: Comments: Everyone ready for father's day?? I got my father books!
9767 Fri June 15 2007 - 18:51:05 Fullname: Darkomik77 Email: Comments: As for VENOM and HAUNTED HIGHWAY, they're both pretty good. Venom was scripted by Kevin Williamson, the guy who gave us Scream and Scream II. Interesting voudoun/voodoo tale. Haunted Highway was directed by Junicho Suzuki. This was his 21st film. It's not that bad despite some wooden dialogue. I felt that I personally could do this movie better. There's plenty of opportunities to do more weird things in exploring the charactor of the highway which technically speaking it's not really a highway. It could have been better. Still not a bad movie though.