Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Moebius

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Scramble

An interview with one of my favorite writers.

An in depth look at one of my favorite films.

Some spectacular photographs of getting Gotham its water.

Things that glow.

I want every single look.

Something I've been reading over and over lately.

Something beautiful for Hallowe'en.

But goddammit you've got to be kind.

The sound of falling leaves.

Friday Jukebox, Halloween is coming and with it a trailer for one of my favorite Hammers,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Scramble

Shooting the afterlife.

On location at the Well of Souls.

Cities lost and found.

That time Orson Welles nearly shut down the government.

An interview I never expected to see.

The first artists.

My Superman.

Let's go riding in an automobile.

Space on canvas.

Our Lord lies in the land of the rising sun.

Friday Jukebox, one of the forgotten great Broadway scores...

YouTube Buffet: Spooky 1985

This faboulous playlist comes courtesy of Andreas Stoehr of Pussy Goes Grr, thanks again Andreas! 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Scramble

This church is a zoo, man.

Plain or extra butter?

Behind the scenes at Civic TV.

A yarn from the motherland.

The Holy Land that had a snack bar.

What the afterlife for club kids will likely look like.

How to remember better.

Earth is an amazing place.

Breakin' in Gotham.

Friday Jukebox, a favorite Horner score for this time of year...

Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday Moebius

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Friday, October 04, 2013

31 Faces

31 Weird Tales: Long Weekend

In a common trait of Aussie exploitation a seemingly shallow premise meets an absolutely unnerving execution. Two Sydney suburbanites head out for a weekend camping trip in an effort to salvage their failing marriage, and have that go as well as such plans usually do. What could be a hysterical Oz riff on DAY OF THE ANIMALS never settles the question on is there a malign intent and organization behind it all and as such the viewer is offered no relief and must watch and wait, just as trapped. It's utterly unlike anything I've seen before. Recommended.

Friday Scramble

Help tell an amazing ballerina's tale.

Humans of New York's ancestor.

10 iconic shots from the yellow frame.

First photos.

A persuasive argument for trying the fish.

Oh I hope they find telepathic bat people...

Ludwig Van almost met The Beatles.

A guide to self care.

Showing how you get to Sesame Street.

An October link, an ancient remedy for lycanthropy.

Friday Jukebox, a message to the House GOP.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

31 Faces

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31 Weird Tales: Sunset Boulevard

Maybe not first to come to mind at the phrase "horror film", but Billy Wilder's magnificent, black hearted gem only grows in my affection with each passing year. Bleak, funny, and mad it's still the best movie Hollywood ever made about itself. Gloria Swanson is amazing, but attention must be paid to William Holden's equally impressive performance. Playing yet another of director Billy Wilder's men who find out they're not nearly smart and on top as they think they are, Holden gives himself to the shambles of Joe Gillis without apology or looking for forgiveness. There is none in Desmond's decaying palace and the film lingers on long after the iconic fade out. 

A Nineties Fashion Photo For Thursday

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

31 Faces

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31 Weird Tales: Eye of the Devil

A beguiling, unjustly forgotten fable with Deborah Kerr and David Niven. Kerr unwisely follows husband Niven back to the ancestral home only to find a chilly welcome from the locals and a terrible fate that Niven is determined to keep. Sharon Tate has an eye catching role as a local waif, watching everything unfold with a dry smile. Shot in beautiful black and white it plays like a fairy tale told round a dying fire.  A excellent companion piece for the original THE WICKER MAN. 

Wednesday's Ballet Break: Merrill Ashley and Gerald Ebitz in "Emeralds" excerpt

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

31 Weird Tales: Tenebre

Forgoing the phantasmagoria of SUSPIRA for the cold, cruel precision of  a razor blade, Dario Argento's TENEBRE is a too often overlooked entry in his filmography. A well trod plot of a mystery writer finding the plots of his stories coming to grisly life is given new blood with a driving Goblin score and a detached sadism that sets it apart from other early 80s body count flicks. One for when the mood that strikes you shows up in red fuck me pumps and wielding a knife. 

31 Faces

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Sargent Tuesday

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