Thursday, January 10, 2019

CHEAP DVDs - ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL



I found this DVD at DOLLAR TREE during the first week of January 2019.

This is the story of an artist in love, a serial killer, and a bunch of morons.

You'll see Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, and many other familiar faces in this movie.

I enjoyed this film far more than I thought I would. I laughed quite a bit, but I didn't really like the ending.


Screengrabs from ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL.

I can identify with the frustration the main character feels in his art class. Far too much crap passes for art, while true art gets ignored and trivialized by pompous douchebags and ass-kissing retards.

Just for the record, my art history class was a mind-numbing experience. Plus, my main art teacher was fucking uptight, and took things far too seriously.


Screengrabs of Sophia Myles in ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL.

Superficial observation... In my eyes, Sophia Myles is one of the cutest women to ever appear on a movie screen. Just for the record, there are NO full frontals by her. Instead, we get a guy's nuts-n-twig foisted upon us... oh my eyes!

Do I want my money back? - No!

DISC INFO

FORMAT - region one DVD ( SONY )

NUMBER OF DISCS - 1

INSERT? - None

SLEEVE? - None

WIDEscreen

EXTRAS? - Yes, there are five... Making of ART SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, Sundance featurette, deleted scenes, additional scene: testimonials, bloopers and alternate takes

TRAILERS? - Yes, a bunch of them... VOLVER, THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON, CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, STRANGER THAN FICTION, MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE HOLIDAY, CRUMB, QUINCEANERA, THE QUIET, AMERICAN HARDCORE, FRIENDS WITH MONEY, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA, CACHE, SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY, WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR?

RATING - R

PRICE - One dollar!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

F.Y.I. for December 2018....

I'm working on a new post.

For personal reasons, updates will be sporadic for a while.

As I type this, NEW batches of DVD's and BLU-RAY's are appearing at DOLLAR TREE stores.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I'M TAKING A BREAK.....



I don't know what to say anymore... I really don't. It's like people all over the country - and the world - are talking to brick walls.

I feel FUCKING EXHAUSTED - both mentally and physically. It's been a NIGHTMARE of a year for far too many people - myself included.

I hate hearing people say they are sending their thoughts and prayers - it's condescending and useless. It has NEVER stopped BAD THINGS from happening, and it has NEVER cured anyone or put food in their stomach!

Action NOT words, that's what changes things!

What is it going to take for that INSANE-NAZI-AFTERBIRTH and his JUNTA, to be removed from office?!

As if wanting to start a nuclear war with that other lunatic in North Korea isn't bad enough, everyday brings more DEPLORABLE BEHAVIOR.

Speak up!.. If you're willing to give up your rights, then you deserve to lose them!

This will be my last post until further notice.....



SHAPE OF WATER - I really want and NEED to see Guillermo del Toro's new movie. I think there is an urgent need for an escapist movie aimed at ADULTS. I got genuinely excited when I read about this film. SHAPE OF WATER stars, Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, and others.



BASIL GOGOS - As you may know, Basil Gogos passed away. His art appeared on various types of publications and other things. Most people remember him for his FAMOUS MONSTERS magazine cover art. Do NOT confuse the GENUINE version with the BULLSHIT new version of this magazine.



BEHIND THE BURLY Q - True burlesque was before my time. The closest I'll ever get to watching burlesque is to attend one of the adult themed shows in Las Vegas - such as X BURLESQUE, X COUNTRY, or X ROCKS.

So, what do I think of this book?... I like it a lot.

My only complaint involves the photos ( all black and white ). Many of them tend to be on the small side. Plus, some are dark and blurry. I'm NOT blaming the writer or publisher. The materials they had to work with were probably old and in poor condition. I'm just happy it had photos.

ISBN - 9781629144962
PRICE - $5.95
PAGES - over 350
PHOTOS - Yes
WRITER - Leslie Zemeckis
SOFTcover
OBTAINED AT - Hamiltonbook.com



LULLABY OF BARELAND - This is one of my favorite nudie-cutie flicks of all time!

At the start of the film, we meet a housewife ( Delores Carlos ) and her husband ( Charles Aldrich ).

The wife thinks her husband is more interested in the newspaper than her, and he thinks she would rather play card games.

When she leaves the house, he hops into their Cadillac and heads to the local burlesque house.



The husband watches a few striptease acts and a comedy sketch. Then he makes a play for a hot looking blonde.

Anita Adams is my favorite lady in this film. I think she was really cute.

Virginia Bell may have been voluptuous, but I didn't think she was very attractive, and yet, I could not look away... ha-ha-ha.



While he's watching the stripteasers, his wife is at a nudist colony hanging out with Anne Howe and her flesh twins. There's also a bunch of other cute ladies at the camp.

One scene is spoiled by the appearance of an annoying twerp on a trampoline... Get lost you little bastard!... You're ruining the scenery!

There's more, but it's the first two segments of BARELAND that interest me the most.

As I've said before, I love this film, I really do.



VHS? - I don't know if this was ever released on legit VHS.

DVD? - Unfortunately, LULLABY OF BARELAND is only available via DVD-R and download ( from SOMETHING WIERD ). In my opinion, this film deserves to be released on pressed disc.



GO AWAY BEN, I ALSO WANT TO RUN AWAY WITH ELAINE - I think I've watched THE GRADUATE at least five or six times during the past month ( on THIS TV and MOVIES TV ). As a kid, I saw THE GRADUATE on television during the early seventies, and after all this time, I still LOVE THIS FILM. Those Simon & Garfunkel songs have stayed in my mind since I first saw the movie ( I mean that in a GOOD way ).

THE SOUND OF SILENCE ( written by Paul Simon ).....

Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turn my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence

Blow-off steam in a POSITIVE WAY folks, and try to enjoy life as much as possible.....

Friday, September 8, 2017

IRMA CAN BURN IN HELL.....



2017, what a hellish year.....

I don't know when, or IF, I'll be back.

Dealing with ugly personal crap isn't bad enough, then add all the unnecessary bullshit we get from the NAZI-LUNATICS and cowards in Washington DC, and your head will feel like it's going to explode.

And yet, most of us find a way to deal with it.

We are directly in IRMA's path.

I'm angry.

I'm also fucking tired of all the BAD PEOPLE of this world getting away with things, and hardly ever getting the punishment they deserve.

If only I could put Kim Jong-un, Nazi-Trump and his buddies, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Rodrigo Duterte, Nicolás Maduro, and several others in the same room and let IRMA have her way with them... That would be good.

Instead, it's the rest of us that keep getting FUCKED!

Just for the record, I do NOT believe in "taking the high road", because you'll only die of exhaustion. And I also do NOT believe in "turning the other cheek", because you'll only get stabbed in that very same cheek.

I still remember my first natural disaster. I was with my family in a basement, as we hid from a tornado.

My worst memory was of my first earthquake ( San Fernando 1971 ). You can NOT hide from an earthquake, and in my young mind, I truly thought the world was coming to an end.

The last big hurricane I experienced, was nowhere near as bad as IRMA promises to be.

During the past week, I've seen a lot of verbal - and a few physical - fights at local businesses. The vast majority of people have behaved decently.

Gas and food keep selling out.

I don't know what's going to happen, and maybe it's better that way.

Monday, August 28, 2017

GOODBYE MR. HOOPER.....



As much as I like the first NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD film, it wasn't enough to make me love George Romero's work. His films NEVER made a big impact on me. It was different with Tobe Hooper.

I feel genuinely sad about his passing.

Most of Tobe Hooper's work genuinely appealed to me, I can't say the same about George Romero's films.



I don't think many people know he directed an episode of THE EQUALIZER.



The episode is called NO PLACE LIKE HOME, and it's one of my favorites.



Michael Rooker is in this episode, and he does NOT play a psycho... ha-ha-ha.



Another thing people don't associate Mr. Hooper with, are music videos.

He directed the DANCING WITH MYSELF music video ( starring Billy Idol ).



If you're wondering, YES, I liked LIFEFORCE.



I loved TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE far more than I ever liked NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

The chainsaw characters frighten me far more than those slow moving zombies.

I also loved THE FUNHOUSE ( starring cutie Elizabeth Berridge ). It's one of my favorite films from the eighties.

In my opinion, he did not deserve the bullshit he experienced with Mr. Spielberg while making POLTERGEIST.

That's all I have to say.....