Monday, April 30, 2012

SNUFF



DIRECTORS:
Michael Findlay?
Horacio Fredriksson?
Simon Nuchtern?

WRITERS:
Michael Findlay?
Others?

CAST:
I can NOT verify most of the cast member's names as being accurate, so I'm not going to post that information.



WARNING: This is a rant, NOT a review.... Read at your own risk....



For those that aren't familiar with the movie, here's the story in a nutshell...
SNUFF is about a man named Satan. He and his female groupies, murder people as they travel throughout the Argentinean countryside.



The original ending was cut. So what happened to it?... I guess we'll never know.

Instead, we get a ridiculous tacked-on ending, that supposedly shows a real life murder. Of course, it's NOT a real murder. But that's what made SNUFF infamous.

Do NOT believe all of the "negative hype". Yes, it's a bad movie, but it certainly does NOT qualify as one of the worst films of all time.

Let me remind all of you, that there are folks making DIY movies in their homes. These films are so horrible, that they make amateur porn flicks seem like "art-house" masterpieces. Believe it or not, many of those CINEMATIC-SHIT-FESTS actually get picked-up by distributors!

If other folks had NOT meddled with SNUFF, it would have been, just another one of Michael and Roberta Findlay's CINEMATIC-SLEEPING-PILLS... no more, no less.



SNUFF is a historic movie... Why?.... Because it had one of the most FUCKING BRILLIANT MARKETING SCHEMES ever!... I do NOT know if this was the first movie to use MANUFACTURED CONTROVERSY as a marketing tool, but it was definitely one of the most memorable.

The FAKE controversy, snowballed into REAL controversy!

SNUFF is one of the greatest examples of how to gain the most amount of publicity, with the least amount of effort.

Now, here's the part that pisses me off... The most FRIGHTENING, OBSCENE, and OFFENSIVE thing about SNUFF, is the ARROGANCE OF THE TAGLINE! Which says,"The film that could only be made in South America... where LIFE is CHEAP!"

Referring to all those diverse nations, as if they where one country, is bad enough. But then, the tagline exclaims that nobody on the continent values life.

That tagline is INCREDIBLY ARROGANT, and a COLOSSAL FUCKING INSULT!

Life is cheap everywhere, especially here in the United States!

Read the quotes below. They're just a few SAMPLES of how cheap life in the United States really is... The quotes represent real events...


"BABYSITTER KILLED, DISMEMBERED 9-YEAR-OLD INDIANA GIRL, POLICE SAY"

"FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A babysitter and trusted neighbor has confessed that he bludgeoned a 9-year-old Indiana girl to death with a brick then dismembered her, hiding her head, hands and feet at a home where he was staying and dumping the rest of her remains nearby, police said Tuesday"

QUOTES FROM: ASSOCIATED PRESS ( December 27, 2011 )


"Report: US teacher's aide sent love letters to boy"

"Officials at a Los Angeles school rocked by teacher sex abuse claims are investigating yet another allegation of misconduct, this one involving a teacher's aide in her 50s accused of sending love letters to an 11-year-old boy"

"The boys' mother told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that the aide, a woman in her 50s, sent at least three letters to her son in 2009, including one that read: "when you get close to me, even if you give me the chills I like that. Don't tell nobody about this!"

"The allegations come as school district administrators move to replace the entire staff at Miramonte Elementary School while the Los Angeles Unified School District investigates two teachers arrested last week"

"Mark Berndt, 61, is charged with committing lewd acts on children, ages 6 to 10, between 2005 and 2010. The alleged acts include blindfolding children, feeding them semen, taping their mouths and photographing them in a "game." Berndt was fired in January 2011"

"The furor led to two parents coming forward to complain that teacher Martin Springer, 49, fondled two second-grade girls in his classroom. The school board on Tuesday voted unanimously to fire Springer"

QUOTES FROM: ASSOCIATED PRESS ( February 8, 2012 )


"Social worker's 911 call released in Powell murder-suicide"

"The double murder-suicide took place days after Powell, whose wife Susan went missing in 2009, was ordered to undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation as part of a bid to regain custody of his children from his in-laws"

"In addition to the charges, the warrant listed Steve Powell's work laptop computer as well as cars that he used"

"Authorities found explicit images on his computers during the search, and he was jailed on voyeurism and child porn charges. The boys were later sent to live with Susan Powell's parents"

"The boys had not recently made more comments about what may have happened to their mother, Cox said, though he related what Braden said nearly two years ago"
"The four ladies that were supervising that activity said, 'Well, what's this?' 'That's us going camping.' 'Who's in the car?' And Braden said, 'That's Daddy, that's Charlie, that's me.' Then he said, 'Well, mommy's in the trunk,'" Cox said"

QUOTES FROM: MSNBC.COM ( February 2012 )


"PATERNO NEVER QUESTIIONED ME ABOUT CHILD ABUSE"

"Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claims Joe Paterno never once confronted him about Sandusky's alleged rape of a 10-year-old boy in 2002 inside a Penn State locker room, despite having knowledge of the incedent"

QUOTES FROM: TMZ ( December 3, 2011 )


"BURNED HER ALIVE ELEVATOR FIEND HIT WITH SLAY RAP"

"A man accused of burning an elderly woman to death in her building’s elevator was indicted on first-degree murder charges in Brooklyn yesterday"

"Jerome “Jerry’’ Isaac is also facing two arson counts for allegedly dousing Deloris Gillespie, 73, with gasoline and setting her afire"

QUOTES FROM: NEW YORK POST ( December 24, 2011 )


"Six people indicted on charges related to kidnapping and sex trafficking of 15-year-old girl"

"Five men and one woman have been indicted in New York City on charges relating to the kidnapping and sex trafficking of a 15-year-old runaway"

"Prosecutors say the girl was picked up in Brooklyn on Feb. 6, taken to a house in Ozone Park, Queens and told she could not leave"

"Prosecutors say the girl’s ordeal included being tied up, raped and forced to take the drug Ecstasy. She escaped on Feb. 12"

QUOTES FROM: NEW YORK POST ( March 8, 2012 )


The preceding events are NOT aberrations, it's just business as usual in the United States.

Our history of violence and hate is a disgrace.

As a nation, we've managed to turn, murder, abuse, corruption, hate, and hypocrisy into spectator sports.

I LOVE MY COUNTRY, but I refuse to ignore the inexcusable bullshit that occurs in it.

So tell me, WHERE IS LIFE CHEAP?....



FYI: SNUFF is available on region one DVD by BLUE UNDERGROUND.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LIKE IT IS



DIRECTOR:
William Rotsler

NARRATOR:
Unknown

APPEARANCES BY:
The people are uncredited




You're about to take a trip to San Francisco during the 1960s.

While you're there, you'll meet, see, and hear, countless hippies.

You'll hear folks express their opinions about drugs, sex, life, and war.

These folks spend most of their time NAKED and HIGH. Fortunately, most of the females are sexy and natural.

It's 50 percent documentary, 50 percent experimental film, and 100 percent intriguing.

QUOTES BY NARRATOR: "While the nation was trying to decide whether the female breast was obscene, or to be seen, a thing called the flower-child was sprouting in the parks of San Francisco, and went on to grow and flourish in the cities of the world"

QUOTES BY HIPPIE MAN NUMBER 1: "How do I feel about money? I love it for what it does. But, I hate it for what it does. It's a fantastic tool. But that's all it is. But people worship it, and that's awful"

QUOTES BY HIPPIE CHICK NUMBER 1: "Everybody had clap"

QUOTES BY HIPPIE CHICK NUMBER 2: "Whenever I have a thing with a cat, it's love. It doesn't mean it's gonna last for more than an hour, but it's groovy, and I wouldn't be doing it, if I didn't get it, it's beautiful"

QUOTES BY HIPPIE CHICK NUMBER 3: "I took acid, and it drove me crazy, and I'm in here now, and I can't get out"

QUOTES BY HIPPIE MAN NUMBER 2: "Should be no mystique around drugs. All the mystique around drugs is induced by having to hide it"





VIDEO INFO
DVD
WIDEscreen
Color AND black & white
Region one
Company - LIMA PRODUCTIONS / VCI / KIT PARKER FILMS
Rated R
Extras - Trailer for LIKE IT IS ( at end of film )
Inserts - Yes, it contains a VCI mini-catalog



OBTAINED AT - MOVIESTOP

PRICE - $11.99



DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
HELL NO!!....

I loved every psychedelic, and hypnotic minute of it!

I highly recommend it!

A few times during the documentary, you see video of naked dancing chicks, fireworks, spirals, and other things, superimposed over other images, and accompanied by various types of instrumental music.

It's mesmerizing!

Most of the folks talk about subjects that are still relevant. Such as attitudes towards drugs, money, sex, sexually transmitted diseases, and war.

I would love to see an update. What happened to the folks in this film?

Are they still alive? If so, what became of them, and what are they doing now?

This documentary can be found on a DVD called DRIVE-IN GRINDHOUSE. The 4 film collection is by VCI, and has two single sided discs. The other films in the set are as follows; SUMMER SCHOOL, UP YOURS, and THE FARMER’S OTHER DAUGHTER.

LIKE IT IS is also known as PSYCHEDELIC FEVER, and also known as THE ENORMOUS MIDNIGHT.

EXCLUSIVE Q&A WITH WANDA MEDIA WHORENSKI



April is BIMBOS IN SHOWBIZ MONTH... actually, EVERY month is BIMBOS IN SHOWBIZ MONTH....

In celebration of BIMBOS IN SHOWBIZ, the PULP INFORMER had a chat with one of the most talented BIMBOS currently working in movies.

Ms. Whorenski, or "MEDIA-WHORE" as the public knows her, has been "acting" for over 20 years. She's made a lot of friends AND enemies along the path to SLUT-STARDOM.

She's also won many prestigious awards. In fact, Ms. Whorenski was recently honored with the coveted PLATINUM TAMPON award.

Most people outside of the trash-cinema arena have never heard of her, but that's not the point. I mean, she's "a-legend-in-her-own-mind", and that's the only thing that matters.....


PULP INFORMER: Which famous directors have you worked for?
MEDIA-WHORE: I've worked with countless FAMOUS and talented directors! Such as, Dick Pussini, Charles Pervistein, and Sam Jerkoffsky!
PULP INFORMER: I've never heard of them.
MEDIA-WHORE: What's your point?


PULP INFORMER: Which new projects are you working on?
MEDIA-WHORE: I'm so happy you asked me that... I've just finished working on KILLER KITTENS AND THE KAPPUCCINO KLAN KATASTROPHE!... It should be out next month!... During one scene, I suck on the breasts of five BIMBOS... The director said, it was the most emotionally profound tit-sucking scene he had ever witnessed... In fact, I think the entire crew was moved, because there were used tissues all over the floor...
PULP INFORMER: "MOVED?"... Yeah, right....
MEDIA-WHORE: What do you mean by that?
PULP INFORMER: Nothing, let's move on....


PULP INFOMER: In the past, you've said that you're not ashamed of anything you have done... If that's true, why do still use a pseudonym?
MEDIA-WHORE: Well, if my fans want to see more of me, wink-wink, they can sign up to become a member of my fan club... I've just updated my online gallery... I'm especially proud of a new photoshoot called "OPEN SESAME".
PULP INFORMER: That's NOT answering the question, and you're just using this interview to pulg yourself.
MEDIA-WHORE: What's your point?


PULP INFORMER: Why have you lied about doing porn in the early part of your career?
MEDIA-WHORE: Because, I've NEVER done pornography!... Just because I've stuck my tongue in other women's vaginas - and they've done the same to me - does not make me a lezzy!... It's not real, I'm just acting. BUTT, I'm so talented and enjoy my work so much, that people think it's real... I've performed oral sex on a few actors and actresses, BUTT these roles called for it, and I'm an ARTIST, who was creating ART!... I've also done foot-jobs, hand-jobs, and performed oral sex in print magazines, BUTT, as I said before, I was creating ART!


PULP INFORMER: Doesn't your true "talent" consist of you taking off your clothes in front of the camera?... Also, why do continue to treat yourself like a commodity, and then complain when you're objectified?
MEDIA-WHORE: I purchased a new dress yesterday, like it?
PULP INFORMER: What the hell are you talking about?
MEDIA-WHORE: Thank you for the compliment!


PULP INFORMER: Why doesn't anyone outside the low-budget world take you seriously?
MEDIA-WHORE: I don't know... I mean, I am a serious "actress"!... I spread my legs, on and off the set, to make this a more beautiful world... And what thanks do I get?!... The mainstream media is full of shit!... The major studios won't hire me because the "studio" actresses are jealous!... It's a conspiracy against independent "actresses"!!!!!


PULP INFORMER: What have you, and other BIMBOS, contributed to cinematic history?
MEDIA-WHORE: We've contributed a lot!... and we keep contributing!... BUTT, the "mainstream media" won't publically acknowledge our talents!... sure, some casting directors will PRIVATELY acknowledge our various "talents". For example, I was recently praised for my ability to "SUCK", both on AND off screen, BUTT he never spread the word in public!... ANYWAY, they won't take us seriously because we work in low-budget movies, AND perform sex acts in publications, AND perform sex acts on film, AND perform sex acts on the internet, AND perform sexual favors to get roles in films, AND because we constantly contradict ourselves, AND because we're hypocrite-whores with little or NO talent,... In other words, the "mainstream media" hates us for FRIVOLOUS reasons!... I'll bet you didn't think I knew what that word meant, did you?
PULP INFORMER: No, I didn't!


PULP INFORMER: Why do you and other BIMBOS always say derogatory things about Jennifer Love Hewitt?... Why are you ENVIOUS?
MEDIA-WHORE: I don't understand the question.
PULP INFORMER: There seems to be a lot of things you "don't understand".


PULP INFORMER: You constantly whine about the "studio system", and yet, you never stop trying to get jobs from them, and you yearn for their approval. Don't you think, that's incredibly hypocritical?
MEDIA-WHORE: Thank you for asking about my schedule!... I'll be appearing at HACK-CON in June, and then start filming SLUT-ZOMBIES FROM SINcinnati in July!
PULP INFORMER: I did NOT ask about your schedule!
MEDIA-WHORE: You're welcome!


PULP INFORMER: Is it true, that you get the vast majority of your work AND publicity via nepotism, and certain other activities?
MEDIA-WHORE: WHAT THE FUCK?!, I've had enough of your honesty damn it!... STOP being HONEST!!!!... You're NOT supposed to notice those things!... You're supposed to treat me like a real actress!... You're supposed to kiss my USED-UP-ASS!... You're NOT supposed to be HONEST!... DAMN IT!... STOP BEING HONEST!
PULP INFORMER: So, you admit it's true?
MEDIA-WHORE: I'm sorry, could you repeat the question?
PULP INFORMER: I'm going to end this interview now...


FYI.... If you haven't figured it out, the above post was a rant. It's disguised as a MOCK interview because I wanted to do something different.

I had originally planned a multi-part rant about all the hypocrisy in showbiz. The main focus was going to be on actresses ( low-budget-bimbos VS studio-system actresses ).

However, I thought a shorter, more creative, and humorous rant was more appropriate.

On a related note, I want to say, it's comparatively easier to communicate with folks like David Cronenberg and Al Pacino, than it is to get a simple Q&A with folks that do NOT even qualify as minor-leaguers.

Their EGOS are far bigger than their careers / creative achievements. But you would never know that by their arrogance, narcissism, and boorish behavior....

CONFLICT OF INTEREST



DIRECTOR:
Gary Davis

WRITERS:
Gregory Miller
Michael Angeli

CAST:
Christopher McDonald
Judd Nelson
Zia Harris
Alyssa Milano
And many others...



Mickey Flannery ( Christopher McDonald )


Gideon ( Judd Nelson )


Jason Flannery ( Zia Harris )


Eve ( Alyssa Milano )


Mickey Flannery works as a police officer in the city of San Pedro ( California - U.S.A. ). His wife is murdered by unknown gunmen in a passing car. All this happens in front of the police station, and their son.

Mickey shoots at the gunmen, their car crashes. He runs to the vehicle, and points a gun at the sole survivor. When the man taunts him, Mickey kills the bastard.

As a result, Mickey is suspended and demoted. When he finally returns to regular duty, things have changed.

After years of living with his grandparents, Jason returns to live with Mickey and his girlfriend.

Their relationship isn't good, and only gets worse, when a criminal named Gideon enters the picture.

Gideon frames Jason for murder.

Mickey tries to clear his son, and in the process, ends up uncovering the ugly truth about his wife's murder.

Not much else to say....



QUOTES:
Gideon: "Kill him..."

Jason: "Whose the pulse-taker with the hooters?"

Mickey: "When I hear shots fired, a little bell goes off in my head"



VIDEO INFO
Television broadcast ( recorded on DVD+RW )
FULLscreen
Color
Region - Not applicable
Company - MGM
NOT rated
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable

OBTAINED AT - THIS TV
PRICE - Free



DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!!....

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, WOO-HOO!!!!...

I love my movies extra cheesy!!!!

This movie is a lot of fun, and the story moves along quickly.

Judd Nelson's wardrobe looks ridiculous!... I start laughing every time he appears on screen.

What's with the sideburns?... ha-ha-ha-ha...

Mr. Nelson's ultra wooden performance is a riot!... It's just too funny for words!

Christopher McDonald is cool, he does a great job with his character.

Alyssa and her Milanos look fantastic! The three of them are quite talented... hardy-har-har!... ;)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST was available on VHS by HBO HOME VIDEO.

This movie was also released on LaserDisc by HBO HOME VIDEO.

Unfortunately, there is NO legit region one DVD, just bootlegs.

I recorded this movie onto a DVD+RW when it aired on THIS TV.

Monday, April 23, 2012

TRIANGLE FIRE



DIRECTOR:
Jamila Wignot

WRITER:
Mark Zwonitzer

NARRATOR:
Michael Murphy

VOICE-OVERS BY:
Ami Ankin
Meredith Anne Bull
Michael Daly
Kara Jackson
Joe Lisi
Marta Milans
Frank Pando
Daniella Rabbani

ACTRESSES / ACTORS
Joanna Bonaro
Rachel Claire
Sarah Cubbage
Óscar De La Fé Coló
Sharon Freedman
Frederic Heringes
Melissa Miller
Julia Royter
Yelena Shmulenson



On March 25 1911, 146 women, men, and CHILD laborers died as a result of malevolence, greed, corruption, and apathy.

THE TRIANGLE FIRE is a documentary about the victims, the events that lead up to the fire, and some of the things that happened after.

In the United States, employers still have TOO MUCH control over their workers.
Far too many companies still FAIL to protect their workers. They also CONTINUE to discriminate, manipulate, and cheat their employees.

In my opinion, the TRIANGLE FIRE deaths were a form of MURDER.

I am going to let the screen-grabs and quotes speak for themselves....



QUOTE BY NARRATOR: "On April 5, 1911, 400,000 people lined the rain-drenched sidewalks of New York as an empty, horse-drawn hearse crept from the dank, narrow streets of the Lower East Side toward the skyscrapers towering over Madison Square. New Yorkers from all walks of life had come to pay tribute to the unidentified victims of the Triangle fire: the deadliest workplace accident in the city's history"



QUOTE BY NARRATOR: "Every morning - six days a week - more than 100,000 people poured out onto the streets of the Lower East Side, headed toward another day's work in the city's garment factories. Many were young women in their teens, some were girls as young as 10"

QUOTE BY NARRATOR: "Sewing machine operators faced a 14 hour workday for $2 a day at most. And that was before bosses docked their pay for the needles, the thread, the electricity they used"



Max Blanck and Isaac Harris - AKA SCUMBAGS...



QUOTE BY STEVE FRASER: "Bosses are under such intense competitive pressure that they're prepared to ignore under most circumstances the grievances of their workers to treat them like, like shtuka, like animals, like pieces. And they don't fear anything. There's no government intervention. There's no labor legislation. There's really very little sanitary legislation protecting the health and safety of workers. There are no minimum wage laws or maximum hour laws. Nobody's watching!"



QUOTE BY SONIA MURRAY ( AMI ANKIN ): "He wouldn't let you stop. Not for a drink, the bathroom, nothing"



QUOTE BY FEMALE WORKER: "Sometimes, in my haste, I'd get my finger caught and the needle goes right through it. I bind the finger up with a piece of cotton and go on working"



QUOTE BY ANZIA YEZIERSKA ( MARTA MILANS ): "I used to creep up on the roof of the tenement and talk out my heart to the stars and the sky. Why were we cramped into the crowded darkness? Why are we wasting with want? Where is America?"



QUOTE BY ANNELISE ORLECK: If you have someone on the social register walking a picket line, police are going to be a little bit more careful and even private police are gonna be a little more careful about who they club.



QUOTE BY ANNA GULLO ( MARTA MILANS ): "The elevator came up and I was swept into the car by the crowd behind me. The last thing I remember seeing was my sister Marie, enveloped in flames"

QUOTE BY WILLIAM GUNN ( MICHAEL DALY ): "The last workers were trapped against the blackened windows, burning to death before our very eyes. The glass they were pressed against shattered. Down came the bodies in a shower, burning, smoking, flaming bodies, with disheveled hair trailing upward"



QUOTE BY DAVID VON DREHLE: "People were invited to come in and try to identify children, or wives, or husbands, or boyfriends, or daughters, or girlfriends who had not come home all night"


VIDEO INFO
Television broadcast AND online
WIDEscreen
Color AND black & white
Region - Not applicable
Company - APOGRAPH PRODUCTIONS / PBS
NOT rated
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable


OBTAINED AT - PBS
PRICE - Free


DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!!....

THE TRIANGLE FIRE should be required viewing in schools.

This documentary aired on the PBS program called AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

DON'T TRUST THE B IN APT 23: PILOT



DIRECTOR:
Jason Winer

WRITER:
David Hemingson
Nahnatchka Khan

CAST:
Krysten Ritter
Dreama Walker
James Van Der Beek
Michael Blaiklock
Eric Andre
Liza Lapira
And many others....


Chloe ( Krysten Ritter )


June ( Dreama Walker )


James ( James Van Der Beek )


Eli ( Michael Blaiklock )


New York City has a new resident. Her name is June.

The company she works for is shut down by the government. It seems her boss was embezzling money.

When she goes home, she discovers that her company owned apartment building has also been shut down by government. June now finds herself homeless.

She meets Chloe and they become roommates.

Chloe constantly lies. She also manipulates June, and everyone else.

June's first morning as Chloe's roommate is extremely memorable. She's in the kitchen with the window open. Approximately five feet away in the next building is Eli. He proceeds to ask June questions while ogling her and pleasuring himself. Seconds later, a totally naked Chloe walks into the kitchen and says hello to a masturbating Eli and a shocked June.

More lies and manipulation occur.

Chloe gets a kid drunk, so she can pump him for information about June's fiance. As a result, June learns some disturbing facts about her future husband.

Despite all of this, Chloe and June become close....





QUOTES:
Chloe: "June, sweetheart, I screwed your fiance on your birthday cake, and I'm going to be late with my half of the rent"

June's parents: "We missed our last three mortgage payments, but no pressure honey!"

Chloe: "We weren't really compatible, genitally. Imagine trying to fit a cucumber in a coin purse"

Eli: "Too much rat feces Cloe"

James: "So, you like to rub-a-dub-dub in the tub?"

Chloe: "It came at a price. I got a lot of frosting in my crack"



VIDEO INFO
Online
WIDEscreen
Color
Region - Not applicable
Company - HEMINGSON ENTERTAINMENT / FOX / ABC STUDIOS
NOT rated
Extras - Not applicable
Inserts - Not applicable



OBTAINED AT - ABC

PRICE - Free



DO I WANT MY MONEY BACK?:
NO!!!!!...

Krysten Ritter, Dreama Walker, James Van Der Beek, Michael Blaiklock, Eric Andre, and Liza Lapira are great.

This show is dark, and contains some of the raunchiest humor I'm seen on a free broadcast channel in a very very long time.

Plus, NO laugh track!

I had really LOW EXPECTATIONS, so I'm happy to say, I had A LOT OF FUN watching this.

Every once and a while, a free broadcast network gets it right, and ABC has definitely hit a creative home run with this show.

IF the rest of the show is as good as the pilot, I'll be watching every week.

I LOVE THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23, and her roommate!...