This is a nasty little movie. Red White and Blue is an independent exploitation/revenge flick about three low-lifes in Texas and the destruction the intersection of the lives causes on themselves and others. Erica (played by Buffy veteran Amanda Fuller) is a disaffected slut who sleeps with as many people as possible every night and drifts aimlessly through life. She lives in an apartment as a charity case of the owner who lets her earn her stay as a live-in housekeeper. Things change when the landlandy gives that job to someone else and Erica is forced to get a job, thanks to the kindness of her neighbor Nate (played by interesting character actor Noah Taylor). Nate obviously has taken a liking to Erica but she ignores this, telling him that she doesn’t sleep with friends. Nate watches helplessly as she sleeps with everyone else though. And then Erica’s past comes calling as one of her past flings, an aspiring musician named Franki (Marc Senter who played Ray Pye in The Lost) comes looking for her.
And then things spiral out of control. Continue reading
What a great movie! Black Death is centered around a young monk named Osmund (Eddie Redmayne) in love during the time of the first bubonic plague who leaves his abbey to lead a group of Catholic soldiers (led by Sean Bean) sent to investigate a village whose residents have been unaffected by the plague. Ulrich (Sean Bean) believes the village to be led by a witch who has made a pact with Satan. Osmund, who was raised in the Abbey, is warned by his leader that the world out there will change him.
And yes it does. Continue reading
Richard Laymon is an author whom I’ve read several of his works with a mixture of eagerness and disappointment. He was a person whose talent was increasingly undermined by ALWAYS subjecting his characters to random bursts of sexual humiliation for no fucking reason at all. In The Beast House series, it’s a bit forgivable due to the plot. His masterwork, The Traveling Vampire Show contains scenes of this that, while a bit out of place, do fit the narrative. In All Hallow’s Eve, it’s as though Laymon is playing a trick, not a treat, on his readers just to see how much of his shit they are willing to put up with. Continue reading
Rob Zombie finally has a new film coming out! It’s been seven years since his last film, The Devil’s Rejects, and now after years of deliberation The Lords of Salem is set to be unleashed upon us sometime next year.
Rob has been talking about this movie since around the time Rejects came out. The original idea was that the film would center around a heavy metal act called, yes, The Lords of Salem, who would travel the US doing all the cool shit Tipper Gore thought heavy metal acts were responsible for in the 80’s. Murder, suicide, satanic rituals, etc. The coolest part was that Rob was planning to actually form an actual L.O.S. band to tour the country side in conjunction with the films release. Continue reading
(author’s note, this is another old review I’m porting over. It was originally written in January 2007)
After 25 years, “The Cellar”, Richard Laymon’s first novel in his Beast House series, finally made it’s way into paperback via Leisure Books last fall. Those of you who, like me (up until this weekend) have never read a Laymon book, or “The Cellar,” may find this a good starting point to jump in at. Continue reading
Magic Mike is an uplifting romp about four homosexuals who go on journey of self-discovery through a magical world known as the Raninbow Rectoruium. The homosexuals Steve (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce (Mark Ruffalo) and Clint (Jeremey Renner) first meet up at a male strip joint where they have gone to see Grace Jones in a recreation of her performance in the movie Vamp. Continue reading