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Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 11:42 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Can we all agree on one thing. Before posting important plot elements like "so and so killed so and so", include a SPOILER ALERT. Just write those two words and you'll not ruin the film for people who haven't seen it.

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 8:02 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Marc and Chrys,
Session 9 is lame. The guy goes crazy and kills everybody. Really nicely shot, in a huge creepy building that had incredible potential, and the story is about nothing more than a guy who goes nuts and kills everyone. Boo. It has nothing in common with the Others (aside from a big scary building) which has an incredible score, talented actors, and tells a lot with just the camera moving and silence and fog. Session 9 tries to make you scared by its location because its story just isn't that frightening. The Others scares you because of what it keeps hidden and what is suggests, as opposed to what is actually seen. The only part of Session 9 that scared me was when the first guy goes back at night to get the money and gets the lobotomy device in the eye. And the actual "Session 9" tape was just a gimmick to spook you and nothing more. It had absolutely nothing to do with the main guy going apeshit, and I thought that was very disappointing. Why not have Simon on the tape have a bigger connection with the main character, like have the main characters name be simon or something simple like that, or have Simon predict the murders in the mental hospital? It would have been really easy to make that movie scarier and they missed nearly every opporutnity.

You wanna see the scariest fucking movie ever? Go watch the Changeling. George C. Scott. I literally screamed 3 different times in that movie, and I was 21 the first time I saw it. Its a brilliant story and truly truly frightening. And then there's Hour of the Wolf. Perhaps the best horror film ever made.
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2002 - 7:03 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I saw the previews for "Maelstrom" the other night and it looked good.
"Winner of Canada's Genie award for Best Canadian Picture of the year, this surreal, magical drama, narrated by a dead fish, tells of a beautiful young woman, a successful fashion retailer, whose life spirals out of control after a series of personal disasters. The intent of this French Canadian movie is to explore the hidden spiritual connections beneath seemingly random catastrophes and it does it with style, grace, and ever changing moods. The films sound track ranges from Edvard Greig to Tom Waits."
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2002 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Vera. Whew, I needed that.
Psychically enough, Crossing Over my memory, I loved that thing before I saw "Little Otik". Now Im glad I never got my hands on one.
Slide some flip flops on its feet and you've got Jenna W. Bush.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

That looks the killer dwarf from Nicholas Roeg's movie
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Lars, there you go

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 9:41 am:   Edit PostPrint Post
I saw Grey Gardens at the Film Forum not too long ago. Did the Lizzie Grubman's buy it after the Beales died?
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 9:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I still have a hard time eating any bread after that sick Mail Lady made all those bread balls in Conspirators of Pleasure. Well, I'll eat crust, but not the soft part.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 9:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Actually Vera, [not to sound like Halle Isenberg] I think your Otik was cuter...
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 9:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Little Otik"
at the Museum of Fine Arts from May 24th to 26th and May 31st

I know what I'm doing this weekend. Thanks, Lars. Santa Otik will be provided when i get home.
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 7:50 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Downtown 81 WAS interesting if you knew all the people in it. It was Maripols vision, on absolutely no budget and it came to fruition. Everyone who was in it did it because she asked them and they liked her, there was no acting... They played themselves, so it was more a documentary. It'll play art houses, but was never meant to be commercial.
I like Maripol she was always nice to everyone including me. Well... she WAS nice until Madonna fucked her over. [Dont mess with a mad Morroccan].
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 6:53 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

LITTLE OTIK was awesome, as was CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE. Jan Svankmajer is a fucking genius! You must see his film FAUST. Fantastic, visionary shit! Also saw DOWNTOWN 81, which was no more than mildly interesting...For anyone in New York who's interested, Film Forum is showing some of Matthew Barney's films this and next week...
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 1:33 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It was also one of the first films shot in the new HD film...
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

SESSION 9 is very creepy. I liked it alot.
It was shot at this sprawling, abandoned mental institution. And the setting has a really spooky vibe.
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Watch Session is a horror flick that is down in my books as one of the best in years...Right up there with The Others...

- J
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

"Little Otik"
at the Museum of Fine Arts from May 24th to 26th and May 31st
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

MCGINTY, KATHY s/t (Hamburger Records) cd-r 11.98
You ever have that problem where you're in an internet sex chat room, and you make a date with some pervy girl for a phone sex session, and then when you call her up it's actually some jerk with a sampler loaded with a sexy female voice telling you things like "Taco Bell is sooo good?" Well if you did, chances are you're one of the crank call victims on this extremely funny and fucked up cd-r. We guarantee, if you hear this stuff you'll die laughing (unless you're a total prude, of course). It's really unbelievable how pathetic the guys are who attempt to carry on a phone sex chat with "Kathy McGinty", who is pretty obviously a recorded voice triggered by someone's Yamaha SU10 sampler. They don't seem to mind that she sounds like she's talking to them over a CB radio, or that most of what she says is absurd and nonsensical, like a random sound collage from a porno movie. Her Taco bell comment just gets a moan of agreement from the hapless caller.
A few of the callers figure it out, and then it gets even more pathetic as they continue to masturbate, being such geeks that they're turned on by the technical details of the joke (one guy asks, excitedly, about if the sampler is triggered by keyboard or mouse). But most of the guys are so clueless and horny that they're completely unfazed by Kathy's bizarre comments ("I think you might be racist", "I want to have your retarded babies", "I've got a pickle in my ass") and limited vocabulary (she says "Yesssss!" the same way every time), or her deafeningly noisy, Merzbow-level obviously-looped screams of orgasmic ecstasy. We could go on, but we don't want to reveal too much. Just get this, it's the best crank call disc we've heard in a long time. You'll be playing it for everyone you know, except maybe your mom. Absurdly funny.
RealAudio clip: "I'm Jamming It In Deep, Baby"
RealAudio clip: "I'm Not A Child Molestor, But I'll Fuck You"
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

DICKMAN, STEPHEN Who Says Words (New World Records) cd 15.98
Here's a disc for fans of the cult pulp horror master H. P. Lovecraft. Composer Stephen Dickman's specialty is to "set" texts (poems, prayers, prose) by various authors into musical structures of his own design. In this case, the major work here is a performance of Lovecraft's short story "The Music Of Eric Zann" by baritone Thomas Bruckner (known for his work in Robert Ashley's operas). The avant-classical vocalist reads Lovecraft's tale of cosmic terror (about a musician opening a portal to another dimension) in a semi-sung, semi-spoken sort of hypnotic chant. It, at first, seems more comic than cosmic sounding, but eventually the mesmerizing rhythms of Bruckner's narration begin to have a more disturbing effect. At over twenty minutes, and with no instrumental accompaniment, it really starts to sound like Bruckner is losing his mind--the typical fate of all Lovecraft protagonists! Bizarre and ludicrous, perhaps, but pretty cool. The rest of the disc is great too, with one text-less piano piece of great beauty, as well as more singing by both Bruckner and soprano Elizabeth Farnum, of texts by Rumi, Milarepa, and Rabbi Nathan of Bratslav. These tracks feature either piano or violin accompaniment.
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A.A. ALLEN MIRACLE REVIVAL MINISTRIES Crying Demons (Mad Deadly Worldwide Communist Gangster Computer God) cd 14.98
Out, demons, out! This cd (and its companion, "I Am Lucifer") purport to document the exorcisms performed by tent revivalist A.A. Allen (1911-1970). Taken from super-rare LPs, both volumes of Allen's recorded exorcisms are full of hapless, allegedly demon-possessed old ladies being subjected to Allen's evangelistic anti-demon lectures. As Satan 'speaks' through each exorcisee, the resulting dialog is quite bizarre, disturbing, and well, funny. As the liner notes state: "the things these 'demons' say could just as easily come from the depths of the subconscious or some French surrealist's opiated freakout." One to entertain both believers (in Satan, Jesus, or both) and jaded hipsters alike...
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


Have you seen Maripol's Downtown 81? Everyone who ever went out in New York in the 80's is in her movie. Oops i mean Her and Glenn O'Briens movie.
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Vera, didnt you have a picture of one of those little otik things in a santa suit?
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I dont know how they talked those actors into making this Adanaggaman movie...
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post
"Conspirators of Pleasure" just when you thought you'd seen it all...

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