I have an irrational fear of Australia. The fact that The Ruins (story based in Mexico) was actually filmed in Australia amplifies that fear. It also “ruins” that chirpie little ring tone I used to adore along with any ideas I had of off-roading on my international adventures. I treasure this film for what it is and give it much love, though the masses may not. Do put it in your queue.
Thinking of the typically hopeless female lead in most post-apocolyptic films is pure Hell. Highly watchable, I couldn’t help but find myself wondering how the fairer sex survives being so weak and inexperienced at survival. The mystery remains. The film industry is just thirsty for this character type- for shame.
The most horrifying thing about this movie is that the word “moth” is in the title. I’m terrified of moths. The most traumatic experience in my life (yes, even including all the times moths have flown straight into my hair while I was left frantically screaming, beating myself in the head and running in circles about an enclosed space) is when I simply saw IN FLESH AND BLOOD a real life Hummingbird Moth while strolling around Crown Heights. Is it […]
Freedom is the primary experience of true love. I believe it now and I always will. Perhaps this is why I am alone. Either way, Les Diaboliques is a mystery brilliantly left to interpretation. Your interpretation, however, could reveal what you really think about love. Props to Monsieur Clouzot.
Categories: Black and White, Classic, Crime, Drama, Film Noir, French Film, French Horror, Horror, Movie Reviews, Mystery • Tags: Blythe Doll, Disturbing, French Film, French Horror, Horror, Horror Movie, mystery
Nature vs. Nurture has never been so interestingly portrayed or cleverly acted as it is in The Bad Seed by child-actor Patty McCormack who plays the eerily intelligent, manipulative and seething Rhoda Penmark (wrote a pen mark? You’ll get it when you see it). With poignant performances by Nancy Kelly (Christine Penmark) and Eileen Heckart (Mrs. Daigle) you will find yourself both emotionally and morally torn by this all too real, “monster-child” driven horror story. An absolute must watch.
Categories: Black and White, Classic, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery • Tags: Black and White, Blythe Doll, Classic Movie, Disturbing, drama, Honey Bunny Once More, Horror Movie, mystery, Rhoda Penmark, Sadie Said, White Boots
Something about The Cell strikes me. Perhaps this is because I first saw it when the distinct artistic imagery was easily identifiable and fresh in my mind while studying Art History in college. Jennifer Lopez is at her finest, early in her career, as are Vincent D’Onofrio and Vince Vaughn. Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Dylan Baker (Trick r’ Treat, Fido, Spiderman 2 & 3) and Jake Weber (Dawn of the Dead) are other familiar faces you’ll be glad to […]
A hidden gem in the Terminator franchise instantly despised and overlooked by many I thoroughly enjoyed McG’s take on what I like to refer to as “The John Connor Conundrum”. If I were The Terminator, I would return to 1984 as T-101 and blow up the entire city block sweet Sarah Connor was putzing around in. Though utter lack of mass destruction (up until the greatly anticipated Doomsday) perplexes me to this day, I still enjoy the heck out of […]
Categories: Movie Reviews, Sci-Fi, Time Travel • Tags: Blythe Doll, Cyborg, Doomsday, John Connor, Sadie Said, Sarah Connor, Sci Fi, Science Fictiion, T-100, Terminator, Terminator Salvation, Time Travel
As a model in NYC, I’ve gone through my fair share of living partners… I’ve lived with people for upwards of 6 years and didn’t know them at all and then I’ve lived with people for 2 weeks and knew everything about them. I’ve followed people on Twitter for months and could only grasp meaningless things about their personalities and I’ve been on Facebook for years and have looked at over 300 profile pictures of one person only to gather […]
A movie that I have probably watched more than a dozen times, Stir of Echoes marks one of Kevin Bacon’s character-changing film roles (along with Sleepers), bringing him far from the days of Foot Loose. That being said, Stir of Echoes packs a mystery that is sure to induce a stir of emotions for it’s watcher. The sheer sadness underlying the overall creepiness that takes place in this movie is surely what makes it a winner.
An avid fan of horror centralized on the alpha-female for obvious reasons, The Descent is an amazing novella-esque horror-drama that delivers on every genre related level imaginable. Some found the women obnoxious and unbelievable, but let’s face it, in reality some women are obnoxious and unbelievable. That being said I will repeatedly label this as one of my favorites.