17 Apr 2020
Anyone who has read my blog for more than a week knows how much ringede adore Sam Raimi and how much I admire his talent for delivering slam-dunk movies, so let’s just suffice it to say that when I saw the preview at for his upcoming Drag Me to Hell, I found myself drooling uncontrollably. Needless to say my husband was very embarrassed (even though the theater was dark) and actually moved a few seats away before allowing me opportunity to get him wet.
So anyway, Drag Me to Hell is the story of a young Christine Brown who is trying to get ahead in her job. By doing so, she disgraces and elderly woman who ends up being some sort of witch and places a heinous curse on Christine that will ultimately and rather quickly condemn her soul to eternal hell.
Did I mention I was salivating over this release?? I can only pray it does not disappoint like Fighting did…
07 Mar 2020
Death Proof is is one of Quintin Tarantino’s other great angerufen that does not involve zombies. Unfortunately.
Death Proof is one half of a double feature showcasing Kurt Russell as Stuntman Mike; a used up stuntman with a 100% death proof badass Chevy Nova (death proof for the driver anyway) who seems just a tad off from the norm.
Tarantino’s objective was to recapture the drive in theater feel, complete with reel breaks and scratches at the worst possible moment, even cutting out key information you might need to completely follow the story. If any of you out there remember drive ins, you will understand what I mean.
The 1st Death Proof Featurette
In Death Proof’s first featurette, we have 4 girls taking a hiatus from life and on the way, stop at a friendly bar where the drinks are plentiful and the guys are horny. At this same bar, we also have Stuntman Mike (Kurt Russell) who no one seems to take seriously because A: he is way older than all of them and B: he’s more than a little whacked.
Not much happens early on other than to introduce us to the girls: DJ Jungle Julia (played by Sydney Tamiia Poitier, the daughter of Sidney Poitier,) Arlene (Vanessa Ferlito,) Shanna (Jordan Ladd,) and Kim (Tracie Thoms.) They are laughing and drinking throughout, bullshitting about good times, flirting with some of the guys, and basically getting plowed.
Then we have loner Pam (Rose McGowan) who takes an interest in Stuntman Mike and makes mindless chitchat with him since he said he would give her a ride home. It’s here we learn that Stuntman Mike did a lot of stunts in TV shows such as Bonanza, and movies such as Smokey and the Bandit. Of course all the patrons of the bar are mostly much too young to know any of these shows so they pretty much laugh at Mike the whole time.
The movie is kinda droll at this point and it’s easy for your mind to wander to things like whats in the fridge to eat, or who can I get to make another beer run, so it makes sense that Quintin would decide to throw in a lap dance to spice things up a bit since the first hour basically blows. Luckily this scene recaptures your interest, largely in part to the song choice:
Shortly thereafter, everyone seems to part paths, with Stuntman Mike and Pam taking off in his Deathproof ride, while the 4 girls take off to their intended weekend getaway. The film follows Stuntman Mike first and this is when we learn that not only is he a little whacked, but a little sadistic as well. He wastes no time in letting Pam know she made a mistake in coming with him and proceeds to mash her into a bloody pile of goo by slinging her around his deathproof car by driving fast and stopping hard. It seems that the only part that is actually death proof is the drivers seat, while the passenger gets a one way ticket to a painful and bloody death.
Scene break to the 4 girls again, riding along in their automobile singing along to “Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich” - a band that sings a pretty fun lil’ ditty if you ask me. Stuntman Mike comes speeding up from behind only to pass them, do a light-less U’ey on the road, and barrel towards them full force. It’s pretty graphic, pretty disturbing, and fucken awesome!
Now bear in mind that if you choose to watch this scene via the YouTube video below, you will need to be logged in and verified as over being 18, otherwise you won’t get the honor of witnessing the bloody ending. Apparently YouTube feels it is too graphic. Quintin Tarantino too graphic?? Go figure.
It’s kind of lame that the movie ends in this way but it’s pretty much to be expected when dealing with Quintin Tarantino.
So next up I will review the 2nd featurette of the Deathproof Double Feature. Honestly I probably like it better of the two because even though there isn’t much action for the first hour of this one either, it is decidedly more entertaining. It at least involves a super hot Dodge Challenger and has sort of a Kill Bill revenge vibe going on……
22 Feb 2020
The 1983 version of The House on Sorority Row sucked telefonnummer. Plain and simple. I was so disappointed I walked out halfway through. And that is saying something as I will pretty much watch anything that sucks. Just ask my husband. He thinks I tend to gravitate towards that particular type of movie. You know what I’m talking about - the kind that ….well….. suck.
The 2009 remake of the House on Sorority Row is directed by Stewart Hendler, known for not much of anything, and stars Briana Evigan (yes, the daughter of Greg Evigan) as well as Rumor Willis (the somewhat masculine looking offspring of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.) This remake is due for release on October 2, 2009. Here’s hoping the remade version will kick ass but I won’t hold my breath.
And don’t forget to check out the 1983 version of The House on sorority Row while we wait for October to roll around. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!
10 Feb 2020
H2 - as in Halloween 2 - as in Rob Zombie brings back his version of Autodiely by remaking the sequel.
Dare I say - drool??????????
Due for release on August 28, 2009, many were skeptical since Rob Zombie adamantly stated he did not wish to do a sequel. Apparently he is opposed to them. However after much pressure, he crumbled, and are blessing us with yet another spin on the classic Halloween series.
This sudden change of heart resulted in the script for Halloween 2 being completed quickly, and as stated by Rob Zombie himself, did not give much opportunity to “second guess” himself and change initial ideas, or to “over think” the story line.
Also, it seems he veered away from the story line of the original Halloween 2, not to disrespect John Carpenter, but to continue on his own version of the saga. I for one am PUMPED as I loved Zombie’s remake of the first film. And I will be first in line to see this one.