Dear The Golden Compass,

Even though you said fuckall about the parallel universes you mentioned briefly, you did give my brain the kick it needed for the next Sir Reginald story I'm working on. Which involves parallel universes. And you used two of the cliches I'm writing about, which makes me laugh. On the inside.

So, thanks for that, I guess.

b
Dear The Golden Compass:

     You were like a Faberge Egg. You were really pretty and lovely to look at and there was so much promise that wonderful things were inside. Ultimately, though, you lacked the thing that makes an egg an egg.

     You were empty inside.

     I'm glad my friend Rob gave me the books, because the ideas that you didn't actually develop are supposed to be quite good. Remember, kids, that not all books can be made into good movies. At least, not in 120 minutes.

Love,

benjamin
Thank you, [profile] g0dz17la , for pointing me to this trailer.

I'd heard about this movie but did not know that such a beautiful preview was available.

I'm sorry, Speed Racer trailer, but I've found someone else.

WARNING: I WILL HAVE ACTUAL SEX WITH THIS FILM.



If only see a blank space above:

a) Update your browser / flash, or
b) Just click here
Via [profile] blindmole:

Yes, I will bring a pint of rum to this movie.

But I'm not sure I'm going to need it.

Seriously, I want to hump this trailer.

Tonight's Fuckbrain observation

My OCD compels me to, whenever I see toilet paper with the last sheet having been torn improperly--i.e. not along the dotted line--tear off the fragment to make it right, even if it means being freaked out for a second because I'm messing with toilet paper that somebody has touched in a public restroom.

Then I use my Germ-X and wonder what the shit is wrong with me. Then I remember what the shit is wrong with me, then I forget what I was thinking about and do something stupid, like make and eat a sandwich made of tuna, baked beans, mustard, and hot sauce.

ALSO: The answers to my Things I Can't Draw: Movie Edition, from top left to right, middle left to right, bottom left to right are:

BEING THERE

The LONE WOLF AND CUB series (aka BABY CART AT THE RIVER STYX)
I'VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
L.A. STORY
SCANNERS
THE KILLER
ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN
(also acceptable: NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN)

EDIT: I just read that they're not making Valentina hot sauce anymore. FUCK! That's the tastiest shit there is, especially the Very Hot one, cause it doesn't just burns, it burns deliciously. I don't believe it, since that's what was on every damned table in Oaxaca, a fact which made me feel good about my own personal hot sauce choices.

EDIT EDIT: Oh fuck I'm gonna die.
Welcome to another installment of Things I Can't Draw

Things I Can't Draw: Favorite Movies Edition

b
I have something fun for you for tomorrow morning.

But for now I'm off to see:

Paris Je T’aime
and
Le Temps Qui Reste

at this year's French Film Festival.

Smooches,

b
Special thanks to [profile] madamjuggernaut for providing me with a clip of a CLEARLY BRAIN-DAMAGED MAGNETO from the 70's Fantastic Four cartoon. I love his final outburst.


If that isn't enough for you, here's a trailer for the 1994 Roger Corman version of THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

One of my most favoritest movies ever, and easily one of the most beautiful ever shot.

Original Trailer:


And then for something coming at the end of this year.


Positively cannot wait for December 18th.
Via [profile] thewalkingman:

Don't know if this will be anything even remotely resembling good, but I'll be there for it at the theatre, probably with a pint of rum for my coke.

I'm certain that many of you have seen these Silver Surfer displays at theatres:



Check out the sign on it at the Beverly Theatre:

This is not including about 50 movies that I got from Geoff at That's Rentertainment (best video store I've ever seen). I think maybe I'm at somewhere over 300 DVD's?

In any event, although it still needs some details towards the end, and I'm sure I'm missing a few.

Excuse the weirdass formatting. I imported this from Word and I'm not about to try to fix it. :)

This is PART ONE of THREE because LJ hates posts this big.

Dear Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World's End,

     Okay, sure, the octuple-cross (I DO NOT see what you did there) confused the hell out of me, but ultimately you had what I wanted:

    a) Swordfights,
    b) 'splosions
    c) Jack and Barbosa being awesome
    d) Pirate ships,
    e) Ching Shih, who was in the first piece of writing I ever made money from,
     f) Chow Yun Fat using pretty much the same English he's ever been able to use, in that funny accent he has,

    Also, you were magnificently surreal, which I don' t think a lot of people grooved on. Indeed, the Davey Jones's Locker bit was pretty fucking El Topo, yo.

Thanks for the good times,

benjamin

PS - All those people ragging on you? What exactly were they expecting, man?
"It is difficult for Matthew to be creative between phone calls. He has to manage it in short bursts. Today he's been thinking up sci-fi movie titles:

1. Hate Robots From Dimension Murder
2. Esther Yesterday vs. the Time Rapists
3. The Quztak Projective
4. Space Gods: Attack of the Intergalactic Plant People
5. Nuclear Disaster On Planet Nine"


- [profile] pseudonymjones
benchilada: (Lily)
I fucking love this movie called All About Lily Chou-Chou.

Anyway, the best way to describe this film is...shit, I don't know. It's about a bunch of very sad kids and their weird hero worship of a singer named Lily Chou-Chou (whose music is performed by the incredible Japanese performer Salyu). There's emo. And horrible things. And kids. And beautiful music. And beautiful terrible things. And...it's just incredible.

I've known a lot of people who have watched it once and declared that they'll never watch it again, including Lovely Wife Sara. I encourage you to give it a go. And don't do it in the 17-part version on YouTube. This movie needs to be watched like you watch a movie, without flashing banner ads, and without having to move to the next part 16 times.

Here's the opening to the film:


And here's a video for possibly my favorite song from the movie:


b
benchilada: (Alphonse)
Dear you and all of your friends,

New trailer up.
Screw you.
I'm gonna watch the hell out of this movie.

SET EXPECTATIONS DIAL TO ZERO!
SNEAK RUM INTO THE THEATRE!
BRING ME MY GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS!

Love,

b

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