Saturday, October 31, 2009
...Halloween DUH!!! I don't think this film needs much explanation, but it's a little film about a psychopath in a William Shatner mask who stalks a young babysitter and her friends on Halloween night. We later discover that the girl, Laurie Strode (played brilliantly by Jamie Lee Curtis) is the killer Michael Myers' sister.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Also check out new Alicia Keys track Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart which is the 2nd Single from The Element Of Freedom cd.
The very first film by a little-known director who went by the name George A. Romero. My mom used to tell me how she had nightmares watching this film. What most do not know is the original concept of Night of the Living Dead came from the "I Am Legend" book released back in the 50's. Adding social commentary to that concept is what really put the film on the map. The film stars Duane Jones as Ben and Judith O'Dea as Barbra. "They're coming to get you Barbara!" is a line that never get's old.
Definitely go out and get this record if you don't have it already. While the remix will not appear on "This Is Us," the rest of the CD is pretty good.
Earlier in the week, Adam Lambert revealed the album cover for his forthcoming album, For your Entertainment. Now we have a bit more details.
Here's what Lambert had to say on Twatter: "Well here's some more album info for you guys! The upcoming single was produced by Dr Luke!!...There is also a song called 'Soaked' written by Muse! Also a tune called 'Music Again' written by Justin Hawkins of the Darkness!...I also wrote on four songs on the album. 'Strut', 'Aftermath' 'Broken Open' and 'Down the Rabbit Hole' (iTunes bonus track)...I'm so excited for you all to hear it!!!!...Debut single is called 'For Your Entertainment' get ready to shake yo asses to this song. It'll make ya dance for sure."
I've seen the blogs and reporters poke fun at his new album cover, and Adam spoke about that as well. Lambert says, "Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It's an omage (sic) to the past. It IS ridiculous. For those that don't get it: oh well... Glad to have gotten your attention."
I love the cover. It explains basically who he is in my opinion. An amazing singer with a knack for over-the-top theatrics. When you are a child of the theater (like he is), it has to be expected. if people want plain and boring, go pick up Kris Allen's record.
Sidebar: A+++++++ for working with Muse. I hope the track writeen by P!nk makes the cut as well.
Oh, and in case you missed it, check out Adam Lambert on today's Oprah via Skype.
Like Empire State of Mind, I am counting the days before the world gets to see Britney's latest video, the first from her upcoming album The Singles Collection, which hits stores on November 10th. The video was directed by Diane Martel.
Sheree, you know with that tranny horse face of yours u were meant to clit wrestle with a chick. How you doin?
How much of Tardy for The Party was kim and how much was autotune. How about 99.999999999%
Why in gay hell is Lindsay's dad hanging with Kim "synthetic wig" Zolciak?
Kim actually had her hot mess of a wig maker create a can't snatch off synthetic wig. So that "is your wig squeezing your briain too tight heifer" line NeNe said in last week's finale was actually meant to be literal?
How much of Tardy for The Party was kim and how much was autotune. How about 99.999999999%
Why in gay hell is Lindsay's dad hanging with Kim "synthetic wig" Zolciak?
Kim actually had her hot mess of a wig maker create a can't snatch off synthetic wig. So that "is your wig squeezing your briain too tight heifer" line NeNe said in last week's finale was actually meant to be literal?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I know this song has been out for a while, but since I caught BET's reality show of singer Monica: Still standing Tuesday night, I thought I would post the track. Can't wait for your new cd to be released in January, 2010. You and Brandy are definitely underrated in this R&B game on non singers and bootyshakers.
Hex Hector (where's he been?) has come out of hibernation to remix Lola's brand new single "Fresh Out The Oven" ('Still think if she wanted to go all Jenny from the Block on the track she should have ebonicked the title a little better'). I have to say this is his hottest remix since "Waiting For Tonight" which I'm still living for!
I think it's sooooo cliche when girls dress up as $2.00 street whores for Halloween, especially when you dress that way all year around. You don't need a pagan holiday to give you an excuse. Exibit A: Scary Spice. This is a photo of the singer leaving a London hotel looking like a 50 cent version of Kim Zolciak (like Kim's taste fares any better) for Halloween a few days early. Discuss.
Sidebar: I hope Big Papa isn't at home jacking his wang to this pic.
Say it ain't so. I refuse to believe my husband is cheating on me, but according to Page Six, he might be. According to reports, the sexy silver foxed reporter is in Jaipur getting his Slumdog Millionaire on with Benjamin Maisani, one of the owners of the gay bar Eastern Bloc in NYC's East Village. PS even had the NERVE to post where Andy's staying (at the Rambagh Palace) and according to a source, "Anderson's room has a large round bathtub. On the first night it was filled with bubbles and sprinkled with red rose petals."
I don't think that means anything. Sometimes I like to take a milk bath with candles abd rose petals while I'm watching Real Housewives of Atlanta marathons. And you know how much love Anderson has for NeNe. So I will continue to stay in denial and believe that my booby would never step out on me like this (P.S. i always thought the Silver one always had a think for young latino types?)
After all the hoopla on what he will (or won't) show, after his state the obvious twitter message, Levi has agreed to get out the Ben Wa balls and get his peen ready for it's close-up for Playgirl. Tank, who is Levi's trainer spoke to TMZ about it: "Everything's gonna hang out. We're talking full johnson."
Tank also let us know that Levi has found another sharp 20 inch blade to stick into Sarah Palin's back, because he's scheduled to go before Playgirl's digital cameras the same day SP is scheduled to promote her new children's book on the November 16th episode of Oprah. it's not really a children's book, but if anyone has been paying attention to the idiocy of Sarah Palin, it might as well be one.
Sidebar: I say if you really want to piss off the Republicans (especially Sarah Palin), how about your next step be in gay porn?)
I know I posted this song before when I was promoting the hell out of "One Love," but while doing my daily blogging, I was listening to OL in the background and I couldn't get this song out of my head (as well as stop shaking my hips). Have a listen to the track I call better than When love Takes Over.
Check out the very sexy E.N.V.'s interview with Ghettoview's Alize Jenkins above...btw what happened to Levita?
Sidebar: If anyone is interested in catching E.N.V. on his North American tour, check him out tonight as he performs his last show at Star Search @ Barracuda in NYC. E.N.V. hit me up if you read this. not only do I wanna have your bebehs, but I would like to interview you as well.
It's coming! It's only a matter of days before we get to see the full-length, but for now check out my anthem which pretty much sums up my hometown.
One of my favorite vampire horror films (second to The Lost Boys, of course) is a small film released back in 1987 called Near Dark. I know the original folks of Hollyweird were going back and forth about a possible remake, but there's nothing like the original. This film is perfect as is. Near Dark is about a young cowboy (played by Heroes' Adrian Pasdar)who is seduced by a new girl in town only to find out he has been kissed by a vampire. Slowly turning into a creature of the night, he is persuaded to join up with the girl and a roaming band of ghouls. But when his own father and sister become targets in the vampires' endless search for 'food,' he is forced to choose between loyalty to the vampires, or loyalty his own family. The Legendary Lance Henrickson also stars, as well as Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Jenny Wright and was directed by one of my favorite female directors Kathryn Begelow (Strange Days, Point Break, The Hurt Locker).
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A hot little film called HELLBENT. Called the first ever gay slasher film, HellBent is a film from writer/director Paul Etheredge-Ouzts and Joseph Wolf, the co-creator of such horror classics as Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Taking place at the famed West Hollywood Halloween Carnival, there is a serial killer on the loose. A group of four gay friends will have to fight for their lives to make it through a night where flamboyant costumes, beautiful people, drugs, music, dancing and sex are everywhere. While it came off to me as Queer As Folk meets Halloween, what I would like in the future should someone decide to make another gay horror film is make it more serious like Midnight Meat Train and Friday the 13th instead of always equating gay films with comedy. We can be serious too, you know. otherwise, I'd say one of the first gay horror films that has good writing, good kills, and was shot well.
I was watching NewNowNext Poplab yesterday on LOGO, and while they were showing "Run This Town" with Jay Z, RiRi, amd Kanye, I couldn't help in my head go on about how Rihanna's style and voice has matured within the last few years. Her label tried to market her as the West Indian beyonce, but after Good Girl Gone Bad, she has emerged as the Grace Jones of our generation. Mama has definitely found her niche in this crazy music business and the more risks she takes as far as fashoin and music, the more I have love for RiRi. As for Glambert, with his interview in Details magazine, I understand you are trying to play the bisexual game (something I believe his label put him up to because they don't want to turn off buyers. BTW, whomever thinks that are idiots. People will buy what they want regardless of whom you sleep with), but your album cover looks gayer than a drag queen on acid. I love it! Very glamorous, flamboyant and colorful (which pretty much describes the personality of Glambert. Both "Rated R" and "For Your Entertainment" are scheduled for release on November 23.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Love him or hate him, Chris Brown is definitely doin' it up BIG in this video. Like I said before, if folks can forgive R. Kelly's nasty ass for what he did, we can forgive Chris Brown. I think this song would have worked if it was a part of the next Transformers sequel, which I hear will start shooting next year, but this song is too good to be equated with a shit film franchise. Check out the video featuring Lil Wayne (who better get the boy butter ready when he heads off to jail next year) above...
Earlier this season, DH creator Marc Cherry promised there would be no casualties this season. While this season is better than ever, Cherry has opted to change his mind (after all, as a creator and writer you are allowed to do that). Word on the street is that during November sweeps, several beloved cast members will bite the bullet when a plane crashes in Wisteria Lane. no word on who it will be, but I've been hearing several say Ms. mcCluskey. number one, i don't think that's true. The storyline with her character and her sister played by Lily Tomlin last season when they were looking into Edie's husband went over so well, there's talk of a spin-off. my money's on Kyle McLachlan's Orson, or Bree's son Andrew, who I hear has declined to return as a series regular. if they don't start using the gay couple more on the show, I say kill them off as well.
EW's The Ausiello Files reported yesterday that Ashlee Simpson and All My Children's Colin Egglesfield (who plays Auggie on the show) have been given their waling papers. The producers claim that it was always the plan for Ashlee and Colin to be chopped from the show once the Sydney death storyline came to an end. Todd Slavkin, the show's executive producer, said, "Well, we always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12. And we always knew that [Ashlee's] character of Violet would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and [Colin's character of] Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show."
I thought they finally decided to get rid of her because she was a shit actress on the show. I mean, I would have at leas thought once you come from Seventh Heaven, you would have emerged like the Meryl Streep of sleaze TV. unfortunately her acting came off about as convincing as Baloon Boy's mom on CNN (and Wife Swap). For some reason, ever since Ashlee's first scene on MP, I always pegged her as Sydney's killer. hell, I knew she was Sydney's daughter long before she revealed that bomb drop. I never saw Colin's fireation coming, though. While he was cute to look at, there was really nowhere for his character to go on the show. hope you get a new job soon, Colin, or it's back to All My Children for you.
Sidebar: How many of you wanna bet they got chopped because MP's ratings saviour Heather Locklear is back on the show?
And so do I. Comic Tracy Morgan spoke to Playboy about why he likes doing to woman what we gays like to do on the regular:
"I like fucking ass! Ain’t nothin’ like the butthole. The ass is a delicacy, goddamn it. I’d put hot sauce on it. When you eat the brown hole, that’s when her toes do this. [sticks legs out and curls toes] You got to be willing to do anything to please your woman, to satisfy her. I didn’t invent it. You think I was the first one to think of having anal sex with a girl? Hell, no. I’m quite sure Adam fucked Eve in the ass. In the Garden of Eden he tore her ass up, and she was screaming like a motherfucker."
Who knew Tracy was such a freak? While I'm sure Adam did fuck Eve in the ass long before that damn apple was bitten, I seriously doubt any hot sauce was used. it probably wouldn't be a good idea if hot sauce was ever used back there. i'd say chocolate, but I've had a few mudslides while penetrating a few no-no holes, and I wouldn't recommend that either, especially if you like to eat booty.
Tom Cruise and John Travolta must have their anal beads in a twist, because the Church of Vampire Soul-suckers has lost a famous member. Paul Haggis (the Oscar-winning director of Crash) has given the finger to L. Ron Hubbard, because after 35 years, he got tired of the homo self-hating members constant gay bashing, their lack of support for Prop 8, and for the fact that if people decide to leave the cult, fellow family members who decide to stay have to denounce them (basically, a page taken from the Jehova's Witness handbook of Bullshit!). Check out the letter in which he sent to Church of Scientoloasshole's loony spokespodperson Tommy Davis, who is the son of actress Anne Archer below...
As you know, for ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego. Their public sponsorship of Proposition 8, a hate-filled legislation that succeeded in taking away the civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens of California – rights that were granted them by the Supreme Court of our state – shames us.
I called and wrote and implored you, as the official spokesman of the church, to condemn their actions. I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated.
In that first conversation, back at the end of October of last year, you told me you were horrified, that you would get to the bottom of it and "heads would roll." You promised action. Ten months passed. No action was forthcoming. The best you offered was a weak and carefully worded press release, which praised the church's human rights record and took no responsibility. Even that, you decided not to publish.
The church's refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word. Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.
I joined the Church of Scientology thirty-five years ago. During my twenties and early thirties I studied and received a great deal of counseling. While I have not been an active member for many years, I found much of what I learned to be very helpful, and I still apply it in my daily life. I have never pretended to be the best Scientologist, but I openly and vigorously defended the church whenever it was criticized, as I railed against the kind of intolerance that I believed was directed against it. I had my disagreements, but I dealt with them internally. I saw the organization – with all its warts, growing pains and problems – as an underdog. And I have always had a thing for underdogs.
But I reached a point several weeks ago where I no longer knew what to think. You had allowed our name to be allied with the worst elements of the Christian Right. In order to contain a potential "PR flap" you allowed our sponsorship of Proposition 8 to stand. Despite all the church's words about promoting freedom and human rights, its name is now in the public record alongside those who promote bigotry and intolerance, homophobia and fear.
The fact that the Mormon Church drew all the fire, that no one noticed, doesn't matter. I noticed. And I felt sick. I wondered how the church could, in good conscience, through the action of a few and then the inaction of its leadership, support a bill that strips a group of its civil rights.
This was my state of mind when I was online doing research and chanced upon an interview clip with you on CNN. The interview lasted maybe ten minutes – it was just you and the newscaster. And in it I saw you deny the church's policy of disconnection. You said straight-out there was no such policy, that it did not exist.
I was shocked. We all know this policy exists. I didn't have to search for verification – I didn't have to look any further than my own home.
You might recall that my wife was ordered to disconnect from her parents because of something absolutely trivial they supposedly did twenty-five years ago when they resigned from the church. This is a lovely retired couple, never said a negative word about Scientology to me or anyone else I know – hardly raving maniacs or enemies of the church. In fact it was they who introduced my wife to Scientology.
Although it caused her terrible personal pain, my wife broke off all contact with them. I refused to do so. I've never been good at following orders, especially when I find them morally reprehensible.
For a year and a half, despite her protestations, my wife did not speak to her parents and they had limited access to their grandchild. It was a terrible time.
That's not ancient history, Tommy. It was a year ago.
And you could laugh at the question as if it was a joke? You could publicly state that it doesn't exist?
To see you lie so easily, I am afraid I had to ask myself: what else are you lying about?
And that is when I read the recent articles in the St. Petersburg Times. They left me dumbstruck and horrified.
These were not the claims made by "outsiders" looking to dig up dirt against us. These accusations were made by top international executives who had devoted most of their lives to the church. Say what you will about them now, these were staunch defenders of the church, including Mike Rinder, the church's official spokesman for 20 years!
Tommy, if only a fraction of these accusations are true, we are talking about serious, indefensible human and civil rights violations. It is still hard for me to believe. But given how many former top-level executives have said these things are true, it is hard to believe it is all lies.
"...the same face that denied the policy of disconnection"
And when I pictured you assuring me that it is all lies, that this is nothing but an unfounded and vicious attack by a group of disgruntled employees, I am afraid that I saw the same face that looked in the camera and denied the policy of disconnection. I heard the same voice that professed outrage at our support of Proposition 8, who promised to correct it, and did nothing.
I carefully read all of your rebuttals, I watched every video where you presented the church's position, I listened to all your arguments – ever word. I wish I could tell you that they rang true. But they didn't.
I was left feeling outraged, and frankly, more than a little stupid.
And though it may seem small by comparison, I was truly disturbed to see you provide private details from confessionals to the press in an attempt to embarrass and discredit the executives who spoke out. A priest would go to jail before revealing secrets from the confessional, no matter what the cost to himself or his church. That's the kind of integrity I thought we had, but obviously the standard in this church is far lower – the public relations representative can reveal secrets to the press if the management feels justified. You even felt free to publish secrets from the confessional in Freedom Magazine – you just stopped short of labeling them as such, probably because you knew Scientologists would be horrified, knowing you so easily broke a sacred vow of trust with your parishioners.
How dare you use private information in order to label someone an "adulteress?" You took Amy Scobee's most intimate admissions about her sexual life and passed them onto the press and then smeared them all over the pages your newsletter! I do not know the woman, but no matter what she said or did, this is the woman who joined the Sea Org at 16! She ran the entire celebrity center network, and was a loyal senior executive of the church for what, 20 years? You want to rebut her accusations, do it, and do it in the strongest terms possible – but that kind of character assassination is unconscionable.
So, I am now painfully aware that you might see this an attack and just as easily use things I have confessed over the years to smear my name. Well, luckily I have never held myself up to be anyone's role model.
The great majority of Scientologists I know are good people who are genuinely interested in improving conditions on this planet and helping others. I have to believe that if they knew what I now know, they too would be horrified. But I know how easy it was for me to defend our organization and dismiss our critics, without ever truly looking at what was being said; I did it for thirty-five years. And so, after writing this letter, I am fully aware that some of my friends may choose to no longer associate with me, or in some cases work with me. I will always take their calls, as I always took yours. However, I have finally come to the conclusion that I can no longer be a part of this group. Frankly, I had to look no further than your refusal to denounce the church's anti-gay stance, and the indefensible actions, and inactions, of those who condone this behavior within the organization. I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology.
Ps. I've attached our email correspondence. At some point it became evident that you did not value my concerns about the church's tacit support of an amendment that violated the civil rights of so many of our citizens. Perhaps if you had done a little more research on me, the church's senior management wouldn't have dismissed those concerns quite so cavalierly. While I am no great believer in resumes and awards, this is what you would have discovered:
* Founder, Artists For Peace and Justice,
- sponsoring schools, an orphanage and a children's hospital in the slums of Haiti
* Co-Founder, BrandAid Foundation and BrandAid Project
- marketing the work of artisans from the poorest countries in the world,
* Board Member, Office of The Americas
- supporting peace and justice initiatives around the world
* Board Member, Center For The Advancement of Non-Violence
* Member and active supporter, Amnesty International
* Member, President's Council, Defenders of Wildlife
* Member and fundraiser, Environment California and CalPirg
* Member and Award Recipient, American Civil Liberties Union
* Member and supporter, Death Penalty Focus
* Member and supporter, Equality For All
* Fundraiser, NPH (Our Little Brothers) – for the children of the slums of Haiti
* Member, Citizens Commission on Human Rights
* Patron with Honors, IAS
* Trustee, Religious Freedom Trust
* Board Member and fundraiser, Hollywood Education and Literacy Project
* Board Member and fundraiser, For The Arts, For Every Child
– supporting art and music in public schools
* Board Member and fundraiser, The Christic Institute
- supporting Human Rights in Central America
* Founding Board Member, Earth Communication Office
* Working Board Member, Environmental Media Association
* Fundraiser, El Rescate – Human Rights for El Salvador
* Fundraiser, PAVA – Aid and Human Rights in Guatemala
Awards for outspoken support of Civil and Human Rights:
* Valentine Davies Award – Writers Guild of America
"for bringing honor and dignity to writers everywhere"
*Bill of Rights Award – American Civil Liberties Union
*Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award – Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
*Peace & Justice Award – Office of the Americas, presented by Daniel Ellsberg
*Signis Award, Venezia, World Catholic Association
*ALMA Award – National Council of Latino Civil Rights
*Ethel Levitt Award for Humanitarian Service – Levitt & Quinn
*Prism Award – Entertainment Industries Council
*Humanitas Prize (2) – Humanitas
*Legacy Award, for Artistic and Humanitarian Achievement
*Environmental Media Award – EMA
*EMA Green Seal Award – EMA
*Image Award – NAACP
*Creative Integrity Award – Multicultural Motion Picture Association
*EDGE Awards (2) – Entertainment Industries Council
*Artistic Freedom Award – City of West Hollywood
*Catholics in Media Award – Catholics in Media Associates
And many dozens of fundraisers and salons at our home on behalf of Human and Civil Rights, the Environment, the Peace Movement, Education, Justice and Equality."
(via The Village Voice)
With some of the recent shit I'm going through right now, trying to find out what the next chapter in my life will be since I am done with film school, this is a song that is kept me going, because at the end of the day you have to fly above the haters, the nay-sayers, and all the rough patches that occur in your life. I'm sure after the recent death of her former fiancee AJ, this song has a much more deeper meaning for Kandi.
For all you fangwangers out there looking to take your bloodsucking pleasure to the next level, the people of Fleshjack have just the product for you. It's called the Count Cockula, so if you like your blowjobs with teeth, this product is for you. Me personally, I don't like teeth scrapings on my dick when I've got some hot guy with his lips wrapped around it! I'm sure all the Twicunts out there waiting with baited breath for New Moon will be adding this shit to their vampire collection. Not that they have the anatomy to satisfy a fleshjack anyway!
'This Is It', the Michael Jackson film is scheduled for release tomorrow, and some folks -including media whore papa Joe Jackson - are claiming a body double was used in some of the footage.
Sony, of course, has denied any body doubles were used (then again, what else are they gonna say?). They have a film to make millions of dollars off of. I really think papa Joe should do a reality show with them two other reality daddy douchebags John Gosselin and Michael Lohan. All the crazy shit they say anyway in the media could fill up ten half hour episodes. Or better yet, the writers over at Bravo can cook up some decent storylines.
Well damn, this bitch got skills! What would have been hotter is if we could get a hot guy to do this and post it on YouTube. Maybe I should film it with my camera and show this chick how it's really done! i wonder what brothel she works at?
Since season two of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' came to an end last Thursday, it seemed as if Kim and NeNe's frienship had gone beyond repair. I was looking forward to seeing the very hush hush reunion two-parter this week, but now I'm feeling a bit skeptical, because apparently
after last Thursday's finale episode, the frenemies were spotted having dinner in Los Angeles at Mr. Chow's. Not only that, but I heard these two were doing it up at Jimmy Fallon last week as well, dancing and carrying on like two schoolgirls. In my head, I'm going to continue to believe that NeNe wants to burn Kim's synthetic wig with it still attached to her head until I see season 3 (or at least the reunion).
Bravo, you're starting to make me put you in the same category as VH1 with the scripted reality bullshit.
Remember the fights these two had? Kim alleging she was strangled by NeNe. NeNe claiming Kim hit her. Plus, in many past interviews, NeNe has said time and time again that she and none of the girls are friends, they merely have a 'business relationship.'
We wonder what producers will cook up next season? Better get those off camera writers back in the lab, stat!
Not to be confused with the hit SHOWTIME series, this Brotherhood, a Danish film about a gay neo-Nazi romance, has just won the Rome Film Festival. 'Brotherhood' is the first feature film by Nicolo Donato, a 35-year-old who previously worked as a fashion photographer. Check out the trailer above...
The more songs I hear from Shaki's cd, the more I cannot wait until they release it finally. I know it was pushed back because the two single released didn't spark "Single Ladies"-esque buzz, but in my opinion if you give the songs repeat listenings, I think the songs get better like fine wine. Check out this Britney-esque Indian/Arabic track, "Why Wait." One of the things I have always loved about Shakira is when she incorporates South Asian or Arabic (since she is half Lebanese) influences into her music. The best track I've heard from her in a long time since "Ojos Asi."
...The Descent. This awesome flick is about a group of female friends led by Juno (Natalie Mendoza) encounter bloodthirsty creatures when they get trapped in a mountain cave while sprelunking. With limited supplies, they try to find a way out, but soon they face hunger, they begin to turn on each other, all the while a savage breed of predators are on their tails. What was cool about the film was not only was it an all-female cast, but these chicks didn't just stand around and wait to be killed. They fought back from being ripped to shreds from those creatures, and tried desperately to survive from killing each other. If The Descent 2 is as kick-ass as the original, I cannot wait to see it when it hits theaters in 2010.
...A little cult film called Frailty. this is one of those movies that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end, and then you'll want to rewatch it because you will feel like you missed something.
Here is a synopsis of the film:
Fenton Meiks (Matthew McConaughey) walks into an FBI office late one evening and announces that he has information about a serial killer known as the God's Hands Killer that he will only give to the lead investigator. When Agent Wesley Doyle (Powers Boothe) arrives, Meiks says the killer is his brother, Adam, who has just died. Fenton is cool and distant, and Doyle is obviously skeptical. Fenton admits to stealing his brother's body and an ambulance, to fulfill a promise to bury him in the "rose garden", and Doyle confirms this story by calling a small town sheriff's office. Fenton does not answer Doyle's direct questions about why Fenton knows Adam is the killer. Instead, he begins a long, involved tale about his family history.
Bill Paxton, plays an auto mechanic single Dad of two boys who are trying to make it by after the tragic loss of their mother. Twelve year old Fenton (played by Matt OLeary) is cooking meals and supervising his younger brother, Adam (played by Jeremy Sumpter) while their father struggles to make ends meet.
Then, in the middle of one night, their father wakes them to say he's received a message from God. An Angel appeared to him, saying that they (Dad and the boys) have been selected to be God's Hands and cleanse demons from the world. He's been told to wait, and God will provide weapons and more information. Adam is excited about being a crime-fighting superhero, but Fenton is alarmed, asking if Dad just dreamt it or imagined it. Dad is sure it was real, but admits he doesn't know how it will all work, and admonishes the boys to keep it secret. He says if they tell, "someone will die."
It all pretty much all goes to hell in a handbasket from there, Fenton being the odd man out as Adam's idol worship of his father goes too far. If you haven't seen this movie, and you are looking for something that is creepy but not to typical slasher film cliche BS, definitely check out Frailty. i also have to say even though it flopped back in 2001 when it was released, I commend Bill Paxton for taking on such a task of directing this as his first film when no one else in Hollywood would touch it. It has truly become a cult phenomenon. Oh, and the twist at the end is better than any shit twist they could come up with in any SAW film.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I'm sure as some of you all know who follow this blog on a daily basis, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester has taken a bit of an interest in music. She lent her voice to the Cobra Starship summer hit, "Good Girls Gone Bad" and has been quietly working on her debut electro pop cd in between filming new episodes of GG. Check out the first single featuring Robin Thicke above. I'm usually a bit skeptical when actresses try to go into singing, but I kinda like it. Real cool laid-back electro pop. Now if only we can get Leighton to actually do some singing on some more songs. What do you guys think?
While riding the NYC subway yesterday, I finally got to read the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly (with the cast of Glee on the cover), when I got to see first hand the cast of the new A-Team in their full 80's regalia. I grew up on this show, and even had all the action figures (including the infamous black van). I even had my cabbage patch doll's hair cut into a mohawk when one time I went away to the Freah Air Fund and the family my sister and I stayed with worked at a Cabbage patch factory. Mr. beach, who worked as a truck driver for the company got me and my sister dolls, but I cried when they ran out of boy dolls and he handed me a girl one instead. So they cut it into a mohawk like Mr. T and the rest was history.
The film stars Bradley (Alias) Cooper (as Lt. Peck), UFC's Quintin "Rampage" Jackson (as Baracus), Sharlto Copley (as Murdock) and Liam Neeson (as Hannibal). The A Team, which is due out June 11, 2010 follows the same quartet of crime-fighting soldiers, who are now pursued by a military officer (Justin Timberduche's partner-in-peen Jessica Biel) who has a history with Cooper's Faceman character. how much you wanna bet she starts out with this grudge to bring them down but eventually joins the all boys club in the end? the film will not have the campy feel of the TV series. instead director Joe Carnahan (Smokin' Aces) is going for a hard-edged, realistic feel. Here's hoping A Team fares much better than "Aces," as well as many failed TV-to-movie franchises.
For all the millions of Madonna fans who weren't able to snag a ticket(and those who got to bare witness) to her over-the-top (and very successful) Sticky & Sweet tour, you will get a chance to see it again before it hits DVD. A brand new cable channel EPIX will pre-screen the concert which was filmed for over two days in Buenos Aires, Argentina. EPIX is scheduled to air The Sticky & Sweet Tour - Live in Buenos Aires concert on the weekend of the 30th October, which is EPIX's launch weekend in the US at 10:10 pm, so check your cable box to see if you even get the channel. You can also catch it on video-on-demand and online at www.EPIXHD.com. No word as of yet when the Sticky & Sweet tour will be released on DVD but I'm sure it will be just in time before Christmas.
If you are a fan of La Roux or even the over-the-top wackiness of Lady Gaga, then you should definitely pay attention to 22-year-old Canadian electro wiz Lights and her awesome cd, The Listening. Unlike Gaga, I really believe Lights is 22. I really hope Lights gets radio play in America (although I seriously doubt it). At times, the music can be a bit too cool for the watered-down schmalz that currently floods radiowaves at a constant rate. Standouts include: "Drive My Soul," "Ice," February Air," and Saviour."
I'm sure you all know based on the tracks I post on my blog mostly every day, I liiiiive for electro pop music. It's simple in lyric but a bit complex (beatwise), sexy, and fun to groove to (as well as work out to). I don't know if you guys remember a little bird voiced Norwegian DJ-turned pop singer by the name of Annie a couple of years back. She released her debut CD back in 2004 called Anniemal. "Chewing Gum," and "Heartbeat" (a personal favorite of mine) were big hits in the clubs back in the day. Her sophomore cd "Don't Stop" was supposed to be released back in 2008, but for some reason, her record label didn't really push the disc, and soon both the cd and Annie were dropped from her former label. Apparently, the fools in suits had no idea what the had their hands on, because the following songs I am about to post are fucking awesome! In addition to the songs on "Don't Stop," the cd has been re-released with three new tracks. Standouts are of the following: "Loco," "Bad Times," and "I Don't Like Your Band." Don't Stop is in stores now or you can download it on I Tunes.
...and here's a preview of the entire cd below...
Flamboyant 80's pop star Boy George appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, and spoke candidly about his prison experience, going all "Martha Stewart" on his jail cell, collaborating with Amy Winehouse, and a new single which will be released in December. I've always been a fan of george's, and have always thought he was a fearless rebel, doing the whole Lady Gaga schtick long before she could even pump in high heals and a burka. It would be nice if he finally got his shit together and stayed out of trouble long enough to try and resurrect his successful career that he once had back in the 80's.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
...One of my favorite's to not only come out of the 2000's, but one of the best adapted from yet another Clive Barker short story. The film stars Bradley Cooper as photographer Leon Kaufman who can't seem to make it big until he meets an art dealer (played by Brooke Shields) who tells him to take a risk with his work. One day he travels down into the New York City subway system and while shooting some footage late at night he saves a young model from being raped by a band of thugs. When the girl winds up missing the next day, he goes on an investigative hunt that leads him to a serial killer named Mahogany (Vinnie Jones), a guy who slaughters his victims on the 2 am subway train and feeds their carcasses to these demonic reptilian creatures so that they wont need to uncontrollably hunt prey and resurface. This film was awesome not only because of the blood and gore, but because Bradley Cooper put on an amazing performance, director Ryuhei Kitamura does an awesome job with color (or his cinematographer) in this film, and what scared me the most is that getting your face smashed in at 2 in the morning could actually happen to you especially in New York. It's also a definite change from the usual getting slashed up in the woods serial killer story. MMT didn't do too well when it was released in theaters last year (partly because of Lionsgate's lack of promotion), but I have noticed that by word of mouth, this film has grown into a cult following. I have heard they want to make a trilogy, so I think maybe since Bradley Cooper has emerged into a breakout star (loved him since Alias), this would be the perfect time to possibly get these films made. unless he feels now he's too big of a star to continue doing horror films.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
...After Hellraiser, in my opinion Candyman is the second best film adapted from a Clive Barker book. Based on Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden," a Chicago graduate student Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen)is compiling a thesis on urban legends, when she becomes aware of the prevalent superstition surrounding the legend of "Candyman" (Tony Todd)--a hook-wielding phantom who will appear if his name is recited five times into a mirror--among the tenants of Chicago's Cabrini Green project. When the clinically-detached Helen flaunts her intellectual confidence by reciting Candyman's name five times, she sets in motion an inevitable series of supernatural events -- culminating in a series of grisly killings, after which Helen is invariably found holding the bloody murder weapon. Though she is captured by the police, it becomes evident to Helen that Candyman is guiding her fate every step of the way. What I loved about this film was that not only was it spooky and it tackled urban folklore, but it also took on the topic of racism and interracial relations. It also was the first horror film I saw in a long time that featured many black characters in supporting roles.
Friday, October 23, 2009
...Takashi Miike's "Audition." First time i saw this movie, it freaked me out like you have no idea. This controversial film is about a widowed TV producer auditioning prospective wives. In his search, one candidate particularly stands out, a lovely ex-ballerina dressed in white. The widower cannot believe his good fortune, until he starts looking more closely at his potential bride-to-be: her autobiographical details don't quite check out, she has a number of ugly scars on her legs, and he learns that people in her life have a habit of disappearing. When he discovers a man trussed up in her living room with his tongue and feet lopped off, he concludes that she is perhaps not the woman of his dreams. If any of you guys have not seen this film, and if you are looking for a movie that's a step-up from the usual first kill in five minutes slasher film, I suggest you curl up tonight while the latest SAW film is sold out in theaters across the country, and check out this awesome movie.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Here is the T-Total Burnin' up remix of Peppermint's song "Working Girl" from the new album HARDCORE GLAMOUR which is available on I Tunes. I am so proud of Peppermint. All your hard work and perserverance has finally paid off. hop you will be as successful as RuPaul by taking drag firther into the mainstream. Also check out her video for Working Girl which was shot on her Hardcore Glamour tour.
- 5 Deadly Venoms
- Another Gay Movie
- Blade Runner
- Boy Culture
- Brokeback Mountain
- Die Hard
- Eating Out
- Enter the Dragon
- First Blood
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- Kill Bill
- Mysterious Skin
- Night of the Living Dead
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Spider Man 2
- The Bourne Trilogy
- The Circuit
- The Crazies (2009)
- The Dark Knight
- The Empire Strikes Back
- The Fluffer
- The Goonies
- The Lost Boys
- The Matrix
- The Monster Squad
- The Road
- The Road Warrior
- The Terminator
- True Lies