Monthly Archives February 2018

Netflix Weekly: THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX

For the record, I had to take a few deep breaths before I sat down to write about The Cloverfield Paradox. You know, to calm myself down a wee bit. And I had to watch it twice. But I’m ready. IT’S A NEW CLOVERFIELD MOVIE! OK, that’s out of my system now. Please understand that I love this franchise. From that riling, creepy, nameless teaser in the summer of 2007 to the viral videos, to the surprise announcements to yet even more surprise announcements, it’s like J.J. Abrams found that raw nerve inside my soul that hungers for fan theories and
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Films From the Void: The otherworldly dreaminess of THE BLOOD SPATTERED BRIDE

Director Vicente Aranda’s 1972 vampire film, The Blood Spattered Bride, is a film that has always escaped my attention. It’s been pointed out here and there that Spanish horror doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves, due to the relatively small output size, in comparison to its neighbor, Italy.The Blood Spattered Bride ably demonstrates, however, that the Spaniards could do creepy, gorgeous atmospheres just as well as their counterparts to the east. The plot summary is immediately intriguing: “Susan, a young bride, travels with her husband to his family’s ancient manor house in the far north of Spain. Susan is a
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From the Stereo to Your Screen: Ministry & A.I.

“What About Us?” by Ministry from A.I.: Artificial Intelligence There have been numerous pieces over the years since the 2001 release of  A.I., debating whether or not Steven Spielberg’s direction was inappropriate for the work begun by Stanley Kubrick. Based on Brian Aldiss’ story, “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long,” the film is about a boy robot, David, who is the replacement child for a couple whose young son is in suspended animation due to a disease without a cure. A cure is found, the “real” child is cured, and David is abandoned in the woods with his robotic companion, Teddy.
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Commodore Gilgamesh of Everything Is Terrible! on ‘The Great Satan’ & Video Mixtape Madness

Over the last ten years, Everything Is Terrible! has reinterpreted our shared memory into 3,000+ daily web videos, collected 15,000 Jerry Maguire VHS tapes, and forever altered the collective consciousness of like-minded movie weirdos. Now – in partnership with their longtime collaborator, Lucifer – Everything Is Terrible! has ingested over 2,000 Satanic Panic, religious kook, and D-horror VHS tapes, and re-contextualized them into a narrative feature. The film, titled The Great Satan, reminds us all who we are, why we are here, and what we should be doing with our paltry time on this dumb planet. It’s a whirlwind of imagery,
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