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Hollywood here we come!

Howdy fellow Isle-ians – we apologize for the recent lack of posts and though it looks like it might be another month of inactivity as my wife and I relocate to Hollywood, we want you to know that like a leathery world-weary cop with a bad disposition, we’ll be back with a vengeance! Our hard-working writers in Austin (Rockie & Lee) and New York (Sean) are plugging away on even more stories, features, and interviews designed to bring you the best from Moviedom. So please keep checking in on our Facebook page, where we frequently update poster galleries, trailers, and all matters requiring 300 words or less, and check us out on Twitter for even more terseness!

March 20, 2012   No Comments

Great Scenes – SUSPIRIA

Dario Argento is one of the undisputed masters of giallo shlock film and this movie is far and away his crowning achievement. The film follows Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper), a young American who has come to Germany to study ballet at a private boarding school, only to discover that behind it’s baroque exterior lies a gruesome secret from which she may never escape. From the stunning Art Nouveau set design to the psychedelic lighting schemes to Goblin’s ominous, thundering soundtrack, this film represents the creative high-water mark for 80’s Italian horror. While every scene is beautiful and hypnotic in it’s own right, it’s the film’s first death scene that really grabs the viewer by the throat and demonically whispers into their ear of the impending horrors that will haunt their dreams for weeks to come. We first meet the unlucky victim upon Suzy’s arrival at the school, from which the soon-to-be-dead girl is fleeing after having discovered the hidden evils that lurk in it’s halls. She arrives at her friend’s house and tries to calm herself down, little suspecting that she is about die in one of the most excessive fashions ever put to celluloid. Argento and legendary cinematographer Luciano Tovoli took what could have been just another gore-filled death scene and infused it with a symmetry and  sense of balance that elevates it to the level of modern art in motion.

(If you enjoyed that clip, then you had better get down on your knees and pray like hell that the planned remake never gets off the ground.)

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May 19, 2011   No Comments

OSCARS 2011 LIVE COVERAGE

Oscars! How extravagant! Check out the comments section to follow our live updates on the tireless attention-hungry humans living in Los Angeles!

February 27, 2011   215 Comments

Comic Book Movies That Matter – AMERICAN SPLENDOR

AMERICAN SPLENDOR is an American masterpiece.

He ain’t Supes, Bats, or Wolvie. Harvey Pekar is his own beast. His power? Cynicism, of the highest order. A perfect mash of documentary and film, American Splendor shows the rise of a new breed of hero. One that can exist in the mundane and rise like a Phoenix. 30 Rock fans be sure to look out for Judah Friedlander – he’s damn near unrecognizable.

May 20, 2010   No Comments

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