I’m currently watching the German show Perfume, based on the old classic book of same name. It’s a modern take/retelling. It’s a slow burn mystery. I tried to get my wife to watch it with me, she was passing out during the first episode and called it boring, I believe. I like the slow burn, eerie, deep mystery going on myself. But then again, my favorite movie is Hitchcock’s Vertigo which is also kind of a slow burn mystery.
So I’ve never been a big Jason Voorhees fan, so naturally I had no desire to watch Jason X. But the other day, I saw it in Netflix and the description started off with, “In the year 2455,” and I knew it was gonna be a hot mess. So naturally, I had to watch it.
I can confirm. It’s a hot mess.
Just watched this one again. Hadn’t seen it in ages. Used to have it on VHS. Probably still do, actually. Not the best script in the world, but the cast makes it work anyway. And man, I did not remember that Sarah Silverman cameo…. hilarious. Might be one of the best scenes in the movie and it’s nearly irrelevant to the plot.
I did realize tonight I’d rather see an Evolution 2 than a new season of X-Files, so there’s that.
NURSE: There’s no time for lubricant.
ORLANDO JONES: There’s always time for lubricant!!!
Zan, the King of the Jungle.
Before there were straight-to-video knockoffs, there was Zan! He takes the Zan out of Tarzan! #movies
Carnival of Souls
I’d put off watching the widely regarded cult classic Carnival of Souls for years. No reason. Just never got to it. Finally, this week, I decided it was time. I had purposefully avoided learning much about it, so I could just soak it in on my first viewing.
And that I did.
Its got some weird quirks to it, like super laughable moments and silly ideas about introversion or anyone who doesn’t do exactly as you’d expect them. And women. Because of this, I ended up loving the heroine and hating everyone around her. But the story itself is solid with a satisfying and original concept.
Lots could be said in this space about it. But as someone who loves old movies, especially indie or low budget ones that shoot on location, this was fun. This movie was filmed on location in Kansas and Utah. Nothing like seeing these old towns and cities come alive.
If you haven’t watched it yet, I recommend it. It’s fun.
And for the agent of the lead actress who dropped her after watching the movie, I hope they lived long enough to see it become a classic and loved by many.
So several years back, like 10, I watched this golden oldie called Dark Passage starring the husband-and-wife team Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. And today, I watched it again. It’s an old film noir classic, so of course I had to watch it. But it’s also much more than that, it does some highly unconventional things. Continue reading