It's been a looong time since I (or anyone) wrote anything on this blog, but I'm pretty sure that all of the authors have good excuses. I know I do, since I've got some jobs, a kid, and a bunch of stuff to do.
So I think I'll try to just post shorter things, so I don't feel like I need to make huge posts every time I want to add something to the site.
This time around, I wanted to call your attention to the Walk of Life Project, if you've not heard of it before. Basically, a man/mad genius has Read more [...]
As you may know, I really like Jesus Christ Superstar. I've written about it on my own blog and I've even written about it on this blog (last year--check here if you want). Since it's Easter, I thought I'd mention it again, especially because I've seen a few news items related to the movie and the musical in the news lately. Read more [...]
To call Hachi a "tearjerker" is not quite correct. Hachi will jerk tears out of you, sure. But Hachi will also haunt your emotions. Hachi will punch your heart in the balls. Hachi will grab your tear tear ducts, hold a gun to their heads, and blindfold them in the bank safe, holding them hostage until the police meet its demands --namely: a helicopter; a million dollars in unmarked, nonconsecutive bills; and a single tear to trickle down every viewer's cheek. Read more [...]
I am probably way behind the curve on this, but I recently read an article in an old Entertainment Weekly I brought to Costa Rica the last time I visited my folks' house. In it there was an article called "The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen." Its criteria were that the movies had to be made since 1991 and somehow under-viewed or under-appreciated. You can see the article here, but this list on IMDB is much more user-friendly. Read more [...]
This week on Djake Exploits the Attic, I'm going to review the 1980 Italian "infected people" (don't call them zombies) gorefest, Nightmare City. Directed by Umberto Lenzi, infamously known for his Cannibal Holocaust rip-off, Cannibal Ferox (aka Make Them Die Slowly), and starring Hugo Stiglitz ("everyone in the German Army has heard of Hugo Stiglitz"), a Mexican actor who moved to Italy in the 70s to make exploitation flicks. The story is fairly simple: a military plane carrying a famous scientist Read more [...]