Everyone who knows me, knows that I am one of the biggest 80′s fans out there. It was my time, my Generation, & oh, what fun we had! In the year 1981, it was an interesting time for films. JAWS and STAR WARS ruled the 70′s, and with EMPIRE STRIKES BACK taking over as the biggest film of 1980, the 80′s were off to a good start and it would only get better! In 1981, in the world of Horror films, there was basically one thing that ruled the box office: slasher films!
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Where to begin… It is hard to believe it has been 50 years since the Master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, showed us that it’s not always safe to take a shower. To never stop at a motel in the middle of nowhere. That a boys best friend is his mother. And that he can scare the crap out of us even 50 years later! THAT is pure genesis that will never be duplicated again. Call it, lightning in a bottle. The man himself inspired film makers for generations. His style of horror film & storytelling inspired us. He changed the way we look at horror films forever and in my oppinion, very few could be put in the same league as Psycho.
Summer has started months ago. There is one tradition that I do this time of the year as a personal way of kicking off the best season of the year and that is, I watch the Classic film Jaws. When you think of the 1970′s, many things come to mind. Such as the Vietnam war, pet rocks, hot rods, cool music (well, some of it was), horrible fashions and hair. There was also some of the Best films we’ve ever made come out of the 70′s: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Star Wars, Satuday Night Fever, Grease and many others. However, there is one that started the trend of Summer Block Busters that was a little film about a big, big shark. That Classic film is Jaws.
Inventory is directed by F.C. Rabbath and stars Laura Johnson and Owen Provenschen. The story takes place in the back alley’s of the busy city. A young business woman (Johnson), is talking away on her cell phone about her work. Very busy and sidetracked, she doesn’t realize the strange homeless man (Provenschen) sitting in the alley watching her. He smiles knowing this just might be his next “victim”.
Pinocchio 964 narra di un sexandroide che è stato progettato per soddisfare le voglie erotiche di signore benestanti ma che, date le scarse prestazioni, viene abbandonato. Girovagando per il Giappone, Pinocchio trova Himiko, una ragazza che ha perso la memoria e che nasconde un segreto tremendo. Nel frattempo coloro che hanno progettato l’androide decidono di cercarlo per eliminarlo ma non sanno che l’automa, educato da Himiko, inizia a familiarizzare con i sentimenti umani e adesso desidera vendetta.
This is a strange tale about a young man who is at a bar. He seems upset and maybe have been crying. There are many flashes & flashbacks of different things racing through his mind. Images & drug use. Even possible nightmares. Suddenly, he wakes up in bed in his own room at his home. Out of it & confused, he get’s up to make a phone call on his cell phone. However, the cell phone doesn’t seem to work.
This film is very … mis-read. Ricci play’s Rae, a MAJOR sex-addict that is pure white trailer trash, living in the South, & is a wild child with NO remorse AT ALL of what she does or with whom. After a wild drunkin party, Rae is found beaten nearly to death and discovered by the side of the road by a Southern blues musician; Lazarus(played by Samual Jackson). He takes her in & to help her, but once he realizes her sex-addict illness, he chains her up so he can keep her there to redeem her to a normal life.
This is a very quick film but affective. It begins with two young Asian brothers in a back alley: the younger brother is weak and can’t take care of his problems, so the older brother steps in and takes care of it for him. In front of them is a man, tied and gagged. The older brother says he’ll have to handle his own problems on his own and pulls the trigger.
Everybody knows how much I love what I do when it comes to writing and talking about films. However, once in awhile, a film comes along that takes me by surprise and I get very excited about it and can’t wait to tell somebody..anybody! This is one of those films. Most importantly, my wife is a little tougher about films than I am. She didn’t want to see this, but I told her those golden words, “Trust me”. And well, she’s glad she did. Another thing I love about telling you about this film is, it wasn’t a big blockbuster. Wasn’t a sequel, a remake, or a disappointment.
This short film has an interesting story to it. It is about a young teenager who walks past a playground one day by himself. When he does, he hears strange voices, laughter, and there’s nothing there. One day, he walks by and he see’s a man and woman playing and swinging having a fun time. The man get’s angry at the woman and pick’s up an ax from where he has hidden it and kill’s the woman. The young teenager is shocked and frightened of the sight of this. He runs home to forget what he saw. Later, curiousity get’s the best of him and he goes back, this time it’s see’s a man burying a dead woman. He run’s away back home. He goes again, a group of mean guys are beating up on what appears as a gay man and then kill’s him.