Having fled my Evil Self from the Republic Serial Dimension, I take refuge inside the After Movie Diner and discuss two prime examples of 1970s SF goodness: Michael Crichton’s Westworld and Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. (That one with Donald Sutherland’s mustache.) Download, share, and enjoy.
In honor of a great man and his birthday we present the speech they should’ve told you about in school. Oh yes, I say it plain: this is “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence.” “And we are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”
Originally delivered at the Riverside Church, New York, New York, on April 4, 1967.
No, I’m not dead, I’m just on vacation, thousands of miles from my equipment and the numerous films on my To Review list. That’ll continue for (at least) the next eleven days.
In the meantime, enjoy this episode of the After Movie Diner podcast, in which host Jon Cross and I discuss three DIY superhero films you might’ve seen around here recently: Defendor, Super and my perennial favorite, Kick-Ass. And happy holidays.
Last week, I sat a spell in the After Movie Diner and discussed the always-hilarious topic of film Censorship with musician and podcast host Jon Cross.
Along the way we touched upon This Film is Not Yet Rated, The Last Days of the Boar, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Sam Sam Peckinpah’s Straw Dogs, That Damned Remake of Straw Dogs (recently released at the time), The Last Temptation of Christ, The Evil Dead, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and everything else in between.
Yeah, no Godzilla this week either. I suck. To make up for it, here’s someone else’s music video. If you like MC Chris, watch this. If you like Twin Peaks, watch this. But if you like editing, and if you fancy yourself an editor as well, watch this and take some fucking notes, because it’s brilliant.
Oh, and this should go without saying, but I never like to assume: if you’re screwing off at work, get yourself some headphones.
Insomnia and the hole in my head’s allowed me plenty of time to screw around this week. So here’s a little something-something I cut together, mostly just to see if I could and (hopefully) get a few laughs from you fine people. Consider it a video supplement for tomorrow’s review.
Well, I wrote a short story, published in the sixth issue of the online “weird” fiction magazine Arkham Tales, now available for download from Leucrota Press for less than a cup of coffee. And while you’re there, you should download the seventh issue as well. Not only will it painlessly whiten your teeth, studies from completely imaginary scientists have indicated it will also make you more attractive to your desired gender and potentially grant you immortal life. So the question becomes, “Who wants to live forever?”
And swing by here tomorrow, when we shall…*ahem*… kick-ass.
Reviews with swear words and sociopolitical analysis from David DeMoss