This is a hysterical parody of MTV's insipid Super Sweet 16 television show. It's one of the funniest parodies I have ever seen. I forgot to credit the originator Scott Gairdner when I first published this.
I was on one of my favorite forums when someone posted a link to this Amy Winehouse parody. I watched and out of curiosity scrolled down to see who the actress (Christiana Speed) who played Amy was. Imagine my shock when it turned out to be someone from my hometown, Orcas Island. She and I actually were in a production of Psycho Beach Party back in '01 or '02 (I can't exactly remember).
It's weird to stumble upon this through non Orcas channels. But also it's pretty cool.
Despite the curiously exploitive way the studio promoted this film, Black Snake Moan is a good film. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson as Lazurus, a former blues player who is deeply religious. Christina Ricci plays Rae, a troubled, promiscuous girl beaten and left for dead on Lazurus' property.
Fearing that he would be blamed for her injuries, he nurses her back to health secretly. When he realizes the depths of just how disturbed Rae is, he decides that he cure her of her evils and chains her up in the house. Despite this odd start, the two begin to form a close bond.
I know the movie comes off as racist and sexist but it's anything but. There is an honesty and intensity to this film that surpasses a lot of the garbage that has been coming out of the cinema as late. Jackson and Ricci are amazing actors and they give their characters a depth and honesty that sparks on the screen.
The movie also stars Justin Timberlake as Rae's boyfriend Ronnie who deals with his own problems that rival Rae's.
This is a film that can't be missed. If you love intelligent scriptwriting, top notch acting, and some great blues music this is the film for you.
The adorable star of Juno and Hard Candy has signed on to play Jane Eyre in upcoming adaption. The BBC film will be produced by the same person who brought us The Other Boleyn Girl. No director has been attached as yet.
Even though I have seen countless versions of Jane Eyre, I am very interested in seeing this one. Ellen Page has usually played modern, wiser than her years type characters, so having her play a mousy 19th century governess will be a challenge.
If Page can nail this role then she will have her choice of roles and not be subjected to typecasting. No word yet on when this film will be released.
Update! This blog got mention on The Week Daily. I am so stoked. ;o) Click here if you want to check it out.
There are movies in this world that are so deliciously bad they're good, Zombie Strippers is one of them. Zombie Strippers is a fun and quirky film with some great political commentary hidden among the nudity and bloodshed.
The film begins in 2012, America is at war with practically everyone, Bush is on his 5th consecutive and fixed term, and public nudity has been outlawed. Due to the lack of soldiers, a chemo-virus has been invented to render keep the soldiers fighting, dead or alive. However the virus inadvertently gets released into an illegal strip club. The undead strippers learn that they become better and hotter dancers. The human strippers struggle with the desire to conform to the new fad and give up their humanity.
The cast includes adult film star Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund who is best known as playing the iconic Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare On Elm Street series. Englund is hysterical as the sleazy, opportunistic strip club owner. And say what you want about Jenna Jameson, the girl can act.
This is a film that does not take itself seriously. It's fun, B-Grade, a refreshing bit of cinematic junk food. It oddly has a Tarentino meets Starship Troopers (the movie) vibe to it which I enjoyed. If you are offended by gore, nudity, or just don't have the appreciation for "bad movies" this film isn't for you. However if my description hasn't turned you off the film I think you'll enjoy it.