This is my new favourite photo ever.
We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won’t allow them to write “fuck” on their airplanes because it’s obscene!Apocalypse Now
Had a dream that Beyoncé came over and snuggled in between me and Rhia on the couch as we watched Empire Strikes Back. I tried to take a selfie, but my phone didn’t work, so I cried. Then I woke up from my dream and cried again.
What is life?
Horror is the future. And you cannot be afraid. You must push everything to the absolute limit or else life will be boring. People will be boring. Horror is like a serpent; always shedding its skin, always changing. And it will always come back. It can’t be hidden away like the guilty secrets we try to keep in our subconscious.
favorite movies - by Dario Argento
Thank you so much for my birthday video! I think I must be the luckiest person ever, it means so much to be that you took time out me, it definitely made my day. And I do have the greatest boyfriend :) I want you to know that you are a massive inspiration for me, I am going into my honours year at university next year and being inspired after watching American Mary I plan to write my thesis on women film makers in horror. And we can't wait for all of your future projects, much much love !! xx
Thank you so much!! What a sweet message! You are so sweet and we are so happy that we were able to do a tiny little something to make you smile on your birthday!
Your BF is a total sweetie! If that ever changes, just let us know and we’ll hang him in a storage locker together ;)
We would LOVE to read your thesis when it’s done!
MUCH love to you! Don’t be a stranger now and send our bloody best to that cheeky little BF of yours and you, too! Cannot wait to return to Australia!!! XOXOX
The Soska Sisters think I’m great, so I must be pretty great.
Shows that I should probably get around to watching this year…
20, 31 and 35?
20. A Movie That Was Better Than The Book: The Road (2009, John Hillcoat) USA
Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Cormac McCarthy and having read at least five of his works, I think I can call myself a pretty big fan. The Road was a beautifully dark and engaging novel. I just disliked the fact that because the man and the boy had no name throughout the whole story, it was decided that every paragraph would read like “the boy this” and “the man that”. I know it’s only a minor factor, but the Hillcoat film adaptation obviously made it easier to overcome this slight annoyance. The Nick Cave & Warren Ellis score didn’t hurt either.
SIDE NOTE: No Country For Old Men is definitely better than the Coen Brother’s adaptation (not that their film was bad at all). I’m pretty sure if I remember correctly, the scene where Chigurh strangles the cop at the start of the film with his cuffs was a whole page and a bit in the book. Great stuff there.
31. Three Movies You’re Expecting Excitedly!
1. The Rover (2014, David Michôd) Australia
This year I’ve decided to watch 365 Australian films before the next and I think with films such as this and Wolf Creek 2 (a not-guilty-at-all pleasure) on the cusp of being released theatrically, I’m in for a good time. Guy Pearce (one of my favourites) and Robert Pattinson (who’s suddenly not the annoying gimp he was a year or two ago) star in a revenge flick set in the Australian outback, that’s surely going to be more gritty and maybe even as emotional as Animal Kingdom, Michôd's previous Australian gem.
2. Snap Shot (2014, Frankie Latina) USA
I probably speak about Frankie Latina’s “Modus Operandi” more than people think I should, but if you’d also been watching all 100+ exploitation/grindhouse throwbacks from the past ten years, looking for the perfect example, you’d understand why. Modus Operandi WAS that example. It’s just perfect down to the very last detail and then when you really think about it, he wasn’t even trying to imitate someone else’s art, he was doing his own thing with the homages on the side. It has to be seen to be believed. Snap Shot is his second feature film and I could not be more excited to see what this guy comes out with. Shame it probably won’t get an Australian theatrical release though…
3. Unforgiven (2013, Sang-Il Lee) Japan
Seeing that this film has come to theaters elsewhere but Australia is getting more frustrating by the hour, but I can certainly wait and see just how good this will turn out. It’s not every day you can imagine a film being remade, but with samurai swords and shit. Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” may just be the last truly great western and definitely somewhere on the top of the list for all time. If any country could get it right, I guess it’s Japan (anyone but America, really…). I’m also a sucker for snow in films that shouldn’t particularly have snow, or didn’t originally (Ilsa Tigress of Siberia, Red Sun and Lone Wolf & Cub: White Heaven In Hell are good examples), so that’s a huge plus.
35. A Movie That Shouldn’t Have Been Made: Dragonball: Evolution (2009, James Wong) USA
I don’t even know if I have to point this out. Before this film was even in talks, I thought “Dragonball: The Magic Begins” would be the worst adaptation of the original story. Boy was I wrong…
Today my parents took me to an antique store that was owned by a cat.
1. What was the last movie you watched on theaters?
2. What was the first movie you ever remember watching on theaters?
3. Top 5 movies
4. Top 5 directors
5. A favorite adapted movie
6. Your best experience on going to the movies
7. A guilty pleasure
8. An overrated movie
9. An underrated movie
10. A movie that not many have heard that you’ve seen
11. A movie you watched mainly for an actor
12. Top 5 actors
13. Top 5 actresses
14. VHS, DVD or Blu-Ray?
15. Favorite Disney movie
16. A tearjerker
17. A movie that you know its bad but you can’t help but love it
18. Favorite Movie Soundtrack
19. Favorite quote from a movie
20. A movie that was better than the book
21. First adult film you watched
22. A kids movie you always watch
23. Favorite Science Fiction movie
24. Favorite Comedy
25. Favorite Fantasy
26. Favorite Love Story
27. A movie you hate
28. Favorite animated movie
29. A movie from your favorite director you didn’t like
30. Favorite comic book movie
31. 3 movies you’re expecting excitedly!
32. A book you read for a movie
33. Favorite Musical
34. Favorite fictional character
35. A movie you wished they never made
It’s my birthday today and my cousin sent me this video.
007/365 Australian Films: “Saw” (2003, James Wan) ✮✮✮
"Congratulations, David, you are still alive, most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not anymore "
006/365 Australian Films: “Dead Calm” (1989, Phillip Noyce) ✮✮✮½
"What about those people? There wasn’t any food poisoning, was there?"