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222. Hawk the Slayer (1980) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

18 Sep

Repeating magic crossbows, emotionless heroes, and gentle giants, oh my!  You voted for it.  We watched it, and then we got intoxicated and talked about it.  Feel our pain in this special LonCon3 editions of the British-produced Hawk the Slayer (1980)!

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Hawk the Slayer (1980)

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Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

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#25. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast

13 Sep

Space rodents, emo fanatics, and dancing Groots, oh my!  In her first episode as an official member of the crew, Rachael Acks joins Shaun, Paul, and David to discuss the smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Indy Genre: Holy Motors (2012)

12 Sep Holy Motors (2012)

Over the past several years, I’ve come to the conclusion that independent film is the place to search for the weird, fantastic, and creative. You know:  the stuff of our genre. This is where labors of love and concepts a little too off beat to soothe conservative investors end up, where storytelling gets pushed to its limits… at times unsuccessfully. And with generally smaller budgets, if these films succeed, it’s not because they’ve leaned on visual spectacle and slow-motion pyrotechnics as a distraction from the fact that it’s really just a story about a white dude’s biceps and the director’s inescapable misogyny.

Since this year’s Skiffy and Fanty theme is World SF, that dovetails perfectly with the hunt for smaller genre films. I hope you’re ready for subtitles. I promise, they won’t hurt a bit. We’re taking a ride on Holy Motors. Continue reading

Brief Thoughts on 47 Ronin

10 Sep 47 Ronin

So, I confess I tend to avoid films starring Keanu Reeves. He’s just not one of those actors I prefer (although, he doesn’t actively annoy me). Also, I studied Kendo, jujitsu, and enjoy things samurai-related. It appeals to my inner warrior, and hey, female samurai actually existed, as opposed to the European knights who were all male all the time (as far as we know). That said, the trailer for 47 Ronin instantly turned me off from the film. The reason why has everything to do with The Last Samurai, another movie I avoided in theaters but saw at home. The Last Samurai highlights the historically non-existent role of a white samurai from North America[1] who through his super powers of whiteness, American-ness, and dudeness attempts to save a group of samurai from progress — or something. Ugh. Just… ugggh. Continue reading

221. Nordic SF (LonCon3 Panel) w/ Tore Høie, Anna Davour, John-Henri Holmberg, Sini Neuvonen, and Marianna Leikomaa

10 Sep

Moomin, the Arctic Circle, and volcanoes, oh my!  In our first panel recording from LonCon3 / Worldcon, Tore Høie, Anna Davour, John-Henri Holmberg, Sini Neuvonen, and Marianna Leikomaa discuss sf/f from the Scandinavian countries.  ‘Nuff said.

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The Nordic Countries

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Torture Cinema Poll: What should we watch for September 2014?

31 Aug

You know the drill.  There’s that little poll thing.  Clicky click. Vote.

Go!  Choose wisely…

217. The Happening (2008) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

20 Aug

Trees, wind, and Marky Mark, oh my!  You picked it, and here we are talking about one of the worst horror films ever made — assuming, of course, we can classify it as horror.  Hell, it’s probably a better idea to call it a science comedy.  Or anti-science comedy.  Or just a crappy film.  You decide.

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Episode 217 — Download (MP3)

The Happening (2008)

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Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Cool Vibes” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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