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The Cat Piano

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2009 by Sahkmet

The Cat Piano.

This animated short deserves it’s many awards. Like noir and styled animation of anthropomorphic cats singing and adventure? Or you don’t even have to like all of the following. Just enjoy, because I did, and it’s definitely of the amazing merit.

The Cat Piano.

Blade Runner. Considered one of the Greatest Films of All Time.

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2009 by Sahkmet

Blade Runner. I watched it once as a kid, some scenes of course scaring the hell out of me, making me question, what is death? What is naked people?

Last night in dad’s reverie of late-late night, he put on the Laserdisc Directors Cut of Bladerunner, the version director Ridley Scott REALLY wanted.

Known as ‘future-noir’, this cult-based work is more and more being recognizied as a masterpiece of quality, vision, story, art and morals. I was blown away again at watching it.

I still have yet to fully comprehend, enough, to tell you. I just want to let everyone know, this movie will be remembered in generations to come as amoungst the best and historical of film.

I…I can barely describe it. It’s plot, it’s setting…the cinematography and light, dialouge, acting, and subtle surprises…endings you don’t expect.

Do yourself a favor. Watch the Director’s Cut. And be blown away.

IMDB article and a much better summary of the philisophical themes and elements.

Official Page.

Three Cheers for Dad’s Editing Skills.

Posted in Life Updates, News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2009 by Sahkmet

Only a few of you may know, but my dad does the monthly newsletter for the Redford Theatre, promoting around the town theater-organ concerts, articles, reports on the classic movies that we show, and other fun things.
My dad has also, taking all day, finally learned with his software to download from tape form his video camera, into the computer, into a DVD, and now he has learned to edit it like a primitive Windows Moviemaker and uploaded to Youtube. Ya-hoo!

The Redford Theatre is a restored classic moviehouse from the late 1920’s. All volunteers. Lobby piano *me, part time Nancy and the guy seen in the video only does the Stooges* and theater organ *not church organ* play before the film! We show classics from musicals, to Silent films, to more modern fare at best on original film. Examples include Singing in the Rain, Terminator, Labyrinth, Buster Keaton, Nosferatu, Vincent Price, Karate Kid… If you’re in the area *it’s located outside of Detroit* this is a surely fun place! Most tickets are only $4! Popcorn with real butter! Immense amounts of candy and even homebaked cookies! The theatre with an asian decor! Atmospheric, and showing cartoons.

For more information, go here to the offical website.

Movie Scripts Galore!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on April 6, 2009 by Sahkmet

Ever wanted to find out what the first draft for your favorite films were? What about the second or the final? Now you can! Thanks to my sleuthing you can find draft scripts form many movies, from modern to the obscure. Even Labyrinth, I Am Legend, Alien, Leprechaun, and many more!

Many of you will be surprised at what goes into a film, and original ideas.

Movie-Page.com: Scripts.

Nosferatu 1979

Posted in Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2009 by Sahkmet

Nosferatu The Vampyre, or in the original German Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht. 1979 remake of the horror silent classic Nosferatu.


Today, being home alone, I decided to finally utilize my time and popped in the VHS tape of the English dubbed version of this movie into the VHS player and watch this version of my favorite horror Nosferatu. Sure, I got what I expected but also what I did not expect and a very unique approach to the camera work.

Because of so many opinions about this particular German/French movie, I shall give you small review-points for selected movie-goer viewpoints:

Vampire/Gothic movie counisurr: The film fulfills it’s purpose of using the vampire-temptlate in a state of purpose as vampires were intended: evil creatures of the night, former living, filled with the lust for blood and sexual desires, intelligence and supernatural powers, and the yearning and story of wishing for death as an immortal and the sacrifices of being undead. I would recommened this movie for giving a most perfect story outlining the true basis of vampires.

Viewers who are comparing this to the original: This film takes much artistic liberties at times in the film. It elaborates very nicely the original scenes, while ommiting many, changing their importances and sometimes seem to rush it. This constantly displaces these types of viewers, not to mention the plot of some characters into something not from the movie. *i.e. staking the vampire added in and a few smaller scenes, while Harker’s surprise ending and the loss of the chase-scene for Renfield.* This is definitly an interpretation, emulating and moving in a different direction than the first one. Fans will also really, really appreciate the erotic blood drinking scene. I garuntee it.

Movie-going people: This film has some somewhat questionable editing of the scenes, confusing a little and seemed displaced. However it looks like you have to be in the right frame of mind to call it ‘very good cinematography’. The music is very, very 70’s.Other than all this the setting is gray, eerie, creepy and gothic.

Twilight fans: This film will either make your shallow minds hate it because you don’t understand…or will open them up to a newer and more mature, serious light for what the word ‘vampire’ really means. It’s way more than just a sparkily pretty boy. In real folklore, they were downright ugly at times. And killed you. They were like animals. And no sparkles.

Well, I think that sums up most of the audience who would watch this besides average people.

Here are some links and clips to get your senses pumped for this whirlwind of a vampire film!

IMDB profile with offical information.

Klaus Kinski plays one hell of a Dracula.

Exclusive Information of the new Nightmare on Elm Street Movie.

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews, News Updates Other Than My Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2009 by Sahkmet

That’s right, you know that A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise? It’s getting a remake movie.

Freddy Krueger, the burn victim villain with the claws and the means to kill people in their sleep. 6 sequels, 1 non-offical movie and Freddy vs. Jason film in the early 2000’s. A cultural icon. A horrifying nightmare to some, entertainment to many, and a sexy bloody beast to some.

So far the plans going on of the remake, in filming, have been mixed. Sure, the latest horror-icon remake Friday the 13th wasn’t that bad! But remaking such a more humor and well-known faced character? Freddy is known for personality and his face played by Robert Englund: Now he’s getting new actor, a slightly different plot-line, and expected to loose any of his humor.

What I miss is that it seems this new Freddy won’t have a smile on his face. I prefer he does look sadistic but, if he’s kept stone-cold-evil I’ll have to cry. It would be a shame.

In fact…hey, it’s looking good! EVIL. FIREY. WOAH MAN.

Jackie Earle Haley to play the new Freddy.

IMDB article on the Nightmare remake.

Have no clue what I’m talking about? Refer to this, the original movie that has spawned much sequels and franchise. I highly recommened this fun 80’s slasher flick!

The Saddest, Coolest and Thoughtprovoking Animation Yet

Posted in Fun Stuff, Movie Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2009 by Sahkmet

I give you, utter musical beauty and a meaningful animated clip.

Here is the beautiful ending of the French animated film Le Roi et l’oiseau, *The King and the Mockingbird.* I was lucky to watch the movie when it was on youtube, but no more. I highly suggest watching this masterpiece. It took several decades to make, has a beautiful score, and an anti-tyrannism message.

Who says cartoons are not works of art?