Friday, June 28, 2013
I promised the top cat of the house, who is a huge horror movie fan, that I would play this film tonight, because she loves it, despite that it's really, really low budget shlock in the first degree. It's her reward for putting up with a day "Peanut movies!"
|Weena Approved (which in this case, admittedly, doesn't mean much!)|
With The Peanut dropped off at his Goopy's, it's time from some adult animated action. First up is a space horror, with some very, very gnarly looking aliens in it. I've not seen this before, but it looks like a great place to start!
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With the sequel coming out next week, we'd thought we'd give this a whirl. It's new to the household, which Peanut doesn't really cotton to, he usually warms up to a new film after it's been played two or more times...but I've got the "it's so fluffy" ringtone on my phone...so, well everyone in the house is familiar with at least a little bit of the movie....not to mention annoyed to boot!
Friday, June 21, 2013
This is a Weena's choice. She loves this film! It sorta doesn't really make sense as a mystery, but what I like about it is all the snow. This is the first day of summer, and here in the drought stricken south it is not exactly a cause for real celebration. So bring on the snow...and the Adam Beach!
I know that Quentin Tarantino famously said last fall that he regards this as his "worst" film while he was making the rounds promoting Django Unchained; but I have to admit that it is actually one of my personal favorites of his. It has a great stripped down quality to it. It stars amongst a whole host of other people--including his favorite stunt woman Zoe Bell, who he wrote the film for--Rosario Dawson who is Seminole/Indeh (Apache)/Taino/Afro-Cubano & Irish. Tarantino himself, who shows up in the film as Warren the bartender, is of Tsalagi (Cherokee)/Irish/Italian heritage.
This Robert Rodriguez comedic crime thriller first made it's appearance as one of the fake trailers in Grindhouse the horror/crime double feature that he made with Quentin Tarantino. Of those four trailers, this is the only one to actually be made into a real film (hey! Eli Roth....where's your Thanksgiving slasher flick??). It stars Rodriguez's cousin Danny Trejo who is of Yoeme (Yaqui) descent (Danny's son Gilbert also makes an appearance). It also stars mestiza actresses Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez (no relation) and Chicano mestizo funny man Richard "Cheech" Marin...and a whole lot of Mexican and Tejano extras!
This zombie silliness stars Lou Diamond Phillips who is of Tsalagi (Cherokee)/Hawaiian/Filipino/Chinese/Irish/Scottish/Spanish AND Japanese decent....that's a lot of ancestors! Plus, the real Route 666 is located in Arizona just around the Navajo Reservation area.....and, well, this has "road zombies" too!! Not to mention that Gary Farmer has a bit part, serving up peyote tea.
This Jim Jarmusch film from 1995 not only revolves around a strange tale of the life of a very eccentric Native American, "Nobody," it also stars several actors with Native heritage in various roles (not all of them actually Native characters). Along with Gary Farmer, who plays Nobody and is Cayuga, it also stars Johnny Depp, as "William Blake," who has Tsalagi (Cherokee) & Dineh (Navajo) heritage. In bit roles are Billy Bob Thornton, who is part Choctaw, and Cree actresses Michelle Thrush as Nobody's Girlfriend (in fact, some of the lines in the film are in the Cree language).
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