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October 31, 2015

Movie Review: Some Kind of Hate (2015)


Reviewed By: James D.

Let’s be fair, 2015 has not been a stellar year for horror films. Some Kind of Hate, I feel is here to change all that. What It Follows promised to deliver but ultimately failed upon is what Some Kind of Hate delivers and keeps on delivering. In horror, when we hear words like “originality” and “ cutting edge”, we are always fearful of a film that is going to get so over-hyped that when we do get to see it our expectations are going to be so high that the film may not live up to it. Some Kind of Hate is a film that took a simple concept and really transformed it into quite frankly a very effective and unique film.

 The film opens with Lincoln Taggert who is that kid in school who is both troubled and does not fit in. He is constantly bullied and one day decides to defend himself. He gets in trouble and is sent to this reform program in the middle of nowhere with other troubled kids. When he gets there he meets a girl who he takes a liking to who is just as messed up as he is. He also meets a group of bullies like the ones who haunted him at school. They hear from Lincoln’s roommate that when he gets mad he gets violent, so they want to test him to see the violent side come out. Lincoln want to be left alone and just do his stint and go back home.

October 30, 2015

Movie Review: The Lazarus Effect (2015)

David Gelb directs this film about medical students who have found a way to bring the dead back to life.  This isn't a zombie film like Re-Animator since the dead come back fully functional, or so it seems.

The Lazarus formula had been in development for quite some time when there is finally a breakthrough in their testing.  Animals were the first subjects and when it finally worked, the results came as quite a surprise.  The formula not only brings the dog Rocky back to life there seem to be some unexpected side effects.  The Lazarus formula is put to the test later in the film when an unfortunate accident puts a friend in death's way.

Dream sequences lead you into a backstory that helps put the film together and expound on the motivation behind Olivia Wilde's character Zoe.  The limited amount of people in the cast really helps this movie as, with only an hour and twenty three minutes of run time, you have just enough time to get who they are and why they are important in their respective roles.

October 29, 2015

Movie Review: Hot Chicks Big Fangs 2 (Digital Playground - 2015)

Reviewed by: Rick L. Blalock - October 29, 2015

Starring :

Anna Bell Peaks
Chanel Preston
Dillion Harper
Janice Griffith
Jessica Jaymes
Jillian Janson
Mia Malkova
Nikki Benz
Nina Elle
Riley Reid
Chad White
Damon Dice
Danny Mountain
Keiran Lee
Ryan Driller
Ryan McLane

Synopsis
The curvaceously dangerous Nikki Benz is the leader of a house full of horny vampires. Immortality has given these ladies an incredible thirst for blood and an insatiable appetite for sex! They have been preying on men for centuries and continue to create schemes to lure their victims into their lair. This year, the ladies host a spooky Halloween party that will supply plenty of men to feast on, with a big orgy surprise at the end of the night!

(Runtime - 2 hr. 35 mins.)

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Digital Playground's Halloween treat for this year, is a sequel to the 2013 production, HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS. In HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS 2, Nikki Benz takes over for Bonnie Rotten, as the leader of the "Sorority of Bloodsuckers", a group of girls, who are secretly vampires. As Nikki says, there is only one thing that rivals their thirst for blood, and that's their hunger for cock! As Nikki oversees these beautiful women, she upholds the rule, that they should never let their secret be known. And in sticking to the rules, they usually lure people to the house, or hope that they come to them. Last time out, an all female house party drew a trio of helpless men in, and this year, Nikki is hoping that history will repeat itself, except, this time on a much bigger scale. So they throw another grand sex party, only this time, they have taken out ads in the local paper, as well as posted about the bash on the website, "Adam's List". The advertising seems to have worked, as the party draws a huge assortment of guests, which of course gives the girls the opportunity to take their pick. As they often do once inside the house, this year, a number of men fall victim to Nikki and her girls. The night eventually comes to a close in the form of an orgy, in which Nikki initiates the new girls of the house into the art of fucking, and killing for blood!

Prior to going in to review this film, I thought that I had better go back and view the first film, so of course I did(I mean, who wouldn't? After all, it does feature the sexy Bonnie Rotten as the lead vamp). HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS was a pretty good film, but I must admit that its follow-up, HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS 2, is even better, in just about ever way imaginable.

The production value, which was great before, but here is even better. And when it comes to overall story, it has a little more creativity to it. While it isn't an elaborate one, the story here has more to it than the previous one. Last time, three guys have their car break down, and from there are lured by Bonnie to the house, where an all female Halloween house party is taking place. In this film, while the premise is nearly the same, I liked the idea of the elaboration of the idea that the girls would rather not hunt their "food" out in the open, but rather keep things familiar, by doing all of their dirty deeds in their sanctuary. Also, the idea that they go as far as to advertise their party both in the newspaper and online, gives the film a little tinge of comedy. Also better in the film, are of course are the girls themselves. There are more of them, and all of them, hot. Not to mention that a few of my favorites are included. Favorites such as Riley Reid, Chanel Preston, Jillian Janson, and a new favorite, whom I was introduced to during my recent review of LOVE SEX & TV NEWS, Janice Griffith. And beyond those I was already familiar with,HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS 2 introduces me to performers Nina Elle and Anna Bell Peaks. So as far as hot chicks go, the title of the film is absolutely correct - they are indeed hot. Another good thing is that, also hot, are the films 6 sex scenes. All of them are great, and all of them are full of hot action from the performers. The sex scenes in the film, basically come one after the other, but not to worry, as not one of them are boring. They're all of quality with something good to say about each. While I did enjoy all of them, I especially liked the scene with Chanel Preston and Chad White, as well as the scene with Janice Griffith and Damon Dice. The latter scene had a great location - a huge walk in shower area, in which Griffith and Dice use to nice effect. The scene also features some pretty hot standing cowgirl that was nice to see. Another thing that is worth mentioning is that during the film's concluding orgy, the sexy Jillian Janson comes to a squirting orgasm while riding Ryan Driller. But with that said, there is a lot to enjoy here, as I haven't even mentioned it all.

Overall, although I personally feel that the title is a little corny, the film that is HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS 2, is actually a really good film. With a fun story that has elements of both Horror and comedy, as well as hot sex, the film is a real holiday winner, as any unevenness it may have is balanced out by the film's totally worthwhile sex scenes. I recommend it.

HOT CHICKS BIG FANGS 2 is available on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as on Digital Playground's website. Click the following link, to sign up at digitalplayground.com for a discounted rate!

My score : 8/10

Sex scene breakdown

Scene 1 : Jessica Jaymes and Small Hands
To kick off the sex in the film, Small Hands(yes that is his stage name), is a church missionary who has come to the door to spread the word of God, but ends up spreading Jessica Jaymes' legs instead. The two begin kissing on the couch before Jessica begins to suck him off. Jessica then sits on Small Hands' cock for some reverse cowgirl, which gives us a nice view of her pussy piercing. Jaymes rubs herself as hands pounds away. They then transition to spoon. Hands then slips it in while in missionary and steadily pounds away at Jessica's hole, as she screams with delight. Jaymes returns the favor by giving him a sloppy blowjob, and also sucking his balls. The action then turns to traditional cowgirl as the bounce away on the leather couch. After taking it hard and deep in the position, Small Hands then bends Jessica over for some doggy. The action is fast and hard. Next they are back in missionary, where Jaymes continues to get it hard. This leads Small Hands to eventually cm or Jessica's face. As he fangs come out to play, Jessica is quick to welcome the God-fearing saint to the dark side, as she proceeds to feed on him.

Scene 2 : Dillion Harper, Mia Malkova and Danny Mountain
The next scene takes place when Dillion Harper and Mia Malkova offer to give party guest, Danny Mountain a tour of their house. The tour ends up on a couch out back. Of course all begin kissing and caressing, before undressing. Mia is first to suck on Danny, as Mia quickly joins in as the two share. Dillion is first to hop on is cowgirl as Mia encourages, before going in to taste Dillion's pussy. As the action continues, Dillion begins to suck Mia's tits while she is being pounded hard. Mia eventually returns the favor. After getting a little tongue in 69, Mia finally gets some of Danny's cock in spoon, as she eats Mia's pussy. Both girls get in the doggy position, where Danny takes Dillion hard, as Dillion licks and sucks Mia's pussy. The action then switches, as Mia gets it from Danny - Dillion, lays on her back and spreads. Danny then takes Dillion into missionary, as Mia rubs Dillion, as she munches on Mia. The action ends with Danny pulling out and releasing into Mia's awaiting mouth. The scene comes to a close when the girls pin Danny down and viciously feed upon him.

Scene 3 : Chanel Preston and Chad White
Next up, Chanel Preston meets a nerdy house guest, complete with glasses, and a nerdy voice, portrayed by Chad White. Chanel makes it her personal mission to rid the guy of his nerdiness, This leads them to a nearby bedroom. where Chanel seduces White, pushing him onto the bed. In her pursuit in showing White the ways of the "real man", she begins to suck and stroke the nerd's cock, and rub it between her tits. White follows up by licking and tonguing Chanel's pussy and ass, before sticking it in. After hitting it fast and hard, white does the same as he takes her in cowgirl, as his balls slam against her nice ass. The action briefly turns to 69, before Chanel hops back on for reverse cowgirl. As White's balls slam into her clit, the position gives us a nice open view of Chanel's pretty pussy. The two then go into doggy as the action continues. Chanel then again spreads for some hard missionary. A nice overhead shot, then gives a nice view of White's cum shot. However although White has now been changed into a real man due to the experience, unfortunately, Chanel does some "changing" of her very own, as she swoops in and acts Chad after the sex.

Scene 4 : Janice Griffith and Damon Dice 
Next up, Damon Dice is a house guest waiting in line at the restroom. This is where temptress Janice Griffith meets him, and invites him to use her personal bathroom. After her relieves himself, she seduces him there, as the two go at it. As she turns on the shower Janice goes after Damon's dick, as she sucks him deep, and licks his balls. As water fills the shower, Dice lays Janice back to finger her pussy, as she continues to suck. Dice then pushes her against the wall, and bends her over, as he fingers her snatch, before sticking it in. He slams her hard from this position, before the action leads him to hoist her of the ground, as she pushes against the wall. The two them both take to the floor in spoon, that turns into missionary. Missionary transitions to some hard cowgirl, Dice chokes her as he slams it into her, the action ranges from hard to bouncy, ans the position eventually reverses. Janice proceeds to clam her pussy into his dick, before Dice takes charge. This then leads to some standing cowgirl, as Dice hoists her up. The action is hard, which leads Dice to come in Griffith's mouth. And then of course, Janice then takes him down as she feeds on Dice.

Scene 5 : Nina Elle and Ryan McLane
Nina Elle catches the eye of party going Ryan McLane, as the two meet up in the kitchen and quickly get to work. Ryan goes down on Nina, who takes to the counter top. Nia sucks Ryan off, before she's back to the counter and he's slamming her in missionary. After, Nina sucks some more, before Ryan bends her over for some doggy. After doggy, Ryan then fucks Nina's big tits, before Nina positions to take it in cowgirl. The action is hard and heavy and it leads to Ryan cumming on Nina's tongue, as she takes it in. Following the sex, Ryan also finds himself unlucky, as Nia feeds. After she is scolded by Chanel, for being so sloppy, in fear that others might have seen her activity.

Scene 6 : Anna Bell Peaks, Jillian Janson, Nikki Benz, Riley Reid, Keiran Lee, Ryan Driller
The final scene is an orgy, which takes place, when Nikki's new girls, Anna Bell, Jillian, and Riley, join her as this treat the party's VIP guests to a special treat, of the sexual kind. The VIPs, Kieran and Ryan are treated to the grand finale as every one is set in motion. Jillian and Riley work on Kieran, as Anna Bell and Nikki on Ryan. as Jillian strips down, Kieran eats Riley's bully, meanwhile Ryan takes Anna Bell in doggy, Jillian also like Anna Bell, eventually takes cowgirl. Ryan takes Nikki in reverse cowgirl. On the left, petite Rile mounts in cowgirl, as her cute as bouces, while Kieran eats Jillian. Nikki and Anna switch out as Anna Bell does reverse cowgirl as her pierced big tits bounce. Several pairing changes as the participants alternate with one another. A key moment is the squirting orgasm of Janson, who gets it from porn Superman himself, Ryan Driller.



Movie Review: Vampyros Lesbos (1971)


I’ve actually heard quite a bit about this film, mostly from my male friends. So when it arrived I was rather excited to be able to view it myself! Imagine my disappointment, though, when it turned out to be a bootleg copy that had been edited to all hell so none of the tasty bits were left in. The only way I know that for sure is when I went to find stills to include in this review, there were a SHIT TON of pics of scenes with the same actresses (Soledad Miranda and Ewa Stromberg *rowr*) all naked and awesome but were NOT in the movie I just watched.

*all the pouting*

Vampyros Lesbos begins with a banal voice over about Princess Nadia being locked up by her husband, Prince Oskudar, centuries earlier. When her attendants all begin to die off, and she gets stronger after each one, we realize something is amiss with our beautiful royalty. Then one day she disappears.

Next thing we know, we are in modern times and hear Alice explaining to her therapist about the strange dream she keeps having every night. A woman’s voice calls to her over and over while a strange amalgamation of images flash by: a scorpion, a trapped butterfly, a soaring kite. Though the dream terrifies her, she feels compelled by the voice and longs to find the source.

October 28, 2015

Movie Review: PREY FOR THE DYING (Digital Playground - 2014)

Reviewed by: Rick L. Blalock - October 28, 2015

Starring :
Chloe Amour
Jayden James
Karlie Montana
Mia Malkova
Nikki Benz
Stevie Shae
Danny Mountain
Erik Everhard
Keiran Lee

Synopsis
Six people are invited by the spirits of a haunted house to participate in a gamble for their lives in exchange of one million dollars! These young and horny fools don’t have a clue what gore is in store, as they embark on this scary venture around the house. They separate in pairs to find an exit, but as fear lingers, it hauntingly arouses them. Each lecherous couple screw away their fears and reach their most intense orgasm before the heinous acts of the night begin!

(Runtime - 2 hr. 11 mins.)
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Well since Halloween is upon us at week's end, I thought what better way to celebrate the season than with some Halloween themed porn!? And while the good folks at Digital Playground may have released this film at this time last year, as it turns out, their film PREY FOR THE DYING is suitable for any Halloween season.

As the story goes, the old house, which is now owned by a rather mysterious woman, who calls herself Ms. Lou Cifer(get it?), has a rather haunting past. The legend states that the house was once owned by a beautiful woman and her husband. One day the couple returned home to find that two men had broken into the house while they were away. The night ended badly for the couple, as the two intruders first killed the husband, and then proceeded to take turns raping her. Her cries for help were indeed heard, yet no one bothered to help. The reason? Everyone believed that the woman of the house was a witch. And because of this, the men, along with the townspeople, proceeded to burn her alive. In the years since the incident, the legend continues to state, that the property has been haunted ever since, and those that have dared to enter the house on Halloween, have never been seen again.

October 26, 2015

Movie Review: In the Land of Cannibals (2004)

Again, I have been absent too long from the CHC universe. I have a sizable stack of nothing but gems, I’m sure, to work my way through just for you people. You shall miss my snark no more!

My return is heralded by a juicy little morsel about cannibals in the jungle. Now, I’ve never seen Cannibal Holocaust so I can’t do a compare/contrast. I know...I’m disappointed in me, too.

In the Land of Cannibals begins with a troupe of commandos flying into the jungles of Brazil (via the Philippines) on a search and rescue mission. Some random General’s daughter went missing on some vague trip to the area earlier. So our merry band of Army brats is here to save the day. I guess. They seem rather inept to me.

With the help of a local guide (Romero) and his native scout (Isaiah), the group sets out to find Sarah Armstrong and anyone else from the original group that might still be alive. They have to worry about the People of the Lake, though, an indigenous tribe of cannibals. No on has ever seen them, of course, or if they have they didn’t live to tell the tale (so who exactly tells the tales about them?).

Luckily they have a prisoner from another local tribe - not cannibals but they DO eat people as part of some ritual (doesn’t that make them cannibals?). They use him to find his village where they might learn about the People of the Lake. But not before stumbling across a guy performing a ritual on his unfaithful wife (read: mutilating her genitalia, gutting her, then eating her uterus). I think I blacked out a little after that bit.

ANYWAY

October 22, 2015

Movie Review: Farmer's Daughters (1976) (Impulse Pictures/Synapse Films)

Reviewed by: Rick L. Blalock - October 22, 2015

Starring :                                                           
Gloria Leonard
Susan McBain
Nancy Dare 
Marlene Willoughby
John Black
Spalding Gray
Philip Marlowe
Zebedy Colt
Bill Cort
Synopsis
An innocent afternoon of spying on their parents having sex (and then forcibly sexually assaulting the farm hand) turns even more vile for three daughters when escaped convicts pick their farm to hide from the cops! A horrifying, hardcore afternoon of assault, torture and incest follows as the convicts take advantage of the entire family, culminating in a shocking, perverted game of “Simon Says” and a weirdly mixed and edited final montage. This film is the very definition of “hardcore,” and one of the most eyebrow raising films in the Impulse Pictures library!
(Runtime - 61 minutes)
Will be released on DVD on November 10, 2015 (Impulse Pictures/Synapse Films)

October 16, 2015

Movie Review: CONFESSIONS OF A SEX SURROGATE VOL. 1 (Adam & Eve Pictures/Evil Angel Productons - 2015)

Reviewed by: Rick L. Blalock - October 15, 2015
Starring :
Chad Alva
Richie Calhoun
Jay Taylor
Jenna Ivory
Ela Darling
Riley Reynolds
Kasey Warner
Katrina Jade
Synopsis
At the Cassidy Center for Sex Surrogacy, sex is both business and pleasure! These sexy surrogates not only help their clients with taboo bedroom issues, they also cheerfully hook up with each other and plenty of steamy friends.
(Runtime - 107 minutes)
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Directed by Alexandra Silk, CONFESSIONS OF A SEX SURROGATE VOL. 1, tells the story of the Cassidy Center, an institution out of Southern California, that exists to help out clients who suffer from a variety of sexual short comings. Topics, which range from the likes of erectile dysfunction, to premature ejaculation - the Cassidy Center, covers it all. Headed by Katy Cassidy, her team includes; Sexologist, Dr. Mark Hill, sex toy specialist, Bobby Lane, and sex specialists, Lindsay Sterling and Deborah Whitehurst, Together, they work out problems for a number of others. But not without getting out a few sexual kinks, of their own!. The film goes on to detail the daily proceedings of the Cassidy Center, and its employees, both on, and off the clock.

Movie Review: LOVE, SEX & TV NEWS (Adam & Eve Pictures - 2015)

Reviewed by: Rick L. Blalock - October 14, 2015


Starring :

Sarah Vandella
Carmen Caliente
Capri Cavanni
Skin Diamond
Janice Griffith
Nick Manning
Alec Knight
Seth Gamble
Kurt Lockwood

Synopsis


When a struggling TV reporter (Sarah Vandella) decides to switch places with a high-end escort (Skin Diamond), she never expected to enjoy it or that the escort would try to ruin her life!

(Runtime - 119 minutes)

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In this porn parody from award winning Director, Will Ryder, LOVE, SEX & TV NEWS tells the story of News 10, a news station in California. News 10, used to be the number one station in the state, but in recent times, they have dropped down to the 3rd best news station. It just seems that all of the other stations have one up on them. At the center of it all, is a young newswoman, by the name of Maggie McCormick. Maggie, is someone who believes that she is the hardest working woman in news, and as proof of her dedication, she hasn't had sex for 14 months. She's just been too busy. So, with ratings declining, not only is she frustrated over the thriving of her competition, she is sexually frustrated as well. But that doesn't stop hard working Maggie from constantly trying to come up with stories that might improve the station, and hopefully bring it back to prominence. That is when she eventually comes up with her breakthrough story idea. Amid a prostitution scandal involving one of California's Mayors, Maggie comes up with the idea of doing a story, that is centered around the art of prostitution. And what better way to do it, than to go "deeply" undercover, while getting under the covers? Maggie does just that when she agrees to switch places with a high end escort named Hope, who herself, has aspirations to become a newscaster. Initially, the shy and timid Maggie, feels that she is doing it, simply for the good of the story(and the station), but after a while of assuming the role, she comes to realize that she is beginning to like it much more, as she continues to gather enough juicy "evidence", to ensure that her story is a hit. Thus saving her beloved station.


October 9, 2015

Movie Review: Chasing the Muse (2015)

Reviewed By: James DePaolo

Chasing the Muse is a really odd film to try and get behind. I am not familiar with Jean-Francois Davy, so I was excited to see what he was about and what he could offer. Davy has been around the scene for almost as long as I have been alive; his form of porn is a slant on humor which seems like an exploration into the female being more than celebrating the aspect of nudity. The first film I watched was the title of this film, Chasing the Muse.

It is basically an X rated documentary that also comes with his 1974 so called classic Exhibition. As you can assume Chasing the Muse follows Davy now in his 70’s looking for the next star for his upcoming film. Before Deep Throat and Taboo would shatter records in porn business, Exhibition was the film that was the first porn so- called blockbuster. (This is all in France alone) His life story is about all the women he has filmed and finally being the star himself which when he does talk, he just does not interest me. He seems to be knowledgeably but really does not radiate a personality that keeps me engaged with wanting to know more. He seems very picky in his choosing which I assume most porn directors are, but why Kitty. She to me was just not the beauty I was expecting and she is even more bland and juvenile acting than I expected. This is another letdown in the terms of a documentary that focuses on either porn or the people behind it.

David Cronenberg: A Halloween Love Letter



It’s important, in the discussion of Halloween (the season of gore), to acknowledge those individuals that have, truly, made a lasting impression on the visceral art of gore. We would be remiss without looking up. Not skyward, mind you, no self-respecting gore meister would go that direction, but more North. Canada, to be exact. There, among the socialized medicine, seventeen-year-old drinking age and football end zones the size of island continents dwells the oft-overlooked king of the literate chunkblowers… David Cronenberg. His films have nauseated us for years, from the gritty and gory Rabid (1977) starring the late Marilyn Chambers through Jeff Goldblum’s star turn in The Fly (1986) and everything in-between, Mr. Cronenberg has sickened us, for the better, time and time again.

It’s important to note, though, that his penchant for the macabre, including his use of the wet stuff, is part of the theme of his films… it informs the social commentary. Cronenberg is not a master filmmaker, he is a master storyteller. In being a master storyteller, every one of his stories means something. All of it has a message and a theme and, thankfully for us, he chooses to express that theme using some of the most disturbingly metaphorical gore scenes ever films. Metaphor. Wait a minute. Metaphor. Gore. Meta-Gore… is that new? If that’s new, then I have dibs on it.

The proof, my dear friends, is available in high definition and 1080p for our enjoyment. Videodrome (1983) tells the sordid tale of James’ Woods descent into madness and a societies’ reliance on the television for truth. VHS won the war against Beta, and the war for Woods’ soul, as his body assimilated a video tape in one of the grossest scenes every shot in the early 1980s. Need more proof? Exploding heads are always fun and the best ones blew up all over the silver screen in 1981’s Scanners. Yep, Cronenberg.

October 6, 2015

Cinema Head Cheese: Podshort! - The Don Rickles TV Specials - Volume 1 (2015)

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October 4, 2015

Movie Review: Funny Lady (1975, Twilight Time)

Directed By Herbert Ross

Movie Review by Greg Goodsell

“Here, maybe this will keep you away from strange men,” Billy Rose Jimmy Caan), the harried husband of Broadway star Fanny Brice (who else -- Barbara Streisand) says as he hands her a wad of magazines to read before he departs on a business trip. “Are there any other kind?” Brice - Streisand replies without missing a beat. This is just one of the thousands of myriad pleasures had in Funny Lady, the 1975 sequel to Funny Girl in 1968, which introduced Streisand to an eternally grateful movie-going audience.

As the title implies, Funny Lady sees vaudevillian Brice as sadder and much wiser to the ways of the world. Dumped by her no-good first husband Nick Arnstein (the recently departed Omar Sharif), left with a daughter to raise alone, Brice is on shaky ground as Flo Ziegfeld closes the curtain on his latest production at the height of the Great Depression. Brash hustler Billy Rose (Caan) offers Brice his services to mount the lavish musical “Crazy Quilt” with her in the lead. An inexperienced producer, the over-produced spectacle (which includes a live buffalo!) flops terribly – until Brice wises Caan to showmanship. They retool the show, and it’s a big hit. Wedding bells ring for Brice and Rose, but life is complicated …

Where to begin? Knockout musical production numbers, lavish costumes and sets, hilarious routines – and not a misstep found anywhere. Along with Singin’ in the Rain (1951) Funny Lady can be recommended to those who don’t necessarily like musicals.   

October 1, 2015

Interracial Sex Havoc #10: 1991 – 1995

The Interracial Sex Havoc project is a reviews selection of films that contain at least one interracial sex scene. I am focusing on regular films (both independent and major studios’ productions), but select adult films are also included (there are tens of thousands of interracial sex scenes out there so it is impossible for one person to watch all of them – although I suspect that I’ve seen more than any sane person on earth). The present chapter is about movies released from 1991 to 1995. Many goodies are presented, including an Oliver Stone film and an Al Pacino flick. So, enjoy what is the present column’s longest chapter yet!

Introduction on Categorizing

Each month when I’m trying to make a choice of what interracial adult films I will include in my research, I find it peculiar that it is so easy to sort out what porn you want to watch with lists that divide the scenes in looks, ethnicities, sex acts, and whatnot. One would say that this is almost offensive. Then, I thought of what that is: Categorizing. And I thought of how useful this is with regular films. Because, simply put, when I browse the internet looking for a film, I like categorization. When I want to see horror, I want the rest of the stuff to be put aside. Heck, categorization goes back to Aristotle! I came to the conclusion that categorization is abusive only on dating sites and social media. I find it really cruel that corporations thought that we need to divide people by whatever means. Because, let’s face it, when you like or dislike someone, all those “options” are irrelevant.

The Reviews

Jungle Fever (1991)

A black man [Wesley Snipes, around the same time he was in King of New York (1990)] is happily married to a mixed race woman [Lonette McKee from Men of Honor (2000)] but he will soon find himself to a relationship with his white secretary [Annabella Sciorra from Cop Land (1997)].

What starts out as a film about sexual relationships (interracial ones at that), it then becomes much more; to be precise, a social commentary unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Writer/director Spike Lee delivered the most important ‘90s film on the subject, and it deservedly won several awards the world over. It is hands down the best film in the present list.

The cast is impressive too and it also includes Samuel Jackson [shortly after he did Def by Temptation (1990)], Halle Berry [almost a decade before X-Men (2000)], Tim Robbins [The Shawshank Redemption (1994)], and Anthony Quinn.

In Loving Color 1 (1992)

This is the porn parody of the same-titled Keenen Ivory Wayans TV show (1990 – 1994) which I have not seen. It consists of five sketches that don’t run for more than 20 minutes each (all divided by the same ‘spot’ that is repeated again and again), but still they feel lengthy.

Movie Review: "The Green Inferno" (2014; Blumhouse Tilt/Universal/High Top Releasing)

...as they said in that old cigarette commercial, 'you've come a long way, baby!!"...

...yes, indeed-ee, folks!! We've definitely come a long way, as far as an semblance of depiction of that oh-so taboo subject of unspeakable horror...that oh-so forbidden atrocity of human behavior...namely, the subversive and gut-wrenching concept of (...yeech!!) human cannibalism. Oh granted, in the past, we're toyed and danced around the ghastly activity, from a pop culture perspective...tempering the material with a certain overt and irreverent level of chuckle-able, knee-slapping humor. Surely, you remember those corny and stereotyped 'Looney Tunes"...the ones which had a helpless and clueless, jungle-entrenched Elmer Fudd, soaking in a big ol' black pot of steaming hot water, while a black-faced, grass-skirted primitive with bone through his nose, and sporting dreadlocks (...'onga-bonga-bonga, onga-bonga-bonga'), is cutting up carrots and potatoes into the bulbous cooking vessel. And a wayward-traveling Bugs Bunny, having taken that wrong turn at Albuquerque once again, burrows in at the last moment, and saves the day...as well as Elmer's skin, quite literally...

...and to that...oh, how we laughed...and laughed...and laughed some more...

...and later, there arose a certain social fascination with media-saturated criminal history, and the equally heinous and unspeakable crimes of true-life cannibals, like Ed Gein and Albert Fish...the horrific exploits of which were incorporated into a provocative and controversial sub-genre of horror films, stemming back as far as 1960's "Psycho". and in years to come, we'd revisit these concepts, time and time again, translated into terror films like "Deranged", the later "Hannibal" and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". Heck, even during this period, filmmakers would again attempt to temper that oh-so horrific idea of cannibalism, by injecting comical fervor into the ghastly and gruesome proceedings, as evident by dark-humored fright films, such as "Motel Hell", "Delicatessen" and "Parents", just to name a tender and juicy few...