Thursday, June 30, 2011
Jack the Ripper, Harun al-Rashid, and Ivan the Terrible what do they have in common. They all star in the 1924 classic silent film Waxworks. The film takes place at a wax museum where the owner (John Gottowt) needs someone to write a story about of his wax figures Jack the Ripper (Werner Krauss), Harun al-Rashid (Emil Jannings) and Ivan the Terrible (Conrad Veidt). The owner needs these stories to help bring in business. In comes a young nameless poet (William Dieterle) who agrees to write for the owner and his beautiful daughter (Olga Belajeff). This begins a journey through fantasy and horror. Check out Waxworks and you will be glad you did. Stay nerdy people.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Have you ever felt like you are the only good person in the world and everyone else is just out for themselves? Well this is how Henry Creedlow (Jason Flemyng) felt in this 2000 film Bruiser. Directed by the great George A. Romero. The film start off with Henry getting ready for work. After Henry gets out of the shower and brushes his teeth finish shaving we see him put a gun under his chin and pulls trigger blood and brain matter fly on the shower wall. But we see it was all in Henry's head. So as you can tell Henry is not happy with his life. He is married to a woman who cheats on him with his own boss. His wife Janine played by Nina Garbiras. His boss Milo Styles is a totally a-hole played by Peter Stormare. And his best friend James Larson played by Andrew Tarbet who is his financial planner but is stealing his money. Henry sees all this going on in his life but does nothing about it until one day he wakes up to find that is face is gone. This sends him into a rage and he is set on revenge. So next time you are about to be a dick to someone think twice for they may wake up faceless and be coming after you. Stay nerdy people.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The Unknown is a silent film directed by Tod Browning who would go on to direct the 1932 Classic Dracula. The film stars the Great Lon Chaney Sr. as Alonzo the Armless, a circus freaks who shoots a rifle and throws knives with his feet. Alonzo is engrossed by the daughter of the circus owner. The daughter Nanon is played by Illustrious Joan Crawford. Nanon has a phobia to being touch by a man hands. So this makes her and Alonzo close because of course Alonzo can not touch her with his hands. But Alonzo is hiding a fiendish secret and he also has to deal with the circus strongman Malabar the Mighty played by Norman Kerry who is in love with Nanon. This is a great film so check out it. Stay nerdy people.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Have you ever been on a picnic before most people have and most of the time it is a fun experience. This is not the case for a group of female students who went on a picnic and disappeared forever. The year is 1900 in
Australia it is Valentines Day at the for girls. We see the girls waking up and preparing for their day. We met Miranda (Anne-Louise Lambert) a beautiful girl who stands out from all the other girls and Sara (Margaret Nelson) a shy girl who has a crush on Miranda. They and the other students are going on a picnic to Hanging Rock, a 105-metre-tall volcanic rock formation to celebrate Valentines Day. We find out that Sara is being punished for not memorizing a poem so she can not take part in the picnic. A group of about eleven girls leave to go to Hanging Rock with two of their teachers Miss Greta McCraw (Vivean Gray) and Mademoiselle de Portiers. They at arrive at Hanging Rock in the morning where the students and their teachers eat a cake that is in a shape of a heart. Time goes by and we see the student relaxing and just enjoying nature. By afternoon Miranda, Marion (Jane Vallis), Irma (Karen Robson), and Edith (Christine Schuler) decide to explore Hanging Rock even though Mrs. Appleyard forbid anyone from leaving the main group. On the way up to the rock we see a group of strangers Colonel Fitzhubert (Peter Collingwood) his wife Mrs. Fitzhubert (Olga Dickie) and their son Michael Fitzhubert (Dominic Guard) and their Australian valet Albert Crundall (John Jarratt).We see Michael and Albert both young men notice the girls, Albert makes some rude remarks which Michael is insulted by. Ben tells Michael he may not say it but he was thing about it. The girls disappear from their view and a few moments later Michael follows the girls to make sure they will be alright. The girls get tired from the exploring the rock and decide to lie down. Miranda, Appleyard College , and Irma get up from there nap in a trance like state and leave through a path in the rock leaving Edith behind screaming in terror. The mystery begins give it a watch and see if you can solve it. Stay nerdy people. Marion