Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mourning Wood: A Movie Review

Fat Foot Films has entered its first feature length film in Mourning Wood, just in time for Halloween, and judging by Saturday afternoon’s hilarious premiere, it is sure to become a cult classic. Writer-director Ryan Convery’s brainchild definitively falls under the category of sui generis.

Part Evil Dead II, part Klowns from Outer Space, part really bad B porno movie for gay men, Mourning Wood truly stands in a genre all its own. It pays homage to the comedy-horror flicks of the ‘80s, with some classic characters from the pulp horror flicks of the 1950s. After 4+ years in the making, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mourning Wood is actually a (relatively) well-made, genuinely funny "horror" film for the 21st century. The cinematography is surprisingly smooth, with well-edited transitions, angles, and interesting shots that lend insight into the plot line.

Someone has tampered with the products in Dr. Pendelton’s lab, an infomercial king made famous for products like FartX and Dick Killer Condoms. He is now poised to introduce a new product called ‘Shampube’ designed to do … well, we never find out because it turns the entire town into semen-spewing humping zombies. Yes, you read that right.

In a bit of reality meets plot, a loveable group of nitwits (with Marc Guild playing the hilarious Derik) are too busy smoking pot and talking about making movies to notice what is going on the world. Hilarity and semen-drenching ensues, and (almost) everyone makes it out (mostly) alive.

Convery ingeniously uses TV broadcasts (starring himself as the very-funny on-scene news personality and the loveable but lost Nick Brown as the host) to give the audience the feeling of "reality".

In the end, the makeup and special effects alone are worth picking up a copy (the entire dream sequence with “G” is amazing!), but likewise Ryan Convery’s script is thoroughly funny and enjoyable, in a sick & twisted way. A++

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Ruche Lookbook for Fall!

This one was shot in New England, which is awesome.

The text is sort of lame (sorry Ruche, but really, it is) but the looks are simply fabulous!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Oh, Hilary.

Hello Kittens!

We all know that I am pretty obsessed with all things wedding, so you may be surprised to learn that it is really quite rare that I pay much attention to celebrity weddings. I guess they are often so over the top, and to be frank, often lack much of the creativity one gets with something a little more home-grown. I'm not really into the sort of DIY, handmade thing either, but I like a sort of mix, I guess, of opulence and home-spun classic goodness. Its hard to find the right middle ground, I think, that really pleases my eye.

And you know who TOTALLY missed the mark? Hilary Duff. I mean, for really. It shouldn't really surprise me that a teenagers wedding wasn't really all that and a bag of chips, but this one is just SO off I had to blog about it ... sorry, Hilary, but really?

Exhibit A: The hair.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all about the messy up-do/bun thing, but really? I could have done a better job on your hair, Hilary, and I can barely remember to run a brush through these locks on a daily basis. This thing is just a frizzy giant bouffant of a disaster. What were you thinking?! How did your stylists even let this happen? How did you not look in the mirror and say, "Y'know, the frizzy bouffant thing is just not working for me ..." Oh, Hilary. 
Exhibit 2: Spelling mistakes. Oh my.

Unless we're in some weird country that spells "Compliments" differently than we do (hey, it's a possibility, look at how the Aussies spell "aluminum"!) then you MUST check your spelling, silly girl!!! If you didn't notice, seriously, shame on you. And if someone else noticed and didn't tell you, shame on them and I hope you fired them. And if you DID notice, and decided to use it ANYWAY, I give you this piece of advice: if I learned anything from Tim Gunn, you've got to make it work, and if it doesn't you send your model down the runway naked rather than humiliating yourself like that.

Exhibit 3: Really terrible, not-good kind of retro 90's blue uplighting

It's tacky. It had it's moment, and now it's over. Please, please, please stop using this hideous uplighting business! It looks just plain BAD!!! This is not a discotheque, or a rave in 1998, this is your wedding. You wouldn't use a mirror ball, would you ... oh, please, Hilary, tell me there was no mirror ball ....

Exhibit 4: Icing-less cake. So Hilary said she wanted her wedding to have that home-grown kind of feel that is uber popular in weddings these days. Well, as stated, we all now know that I'm not a huge fan, but I HAVE seen it done really well. And Hilary, darling, with everything else your wedding had going on, a random icing-less cake does NOT make it home-grown. It just looks weird, unfinished, and out of place.

Well, my mom always told me not to say anything if I have nothing nice to say, so here it is.

Her ceremony space looked really pretty.

Sorry, Hilary, I know you're just a kid, but somebody should have hired you a better wedding coordinator. hey, like my friend Emilia over at Sweet Emilia Jane - she's pretty awesome and DEFINITELY would have thrown you the prettiest little home grown wedding you've ever seen!!!!

The Cat.