Friday, March 13, 2015

Roar, 1981

This is a photo of cinematographer Jan de Bont after he was scalped by a lion while filming "Roar". I had never heard of the film until the news that Drafthouse films will be re-releasing this crazy film. As the trailer states "No animals where harmed in the making of this film" but the cast and crew took a beating.

Sleater Kinney

After two months of heavy rotation I have to declare that the new Sleaeter Kinney record is awesome.

Powers. Season 1, episode 1

The first episode of the Playstation network series Powers is available on youtube. The comic has been published since 1998 and is one of the best series produced in the last 20 years. The creators, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming tell tough cop/crime stories in a world with super powered heroes and villians. The tv show does a good job of adapting the third graphic novel with parts of the first. The actors are good, Sharlto Copley is Walker, the main cop, ex hero. Eddie Izzard and Noah Taylor are some of the bad guys. The special effects are better than your average SyFy channel show. I probably won't sign up for the Playstation network but will consider buying the dvd box set.

Devil Hunters, Hong Kong 1989 good action film

Devil Hunters. A very good action film from Hong Kong in 1989. Lots of great action, but no devils, just gangsters. With Francis Ng, Ray Lui, Moon Lee and Sibelle Hu.