Monday, November 20, 2017

ERIK THE CONQUEROR ON #FILMSTRUCK


My saturday re-charge included a viewing of Mario Bava's Erik The Conqueror, in which Vikings attack England and England attacks Vikings, and history is a play-toy to be gnawed upon like a dog's slobbery tennis ball.  It was great!  Bava did all sort of cool effects on a low budget, with great flair and silliness.  The climbing ladder of arrows (an archer-coordinated gymnasium peg wall, basically) was nifty, and the Vikings inner chamber had a mammoth gnarly sculpted foam tree that was probably the film's biggest budget item.

I'm mainlining Kaopectate and snorting crushed Pepto Bismal pills after the Chiefs loss, but we did get to see St. Vincent at The Uptown.  It was pretty spectacular, kind of Prince, kind of Kraftwerk, kind of Lady Gaga, not like any show I've ever seen.

 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

MARIO BAVA'S "THE EVIL EYE" ON FILMSTRUCK

"What does it want?  What will satisfy its cravings?"

I continued my Mario Bava festival on Filmstruck with The Evil Eye, a tongue-in-cheek supernatural thriller in the giallo genre.  The funny thing about me and movies is I can't remember a damn thing, usually--titles, storylines, etc.  I admire nerds who have encyclopedic knowledge of movies but I am more like the kid who thinks every movie is the best dang movie he ever saw.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WHEN PUMAS AND PAINTING ALLIGN





Dang these tripartite embroidered stripe Pumas are rad!

My commitment to daily creative posting in an age of re-posted one-liner political brainwash garbage faltered a bit this month but these Pumas and some new art supplies and the new Mojo magazine got me back in business.  It's important to speak up and call your senators and representatives and also important to practice creativity in the midst of an alt-right, white- grievance pro-Gilded Age pendulum swing.  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

KC COMIC CON 2017



I've never been to a comic con before and got a spontaneous invite from a buddy today.  It was fun, and I found a promotional Brazil pin for a quarter.  The Studio Ghibli parent and kid team was totally cool too.

I'm looking forward to the Superman-R2D2 movie.  If that's not a thing, it should be a thing.