FILM, MUSIC and LITERATURE

Pretties for You 0

Alice Cooper – Pretties For You – 1969

I discovered Alice Cooper in the mid 80’s I think. DaDa was the first album I ever got in my possession. I guess Constrictor was the next one after that and from that day I knew I needed to have every album made by this dude. It never occurred to me that Alice Cooper once wasn’t a guy but a whole band. There were five members of the group and they all contributed to the...

Grand Theft Culture 0

Grand Theft Culture – Grand Theft Culture – 2017

Grand Theft Culture releases their début album on june 2nd. I have had plenty of time to listen to it and I must say it has grown on me. At first I wasn’t impressed at all and I thought it was pretty disturbing to listen to. The arrangement and the melodies were just strange and needed a very active listening session to make any sense. In other words this wasn’t easy listening in the least....

The Wicked One 0

The Wicked One – 2017 – Pure Evil

I saw a trailer of The Wicked One and was curious about it. It seemed to be a nice slasher from what I could see. I soon realized that it was a homage to Halloween and the town is called Carpenter Falls. Clever! The Wicked One more or less follows the formula of Halloween. In parts of the story is very easy to find the similarities. Well, in most parts actually! That’s fine. It’s an obvious tribute...

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The Real Omen – 666 Revealed – 2006

When I first got this movie many years ago I thought it was a documentary based on the Omen films.It is a very misleading cover though. The Omen has nothing what so ever to do with this documentary. Instead 666 Revealed focus on a handful of serial killers that all have been born on the date of a Satanic Ceremony of some kind. Hence it is argued that these serial killer could be the offspring...

From Within 0

Andreas Aleman – From Whithin – 2017

There is at least two prior albums to From Within from Andreas Aleman. These are both listed och Rate Your Music but From Within isn’t – yet. On the other hand, there are seven albums on CDbaby including this one. That tells me that Andreas Aleman is no beginner. That it pretty obvious when you hear the music too. I don’t need to hear the previous albums to recognize that this voice is a voice...

Hateful Eight 0

The Hateful Eight – 2016 – Tarantinos eighth film

I will still claim that Quentin Tarantino isn’t a great filmmaker. Many of his films are entertaining to be sure but he’s not a great filmmaker. He is a great imitator of what other already have done before him. And he’s very good with dialog of course. He could write a whole film with just dialog and it would probably be spellbinding. That’s a good quality of course. It doesn’t hurt to select great actors...

Rogue One 0

Rogue One – 2016 – A Star Wars Story

A long time ago in a galaxy far away… Well, doesn’t all Star Wars films start in the same way? I think this approach is a stroke of genius actually. To put the story in the past rather than the future. This might very well be the one thing that divides Star Wars from all the other  Sci-Fi flicks out there. It’s also a long continuous saga that soon will span over even more adventurous...

fantastic beats and where to find them 0

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 2016

It’s easy to believe that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be up to par with JK Rowlings famous Harry Potter saga. This is far from the truth though. At least it is in my mind. I wasn’t even aware that it was a JK Rowlings story until the end credits. Of course I should have made the connection when Hogwarts are mentioned, but I didn’t. It’s actually referenced several times but I...

pray for death 0

Pray for Death – 1985 – Sho Kusugi is the master ninja!

The first film I ever saw with Sho Kosugi was a flick called Ninja III –  The Domination. The VHS copy was a fourth or fifth generation copy so the quality was pretty messed up( the Blu-ray edition is now among my belongings). I liked the story though and I have been hooked on Ninja flicks ever since. Not that I have many in my collection but I’m in no hurry. The Other day I got...

territories 0

Territories - 2010 - Damn near perfection!

To be honest, it was the cover of this DVD that made me initially buy it. There’s something about that raw image that appeals to me. There’s almost a voyeuristic feel to it. Like that you are the spectator of the event but not really participating in it. That is true with most movies of course but I feel this could almost be a genuine story and that you can almost be there. That’s what...