A Very Alexander Thanksgiving. — Holidays
Thanksgiving was rather fun this year. We made an extremely easy yet tasty meal which lasted us about three days in leftovers. The only food that we actually had any hand in making was a green bean casserole and the breast of turkey. The rest was rather instant. Pre-made mashed potatoes (country crock makes excellent ones), canned corn vegetable, gravy in a can, stovetop stuffing, and a frozen apple pie. Many of you may grimace but I assure you, I have a rather picky pallet and yet every single food item was delicious. We started sipping red wine around 3:00pm, played many rousing games of Uno, and watched some entertaining 70's cinema. As our first holiday in Oregon, sans family, it was quite lovely.
As you've no doubt observed in the "Doll Enjoyed the Following" section over to the right, I've recently watched quite a few 70's movies. I've enjoyed the hell out of them and it seems to be a craving that hasn't yet been satiated. Next on the list is the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, starring Donald Sutherland. I'm really quite excited. If you have a recommendation for a 70's movie, preferably in the sci-fi, thriller, or horror genre, I encourage you to leave a note in the comments section.
Here's a brief review of recently watched films.
Well folks, good night, good luck, and pleasant watching.
Mr. Space wrote:
Netflix's "Watch Now" has THX 1138: Special Edition. Not as dated looking as the original.
Zardoz - because of this Connery photo:
This guy has a fairly thorough site w/ ratings:
Speaking of the Italian gorehound flicks, which ones have you had a chance to see? The quintessential one really is Deodato's "Cannibal Holocaust". It's so quintessential, in fact, that a shitty movie named "Blair Witch Project" got famous for essentially plagiarizing its concept. Granted, it was released in 1980, but it was certainly shot and produced in the late 70's, so that has to count for something.
Difficult film to watch. Not just for the realistic and inhumane gore, but also for the very real animal butchery. The animal cruelty in it has become so iconic that much of it is often used as stock footage in other similar films.
Mr.Rabbit, I haven't delved much into exploitation films, as with the ones that I have seen I've found they don't carry a great deal of substance when it comes to character and story telling. I enjoy gore in my horror, but I don't need it in the abundance that most exploitation films provide. But I'll certainly check this one out. It's pretty well reviewed on Netflix.
So far I've watched quite a few Dario Argento, Lamberto and Mario Bava, and Lucio Fulci films. I have various films from directors Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi and Michele Soavi in my queue, and now, Ruggero Deodato as well. I'd be happy to hear further suggestions if you have any.
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