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GREAT FILMS TOO PAINFUL TO WATCH TWICE

Inspired by this article and this discussion on Flickr: I've been afraid to see Grave of the Fireflies because that's what gets me---(regular, ordinary, everyday) man's inhumanity to man, not psychos, who are easy to put in the "other" category and file away. Candidates for Man's Inhumanity to Man Theater: Forbidden Games Umberto D The Elephant Man The Blue Kite Hotel Terminus (because of the "regular" people who helped Barbie)

MOVIES I CAN WATCH AGAIN AND AGAIN

Shoot the Piano Player The Warriors Meet Me in St. Louis Bedazzled (1967) Full Contact Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill! 36 Chambers of Shaolin/Shaolin Master Killer Les Enfants Terribles Sunset Boulevard Valley Girl The Masque of the Red Death Ghost in the Shell Where a Good Man Goes Sweet Smell of Success The Man in the White Suit

dazzleships

dazzleships Originally uploaded by ash966 My sister and brother-in-law had an exhibit in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. They hung out and asked random passers-by to join a tug-of-war. Much wholesome fun was had by all. More on dazzle ships here .

MAGAZINE UPDATE

I'm sure you all were wondering how I'm coping with my magazine addiction . Here's my one-year report: I'm no longer able to get Jade Screen through my dealer, I mean comic book store, and a subscription to this UK publication is currently $60 for 4 issues. Damn that weak dollar! For a while I was getting Neo , another UK mag that combined my loves of anime and live-action Asian film, but then they just announced that it's no longer being carried ($118 for 12 issues). There was also Vengeance , which neatly combined my sweetie's and my obsessions by covering both martial-arts films and horror, but it went belly-up. Psychotronic sadly ceased publication, but maybe it was inevitable. Most of the big-budget movies these days seem to be blown-up versions of previously despised psychotronic genres. Meanwhile, anime just gets more and more popular, with long-running Canadian mag Protoculture Addicts starting to publish regularly rather than just whenever they f