Alice Eve is obscenely hot. She’s Out of My Leaguehttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=citydoglax&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003IMESBY&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr makes this abundantly clear throughout, but I just wanted to reiterate. Alice Eve is obscenely hot.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=citydoglax&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0034G4OVS&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrFrozen is the type of film that typically wouldn’t interest me. But it was on someone’s year end list that I respect (as a good horror film)… so I queued it up on Netflix.
I had heard Dogtoothhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=citydoglax&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B0048FQFFM&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr would give Salo a run for its money (in terms of squeamish moments), but it doesn’t even come close. This film is Mary Poppins compared to Salo still. That said, it takes a depraved, sick individual to create a film such as Dogtooth. Hailing from Greece (I don’t remember the last film I saw from Greece)… Dogtooth tells the story of a group of siblings being raised by parents who have never let them leave their house. In their late teens, they see the world through seriously fucked up eyes.
There’s nothing particularly eye-catching about the filmmaking itself. The interesting thing here is the story, more specifically the characters. What type of parents would do this to their children? What type of teenagers would never ask why?
Basically, the father tells the kids that if they leave their property they could die. They can only leave if and when their dogteeth fall out. And they can only leave in a car. You can only ride in a car if and when your dogteeth fall out. So the father comes and goes, but everyone else stays. To say that the children are socially awkward would be an understatement. The parents teach them the wrong meaning of words (pussy is a flower that grows in the garden).
The father is a really strange character. You get the sense that he’s evil, but at times you think he’s doing all of this to protect his children from the outside world. He arranges for a woman to come over and have intercourse with the son (1 son, 2 daughters). She breaks his trust about the situation and he beats her to a pulp. Then things take a turn towards the even darker…
It isn’t a gory movie by any means. It also isn’t something that will make your stomach churn like Salo. But it is definitely dark, it is definitely out there and it definitely makes you question humanity.
I don’t normally post articles/reviews, in fact I’ve never posted a review on here. But I’m going to share this article/interview I did with Vaneta Rogers of Newsarama for Harbor Moon. First, because it’s pretty awesome. Two, because I go to Newsarama just about every day. Three, read number 1 again.
Some really good news to share. Pawel Sambor, who did everything on Harbor Moon has come onboard my graphic novel Bulderlyns as an inker/colorist. It is safe to say that the one thing about Harbor Moon everyone raves about (over everything else) is the coloring. So to get him for this book is a major coup. Igor Wolski’s pencils with Pawel’s colors are going to be killer.
Bulderlyns is about a small town just outside ofChicago that is turned upside down when a businessman brings his son a rare egg froma trip overseas. The egg hatchesand the town is besieged by one of the two mythical Bulderlyn creatures inside. The small boy and the other, gentler creaturemust teach each other the meaning of courage as they attempt to save the townfrom the beast.
Shooting a 15 minute short in LA the weekend of the 18th – and gearing up quickly. Just blasted through 175 DP reels. Now, I have to go back and watch the top 40 or so and keep whittling it down.
Already started sorting through composers (got one that already jumped out at me as perfect), as well as singers for a song at the end. Our lead actress is a 30 year old latina, so I need to find someone that matches her making it a bit tricky. But I will get someone awesome, that’s just how I do.
The short is actually based on R.E.M., however it is not a short of that material. It is a prequel to that story focusing on the relationship between the lead in that and his lost love (obviously she’s alive in this). Also going to be turning this into a comic (it’ll be roughly 30 pages and will be an issue digitally).
Back to work…