Hello fellow Cult Film Fans! It’s time for another film-based post! A couple of months ago, I discussed some Cult Films that I would like to see. I had a ton of fun doing that post, so I decided to make a second part to it. I’d love to hear some suggestions from you guys, so be sure to leave some in the comments’ section below. Now, let’s begin!
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Release Date: August 10th 1984 Rated: PG Runtime: 1h 43 min Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Romance Directed by: W.D. Richter Written by: Earl Mac Rauch Produced by: Sidney Beckerman Starring: John Lithgow, Peter Weller, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, and Jeff Goldblum
Short Summary: This film, aside from its incredibly long name, is a pure 80’s Sci-Fi satire. The movies tells the story of Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller), a mad scientist/Neurosurgeon/Rock Star and his equally unique teammates. When an alien race from the 8th Dimension threatens to conquer Earth, Banzai and his friends must suit up for battle in order to save the world from total destruction. The script is chalk full of hilarious dialogue and unpredictability. This alone makes this film right up my alley. Also, it has an all star cast, and it’s always enjoyable to see Goldblum chew the scenery. I will definitely seek this movie out if I can find it.
Pan’s LabyrinthRelease Date: January 19th, 2007 (In USA) (2006) internationally Rated: R for language and graphic violence. Genres: War, Drama, Fantasy Directed/Written by: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Sergi Lopez, Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdu, and Doug Jones Runtime: 1h 58 min Language: Spanish
Short Summary: Pan’s Labyrinth is a terrifying and beautiful film by one of the godfathers of Horror, Guillermo del Toro. The film takes place in Spain during World War II and tells the story of Ophelia (Baquero), a young girl who lives in the midst of the battle with her pregnant Mother and ruthless Stepfather. Ophelia loves fairy tales, and runs into a fairy, and this is where her adventure begins. The creatures believe her to be a princess, and have information about her estranged Father. She’s asked to complete three horrific tasks, and if she even fails one, she’ll never see her Father again. This film immediately intrigued me upon seeing some of the grotesquely beautiful characters. I have yet to watch a del Toro film, and I believe that this one might be my gateway drug into his incredibly unique stories. Expect a HUGE review after I see this film.
Hello fellow Pokemon Trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crazy entries. Now, let’s begin!
Maripyro (The Cheese Bug Pokemon) #318 Bug/Fire Type Possible Abilities: Gooey (Lowers Speed on contact) or Magic Guard (Prevents indirect damage) Ht: 10’06” Wt: 202.8 lbs Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A moth made out of Doritos. Base Stats: HP: 80, Attack: 125, Defense: 75, Sp.Atk: 75, Sp.Def: 90, Speed: 95 Stat Total: 540 (Very high Attack and pretty good Speed) Evolves from Fuermiga at Level 40 Weak to Flying, Water, and 4X weak to Rock.
Entry: Female Maripyro are twice as big as their male counterpart and can cut an Indian Elephant in half with their mouth.
Derpato (The Confused Pokemon) #238 Ground Type Gender Ratio: 50/50 Appearance: A very confused potato. Ability: Oblivious (Prevents infatuation) Ht: 1’00 Wt: 2.6 lbs Base Stats: HP: 68, Attack: 52, Defense: 50, Sp.Atk: 45, Sp.Def: 40, Speed: 20 (Ok stats for a 1st evolution) Evolves into Retater at Level 40 and Potarded at Level 60 Its cry is Duuurrr. Immune to Electric and weak to Water, Grass, and Ice.
Entry: Derpato take one hour to concentrate their inner energy to attack, then must take two hours to rest.
Hello fellow pop culture enthusiasts! It’s time for another TV Tropes post! I hope you guys are ready for some juicy trivia. Now, let’s begin!
Let Us Never Speak of This Again: A highly comedic trope in which a character does something that goes against everything that they believe in. It usually results in embarrassment or cringe. Some examples include: The drunken make out session of Knives and Kim from Scott Pilgrim, Mia Wallace’s heroin overdose from Pulp Fiction, and The Love Hotel Incident from Persona 3.
Kim X Kim
Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A highly popular trope in both Anime and video games. It occurs when a character punches an opponent so many times that it appears that they have hundreds of hands. Some examples include: E. Honda’s Hundred Hand Slap from Street Fighter, Kenshiro’s Hokuto Kyakuretsu Ken, and DIO’s Muda Muda Muda.
Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for another look at some truly insane pieces. Now, let’s begin this mind-blowing adventure into psychedelic heaven!
Visitors from the Dark Star by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper.
This is an incredibly trippy and surreal work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. The piece takes place in a hellish forest with ink black trees and murky red sky. The whole atmosphere is extremely foreboding, and it accelerates in creepiness with the large shadowy creatures. These creatures don’t have facial features, but they do have piercing red eyes. The center of the painting seems to mirror in on itself, with repeated spookiness. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Rainbow Ride by Rae Vena 2010 Acrylic
This is a beautiful work by a fresh artist I have yet to talk about on this blog. Her name is Rae Vena, and I met her at the Electric Forest. She does some absolutely amazing psychedelic Pop Art. This work, in particular, is very trippy and exceptionally gorgeous. The background is filled with melting rainbows, and metal platforms, and this gives it a brilliant mixture of Surrealism and Realism. In the center of the piece lies a single carousel zebra, and this humorous object brings the work all together.
Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!
Hinoenma are incredibly dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as absolutely gorgeous women, but don’t be fooled, they want your blood! These monsters use their beautiful looks to obliterate men. They first suck out the male’s lifeblood and virility, and this causes them to become weak and poor. Upon death, the monstrous yokai swiftly moves onto its next victim.
Nogitsune are lupine spirits of Japanese mythology. Unlike Kitsune, these yokai are mighty tricksters, and love to possess humans.
Hello everyone, and welcome to a special Hearthstone post! This post will be going over the latest Solo Adventure in the game. The adventure is known as The Dalaran Heist, and has you playing as one of the villainous classes to take over the town. It’s divided into five chapters with many cool rules thrown into the mix. After winning two battles, you are given a choice of one of three treasures. These treasures are insanely overpowered, and would never get released in the original game. The following is a list of my absolute favorite ones. Now, let’s begin the heist!
Book of WondersType: Passive Bonus Mana Cost: None Appearance: A giant tome is arcane knowledge. Effect: Passive: At the start of the game, shuffle 10 ‘Scrolls of Wonder’ into your deck.
We start off this post with a variation of one of my favorite cards. Scrolls of Wonder, when drawn casts a random spell on random targets. It’s always funny to see what spell you cast, and adding ten of these makes games so much more unpredictable and awesome.
Wondrous WisdomballType: Passive Bonus Mana Cost: None Appearance: A glowing green ball with a happy Khadgar inside. Effect: Passive: Occasionally gives helpful advice.
Originally, I thought this was a complete joke, and tried to avoid using it at first. Then, I figured out this card’s multiple effects, and began to love it. Some of these effects include; Randomly taking an extra turn, freezing all enemy minions when you’re attacked, drawing an extra card, summoning multiple “Taunt” minions when your opponent summons one, filling your deck with ten random cards when taking “Fatigue” damage, and transforming one of your minions into a Legendary one.
Master’s Scheme Type: Spell, Treasure Uncollectable Mana Cost: 3 Appearance: A very cool looking mechanically locked book. Effect: Deal 1 damage. Draw 1 card. Gain 1 armor. Summon 1 Boom Bot. (Upgrades each turn!)
What we have here is an Ultimate Infestation on steroids! The amount of utility you can get from this card is ridiculous, and summoning large amounts of minions is always a good thing. Use this card, if you’re down on your luck, and you won’t be disappointed.
Robes of Gaudiness Type: Passive Bonus Appearance: An extremely elegant robe with multiple precious gems stitched into it. Effect: Passive: Your cards cost half, but you can only play two cards per turn. (Cost is rounded down.)
Lo’ and behold the most overpowered passive in the game! I actually managed to complete the last wing of the heist using this insanely awesome card. The ability to play nearly every card for five mana is incredible, and the two card restriction is hardly an issue. You can easily speed run any campaign using this fantastic treasure !
Hello fellow Comic Book Fans! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to look at some more characters. Now, let’s begin!
Herald (Vox) Real Name: Malcolm Duncan Status: Hero Ht: 6’1” Wt: 210 lbs First Appeared: Teen Titans #26 (April 1st, 1970) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Expert pugilist, horn opens portals which are used for teleportation.
Malcolm was an ordinary teenager who lived in New York with his sister, Cindy. One day, Cindy was harassed by a racist gang, and was saved by her brother and the Teen Titans. After the scuffle, the teenage team recruited Malcom and he soon gained a magic horn. The horn allowed the teen to create portals to get out of danger. He had many adventures with the team until a freak accident severed his vocal chords. Later, upon getting his vocal chords replaced by circuitry, he joined the Doom Patrol where he continues to reside today.
Ray Real Name: Lucien Gates Status: Hero Ht: 5’9” Wt: 165 lbs First Appeared: The Ray #1 (February 1st, 2012) Creator: DC Powers/Abilities: Absorption of multiple forms of energy, projects light beams from his hands, flies faster than the speed of light, alter light reflection, can produce light constructs, enhances powers when exposed to lots of light.
Lucien was a lifeguard that worked in San Diego, until his life was changed forever. During one day on the job, he was hit with an experimental particle beam from Arizona. This imbued him with amazing powers, such as; super speed, light projection, and other light based abilities. Unfortunately, the powers burned his clothes off, causing him to wear special illusionary gear. His wonderful adoptive parents helped keep the powers in check through meditation and yoga. He now fights crime with the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, and the Doll Man.