Asher’s Cult Film Watchlist Part 2

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. 

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  • Pan’s Labyrinth Release 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.

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Gyeran-mari is a savory snack that comes from Korea. It’s an egg-based dish that’s made with carrots, onions, mushrooms, processed meat, seafood, and seaweed. It’s usually eaten at street stalls with alcohol.

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  • Pasulj is a soup that comes from Serbia. It’s made with various beans, and smoked meats. It’s eaten during the Winter time.

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More TV Tropes

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.

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  • 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.

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Yokai Wednesdays

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.

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  • Nogitsune are lupine spirits of Japanese mythology. Unlike Kitsune, these yokai  are mighty tricksters, and love to possess humans. 

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Kulolo is a sweet dessert that comes from Hawaii. It’s made from taro corms, coconut milk, and grated coconut milk. The treat is said to have the consistency of fudge and tastes like caramel.

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  • Malva pudding is a sugary dessert that comes from South Africa. It’s made from cream sauce, apricot jam, and has a spongy caramelized texture. It’s served with ice cream or hot custard.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Every Other Monday)

Hello fellow Art Lovers! It’s Monday, and my Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some amazing works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • Titian by Jean-Michel Basquiat  From The Daros Suite of 32 Drawings 1982-83 Acrylic, oil paintstick, pastel, charcoal, and pencil on paper.

This is another wonderful work by “Master Surrealist” Basquiat.  It’s another addition to the Daros Suite, and my god, it’s a good one! This particular piece has a lot of anatomical designs. We see the bone structure of a leg, as well as various green teeth. There’s also many repeated words, and one of Basquiat’s signature “heads”. Lastly, there’s for some reason, a burger situated in the middle of the painting. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

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  • Armored Train by Gino Severini 1915 Oil on Canvas 

This is an absolutely awesome Futurist piece by “Italian Painter”, Severini. The work has a very industrial feel, and definitely looks like it takes place in the future. The train is made with a very unique sheet of metal and covered with a multicolored background. The defense is comprised of multiple guards armed with high powered rifles. In conclusion this is an absolute treat of a painting that will be loved by many steampunk fans.

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More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Every Other Friday)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more delicious foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Krischenmichel is a sweet dessert that comes from Germany. It’s a pudding that’s made with milk, sugar, eggs, bread, sour cherries, and butter. It’s served after an appetizer soup.

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