Cinema Obscura Part 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to a brand new topic! Strange cinema has always intrigued me, and I have finally decided to give it the significance it deserves. Every two weeks, I will be discussing some new strange films. Now, let’s go on a strangely epic adventure!

  • Freaks (1932) Unrated Directed by: Tod Browning Written by: Clarence Aaron Robbins, Leon Gordon, and Willis Goldbeck. Starring: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, and Olga Baclanova. Genres: Horror, Drama 64 mins Black and White

This highly controversial film ended Tod Browning’s career. The movie starred actual freakshow performers, and people thought it was extremely hard to watch because of it.  It’s the story of a beautiful trapeze artist named Cleopatra. She falls in love with a little person, but is really just after his inheritance. During a dinner party, she becomes intoxicated and verbally attacks the freaks. They respond by horrifically mutilating her body. She becomes a freak, and her new appearance is terrifying. If I ever watch this film, I will review it in its entirety.

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  • Street Trash (1987) Unrated (Probably R) for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Offensive Humor, Gross-out Humor, Sex, Alcohol Consumption, and Disturbing Scenes Directed by:  James M. Muro Written by: Roy Frumkes Starring: Mike Lackey, Vic Noto, and Bill Chepil Genres: Comedy, Horror Run Time: 91 minutes Color 

This ultra-bizarre film, along with The Stuff, The Fly, Terrordome, and The Incredible Melting Man started the sub genre of Body Horror known as Melting Movies. The story is about a liquor store owner that finds a strange case of alcohol known as Viper. He ends up selling the booze to hobos for $1, and calamity ensues! The hobos begin to melt quite graphically with tons of CGI gore and sound effects. Seems like a stupidly fun film that I definitely want to watch someday.

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More Crappy Book Covers (Every Other Tuesday)

Hello fellow Book Lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more crappy book covers. Now, let’s begin!

  • The Duo Time Machine: The Verb by Mery Volmar Bezos Released on November  11th, 2018 Genre: Unknown Synopsis: Some plot with multiple branches of science that’s very hard to explain. 39 Pages 

This cover looks live somebody vomited an entire paint palate onto a sheet of paper. This is why you never mix drugs with designing a cover, you get shit like this! I’m a huge fan of Abstract Art, but this cover looks so pathetically put together, that it makes me rage.

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  • The Dragon’s Apprentice by Linda McNabb Released: April 11th, 2012 Genres: Science Fiction and Fantasy 174 Pages Synopsis: Toby goes on an adventure to save his dragon from the villainous Prince Blaise. 

Here we have another instance of a nearly amazing cover ruined by something really stupid. We have an lavish looking palace with brick walls and a nice staircase. Then, we get to the dragon, and this is when it goes downhill. The dragon looks like a plastic toy, and its expression is incredibly dopey.

the dragon's apprentice

Asher’s Jukebox Part 178

I Know You Too Well To Like You Anymore by Reel Big Fish Genre: Ska Punk From the Album: Candy Coated Fury (July 31, 2012) 

Ah, the fantastic band, Reel Big Fish. I have adored this humorously epic Ska band for a very long time, and I believe this certain piece to be one of their best. The song is an intensely powerful story about a severely masochistic relationship. It starts with a chorus of “Heys” and “Hoes” as a guitar begins to shred. Next, the continuous walking baseline starts up, and the glorious wind instruments pleasure our earholes. Aaron Barrett’s vocals harmonize perfectly with Julie Stoyer’s, and you can totally tell that they had a blast singing this song. The last lyrics are extremely potent, so I suggest that you listen to them carefully. Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

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More Strange Pokemon Clover Pokedex Entries (Every Other Monday)

NSFW Content Ahead!

Hello fellow Pokemon trainers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go back into the crazy world of Pokemon Clover. Now, let’s continue our bizarre  journey into 4chan’s warped mind!

  • Jerkle (The Dream Pokemon) #306 Based off of the action of “Circle Jerking” (Only look up if you can stand NSFW content) Rock/Psychic type Ability: Aftermath Genderless Height: 2’04” Weight: 165.3 lbs Appearance: A group of blue blobs huddled around a phallic rock. Doesn’t evolve and is the counterpart to Faptime.

Entry: Jerkle groups always huddle near boxes, often making them gooey. Their affection toward it is proven to last a lifetime.

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  • Mirrostine (The Reflection Pokemon) #167 Based off of a possessed mirror and R.L.Stine Ghost/Steel Type Ability: Lighting Rod or Trace Gender: Male or Female Height: 3’07” Weight: 15.0 lbs Doesn’t evolve Appearance: A surprised, silver mirror with arms.

Entry: The face inside the mirror is always silently screaming. The mirror itself cannot be broken.

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  • Glassannon (The Glass Cannon Pokemon) Based off of a glass cannon;a character with low health, but high attack power. Ice/Steel Type Ability: Speed Boost or Bulletproof Gender: Male or Female Height: 6’03” Weight: 673.3 lbs Evolves from Glasshot at level 38 Appearance: A literal glass cannon.

Entry: Even though Glassannon is known as a fast, cold blooded exterminator, its glassy body is extremely fragile.

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Asher’s Film Reviews (Every 2 Months)

Hello fellow movie lovers, and welcome to this special post! Every two months, I will be reviewing a movie.  I hope you guys will enjoy this post. Now, let’s get started!

The Trip by Michael Winterbottom Starring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (Not Rated) Genre: Comedy, Drama (2010) 1hr 51min 

The Trip is a hilarious film that stars Steve Coogan of Alan Patridge fame, and his best friend, Rob Brydon. The movie is about a food trip that the two actors take through northern England. They make various stops at different points in the film, and the acting is almost all improvised. Coogan and Brydon have amazing chemistry with one another, and it’s an fantastic sight to behold. Brydon is amazing at impressions, and we get the treat of listening to them throughout the film. I especially enjoy Rob’s impression of Michael Caine, as it’s completely spot on. The entire movie is one giant laugh riot that I highly recommend to anybody. The food looks incredibly tasty, and is pure eye candy. My final rating for this movie is a 9/10.   

Asher’s Movie Reviews (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow viewers, and welcome to Tuesday’s new topic! Starting from today, I will be reviewing one movie each week. I would love to expand the blog, and I would enjoy hearing feedback and new film suggestions in the comment’s section below. Now, grab some popcorn, and let’s begin!

Chef by Jon Favreau 2014 Running time: 1 Hr. 55 Mins. Rated: R Genre: Comedy

Review: What better way to start off this new topic, then with a tasty treat. This is definitely one of the most delicious looking films I have ever seen. The movie tells the story of an incredible chef named Carl Casper, played by Favreau. During an altercation with his boss, Carl decides to quit his job, and repair his dysfunctional family. His resent divorce with Sofia Vergara has put Casper in a difficult relationship with his son. Throughout the film, the father and son begin to bond over food. This eventually leads Carl and his best friend, played by John Leguizamo,to buy a food truck. The rest of the movie focuses on the new food truck business, and Casper’s relationship with his son. I am not going to spoil the ending, but it will definitely leave you smiling. The various dishes in the film could be classified as “food porn”, meaning that they have an alluring presence that is almost erotic. The camera work on these dishes is top notch, and will have you taste buds going wild. This is a very beautiful and emotional work of art, that is easy for anyone to enjoy. The acting is spot on, and the pacing is at a perfect speed. The use of technology in the movie is also a very unique poke at modern day society. I highly recommend this film to absolutely everyone, but be sure to grab a snack before watching it!

Final Verdict: 9.9/10 (Excellent Movie! Watch this one ASAP!)

I would love to hear your thoughts on the film, and what I should review in the future in the comment’s section below.

 

Another Strange Instrument (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow music lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take another look at an interesting instrument. I hope you guys are ready for this post, because it’s going to be a good one! Now, let’s get started!

  • Stringed Epicness! The Trimeister is a very peculiar instrument that was invented by Steve Hoke. (oddmusic.com) It’s a creative fusion of 3 different instruments, the guitar, fiddle, and mandolin. (oddmusic.com) According to Hoke, the type of music that a Trimeister plays is called “Earth Fusion”. (oddmusic.com) The instrument is beautifully crafted out of maplewood, rose wood, and poplar. (oddmusic.com)

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