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SEP. 27
JOHN CARPENTER VS. ROB ZOMBIE
Like Rob Zombie I'm a huge fan of John Carpenter's work. Carpenter is one of the few people whose movies I bought on VHS, then DVD and am currently supplanting with BLU-RAY. I'll no doubt be a sucker for these movies for their 4k iterations and whatever other superior media comes down the pike.

However, out of nowhere and for reasons I cannot explain, Carpenter recently called Zombie a piece of shit for apparently telling a lie about John regarding a supposed conversation the two had. John says it went like this,

But this is what I remember Rob saying back in 2006,

Before accepting the job, Zombie told Variety he'd reached out to Carpenter, seeking his blessing.

"The original 'Halloween' is hallowed ground to me, and I talked to him about it and he was very supportive of what I wanted to do," Zombie said. "He said, 'Go for it, Rob. Make it your own.' And that's exactly what I intend to do."

Continued at MTV

Which is what John says he told Rob and is exactly what I remember.

I've spent more time than I should looking for the History Channel documentary that John refers to and, so far, have come up with nothing. I've also found Rob offering nothing but praise for Carpenter in hours of online interviews throughout the years, so I can't comment on that, but otherwise the record is clear. Over the last decade, Rob offered nothing but honest respect for both Carpenter and his work.

StoneSEP. 23
NOW PLAYING IN FEO AMANTE THEATER
John Smith's excellent STONE: A Doctor Who POV Short Film.

Look for John Smith at Facebook.

Not finding a poster online to use as an anchor image for this page, I made one using what stills I could get from his movie. On April 5, 2014, John saw my poster and had this to say,

"I LOVE the poster design. Elegant and creepy. Thanks!"
- John Smith, VFX

There are more movies at the Feo Amante Theater.

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SEP. 22
MONSTER TRUCKS
By E.C. McMullen Jr.
Originally scheduled for a May 2016 release, and now pushed back to a January 2017 release, Paramount Pictures is treating their $115 million budget movie, MONSTER TRUCKS, like it's a flop.

I guess Paramount should know when they have an overpriced pile of crap on their hands. After all, they've been releasing one tentpole piece of shit TRANSFORMERS and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie after the next since 2014 like they were desperately trying to butcher the franchises and murder all their progeny. And since Paramount is still dry humping the skeleton of FRIDAY THE 13th with yet another reboot (also set for a January 2017 release - because Paramount executives have no confidence in this one either), you could easily make the case that the current Paramount Pictures ex's are as expert in incompetence as, say, the demented monkeys running Asylum Pictures.

Ghost In The Shell - 1995So yeah, maybe MONSTER TRUCKS is as bad as Paramount thinks. But you know, I'm just asking, why does it have a mindblowing cool trailer that looks more awesomely fun than anything Sony could cough up for their GHOSTBUSTERS 2016?

For that matter, why does MONSTER TRUCKS have a wildly cooler trailer than the 10 second belches Paramount burped for their other uber expensive tent pole, the live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL reboot?

Then get a load of these anti-audience trailers for what might be Scarlett Johansen's career killing turn in GHOST IN THE SHELL.

Ghost in the Shell teaser trailers: Scarlett Johansson and the five bald truths
Continued at TheGuardian.

First footage from 'Ghost in the Shell' shows Scarlett Johansson's cyborg side
Continued at LATimes.

Read my review of the original GHOST IN THE SHELL.

AkiraSEP. 22
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How 'Akira' Has Influenced All Your Favourite TV, Film and Music

By Tom Usher
Whenever classic films are discussed, there's always that one guy. The guy who makes an audibly moist noise when he talks, whose homepage is a YouTube tutorial video on "How to Blow the Dankest Vape Clouds (3/6)".

You're not allowed to think Aliens is any good because the original Alien is far superior. Avatar isn't worth watching because it's just a frame-by-frame rip-off of Dances with Wolves, but blue. You shouldn't enjoy Let Me In because it's based on the superb Danish Let the Right One In, and if you knew ANYTHING about film you'd appreciate that all Hollywood remakes are horrible, ugly disappointments.

Unfortunately, when it comes to the classic 1988 Japanese anime film Akira, I am that guy.

Continued at Vice.

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Man asks Indian government if it is prepared for zombie and alien attacks
By Manish Singh
Is India prepared to put up a fight in an event of invasion by aliens and zombies? Can the country win its battle against extra dimensional bodies without the assistance of Will Smith? These are some of the questions the Indian government was asked via a Right to Information (RTI) request.

Mumbai resident, Ajay Kumar, filed the RTI application asking the Indian government if it has plans in place for protecting the citizens of the nation when brain-dead walkers begin walking the streets.

Continued at Mashable.

FeoNote: Believe it or not, the Government of India paused to give this goof his desired attention. And now the government of India may blow this farce further out of proportion by issuing a warrant for my arrest for having called this citizen a "Goof".

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12 Thought-Provoking Quotes from H.G. Wells
By Stacy Conradt
As one of the founding fathers of science fiction, Herbert George Wells certainly had a lot to say about the human race. From mankind's fondness for war to our place in the universe, Wells certainly didn't shy away from sharing his opinions. In honor of what would have been his 150th birthday, here are a few of H.G. Wells's greatest hits.

Continued at MentalFloss.

ALSO

Netflix Knows Exactly When You Got Hooked on Stranger Things
By Laura Bradley
Netflix might not like to divulge much viewership data, but know this: it's sitting on plenty. The streaming giant knows which series get binged through the fastest, and has its theories as to why. It knows Orange Is the New Black is one of its most re-watched shows. And, as we found out last year, it knows which episode of any given show got its users hooked on everything from Orange Is the New Black and BoJack Horseman to Gossip Girl. Now, the streaming giant has revealed the stickiest episodes of other shows, including originals like Stranger Things, Fuller House, and Master of None, as well as other streaming fare, including American Horror Story and Gilmore Girls.

Continued at VanityFair.

WASSMOR

The Mr. Meeseeks' Box-O'-Fun game will ruin your friendships
By Marisa Losciale
Recreate "Meeseeks and Destroy" from Season One of your favorite adult cartoon with the Rick and Morty Mr. Meeseeks' Box-O'-Fun.

To play the game, each player draws a Request card. The cards have ridiculous tasks on them like "Make me a sandwich" or "I want to be a More Complete Woman." Roll the dice to see if you complete the request. If you don't roll the same number as printed on the card, players must press the button and summon a Mr. Meeseeks card until the Request has been completed.

Continued at DailyDot.

SmileSEP. 22
NOW PLAYING IN FEO AMANTE THEATER
Yuval Markovich and Noam Abta's SMILE.

For awhile, little was known about Smile creators, Yuval Markovich and Noam Abta. They had a website once called LionInZion.com, which is a mess to visit and is questionable (it wants you to download the site to see it). This film was made as a student project in 2005.

Currently, Yuval Markovich and Noam Abta have created the websites, AniBoom (NSFW: on some pages, naked or scantily clad women, allegedly local to your IP, pop up and ask you to call them for a good time.) and Nitako. Mac Gaming did an email interview with Noam in March 2011.

Continued at Feo Amante Theater/SMILE.

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