"Brigitte Höss lives quietly on a leafy side street in Northern Virginia. She is retired now, having worked in a Washington fashion salon for more than 30 years. She recently was diagnosed with cancer and spends much of her days dealing with the medical consequences. Brigitte also has a secret that not even her grandchildren know. Her father was Rudolf Höss, the Kommandant of Auschwitz." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Sep 10, 2013 -
The rise of video-on-demand services like Netflix and dedicated cable-TV channels has created a new industry in low-budget B-movies
; meet Asylum Films
, an outfit in California following in the footsteps of historical B-movie auteurs like Roger Corman, Menahem Golan and Uwe Boll, with films with titles like Sharknado
, Sex Pot
and Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies
. Asylum's new B-movies are made quickly and cheaply to ride the coattails of the big studios' fads, filling gaps in the market for more films about, say, adorable puppies, alien battleships or apocalypses. The films are made to a strict formula, are played entirely seriously, with no hint of irony or knowingness, and are designed primarily to pad out rental lists and appeal to recommendation engines, though the producers point out that often mainstream Hollywood fare is often no less hackneyed and formulaic. (Previously...
posted by acb
on Jul 12, 2013 -
The 80s horror film genre called, and then you got a beep and turn-based squad tactics video games were on the other line, and it was a pretty confusing phone call basically but in the end you got the message that someone wanted Camp Keepalive
back. Because it is awesome. And it runs on Windows and
OSX and you should download the demo right now. [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Feb 23, 2013 -
In the Shadow of Wounded Knee.
Along the southwestern border of South Dakota is one of the most poverty-stricken places in the United States—the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota people. After 150 years of broken promises, they are still nurturing their tribal customs, language and beliefs. Via [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Let's Have A Kiki
Videodrome Discothèque turn a Scissor Sisters song into a truly epic camp collage. (SLYT; N, as you might expect, entirely SFW) Vimeo
for if you're on mobile.
posted by Diablevert
on Jul 26, 2012 -
From the Salon review: "There [is] all kinds of pop culture iconography floating around in Walter Hill's "Streets of Fire": rock stars; outlaw biker gangs; neon marquees; Dick Tracy-style police cars; diners that serve up coffee in Syracuse china; silent, tough-guy heroes; bars that are rowdy dives and bars meant for quiet, solitary drinking; leather; a battered wallet photo of someone's sweetheart; lovers' reunions; lovers' breakups; dusters; convertibles; pompadours; guns. "Streets of Fire" is nothing but iconography, an attempt to boil down 30 years of pop to its familiar essence and then contain the whole thing in a comic-strip B movie... If chrome could bleed, it would look like the colors that run together in the streets of this movie." [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas
on Sep 7, 2011 -
In 1989, Hollywood heavy metal band Rock Sugar was stranded on a desert island. For the last twenty years, the only music they had to listen to was the 80's pop CD collection of a 13 year old girl. And now, Rock Sugar has come home
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Feb 15, 2010 -
Multiple stories (1
) from and about Tent City, a homeless encampment in Nashville, Tennessee.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Sep 28, 2009 -
I am Myra Breckinridge whom no man will ever possess. Clad only in garter belt and one dress shield, I held off the entire elite of the Trobriand Islanders, a race who possess no words for "why" or "because." Wielding a stone axe, I broke the arms, the limbs, the balls (nsfw) of their finest warriors, my beauty blinding them, as it does all men... [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Given all the attention the new Star Trek movie is generating, it's not surprising that the porn industry is attempting to cash in
(SFW). What is surprising is that the production team clearly knows their Star Trek
(SFW). Hustler's "This Ain't Star Trek XXX"
appears to be a send-up of the classic Trek episode "Space Seed
," (heh... space seed). In addition to the reasonable-for-porn casting of Kirk, Spock, and Bones (heh... bones), Hustler takes the effort to be faithful to even the minor characters and costumes
posted by Jon_Evil
on Apr 28, 2009 -
The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing
"I've documented the journey of Billy, a young, happy lad who believes he's going off to have fantastic adventures at summer camp... This is a literal and practically contextual account of what happens to poor bastards sent to Animal Crossing."
posted by chrismear
on Dec 10, 2007 -
The folks behind Bar Mitzvah Disco
(which documented the "potent cocktails of ritual, acne, insecurity, and hormones" -- previously discussed
) have a new project: Camp, Camp
. They seek to document the American summer camp experience of the '70s and '80s, just as two new documentaries of the camping experience hit theaters in North America: Summer Camp!
and Jesus Camp
(previously discussed 1
posted by ericb
on Sep 17, 2006 -