Archive for November 30, 2006

More music-video monstrousness

November 30, 2006

Sasquatch, Hedorah, Frankenstein–shades of all these famous monsters can be found in this pretty enthralling clip for Menomena’s “Cough Coughing,” directed by Jonnie Ross. Just when you think you know where this little creature-feature music video is going, it goes someplace else.

A hi-res version can be found here.

She used to just be a punk rocker, but things have gone downhill

November 28, 2006

Now here’s a great horror video. It’s for the song “Sheena Is a Parasite” by UK outfit the Horrors (love the name, love the look, pretty sweet song too), and it’s directed by Chris Cunningham, whom horror fans will likely remember for his insanely harrowing clip for Aphex Twin’s “Come to Daddy,” or a longer collaboration with Aphex called “Rubber Johnny.” I’ve been putting off watching this thing for a month or so. Boy, do I regret it.


Sentence of the day

November 27, 2006

I have no dog in this race, but Jason Adams wrote the following in his latest post in praise of Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, and it’s a doozy:

Yes, Weisz’ character is written in the well-worn shorthand of The Perfect Gal, with big loving doe-eyes and a wicked laugh, who once ran ahead in a sexy dress and who now needs to be rescued.

“Who once ran ahead in a sexy dress”–pow.


November 11, 2006

I have now ordered Season One of Battlestar Galactica on DVD for the third time. The first time, a month went by before the seller informed me they were out of stock and refunded my money. The second time, I received some weird bare-bones version with different packaging and next to no extras. Let’s hope the third time’s the charm. So say we all.

Can you read my mind?

November 10, 2006

I’ve returned to my seat at Horror Blog Steven’s Horror Roundtable this week, talking about a movie that scared the crap out of me as a kid. Here’s a clue:

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Still kinda scares me now, actually.

More reviews than you can shake a Jesus Stick at

November 9, 2006

Feast your eyes, glut your soul on the final Lost TVQB roundtable until, like, Valentine’s Day or something. I’ll miss you, fish biscuits.

Meanwhile, watch me jabber on about Dr. Strange: The Oath, Batman, Stormwatch: Post Human Division, 52, Gen 13, Punisher MAX, Superman, Tales of the Unexpected, and Ultimate X-Men in this week’s Thursday Morning Quarterback comic-book roundtable.

Cases in point

November 7, 2006




Gawker in particular should be ashamed of itself. This meme was cheesy and overplayed by Friday evening.

Two observations

November 5, 2006

1) I’ve actually seen more people saying/writing “you’re gonna be sick of Borat catchphrases by next Tuesday” than I’ve seen saying/writing Borat catchphrases themselves.

2) The commentary on VH1’s Top 100 Songs of the ’80s is awfully perfunctory: They didn’t bother to say that “Just Can’t Get Enough” was written by Vince Clarke, who went on to form Yazoo and Erasure; they didn’t bother to say that “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” was a cover, etc. If all you’re going to do is have Godfrey sing the first line in the chorus and have the narrator say “the crowds thinned out in the ’90s, but such-and-such is still going strong,” is it even worth doing?

The usual

November 2, 2006

My day-job adventures continue:

Behold, the longest Lost roundtable review EVER.

And hear me sound off on Superman Confidential, 52, Justice League of America, Criminal, Ex Machina, The Exterminators, Midnighter, Tales Designed to Thrizzle, and X-Men: Phoenix–Warsong in our Thursday Morning Quarteback comics-review colloquy.