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Skin-Jobs, Fembots and Existential Unicorns

courtesy of Warner Brothers

Greetings and salutations
* film nerds and nerdettes …

Ever had one of those sneaking late-night suspicions that (maybe, just maybe) the person lying in bed next to you snoring like a pig modem isn’t really human at all but rather a lethal android sent to Earth to destroy your soul? Would it be paranoid of me to say I have?

Pour Some Gravy on Those Cinematic Turkeys

House of Yes
House of Yes; Courtesy of Miramax Films

Greetings and salutations
* my little sweet potatoes …

An Outsider’s Journey Into <i>the Realms of the Unreal</i>

Realm of Unreal
courtesy of Diorama Films

Greetings and salutations
* film geeks from the Subterranean Beatnik Library where everyone’s favorite film snot (Poppa H) just had an out-of-body movie experience that (literally) made the 4-year-old hermaphrodite sitting next to me wet his britches.

Movies That Screw with Your Head

The Shining
The Shining; courtesy of Warner Brothers

Halloween DVD Peeks to Shriek: Part II

Greetings and salutations* film ghouls and ghoulettes. Unless you’ve been buried alive or sleeping in an urban catacomb all month, you probably know the witchiest of witching hours is upon us. So sound the horns from hell, it’s great Hallow’s Eve here in the Yay Area so get ready to get weird.

Dude, That’s Blow-Milk-Out-Your-Nose Scary

Eraserhead; courtesy of American Film Institute

Greetings and salutations
* my pretties … Judging by all my fan mail, it looks like some of you sickos are totally into soaking up Poppa H’s gonzo brand of Munchausen-esque film juice with a giant buttermilk biscuit while some of you clearly are not …

Hooker in a Hangman’s Noose?

Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon; courtesy of Warner Brothers

Vacationing in Search of a Lost Film Treasure

Taken from the AP News Wire (3:08 am CST)
Dateline: Matamoras, Mexico

                                                MRF (dictating to a half-breed AP Stringer)

Soul Searching in the Hollywood Waiting Room

courtesy of Halcyon Pictures

And Raving Over Wristcutters: A Love Story

Paying Existential Respects to a Swedish Bad Ass

courtesy of Criterion Collection

The Godless Universe Loves An Existential Bad Ass
While killing time between screenings in the Anderson Boys movie marathon, I built an altar in the lobby of the Castro after learning the last remaining European auteur immortal, Sweden’s Ingmar Bergman decided to take a dirt nap on us at the tender age of 89.

Character Actors Gone Wild

And Remembering A Hundred-Year-Old Spitfire At the Castro Theater

Greetings and salutations* film nerds, if you’re a loyal follower of The Reel, you know this week Poppa Film Snot is (once again) thumbing his upturned nose at the bloody carnage coming from the wake of this Summer’s Sequel-Fest-Train-Wreck to celebrate little known movie gems from some of Hollywood’s greatest actors.

Tuesday I highlighted masterpieces from the Leading Actor category, today let’s talk Supporting Actors, precisely Legendary Hollywood Wild Men who’ve flown under the People Magazine radar despite having notorious reputations as Bad Boy Life Actors.

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