Friday, July 28, 2017
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The world has lost a visionary today. Not only a pioneer of the zombie movie but a pioneer of representation and social commentary in film. FAR ahead of his time on race and gender issues. Take a look at some of the reactions from notable people of color on Twitter:
Romero started it. pic.twitter.com/i4dnxi8EFV— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) July 16, 2017
George Romero made a film where the levelheaded Black hero survives zombies only to be killed by scared whites. Almost unfathomable in 1968.— Saladin Ahmed (@saladinahmed) July 17, 2017
Never forgotten my awe at seeing NotLD - a black actor! Open acknowledgement of race/gender politics! That made it scarier.— N. K. Jemisin (@nkjemisin) July 16, 2017
As well as other notables:
Romero used genre to confront racism 50 years ago. He always had diverse casts, with Duane Jones as the heroic star of NOTLD.— Eli Roth (@eliroth) July 16, 2017
George Romero was a great director, the father of modern horror movies. He was my friend and I will miss him. Rest in peace, George.— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 16, 2017
Romero has passed away. Hard to find words right now. The loss is so enormous.— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) July 16, 2017
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Take a moment this Friday to learn from one of the best in the biz. - Stephen host of the Vundacast
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
One of my most favorite call backs. - Stephen host of the Vundacast
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
In celebration of the 26th anniversary of one of the greatest science fiction films ever made, we have a couple goodies for you today. First of all, above we have one of the official trailers. However, we also have something a little bit more interesting: a blog post by Andy W. Taylor about Sarah Connor and the strong female character. I love the analysis here, making an argument for Sarah as a strong female lead not only in the second Terminator movie but also the first. It also mentions in passing James Cameron's track record of writing compelling, complex, badass female lead characters, which is excellent. In addition to Connor, Ripley in the Alien movies is the most salient example but the self-sacrificing Lindsey Brigman in The Abyss deserves some credit as well and even Rose Dewitt Bukater in Titanic is woefully underrated as far as badass female lead characters go, breaking out of the bondage of her abusive patriarchal engagement of convenience, literally spitting in the face of her oppressive abuser, and saving herself (with a little help from Leo). But I digress.
If you've never seen Terminator 2: Judgment Day, it is an absolute must-see piece of American cinema and what the hell have you been waiting 26 years for GO GO GO!
If you've seen it once or twice or a few times, you know just how supremely rewatchable it is and today is a perfect excuse to do just that.
If you've seen it like...several dozen (or upwards of a hundred) times like me...well...you probably know better than anyone that you can never watch this movie enough times.
Whatever your reasons, today is a perfect day to pop this old favorite in and enjoy. Show it to a friend! Show it to ten friends! Spread the love!
Sunday, July 2, 2017
I love how the music swells just before Rey chops Kylo Ren up. - Stephen host of the Vundacast
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Every film franchise is third entry should have a beach based montage, in a perfect universe. - Stephen host of the Vundacast