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"Sometimes, I take a great notion..."

Sunny today, and a wide, carnivorous sky, and the temperature is a paltry 59˚F.

I left the house yesterday, despite the nip in the constant breeze. We drove over the river to Wickenden Street and spent an hour or so browsing through the bins at Round Again Records. I spent ten bucks I probably shouldn't have and came away with Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) and Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run (1975).



Photograph Copyright © 2015 by Caitlín R. Kiernan


Back home, I lay on the floor in the front parlour and listened to them, trying not to hate this decade.

I feel as if all I'm really doing these days is watching movies. Last night we had a proper Kindernachct and watched DreamWorks' How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014), followed by Disney's Big Hero 6 (2014). The former was very enjoyable, but pales in comparison to the latter. I have a feeling that neither Hubero nor Selwyn will be called anything but "hairy baby" for some time to come. Night before last we watched three horror films, starting with Adam Green's mockumentary Digging Up the Marrow (2014), which was fun, mostly thanks to Ray Wise and decent enough creature effects. The second feature was Conor McMahon's From the Dark (2014), an extremely effective Irish vampire film. This one I strongly recommend. I would go as far as to declare it creepy as hell. Niamh Algar plays Sarah, a beleaguered protagonist of whom Ellen Ripley would be proud. The last of the three films was Eduardo Sánchez' Exists (2014), which proves you can make a pretty scary movie about Bigfoot, even if it's populated with insufferable twenty somethings.

That's all I have for now, except I would ask that you please have a look at the current eBay auctions. Thanks.

Later Tots,
Aunt Beast

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eluneth
May. 23rd, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
You had me at "Irish vampire film." I must thank you again for sharing your thoughts about movies so frequently, because over the years I've been following your blog, your recommendations have consistently led me to films I've ended up loving.

I also just enjoyed this sentence: "you can make a pretty scary movie about Bigfoot, even if it's populated with insufferable twenty somethings"
everville340
May. 23rd, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Back home, I lay on the floor in the front parlour and listened to them, trying not to hate this decade.

That there are still places dedicated to selling music on vinyl/disc or books with spined pages is a small glimmer of hope in existence. It is good to get lost in music.
corucia
May. 23rd, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)

hairy baby

We called our fattest cat that for days after seeing 'Big Hero 6', whenever we picked him up. As I never quite managed that great slurred, half-drunk edge to the voice that Baymax had, it wasn't perfect. A great character scene.
FeatCreature
May. 23rd, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation!
I love vampire movies, so thanks for sharing your thoughts.

This is my first time commenting, but I've been reading your journal pretty faithfully since I first discovered you as a writer a couple of years ago. I appreciate the entries.

Now, to watch Conor McMahon's "From the Dark"...
sovay
May. 24th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
Conor McMahon's From the Dark (2014), an extremely effective Irish vampire film. This one I strongly recommend. I would go as far as to declare it creepy as hell.

I'll look for it. My most recent Irish vampire film was Neil Jordan's Byzantium (2012), which I love.
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