Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Belt in Barstools

It seems like an unconscionably long time since we've mentioned Pam Grier here.  So, in the interests of public health, I recommend our readers consume 2 to 4 Pam Grier films in the next few days.  Foxy Brown, The Arena, Jackie Brown, Friday Foster, Greased Lightning... It's up to you.  Just do it.  You'll feel better.  I'll feel better.  It's just a good idea.





-Matt

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Drum Roll, please...






So, Brad and I, with the profound help and prompting of fellow traveler on the Road of Dorkness, Darren, are getting ready to go all multimedia on you're buttocks.  Coming soon... In the Mouth of Dorkness: The Podcast (!!!).  That's right.  If reading a blog filled with our sometimes outlandish opinions isn't enough for you, you'll be able to hear us in the surround-o-scape of digital audio beamed into your house/car by the magic of wave motion technology (all the way from the future!). 



I totally know how technology works.  And Brad is a wiz with machines.

The files are in the computer?!

Thank goodness for Darren.



-Matt

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dork Hero: Run Run Shaw


Along with his brother Runme, Run Run Shaw and Shaw Brothers Studio were largely responsible for making Martial Arts movies a thing.  He died in January of this year at the age of 106 (!!!).  He was even knighted by the Queen of England, for crying out loud.  Zounds.

-Matt

Friday, November 21, 2014

Something is coming...






There's big news coming for us here at In the Mouth of Dorkness.  We've been kinda quiet lately.  But we're still living the Dork Life.  And we hope you are, too.  Hopefully, by the end of the year, we'll be making a pretty cool announcement.


In the meantime; Jason Statham, Jenny Agutter, Frank Frazetta, Charlton Heston, William Shatner, Comics, Pimpmobile, Drive, Hellboy, Nic Cage, and Vincent Price. (And don't forget to check us out on Facebook at In the Mouth of Dorkness).



-Matt

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dork Hero: Gene Tierney


Dragonwyck

A while back, I popped in a DVD for a movie I knew nearly nothing about.  A little melodrama called Leave Her to Heaven.  It starred a lady named Gene Tierney, who I'd seen in a couple films before, but never thought twice about.  By the end of Leave Her to Heaven, I was a serious fan.  Not only was she jaw droppingly beautiful, but she lent depth and pathos to a monstrous character in a way I found continually surprising, refreshing, and unsettling.  That I still kind of pulled for her by the film's end is a testament to Tierney's ability to keep you enthralled and maybe a bit in love, even when she does awful things.  Watching a bunch of her other movies let me see other sides of her talent, including some lighter comedy stuff.  But Tierney will be forever tied to that bold, unhinged role in Leave Her to Heaven.  Plus, she worked with the always awesome Dork Hero, Vincent Price on several occasions.  That raises her cool factor, right there.

Leave Her to Heaven


Laura


-Matt

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dork Hero: Tilda Swinton

You know I love some strange.  And few are quite some wonderfully strange as Tilda Swinton.  An actress and all around odd duck, she has been in a heck of a lot of interesting film, and has put her particular mark upon many genre films.  I tip my hat to her.



-Matt

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dork Art: Frazetta's Conan

I've been thinking a lot about Frank Frazetta and his amazing artwork recently.  Of course, that gets me to thinking about Conan and wanting to go back and read some of my favorite stories.  Red Nails, Queen of the Black Coast, The Frost Giant's Daughter.  Love it all.


Will we ever get a film that does Howard justice?  I'm not holding my breath, but I can dream.

-Matt