Kirkkitsch’s Blog

You Load 16 Tons, What Do You Get?
September 28, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Books, Life, Movies

That’s right: another day older and deeper in debt. Being that today is my 42nd birthday (the weird thing is that I still don’t “feel old”…maybe some day), I did some thrift store/pawn shop shoppin’ (only the best for me!). No one can birthday on the cheap like I can! Here’s what I found (with the exception of the Ghost Story series, which I ordered from the Warner Bros. site).

Picture Book of Saints © 1979
Comments: I may not be Catholic, but I’ve always thought the saints were interesting. I have a statue of St. Francis in my backyard, and a St. Christopher medal in my car (given to me by my Catholic-raised dad). Should prove to be some interesting reading. Plus, I love buying the candles with the saints on them at my grocery store. Hey, they might actually do what they say. Why not?
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury © 1982
Comments: One of my favorite books (movies) + I love the cover of this ’50th Anniversary Edition’
Wicked: A Pretty Little Liars Novel by Sara Shepard © 2009
Comments: As you know, I LOVE the TV series, so I figured I’d read the books…well, some of them anyway.
Owl At Home by Arnold Lobel © 1975
Comments: I love owls. So, with the super-adorable illustrations inside this book, I was SOLD. And for a mere 69¢, how can I lose? Can’t wait to read it. Continue reading

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
September 7, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies

First off, I LOVE me some Jeremy Renner. Secondly, I love witches. Thirdly, I am not one of those people who gets anal about historical accuracy, so this movie looks like A LOT of FUN!

Watching. Vol.24
August 23, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Reviews

I rented 3 movies from RedBox lately. I’ll keep my reviews brief:

Intruders– I LOVE me some Clive Owen. I do…although I can’t say I’ve seen anything he’s been in since 2009’s The International, which I enjoyed. However, I do have Killer Elite in my NetFlix queue. Hard to believe he’s 47; he hasn’t aged a day IMO.

Premise: Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. Continue reading

Upcoming DVD Releases
July 26, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies

I admit it. I am REALLY behind on my DVD shoppin’… but then I’m REALLY behind on finding a new job, paying my bills, correspondence, Spring cleaning, etc. With that said, here are a slew of DVDs coming out this year, and a few (like the 5 titles below) that have already come out! Enjoy.

The Legend of Billie Jean © 1985
Comments: I love this movie SO much! So glad to see it has FINALLY made it to DVD. It only took 25 years. Yeesh!
Night Watch © 1973
Comments: I remember watching this movie on television with my mom. She was a huge fan of Elizabeth Taylor. I remember the movie being pretty creepy. Glad to see it’s FINALLY on DVD as well!
Windows © 1980
Comments: Another first-time on DVD. I’ve never seen this film, or even knew about it, until a friend told me about it years ago. I’ve wanted to see it ever since. I like Talia Shire (of Rocky fame). Looks like a great thriller! Can’t wait!
New Year’s Evil © 1980
Comments: Another favorite that is finally getting the DVD treatment. This is one of those oddities that I watch every New Year’s Eve (derp!). Love Roz Kelly and especially Grant Cramer. Omg, he’s fuckin’ BEAUTIFUL in this movie. Have fond memories of seeing this one on Elvira’s Movie Macabre, back in the good ol’ 80’s. *sigh* Good times.
Alice: Season 1 © 1977
Comments: Always loved this show. Used to watch it with my mom in the 70’s & 80’s. Gotta love Linda Lavin and Polly Holliday.
Werewolf Fever © 2009
Comments: I haven’t seen this one, but I love the poster and the story line. Will probably disappoint, like most new horror, but I’ll give it a shot anyway. I’m a werewolf addict.

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DVD Purchases
July 23, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: DVD Purchases, Movies

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In Honor of Singin’ In The Rain’s 60th Anniversary…
July 13, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies

IGene Kelly. *sigh* Beautiful.

Fade To Black
July 10, 2012, 6:00 am
Filed under: Movies, Spooky Stuff

I‘ve had 1999’s Cartoon Noir in my NetFlix queue for a while now. I finally was in the mood to watch it and I thought it was hauntingly beautiful. Cartoon Noir is an anthology film consisting of six animated short subjects from five countries. My personal favorite was The Club of The Laid Off, which is about laid-off old mannequins and how they spend their cracked and broken lives in an old, abandoned warehouse. New mannequins are brought to the warehouse. They are old as well, but from a younger generation. The two groups must learn to live together.

I think I find Laid Off so fascinating because I’ve always thought mannequins were creepy-cool and I LOVE that this feature is stop-motion, using REAL old mannequins; not your traditional animation style. Like I said, cool… and kinda creepy. I couldn’t find this one on YouTube, but DID manage to locate it, in its entirety, on Vimeo:

Jirí Barta- Klub odlozenych (The Club of The Laid Off) (1989) from off the text on Vimeo.

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