ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: RIDE ‘EM FILMGURL!

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, the Peanut Gallery gets a case of saddle rash…



Posted on September 15, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: RIDE ‘EM FILMGURL!

And so it was on to the second film of the night, the hysterically nonsensical “My Name is Nobody.” For the uninitiated my husband and I attempted to explain the significance of the spaghetti western, notably the fact that the Italian made westerns ushered in the era of the “dirty western,” and on average were […]



Posted on September 15, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: DAMN YOU STINKING HIPPIES!

Right from the get go things were looking up. To start with, being made by an American director who was actually affected by the things he was examining, the film is much more socially critical. “Medium Cool” is probably best know for being rated X, although even by ‘60’s standards the film is very tame […]



Posted on September 7, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: DAMN YOU STINKING HIPPIES!

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, the Peanut Gallery busts out the Birkenstocks…



Posted on September 6, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: DEVIL’S DUE

Bob took off after the break, but as soon as we put “The Omen” in the player things were starting to look up. The title sequence was “sweet” and featured an upside-down cross. People were encouraged but confused by the presence of Gregory Peck. My husband then repeated his assertion that Richard Donner is one […]



Posted on August 10, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: DEVIL’S DUE

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, some old school demons…



Posted on August 10, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: THE IN SOUND FROM WAY OUT

Once we were all sung out, it was time for our usual break, and then on with the show and “The American Astronaut.” Described as a “rock ‘n’ roll-sci-fi-western-musical, the film was conceived and directed by Cory McAbee of the San Francisco band The Billy Nayer Show. He also stars in the film and wrote […]



Posted on July 27, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: THE IN SOUND FROM WAY OUT

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, the Peanut Gallery gets down, gets funky, gets all around…



Posted on July 27, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: J-HORRIBLE

Overall, reaction was mixed but generally favorable. We had our traditional break wherein three of our group left, then on with the show. Because “Infection” was a screener, there was no way to skip the trailers, and boy there were some doozies: Alone in the Dark which prompted a request for a Uwe Boll night […]



Posted on July 21, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: J-HORRIBLE

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, J-Horror gets another chance…



Posted on July 21, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: SAMURAI ERECTION

We had a not so quick break during which Mike put on his bootlegged Episode III DVD to see if it worked in our player since it didn’t play in his. This led to the great (and tedious) “Star Wars” debate of 2005. All I’m going to say is that jokes about Vader screaming “Noooo” […]



Posted on July 7, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: SAMURAI ERECTION

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, the Peanut Gallery gets wood!



Posted on July 6, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: TOHO TERRORS

Then it was time for the second film. We’d programmed “Matango” second since it required greater concentration and this was more likely to happen later in the evening after some people had left. However, only one person left. The other fifteen stuck it out, eating our leftover wedding candy and gossiping among themselves. “Matango” starts […]



Posted on June 30, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: TOHO TERRORS

Mariko McDonald and her husband host a weekly film night in their apartment, affectionately known as the Den of Sin. It’s kinda like evil film school and you’re invited to attend. At the Den this week, make it Toho Time!



Posted on June 29, 2005 by

ENTER THE DEN OF SIN: BABY CRAZY

We popped in “It’s Alive” and already things were looking better. My husband spotted Rick Baker’s name in the credits and we both cooed over the Bernard Herman score. Graeme said that he could leave right then and feel completely satisfied. Nick was just obsessed with the groovy ‘70’s wallpaper. The more Larry Cohen movies […]



Posted on June 22, 2005 by

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