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Oozing Love for The Green Slime

20 December 2010 5:00 AM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

By Fred Burdsall

Back before the dinosaurs died off (sometime around 1968), a little film called Mad Monster Party made its way to my local theater, and like any kid…I had to see it. So, armed with some cash courtesy of my parents, I marched in and was handed a clip-on button that simply read “The Green Slime Are Coming.” I had no idea what that entailed, but if it’s slimy and green…I’m there. It took an agonizing four weeks but one day the marquee read “Saturday at noon..The Green Slime.” This was it, no turning back: Give me the worst chores you got, mom, cause I’m going to see The Green Slime, and I need money.

That being said, let me tell you all about it.

An asteroid is on a collision course with Earth–cue psychedelic late ’60s rock from Richard Delvy and we are on our way. »

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In the April Notebook

2 May 2010 7:51 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

David Cairns

The Forgotten: Flaming Beefcake

The Forgotten: Remember You Must Die

The Forgotten: That Glaring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

The Forgotten: Forty Million Frenchmen

The Forgotten: April 29

Fernando F. Croce

Now on DVD: “Panic in the Streets” (Elia Kazan, 1950)

Adrian Curry

Movie Poster of the Week: "Punch-Drunk Love"

Movie Poster of the Week: "La Salamandre"

Movie Poster of the Week: "Band of Ninja"

Movie Poster of the Week: "Oh, That Nastya!"

David D'Arcy

Podcast. David D'Arcy and Alexei Popogrebsky

Podcast. Bahman Ghobadi, Roxana Saberi and Obash of The Yellow Dogs

The Ferroni Brigade

The Way to the Golden Donkey

Sex and Politics: Jack Stevenson's "Scandinavian Blue: The Erotic Cinema of Sweden and Denmark in the 1960s and 1970s"

Daniel Kasman

Video Sundays: Music Videos by An Older Generation

Image of the Day: Damsels in Distress #3

Video Sundays. From Hollywood to New German Cinema, The Impressionist Whirligig Camera »

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A Decade with Takashi Miike. The Drift: Graveyard of Honor (2002)

26 April 2010 10:53 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The premise of Graveyard of Honor—the rise and fall of a mad-dog gangster—is a familiar one, traced as early as The Public Enemy in 1931, if not earlier. What makes it different from most of its forebears (including White Heat [1949], both versions of Scarface [1932, 1983], and Kinji Fukasaku's own Graveyard of Honor [1975]) is that Takashi Miike works to avoid any intimations of a narrative arc. Instead of setting up a pattern of hubris and comeuppance, Miike organizes the film as an accumulation of detail, with a special preoccupation with how things work: the way yakuza from different families forge alliances, how a prisoner can give himself salmonella to get into the infirmary, how the body reacts to heroin. For all the instructive, caught-in-the-moment observation, though, it is a frighteningly amoral film, less an object lesson in criminal psychopathology than an attempt to meet that psychopath on his level.

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