Alone in the Dark (2005)

by meanlouise January 31, 2015 anthropology

Alone in the Dark is a 1982 horror movie starring Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence and Martin Landau. Unfortunately, that’s not the movie we’re watching. We’re watching Alone in the Dark, a 2005 supernatural/archaeological horror movie starring Tara Reid, Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff. If that doesn’t give you a sufficient idea of how terrible this […]

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I don’t know what it means when JunglePete & I start sharing dreams

by meanlouise December 31, 2014 florida files

Yikes, it’s New Year’s Eve and I’ve neglected you all for months and I should probably be writing something profound about the new year (or something snarky about resolutions). Instead, I’m posting a draft that’s been hanging around since last New Year’s Eve. I’ve been a little disorganized this year. Last year, we drove to […]

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Interstellar does not look stellar to me.

by meanlouise October 9, 2014 movies

We saw a lot of movies in the theater this summer. An unusually high number (for us). I quickly reached the point where I could only endure the trailer for Interstellar by imagining all of the characters who go into space (for no apparent reason) eventually crash land on a planet of apes. If I […]

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The Ricardo Montalban Time Travel Paradox

by meanlouise July 10, 2014 monkeys (also: apes)

We spent Christmas quality family time with the 5 original Planet of the Apes movies. (Seven months later, I found this post in my drafts folder). You’d think we’d have these movies memorized by now, but when you’re dealing with such a sprawling franchise things get a bit hazy, even for Highly Trained Professionals such […]

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Jaws 3D

by meanlouise July 9, 2014 movies

Orlando Weekly: “They deleted the subplot where Dennis Quaid searches for an antiperspirant that works.” I hate myself for wanting to drag the the Jungle Pete family to Sea World next week because Blackfish was deeply disturbing. Plus,The tickets to the park are shockingly expensive. At the same time, we just watched Jaws 3 as […]

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Bermuda Tentacles

by meanlouise June 18, 2014 horror & scifi

Like all battleships that venture into the Bermuda triangle looking for the President of the United States, the heroes of Bermuda Tentacles have a worm scientist on board. This is useful when the convoy of ships are beset by giant worms reaching out of the water to menace them. I’m making it sound an awful […]

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Godzilla Countdown

by meanlouise May 14, 2014 horror & scifi

I recently finished a draft of an article about Pacific Rim (2013) that required re-watching both Gojira (1954) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956). Criterion remastered both movies and put them together as a BluRay set (also available on some streaming services). It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Gojira, I was surprised […]

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Pepe the Mail Order Monkey

by meanlouise April 29, 2014 art

Lots of you seem to be wandering around in my blog looking for info on Tim Tate’s story, Pepe the Mail Order Monkey. I have some of Tim’s art and I supported the Fringe Festival musical Pepe the Mail Order Monkey, but I think this is what you’re looking for: NPR’s Snap Judgement aired a […]

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Curious Alice

by meanlouise April 28, 2014 seriously?

The National Archives’ Special Media Archives Services Division has a blog called Media Matters that is full of amazing gems, like this: The Curious Case of Curious Alice. The post is about a deliriously insane 12 minute movie the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) made in 1971 to convince children not to do drugs. […]

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Failed Restaurant Concept: Well of Souls & Snakes

by meanlouise April 3, 2014 pop culture

[another post that’s been hanging around in the drafts files for a few months] It was nice of Santa to bring me a boxed set of all 4 Indiana Jones movies on BluRay, since I need them for thesis research. When we watch movies in La Florida, we tend to turn the volume up very […]

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