Monday, February 18, 2013

MMM: Turn It Up a Notch

Last month I decreed I would be getting my house in order, aka this nearly defunct site. The universe, of course, heard my ambitious proclamation and kicked me square in the crotch with a bootful of aggravation and stress. The result, as you can see, is another month of desolation. I vow that one day the Reel Whore will get it together and crank the productivity dial up a notch or two. Until then, I should probably take a friend's advice before hurtling headlong into another ambitious run, and instead sit back, relax and drank.

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

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Monday, January 14, 2013

MMM: Happy 2013!

My well wishes are more than a little on the late side. For that I apologize. As I'm sure you've noticed, the tumbleweeds have been blowing between the links here. Sickness, holidays, and life have taken the Reel Whore off track, but it's a new year and it's time to put my house in order. I'm ruminating a few ideas for the site at the moment, but while I work on those, why don't you enjoy this poppy little ditty?

The Orion Experience - Obsessed With You


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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bright Light! Bright Light!

It’s been a while, but the vault is rolling out it’s old chestnut series,You Decide… Sequel Suicide? Although Kai feels the Christmas element of Gremlins is purely superfluous, it’s a holiday movie I love to revisit every year much like folks who plop down in front of the tele to watch A Christmas Story or It’s a Wonderful Life.


The quaint little town of Kingston Falls is about to have a Christmas it will never forget all because its resident inventor, Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton), has brought his son Billy (Zach Galligan) home a unique gift he uncovered in a Chinatown junk shop. The gift, a mogwai, an adorable, furry little creature he’s taken to calling Gizmo (Howie Mandel). Billy only need follow three simple instructions to care for Gizmo; keep it away from bright light, especially sunlight, never get it wet, and never, ever feed it after midnight. By Christmas Eve, two of the three rules have been inadvertently broken, unleashing a diminutive destructive horde of gremlins lead by Gizmo’s devilish, Mohawk-sporting offspring, Spike (Frank Welker).

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There's A Useful Four Letter Word, And You're Full Of It

It’s been a good long while since the vault kicked off a new series, and this one I’ve been holding onto a for while. Say hello to 007 on the 7th, which is exactly as it sounds; whenever a vault posting date falls on the seventh of the month, everyone’s favorite British Secret Service Agent will make an appearance. Premiering thirty-eight years ago in December of 1974, The Man With the Golden Gun is a perfect choice to for December’s 007 selection.


MI6 headquarters receives an ominous calling card, prompting ‘M’ (Bernard Lee) to recall James Bond (Roger Moore) from his mission. A single, solid gold bullet etched with ’007′ names Bond as the next target of the world’s greatest and most elusive assassin, Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee). Raised in the circus as a trick-shot marksman then recruited and trained by the KGB, he is now a hitman-for-hire with a $1,000,000 fee. Bond’s search for the Solex Agitator and its creator is put on hold, leaving Bond free to find his would-be killer before Scaramanga’s golden bullet finds him.

Rendezvous...

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Monday, December 10, 2012

MMM: Waiting for the Thunder

Folks here in Raleigh, NC have been waiting for rock/metal band KIX to bring the thunder back to our fair city for over twenty years. They did just that this past Saturday at the Lincoln Theater and I was lucky enough to be in attendance. Not all that familiar with KIX before the concert, I can happily say they've found a fan in me. Lead singer Steve Whiteman has a great stage performance and KIX rocks it from the first note played to the last. With my ears are still ringing, I thought I'd share a little taste with you by showcasing their biggest hit from 1989. Enjoy!

KIX - Don't Close Your Eyes

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Baddest Heeb This Side of Tel Aviv

Hanukkah begins at sundown on the eighth of December. I’m not Jewish, but the vault is an equal opportunity column. Sometimes, it’s that simple.


Ridiculed for his Jewish faith during his formative years, Mordechai Jefferson Carver (Adam Goldberg) has grown up and into a heroic career as a certified circumcised dick known as the Hebrew Hammer. As the baddest Heeb this side of Tel Aviv, the Hammer’s called upon by the Jewish Justice League Chief (Peter Coyote) when Damian (Andy Dick), the antisemitic son of Santa Claus (Richard Riehle), seizes control of his father’s reigns. Damian is hell-bent on eradicating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to make Christmas the only December holiday. The Hebrew Hammer agrees to stop Damian, and though he has help from the JJL’s Esther Bloomenbergensteinenthal (Judy Greer) and Kwanzaa Liberation Front leader Mohammed Ali Paula Abdul Rahim (Mario Van Peebles), ultimately the fate of Hanukkah rests entirely on his shoulders.

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

You're My Boy, Blue!

With November at an end, I was at a loss for what flick to induct into the vault before embarking on December and the inevitable string of holiday fare. Being a sucker for a pretty face and for celebrating a birthday, I looked to my celebrity calendar and voila, the answer appeared in the petite, shapely form of hilarious Happy Endings costar Elisha Cuthbert. Cuthbert turns 30 today, but the funny Canadian cutie was just 21 when the world was introduced to her in the Todd Phillips feature, Old School.


After Mitch Martin (Luke Wilson) discovers his girlfriend Heidi (Juliette Lewis) is more adventurous than he realized, he leases a house near Harrison University. His friend, Beanie (Vince Vaughn), sees the house as the perfect party pad to get Mitch back in the game and to be an escape from his own wife and kids. Their recently married buddy, Frank (Will Ferrell), also sees it as a reprieve from his wife Marissa (Perrey Reeves). Mitch, Beanie and Frank make a huge impression on campus with Mitch-A-Palooza, drawing the attention of Dean Pritchard (Jeremy Piven), who rezones the house for university use in order to remove his former college nemeses. Beanie and Frank convince Mitch to create a fraternity, enlisting a rag tag bunch of pledges to keep their dream alive, the parties going, and to stick it to the Dean.

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