January 30, 2012 / 5:47PM 6 notes

Dakota Skye (2008)

 

Saw this last night and was watching it with a friend at 3am.

A teenage girl aged of 17, has a power— she can tell when people are lying, she can see past the bullshit of people and know the truth. What we all long for, what we search our entire lives for— well some of us. With her childhood best friend, Beth and local rock singer boyfriend Kevin and his stoner friend Jonah who confuses her, she never can tell if he’s lying or not. She believes him. Dakota falls for him. Should she? He’s headed back to the East Coast and do you accept the default or go for something better?

Filmed in and around Tuscon, Arizona.

It played at the festival I volunteer at every year and I didn’t see it. I regret it. 

Say if you were to jump off a cliff would you want to face up or down? See it as you die to your death, or lay back and relax and enjoy the ride?

"it’s a badass movie isn’t it?"

Spam on it’s way, if I can find stuff on it.

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September 4, 2011 / 11:39PM 318,556 notes

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Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles.
“The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp.
Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him as calm as could be: “Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.”
Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.
The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas’ testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. “The one guy, Thomas, didn’t lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won’t be using it the way he used to,” Detective Delp told reporters. “Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they’re just happy to be alive after what they’ve been through.”
The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. “When I saw the look on my Debbie’s face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself ‘cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,”’ recalled the retired library worker. ” And I wasn’t scared of them, either - because I’ve got me a gun and I’ve been shooting’ all my life. And I wasn’t dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one.”
So, using a police artist’s sketch of the suspects and Debbie’s description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.
“I knew it was them the minute I saw ‘em, but I shot a picture of ‘em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them,” the oldster recalled…
“So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door, and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot ‘em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt ‘em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.”
Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny.. “What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.”

mrgolightly:

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down… And shot off their testicles.

“The old lady spent a week hunting those men down and, when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way,” said police investigator Evan Delp.

Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant’s desk and told him as calm as could be: “Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.”

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth, 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas’ testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. “The one guy, Thomas, didn’t lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won’t be using it the way he used to,” Detective Delp told reporters. “Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they’re just happy to be alive after what they’ve been through.”

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. “When I saw the look on my Debbie’s face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself ‘cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,”’ recalled the retired library worker. ” And I wasn’t scared of them, either - because I’ve got me a gun and I’ve been shooting’ all my life. And I wasn’t dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one.”

So, using a police artist’s sketch of the suspects and Debbie’s description of the sickos, tough-as-nails Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill-fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.

“I knew it was them the minute I saw ‘em, but I shot a picture of ‘em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them,” the oldster recalled…

“So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door, and the minute the big one opened the door, I shot ‘em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt ‘em most, you know. Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.”

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny.. “What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison,” Det. Delp said, “especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.”

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April 21, 2011 / 1:08AM 3 notes

just saw The Taqwacores!!!!!

THIS WAS WHY I GOT NETFLIX. SO GOOD ON SO MANY FUCKING LEVELS. 

If you like (first 3 are from the trailer suggestion): Trainspotting, Fight Club, Gus Van Sant *check, I’d add SLC Punk! to the list. 

The Taqwacores is going to be hard to describe to people who haven’t seen the trailer or not read the book. It has a lot of levels, so it’s complicated. And hard to tell what not to tell you. 

A West-Coast Punk. Straight-Edger. Skinhead. Riot Grrl. Queer Punk. A Reverted Muslim. A College Kid. All in one house. Friday morning prayers, Friday afternoon/night party.

Ok, you know the Punk Rock movement— the freaks, weirdos, the ugly ones who all ban together for a cause. They destruct, offend, etc. Rebel. 

Well, add Muslim into this house. 

You have this “normal” smart boy who comes into this house, purely because it is a Muslim house— keep on his beliefs, be a good kid with the influences of Islam around him. Well— when he gets to this house, things change for him.

I read the book beforehand, a few things were changed/edited out. The author wrote the screenplay so I knew it’d be very accurate, which it was. :)

What the film brings up is Muslim stereotypes, which aren’t always accurate and from their perspective.. just more punk, sub-genre perspective. But damn, good points are made THAT MAKE YOU THINK.

It also has many different views on religion. In general, it works for Christianity also— how far you take the rules stated in the holy book of each. Some think drinking and smoking is fine, sex before marriage, etc. The main man in this film, a punk rocker from out West, wanted to bring together everyone. The queers, riot grrls, straightedgers, all playing Taqwacore for the same cause. Fuck the interpretations. 

I’m personally interested in all sorts of religion. They all have something beautiful in each of them.

This film is basically the story of Yusef’s story while living at this house for a year, with these characters and the interactions, conflicts and conversations (some really deep and smart, philosophical) and how they change Yusef. Jehangir is the West Coast idealist punk, who puts on a major punk rock show to prove all these points, where crazy shit happens. It literally read like the book— it was wonderful.

I’m going to give a few examples of the conversations: talking about Johnny Cash, about the Riot Grrl wearing a full burka (do you ever feel like you don’t want the world to see you?), interpretations of the Quaran, etc. It brings up good points. They even have a reverted Catholic-bred girl who converted to Islam and her perspectives, I’m not saying they fit for everyone, but it doesn’t forget that idea also.

I can’t describe this accurately, it’s an experience. I know/knew I will be watching this a few times before sending it back. :D :D 

Ok— to the technical film stuff. It’s an indie film, so some things are more forgivable in my opinion, and I think it worked for it. The shooting was wonderful, editing worked magnificently and they made it more punk rock by changing a few things from the book so it could read as a film.. loved it. There was a few points in the acting that they could have been more enthusiastic, but hey they were trying to evoke casual conversation… it was fine. Minor shit. Music was great. 

It’s a controversial film in the best way— it fucking makes you think. It’s social commentary, for all sorts of people. Does it make it real? Hell no! But it’s great to watch and learn from, gain insights. 

I just suggest you see this, I sped read the book thinking I was getting the film instead. It took a few days, the characters are wonderful and challenge thoughts, stereotypes, prejudices, even discriminations. 

The West-Coast Punk, Jehangir, was sooo hooot. Then I saw his headshot and didn’t recognize him. Weird. He looks like a friend of mine, if he had a pink mohawk, which I might recommend- he’s done crazy shit with his hair. 

If you like Fight Club, Trainspotting, Gus Van Sant films, SLC Punk!, and world religion point of views… GO FUCKING SEE THIS!!!!!

Also— it had a spot on SXSW film festival and also Sundance. 

My writing on it doesn’t do it justice, trust me. I’ll put up the trailer again, it’s just THAT GOOD. And there isn’t much promo and stills on it. 

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March 29, 2011 / 12:04AM 7 notes

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“We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through or feel we’ve had enough time.” Never Let Me Go

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“We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we’ve lived through or feel we’ve had enough time.”
Never Let Me Go

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March 21, 2011 / 11:37PM 1 note

omg. Skin Tensions sounds like early 80’s creepy Tom.

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and the song with screaming “MUSTACHE”

experimental bands RAWK. :D :D 

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March 21, 2011 / 3:33PM

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March 18, 2011 / 3:07AM

Once- I bought the soundtrack before i bought the DVD.

it’s a wonderful story told more through lyrics than with conversation and the music speaks their thoughts. 

ooohhhh, sooo great. i sang along to lyrics I haven’t heard in ages, all of it coming back… love it.

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