12 Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam)
12 Monkeys (1995, Terry Gilliam)
Roy Scheider in Blue Thunder (1983)
Jack Nicholson, Chinatown (1974)
Bruce Dern in Black Sunday (1977) dir. John Frankenheimer
Kaliah looked outside the window, stifling her cough as she blew out smoke. It was getting dark, she looked up at the stars, glittering lights in the sky and for a second she forgot the chaos that was now life and she held her bong and took a massive hit. Her head felt pleasantly light for a few seconds, and she blinked groggily. She tried not to cough, even when she was smoking. Even though she was inside, she was still paranoid. A man got stabbed to death in town just because he had coughing fit .And that was just a few weeks ago. Things were getting crazier everyday.
All because of the virus.
People were turning against each other, reporting each other to the authorities, then when the authorities became overwhelmed, people took it upon themselves to run those suspected of having the virus out of their neighborhoods, out of their workplace. Logic wasn’t being used anymore. People were fearful, and fear made them hateful.
As far as everyone was concerned everyone else probably had the virus. Kaliah shook her head, and reached for her phone.
10,234 infected, 3745 deaths.
Kaliah refreshed the page. Her heart was beating loudly in her chest and she felt a wave of despair an hopelessness rush over her. The deaths had jumped by almost 500 in one day.
The f*cked up thing is, we could have prevented this, she thought. All we had to do was really keep up the social distancing thing, stay home unless you have to work, go out as little as possible only for suppliers, and wash our hands continually.
The government put us on lockdown. Only essential services were allowed to remain open. And only “essential” employees were supposed to be going to work.
But as usual we trinis found loopholes and ways around things.
It started small, with rumours of bars having secret limes. Early on there were reports of police busting “private zess” parties, whispers of bars still conducting prostitution parties with Venezuelan women. A video was circulated with two male ‘customers’ drunk and laughing while one received a lap dance from a smiling woman. No social distancing there…. People kept passing and checking family members every now and then, companies made non essential workers keep working several days a week, it was chaos.
We were doomed from the start. Careless and fearless… when we should have been terrified.
Kaliah pulled out her water bottle from her bag and gulped down some mouthfuls before stopping herself. Reluctantly, she screwed the cover back on. Instinctively, she rubbed some hand sanitizer in her palms. She closed the window, and climbed onto her bed.
She set her alarm for 4.00 am. Tomorrow was a big day.
Do you ever watch a movie, that is so exciting and interesting, you finally understand the whole “sitting at the edge of the seat ” ? And it doesn’t matter that the movie is so dark and gritty? That you dont think you’ll ever be able to trust anyone ? You just want to see the end, how the problem is solved, how everyone will take it when the problem is overcome ? That’s your only wish in that moment: to see how the problem is solved and everyone getting what they deserve .
And than you get to the end of the movie and its about to be revealed. You’re gripping your blanket tightly, trying not to get closer to the screen that you already are, you hold your breath, only focusing on what’s right in front of you and then
A cliffhanger. You had forgotten about the possibility of a cliffhanger.
Every Tuesday, I set a timer for five minutes and draw until I can’t no mo’.
DAY 12: Real gone.
Mulholland Drive (2001), dir. David Lynch
The Dark Red will be released on DVD and Digital on April 28 via Dark Sky Films. The 2018 horror-thriller is currently avaialble on VOD.
Dan Bush (The Signal, The Vault) directs from a script he wrote with frequent collaborator Conal Byrne (The Vault). April Billingsley, Kelsey Scott, Conal Byrne, Rhoda Griffis, John Curran, and Jill Jane Clements star.
No special features are listed. Watch the trailer below.
What I liked the most about this anime was that it really has those amazing fighting scenes, it has a mind-stimulating plot (It really caught me simula pa lang) and yeah this lovey dovey relationship between Tokaku and Haru. Lam mo yun, ang naive nitong si Haru kahit na nasasaktan na talaga siya.
Tokaku really has that cool persona. Untouchable, untouchableeeee.
Sorry panay anime na mga post ko. Sa susunod ibahin ko naman. Haha ＼(~o~)／
One of Us Is Next, by Karen M. McManus
“This is what happens when you’re bad at making friends: you end up with ones you don’t particularly like.”
Boarding School (USA, 2018)
📽 Countdown (2019)
I honestly thought this was going to be another cheesy horror flick that wasn’t even scary, but I really liked it. It’s not super scary, although there are a few jump scares, but it’s a good story with good actors. I enjoyed the whole thing. The only thing I didn’t like was that they left it open at the end for a second one. In my opinion, there shouldn’t be a second one. They wouldn’t be able to do anything new, and it just wouldn’t be good. But anyway, this movie was pretty good.
Overall rating: 7/10
The Ghost Detective
📽 When a Stranger Calls (2006)
This is one of my favorite thrillers. Even though I’ve watched it several times now, it still puts me on the edge of my seat. I made my brother watch it with me this last time because he had never seen it before, and he wouldn’t even watch the big climax scene because it made him so anxious. I highly recommend this movie, but you really shouldn’t watch it alone.
Overall rating: 8/10
Snake Eyes (1998), dir. Brian De Palma