(Not So) Random (At All) Movie Mention: Joe Carnahan’s “THE GREY” (2011) Starring LIAM NEESON! ! !

THE GREY

(2011)

…Is Much More Than Just An Action/Drama/Horror Flick.

It’s So SO Much More.

It IS A Work Of Adrenaline-Pumping ACTON.

It IS A Work Of Wrenching, Heart-Felt DRAMA.

It IS A Work Of HORROR And TERROR.

BUT…

…It’s ALSO A Wonderful Work Of ART.

Period.

Y’all Already Know I’m A Huge Fanboy Of…

LIAM NEESON

…And This Flick Takes That Fact And Cements It Even More So Than It Was Before.

I Still Consider LIAM NEESON To Be One Of The Most Underrated Actors Of The Past 30 Years…

…And I Sincerely Feel…

THE GREY

…To Be A Totally Underrated Flick.

Period Period.

NEESON Is “OTTWAY

…A Dark, Brooding, Loner Of A Character.

He Suffers Deeply Over The Loss Of His Wife…

…And Is, Therefore, Supremely Depressed.

So Depressed Is He, That He’s Suicidal.

He Simply Can’t Do It.

He Can’t Pull The Trigger…

…Neither Figuratively, Nor Literally.

He Has All But Given-Up On Life…

…And He Can Barely Find The Will To Carry On.

SUDDENLY…

…Following A Jet-Plane Crash In The Wind And Snow Swept Alaskan Wilderness…

…He (“OTTWAY“) Is Thrust Into The Position Of Life Saver For AND Leader Of A Small Group Of Oil-Drilling Roughnecks.

BUT…

…The Crash Isn’t The Worst Of It All.

The Survivors Are Now Being Stalked/Hunted By A Pack Of Large WOLVES, Thirsty For Blood.

It Quickly Becomes A Life & Death Situation For The Few Remaining Men…

…A Situation Where None Are Likely To Survive!

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YES, My Peeps, I’m A Convert Within The Realm That Is…

THE GREY

Period Period Period.

It May Be Action Packed AND Brutal…

…But It’s Also Poetic, Thought-Provoking, AND Beautiful.

The Film’s Writer AND Director…

JOE CARNAHAN

…Has Written An Amazing Story…

…Both Simple AND Complex…

…And Has Directed It With Style AND Care.

The Landscapes Are Gorgeously, Amazingly Shot…

…Adding To The Visual Splendor Of The Flick…

…Along With Adding Deep Deep Feelings Of EXTREME ISOLATION!

Feelings That Only Make The Story Become Even BETTER!

You Know What, My Peeps…

…After Having Watched…

THE GREY

…For The Third Time, I’m Convinced The Ending Of The Film Is Much MUCH More Thought Provoking AND Honest Than I’d Originally Given It Credit For.

In Fact…

…The End Of The Flick Is The Biggest Reason WHY I’m Calling It “Art Flick”…

…As It Leaves You To Ponder The Possibilities…

…And Yet, You’re (ALMOST) Sure You Know How The Story Will Play Out.

You’re (ALMOST) Sure Of What The Final Outcome Would Likely Be.

But You Don’t Know…

…And Ya Know What, My Peeps…

…That’s Perfectly Acceptable To Me.

This Is A Flick That Totally Deserves To Be Seen…

…But Seen More Than Just Once.

One Viewing Simply Isn’t Enough To Totally Appreciate What Has Been Experienced.

I LOVE…

THE GREY

…And Can Now Count It Among My Fave-Faves From…

LIAM NEESON

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PLEASE, My Peeps…

…PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…

…Give This Flick A Second Chance.

If You Enjoy It, Great.

If You’re Unsure, Or Even Disliked It, A Second Chance Is At Least Deserved.

Even ME…

…I’ve Previously Admitted To Being Unsure If I Liked It After Having Seen It For The First Time.

But The Second Time It Was Better…

…And The Third Time I Was Sold.

I’m Happy With Myself For Having Given…

THE GREY

…Another Chance To Impress Me…

…And It Did That Very Thing.

ENJOY, My Peeps…

…ENJOY, INDEED!!!

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“I Am Well Aware That The Moment Of Any Great Change Is Unavoidably The Moment Of Terror And Confusion…”

“…The Mind, Highly Agitated By Hope, Suspicion, And Apprehension, Continues Without Rest ‘Till The Change Be Accomplished.

THOMAS PAINE

(17371809)

AUTHOR

PHILOSOPHER

FOUNDING FATHER

“And Now Was Acknowledged The Presence Of The RED DEATH. He Had Come Like A Thief In The Night. …”

…And One By One Dropped The Revelers In The Blood-Bedewed Halls Of Their Revel, And Died Each In The Despairing Posture Of His Fall. And The Life Of The Ebony Clock Went Out With That Of The Last Of The Gay. And The Flames Of The Tripods Expired. And Darkness And Decy AND The RED DEATH Held Illimitable Dominion Over All.

EDGAR ALLAN POE

The Masque Of The Red Death

Random Movie Mention: “THE OBLONG BOX” (1969)

Honestly, My Peeps…

…The Film’s Tagline Says It All.

("SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT BURIED.")

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VINCENT PRICE

…And…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…Share The Screen Together For The Very First Time…

…In The Film Adaptation Of…

EDGAR ALLAN POE‘s

THE OBLONG BOX

(1969)

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While This Flick Isn’t The Very Best Of The “POE-Adaptations”…

…It Nevertheless Brings It’s Own Joy To The Table…

…Especially For Fans Of…

EDGAR ALLAN POE

&

VINCENT PRICE

&

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…As Well As Anyone Who Just Loves A Fun-Fright-Flick.

THE OBLONG BOX

…Brings The Joy AND Fun By The Bucketful!

In All Honesty…

…You May Even Find…

THE OBLONG BOX

…MORE Entertaining Than Some Of The Other Flicks Of Its Type From…

…”AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL” Studios.

VINCENT PRICE

…Brings His “Horror’ish-“A”-Game” Here…

(Would You Expect Any Less From The Man!)

…And…

CHRISTOPHER LEE

…Does The Very Same.

(Of Course!)

Is It Odd That Horror Films Never Scare Me…

…But They Just Make Me Smile???

GREAT!!!

I Didn’t Think It Was Odd, Either.

In Fact…

…I’m Pretty Certain They Do The Same Exact Thing To A LOT Of Y’all!!!

If They Didn’t…

…Would You Keep Coming Back For MORE???

EXACTLY!!!

OF COURSE YOU WOULDN’T!!!

SO…

…If You’re Looking For Something To Fill That Little Void Within Yourself…

…That Little Void That Simply SCREAMS ALOUD…

I WANNA WATCH SOMETHING SCARY-FUN-FUN-FUN!!!

…Then You Could Do A Lot Worse Than…

THE OBLONG BOX

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Have A Grand Weekend, My Peeps.

What Will YOU Be Doing???

Hmm.

Well…

…At Least I Know What I’M DOING!!!

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(TOTALLY NOT) Random Movie Mention: THE HITCHER (1986)

"THE HITCHER" (1986) Starring RUTGER HAUER, C. THOMAS HOWELL, And JENNIFER JASON LEIGH!!!

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Why Even Bring This One Up?

Mainly Because I Just Watched It…

…For Like The 98,000TH TIME!!!

(oooohhhh yeeeaaahhh)

Seriously.

Alright…

…Maybe It Was Only The 97,412TH TIME…

…But That Is Still A LOT!!!

Right???

RIGHT!!!

My Intro To…

RUTGER HAUER

…Was Actually…

1982’s

BLADE RUNNER

…Then…

1985’s

LADYHAWKE

…Then I Went Backward And Saw…

1981’s

NIGHTHAWKS

…But THEN Came…

1986’s

THE HITCHER

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Needless To Say…

…As A Child…

RUTGER HAUER

…May Have Been…

…THE…

…MOST TERRIFYING MAN IN FILM…

…To ME…

…At THAT Point.

He Was So SO TOUGH!!!

In Fact…

…I’m Gonna Use The Term…

“BAD ASS”

…Since That’s All He Seemed To EVER BE!!!

And I LOVED HIM For It.

PERIOD.

So…

…When I Saw…

THE HITCHER

…For The Very First Time…

…Yeah…

…I’m Pretty Sure That’s Why I STILL Tend To Speed-Up When I See Someone Hitchhiking.

I AIN’T STOPPIN’…

…And…

…There Ain’t NO WAY Whoever That Person May Be Is Gonna Get The Chance To SLICE & DICE ME.

PERIOD PERIOD.

In Fact…

…This Film MAY Have Marked The Beginning Of The End…

…For MOST Hitchhikers…

…WORLD WIDE!!!

I Have NEVER ONCE Actually SEEN A Person…

…Randomly Pick-Up An Unknown Hitchhiker…

…EVER.

NEVER ONCE.

Could THIS FILM Be The Reason???

I’d Say It Sure As Shit HELPED!!!

Wouldn’t You Say So, Also???

Maybe???

You’re In Luck, My Peeps.

I Can So SO LIVE WITH A MAYBE!!!

Can’t You???

SURE YOU CAN!!!

This IS The…

“LAND Of The PERPETUAL MAYBE”

…As I’m VERY SURE You’re All VERY Well Aware.

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Enjoy Your Evening, Kiddies.

I Shall Endeavor To Do The Same.

Maybe.

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“At First, I Made An Effort To Shake Off This Nightmare Of The Soul. I Walked Vigorously… Faster… Still Faster… At Length I Ran…” — EDGAR ALLAN POE (“The Imp Of The Perverse”)

EDGAR ALLAN POE

…I Felt A Maddening Desire To Shriek Aloud. …

…Every Succeeding Wave Of Thought Overwhelmed Me With A New Terror,ย For…

…ALAS!

I Well…

…Too Well…

…Understood That To Think…

…In My Situation…

…Was To Be LOST. …

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… … … … … … …

I Still Continue To…

…Love…

…Love…

…LOVE This Short-Story.

THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE

…And…

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

…Remain MY…

EDGAR ALLAN POE

…FAVE-FAVES Of ALL-TIME!

And…

…Since He’s Not Around To Produce Any NEW Material…

…They Likely ALWAYS Will Be MY…

…FAVE-FAVES Of ALL-TIME!

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I Do Tend To Get A Little Shocked At The Fact There Are So So SO Many Folks Who Have NEVER Cracked-Open One Of His Books.

They’re So So SO Much FUN!!!

Well…

…If You Have A Morbid Sense Of Humor…

…Which I DO!!!

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