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Mar 4, 2014

some things

Hey guys, are you ready to hear about some things? Some things, yeah! Woo! Get ready, 'cause here are some things:
  • I've been doing some writing in other places. I figured it's time to resurrect and once again sporadically update over at my video game blog, Jill Sandwich. If you like games, check it out! If you don't like games, what the heck is your problem, they're great! Also, last week I started a new blog/project thing that I'm super duper wicked excited about: Dallas Reviewed, in which I'll be reviewing every episode of Dallas in chronological order. If you've been reading Final Girl for more than two minutes, then you know how much I loves me some Dallas. It's a ton of fun to write, so check that out if you're so inclined. It updates on Fridays.
  • I've been doing some art in other places. Once upon a long ago time, I did some stick figure illustrations of the death scenes of some Friday the 13th movies. Well, I've grabbed a hold of that idea again and I'm rebooting/revamping/rewhatevering it, in color even. I made a new tumblr for it and everything; Friday the 13th: Death Count updates just about every day, so yes...there's another thing to check out if you so desire.
  • My webcomic, RPG, has at long last started up again, huzzah! For the foreseeable future, it will update on Mondays.
  • Apparently that Michael Bay/Platinum Dunes-produced remake of The Birds is on again. You remember it, don't you? We clutched our collective pearls about it seven years ago. As it never came to be, I assumed that after all my trying, I'd finally wished something away to the cornfield. But noooo! It's back! I've mellowed much on the notion of remakes over the last seven years- if I don't want to see something, I know...don't- but still, I feel the allure of outrage tugging where my heartstrings should be. It's the kind of project that should be put down before a single dime is spent on it. It's one of those, uh, whaddayou call ' abomination! Yeah, that's it. Fart on you, Michael Bay/Platinum Dunes-produced remake of The Birds.
  • In Movies That Shouldn't Be Farted On news, I partook in a delicious double feature last night: Hard Candy and Brian De Palma's Passion. The former is a fantastic character piece, all tense and claustrophobic. Has Ellen Page ever been better than as Hard Candy's Hayley? I say to you no, no she has not. It is an uncomfortable delight for sure. 

    As for Passion, well, my goodness. It was an indulgent hot mess, I loved every minute of it, and I cannot wait to watch it again.


Jason said...

Passion was the most fun I had at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Loads to trashy fun, even though it did feel oddly restrained for DePalma.

Stacie Ponder said...

It did! At times it felt like it was made by a really, really good De Palma impersonator or something. "Trashy fun" is the perfect way to describe it.

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A.J. Axline said...

Yo Stace,

First, thank you for getting RPG going again. I was like William S. Burroughs, wandering the comic landscape of Tangiers in a junk-sick state without it...

Second, FT13th death cards should be the "Wacky Packages" of this decade. With gum.

Dead In Hell said...

Super glad to hear that you are returning to said projects, and embarking on new endeavors. Your stuff is always great. I look forward to the new content.

Stacie Ponder said...

Hey, thanks very much!!

CashBailey said...

I was convinced Platinum Dunes was finally done and dusted, since their ELM STREET remake flopped and they failed to actually establish any new franchises, outside of their muddled, erratic TEXAS CHAINSAW movies.

It's almost seems like they just wanted to capitalise on a known name, rake in some quick cash and move on. But that would just be ridiculous and make them uncreative scumbags.

I'm such a silly goose.

highwayknees said...

I just viewed Passion too on Netflix and it was such convoluted hooey! But fun. I do love the florid De Palma and his noir-ish venetian blinds shadow effects! But if you want to see the same story on a more um, restrained level check out the orig. French film it's based on: Love Crimes. It has better actors too like the amazing Kristin Scott Thomas. The age difference between the two leads make the story have more resonance.