Archive for August, 2008

Ephemeral Films: Menarche

Sunday, August 17th, 2008 by Perfesser Deviant -

Ephemeral Films: Menarche   menstru disney cr reviews documentary Menarche, for those of you who do not know, is the name of the time when women first begin menstruation. Since any topic even vaguely related to sex is considered embarrassing for many American parents to discuss with their children (though not too embarrassing to do to get children in the first place), public schools have stepped in to educate children on these important facts. Since many teachers are just as squeamish, industrial filmmakers put together films that teachers could easily show to a class and then answer questions (or refer questions to provided booklets), leaving all the awkward heavy-lifting to the film.

Plus these films cut down on weird loner telekinetic teenagers destroying the entire senior class after being doused in pig’s blood.

Films Discussed (all with links for online viewing): The Story of Menstruation / Molly Grows Up / It’s Wonderful Being a Girl / Naturally… a Girl / All Women Have Periods

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The Quiet Earth (Review)

Saturday, August 9th, 2008 by Vomitron -

The Quiet Earth (Review)   thequietearth 84x120 sci fi reviews drama Director: Geoff Murphy
Writers: Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence & Sam Pillsbury (based on a novel by Graig Harrison)
Release year: 1985

Condemned to live

Zac Hobson wakes up to what could have been a normal day. But it’s not. His life will never be the same as he finds out he’s the only person left on this earth. What happened and where have all the people gone?

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The Quiet Earth (Shock Ending)

Sunday, August 10th, 2008 by Vomitron -

The Quiet Earth (Shock Ending)   quiet earth 85x120 shock endings Director: Geoff Murphy
Writer: Bill Baer (…)
Release year: 1985

The Quiet Earth (Shock Ending)   Shock Endings mini logo 130 shock endings Every now and then New Zealand manages to surprise the rest of the world with excellent genre movies. Geoff Murphy’s THE QUIET EARTH is definitely one for the books. Despite scoring on so many various levels (from script, dialogues & character drawings to the actual directing & acting), it is undoubtedly the memorable ending that is etched in the memories of all who ever saw it.

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