The Ruins (REVIEW)

Screenwriting gurus Syd Fields or Robert McKee will tell you that you need ten solid scenes to make a movie work, and the rest just needs to stay out of the way. If "The Ruins" has ten such scenes, there certainly isn't much else. The film, directed by former fashion photographer Carter Smith, breezes by, feigning at both character and plot without bothering to develop much of either.

The week of recovery is almost over

Since this week has been almost entirely spent trying to recover from the drunken hijinks of Horror Hound Weekend, I can't even tell you how relieved I am that it's over. You know when you build up to something for so long, that when it's over you feel really depressed? That's a good way to describe the funk I'm in right now. So, I thought I'd close out the week with some more pics of me and (my brother) Mark drunkenly kicking the shit out of each other.

Hack-Off: Underrated?

The Bloody Good Horror Crew goes at it on a new topic every Friday afternoon, we call it the "Hack-Off". Feel free to leave your own thoughts in the comments.

An underrated film that you think deserves more attention?

What What (In the Butt)

If you guys saw this week's South Park you know they followed up the brilliance of last week's sequence of Kenny in a bitchin' Firebird cruising around a world of magic and boobies to the Heavy Metal soundtrack with another musical sequence. This time it was Butters, who became an internet sensation with a song called "What What (In the Butt)".

Scott Adams' Doomsday Advice

Scott Adams on how your cult choices can affect future career options:

I think it will be hard for the cult members to explain the gaps on their resumes when they try to reenter the job market. “Well, I spent much of 2008 in a cave waiting for doomsday. It turns out that my infallible leader was more of a drooling nutbag than a prophet. Anyway, my point is that you should hire me because I have excellent judgment.”

There's more brilliance here.

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