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Wednesday, October 22

Shirt Tales From The Dark Side

Stranded: I Have Come From
A Plane That Crashed
On The Mountains

It's Plane To See
Trailers & Mo

Did you see that 1993 movie Alive, where Ethan Hawke and a bunch of other non-Latin lookin actors pretended their hearts out trying to dramatize the hardships that them Uruguayan rugby players endured back in 1972 when their plane crashed in the Andes mountains, and ultimately forced them to eat their deceased friends and family in order to stay... ALIVE? If your answer is yes, for the love of Gob, forget that Hollywood nonsense and join the rest of us uninitiated by (yeah, we can't believe we never saw that movie either, but had to after...) seeing Stranded: I Have Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains, a brand new unbelievable (seriously, it's truly not believable what happened to these peoples) and beyond captivating doc that tells this ultimate tale of survival from the actual survivors themselves. It isn't the first doc made on the subject, nor probably the last... there's actually a Martin Sheen narrated one entitled Alive: 20 Years Later on the Alive DVD, but with a runtime of 50ish minutes they barely scratch the emotional and harrowing surface of what went on. Stranded is necessarily longer, clocking in at almost 2 hours, and covers more bases than the Yankees' infield in an entire season. A lot of these last men standing haven't spoken publicly about the tragic events in ages, so this rare recounting and reflection is to be watched and marveled at in udder awe. If the doc doesn't make it to yo town, be sure to add this, along with Touching The Void and Little Dieter Needs to Fly, two other equally HAMazin modern day survival doc tales, to your Netflix queue pronto tonto!

Alive and Wellness : be sure to czech out this official website about the accident, set up by the survivors

Verdictgo: Breast In Show

Fear(s) of the Dark
(Peur(s) du noir)

Have No Fear(s)
Trailers & Mo

Six highly touted comic and graphic artists (Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti, and Richard McGuire) have come together to make a really cool looking collection of scary stories (the bestest being the one about the creepy dude and his attack dogs) that overall turn out to be not very cool or all that scary. The mos frightening thing is having to read English subtitles for the French audio, which constantly averts our eyes away from feasting on the stark, yet beautiful black and white cartoons. It was eggscusable for Persepolis, which was rich in story and dialog, but Fear(s)' yarns are such yawns that subtitles or no subtitles, you're better off staying home and reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Ichabod Cranium: in the house of Thighs, there's only one toon that's required viewing for Halloween, Disney's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Verdictgo: Sum Merit But No Stinkin Badges

both films open in NYC today

until next thyme the balcony is clothed...