“Say that you’ll do it! Swear!” “Like, the f-word?”
The latest film from Oregon-based stop-motion studio LAIKA, opens with a kitschy throwback opening sequence that perfectly sets the tone for the adventure ahead, including 70s-style studio logos and an “Our Feature Presentation” card ripped right from the grindhouse. It instantaneously alerts you to the fact that you’re in good hands, and does nothing to betray that trust in the ensuing ninety minutes. In other words, I’m happy to report that a summer filled with family films lacking in imagination, goes out with a bang, as this film has imagination and inspiration to spare.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”—Elliott Erwitt (via bandh)
Best Worst Movie/Troll 2 2009/1990 Directed by Michael Paul Stephenson/Claudio Fragasso
In 1989, an eager cast of American actors traveled to Utah to shoot a horror film they all believed would jumpstart their road to Hollywood stardom. Instead, they ended up shooting Troll 2, a sequel that…