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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Film Discoveries of 2015- Justine Johnson

Justine Johnson is an obsessive former video-store employee and current midnight movie curator at The Black Box in Providence, Rhode Island. You can reach her via the internet on Twitter @moviessexa.
Here's here Discoveries list from last year:
Why Me? (1984)
Directed by Fielder Cook

This is the tv movie I have been waiting for my entire life and I had no idea it existed until a few months ago. Glynnis O'Connor is a young beautiful Air Force nurse whose entire life is taken away from her after she is badly disfigured in a car accident. Her Fiance leaves her, she loses her baby and the drunk driver that injured her is let off scot free. Life seems so hopeless until the dreamy experimental plastic surgeon arrives (Armand Assante!) with some unorthodox ideas on where to take tissue from to reconstruct her face. AND IT'S A TRUE STORY.

This is Elvis (1981)
Directed by Andrew Solt and Malcolm Leo

The "Thin Blue Line of Elvis" biopics.Told through real concert footage, home videos and recreations this one oddly hit me like a ton of bricks during a pretty intense bout of insomnia. Seeing the King bloated, sweaty and sad while forgetting the lyrics to his most popular songs killed me.

The Fan (Der Fan) (1982)
Directed by Eckhart Schmidt

My new favorite love story between a 14 year old girl and a Gary Numan impersonator. I don't want to give away any detail of this one at all. I blind watched it and couldn't be happier that I did.

Look in Any Window (1961)
Directed by William Alland

Paul Anka as a peeping tom. Paul Anka as a peeping tom. Paul Anka as a peeping Tom.

Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Fantasy (1976)
Directed by Bud Townsend

I had heard about this one and had the issue of playboy with Kristine DeBell on the cover dressed as Alice for years. I am a sucker for porn parodies, especially MUSICAL porn parodies and this one sure doesn't disappoint in its oddness. My favorite scene involves a song called "His Ding-A-Ling Is Up". Obviously it's a can't miss.

And this last one isn't a movie but an episode of television I must have watched ten times since discovering it this year.

Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 7
"Fine Tuning"

Directed by Bob Balaban
Three friends build an antenna that picks up intergalactic television broadcasts and it leads to a group of film and television obsessed Aliens coming to 1980s California...dressed in trenchcoats and Groucho glasses. I couldn't love it more if I tried.

1 comment:

SteveQ said...

I saw that Alice in Wonderland this week!