Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Mexican Anthology México Bárbaro Brings Us a Selection of Amazing Mexican Directors, Both Male AND Female!
8 Mexican directors unite to bring you tales of the most brutally shocking Mexican traditions and legends to life.
Mexico Barbaro brings to life stories that form a part of our culture, and even some that have haunted our nightmares since childhood, which took away our innocence. The boogeyman, trolls, ghosts, creatures, Aztec sacrifices, and of course our beloved traditions such as Day of the Dead immerse in urban and rural stories.
Mexico Barbaro has 8 visionary directors, from downtown, north and south of the country, including mexican residents who live in other countries. All have different life experiences that will give a unique narrative to each of these haunting stories.
The Visual Art is created by Mexican illustrator Guro.
México Bárbaro comes from the mind of Lex Ortega, a guy who has worked with some of the best directors in the business. Working with Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu on 21 Grams, he also worked with three of my favourite actors as well...Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn and Naomi Watts. Prior to that he worked on one of my sister Cat's favourite films, City of God. Starting out working on those two films alone he'll have been exposed to a whole powerhouse of acting/directing/all round filmmaking! So when it came to pulling together directors for México Bárbaro, you know that he is going to be looking for truly raw, and god damned brilliant talent!! And you want to know what makes him even more super fucking rad....he fucking LOVES his dog!! And aliens! Which instantly makes me want to get behind the dude. Ooh, and he has a featured short in the anthology. :)
Just to give you a brief run down of the line up of directors involved, they are -
and last but not least, the gore~geous Gigi Saul Guerrero...who talks exclusively to myself about México Bárbaro, over at my blog for my Official Women in Horror Recognition Month event, Jennifer's Bodies!!
For more information please check out the Official Facebook page. And keep your eyes peeled here too, as I'll be sure to keep you up to date with this wicked project!! :)
Monday, 17 February 2014
*squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* Mother FUCKING X Files Creator Chris Carter is BACK!!!!!! New Amazon Originals Series The After Now Available to Watch on Amazon and Lovefilm!
Just a wee edit to say that The After got picked up by Amazon Studios! *WOOT* So now we just need to wait for them to complete filming for the series to be released. Cannot fucking wait! Almost as exciting as the prospect of a new X Files movie. Heehee. :)
Holy fuck....he's back. He's REALLY back!! The most significant, and important man in the history of the universe of all time....like EVER!!! And already he has me thinking, he has me researching. He has ME!! End of. I am, of course, talking about Chris Carter....the man responsible for either directly, or indirectly, for almost every great showrunner on TV today!
Any X Phile will realise that I took my name Morley from Cancer Man's cigarette brand in The X Files, and in my niece Kady I have the ultimate 1013 child. Carter nerds can read my birthday blogs to Chris and Kady here and here. The picture below is from the afternoon just after I met Chris and Frank and then went to the London dungeon, and I seen this!! :)
As a fan, one of the general rules, is that you never meet your idols. Because let's face it...how many people really live up to our expectations? That being said...I met my idol. I met the man I have worshipped since 1993, and his partner in crime, Frank Spotnitz...and they didn't disappoint!
Considering that they changed my life, admittedly taking away a huge part of my social life, haha...but helped transform this little nerd, into the BIGGEST fucking nerd on the face of the planet!! Heehee. Not only did they change my life, but they changed TV, for the fucking better.
You would expect people who were THAT influential would have at least a little bit of an air of cockiness!! But no....Chris and Frank were two of the single most humble men I have ever met! And that just made me love them all the more! :)
(Pictured above - Me and Rex in London after meeting Chris and Frank at Forbidden Planet and recreating a scene from The X Files, Tooms.)
So anyhoo, I am sooooo freakin' excited to nerd over the fact, that after a long absence, Chris Carter is finally fucking back! And he's like...REALLY REALLY back!! Instantly sucking me back into that Carter like vortex of awesome. A world where intelligence and understanding is key. A world where things are never always as they seem. A world where I can squee at random super nerdy references...and squee with glee!
His new pilot, The After, is part of the Amazon Originals programming where basically they select certain shows to pilot, and then it's down to the audience to vote for their favorites, and the ones that they want to see develop into a full series. This is a brave move, although it's actually really cool because it means that people all over the world can watch the pilot on Amazon or LoveFilm, and then vote and comment on it to influence Amazon's decision whether to keep it or not. So basically, it's not all down to the viewing statistics of American audiences as to whether to cancel or not. We all have a say!! That means NO illegal streaming. This isn't a case of streaming in the UK because it airs here totally ages after the States. This is also neither a case of just watching online because you have a "website" you go to.
As a hardcore X Phile, I have devoted a large part of my life to the work of Chris Carter, and I have seen shows such as Millennium and The Lone Gunmen cancelled way before their time. Yet shitty crap gets series after series. And this is NOT cool!!
And speaking of Millennium......The After is OOOOOZING Millennium references. And then my personal favourite of the episode..."What's a Ten Thirteen?" *giggles*
Anyhoo, my friend Troy of TV Wise had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Carter, and it's a totally ace interview that I thoroughly recommend!! You can check it out here.
"TVWise: The After includes the use of the Ouroboros which was an important aspect to the mythology of Millennium. Was that symbol something you chose to include on purpose?
Chris Carter: Yes. Using that symbol was no accident and it will definitely come into play."
So remember....that this is of the UTMOST FUCKING IMPORTANCE. You MUST watch Chris Carter's new show The After, on Amazon, or Lovefilm if you're in the UK. And then VOTE for it!! And comment, comment, comment!!! And let's hope that there are enough smart people around the world that do the same, and that Amazon then listen. :)