Popcorn Hangover – “Abnormal Beauty”

In this episode of Popcorn Hangover – “Abnormal Beauty”. In the movie “Abnormal Beauty” Race Wong plays Jiney, a gifted but troubled art student who has a strained relationship with her mother and becomes fascinated with photos of dead or dying animals which start to lead her off the deep end towards filming dead people. …

Popcorn Hangover – “Dark Water”

Right now I am watching one of my favorite Asian horror movies ever, “Dark Water”.  When Yoshimi wins her custody battle over her daughter, she tries to become self-sufficient again by finding a job and an apartment.  The apartment she and her daughter, Ikuko, decide on winds up having a leaky roof, a dark past,…

Popcorn Hangover – “I Saw The Devil”

 I viewed I Saw the Devil last night and was pretty floored.  This South Korean film of revenge puts a new twist on vengeance and is the eptiome of Asian horror; instead of getting one’s revenge at one time, why not parcel it out a little at a time? After his pregnant fiancé is brutally…

William Burrough’s Thanksgiving Prayer

William Burroughs was the freaking man.  A junkie’s junkie (before rock gods made it cool), the beat writer’s beat writer (taught Jack Kerouc and Allen Ginsberg how to walk), and openly gay light years before it was socially acceptable – Burroughs was a rare breed.  His works pushes boundaries (Naked Lunch), and paints a picture…

Drive Time music – M.I.A. “Bad Girls”

Many people in the United States aren’t happy with M.I.A. these days. After the “middle finger” incident at the Superbowl M.I.A. won’t be on people’s Christmas card list, which is okay with her; she has never really played nice with the American music critics.  M.I.A. latest release, called “Bad Girls” is from an album coming…