Next week we continue our unofficial countdown of Luis Buñuel‘s greatest hits with a look at the Surrealist master’s Un Chien Andalou followup, L’Age D’Or (1930). We’ll also deliver our first ever book review with coverage of Mike Watt’s “Fervid Filmmaking: 66 Cult Pictures of Vision, Verve and No Self-Restraint” (a project very much in the spirit of 366 Weird Movies, but 300 movies short). Wednesday, we’ll be back at the movies for a look at another genius filmmaker, Orson Welles, and his staging of Franz Kafka’s absurdist classic The Trial (1962). Finally, having covered silent vamp Louise Brooks last week, this Thursday Alfred considers her archetypal opposite, the virginal Mary Pickford, in the classic Sparrows (1926). And Friday, as always, we’ll brings you Weird Horizon, while supplying a surreal short for Saturday. Then we’ll wake up and do it all over again next week for your reading pleasure…
Before moving on to our Weird Search Terms of the Week contest, we thought we’d drop in this hot-off-the-tubes trailer for Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s latest movie, The Dance of Reality [La Danza de Realidad]:
If we may indulge in a bit of understatement for a moment: this has the potential to be interesting.
On to a less interesting, but nonetheless inexplicably popular, segment, our weekly review of the strangest search terms used to locate the site in search engines that we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” While we wonder what our first nominee—“donnie darko mocks freud”—was thinking, there are far more confusing entries to consider. What about the oddly repetitive “‘army caskets’ mail (will not be published) (required) recent comments powered by wordpress mail (will not be published) (required) recent comments site:.com”? Or the spammily strange search for “”s-e–xy nake-d actress – anxiety pills”? We’re thinking those last two are too abstract even for us, so we’ll honor “movies of the naked celebrations outdoors of nude pageants among families” as our favorite weird search term of the week. Good job this week, insane Googlers, but we know you can come up with even more deranged searches for next week: don’t let us down!
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: The Trial [Le procès] (1962) (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Allegro Non Troppo; Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
Next week we’ll continue plumbing the depths of Luis Buñuel with coverage of the Neosurrealist classic The Phantom of Liberty; then we’ll step into the modern age for a look at the Daisies tribute Savage Witches; from the reader suggested review queue we’ll quake at the blasphemous horror of At Midnight I Take Your Soul; and Alfred will peep at the career of scandalous but talented Hollywood bad girl Louise Brooks.
Google’s new privacy settings are really putting a crimp in our weekly search for the Weirdest Search Term of the Week. About half of all searches we see our marked “not provided.” Weirdos, please opt out of this despicable confidentiality agreement; it’s not like their going to stop selling your search results to advertisers. It’s only weird search term contests that suffer. At any rate, we make due with the search terms we have left, which are still fairly bizarre. We’ll start with a search for Disco Duck’s less popular cousin, “surrealism duck.” Then, there’s the enthusiastically Anglophile search for “mom man odd classic taboo (in english!!) movie.” But as usual, it’s the sexual deviants that carry the day. The average person might consider a search for “anime chick has sex with bigfoot” pretty weird, but it doesn’t really move the needle around here (no pun intended). We here at 366 Weird Movies regularly encounter much more strange and specific fetishes, however, such as this weeks winner: “tom sawyer stripped naked while becky thatcher watches erotic stories.” We always love the use of the plural in these cases, as searchers assume there are multiple erotic Mark Twain fanfiction stories floating out around there.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: The Phantom of Liberty (next week!); At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
Next week we’ll be kicking off a little mini-run on the films of Luis Buñuel, beginning with the 1972 classic dream satire Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Moving to the opposite end of the European film spectrum, we’ll take a look at Jean Rollin‘s amnesiac existential sex-horror Night of the Hunter (1980). We’ll also bring you the lowdown on the recent avant-garde film doc Free Radicals (2009), which will serve as a launching pad to a discussion of Buster Keaton‘s experiment in experimental film, the Samuel Beckett-scripted Film (1965).
But forget all of that; what you all came here for today was to see our list of the weirdest search terms that crossed our servers this week, a featurette we like to call “Weirdest Search Terms of the Week.” We have to say that the Googlers did us proud this week with deranged searches that renewed our faith in the essential depraved insanity of the average visitor to this site. We start off with a pair of phallic queries, as visitors came here looking for info on “weird penis mosquito attack porn” and “penis and vagina landscape pre-historic movie.” While we wonder whether it’s really necessary to qualify your search for “penis mosquito attack porn” with the modifier “weird,” we bite our tongues and consider our next contestant, the baffling quest for “aural chesties wizard of will genre.” We presume this searcher intended to uncover what genre aural chesties wizard of will belongs to, but sadly they won’t find the answer here. But as bizarre as that query was, it can’t top our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week for sheer rambling incomprehensibility: “erase entered literature alphabetical characters typed only a bitch would usa computers outside of main entrance to disturb the truth erase in between.” We think the author of this incoherent search screed should have heeded their grammar teacher’s advice: you should never end a sentence with a preposition.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Allegro Non Troppo; Fur: An Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
An exciting lineup next week as we take a look at Shane Carruth‘s long-delayed, and weirder than expected, sophomore effort, the surreal drama Upstream Color andtake heed of the 1978 Japanese Star Wars ripoff Message from Space. And, speaking of Japanese weirdness, we’ll dip into the review queue for an examination of the 2008 splatterpunk classic Tokyo Gore Police, while on a more sedate note Alfred will clue us in on Buster Keaton‘s Seven Chances (1925) (which does not have a mutant cannon penis, but does have blackface). That’s a rip-roaring set of eclectically weird films if we ever saw one (and we have seen one!)
The weirdos out there typing their desperate queries into Google in hopes of fulfilling their sordidly bizarre desires have come flocking to 366 Weird Movies once more. As always, we reveal their oddest requests in a feature we call “Weirdest Search Term of the Week.” We’ll start off with the fellow looking for “horro films bug buster sex” (“bug buster sex” is a new fetish to us). Follow that with the search for “eurotrash women tongue flicks plant vid” (what, you can’t be satisfied with vids of good old fashioned American trash women flicking plants with their tongues?) Of course, weird as those searches were, neither could quite compare with “gthtdjl gj fyukbqcrjve zpsre 6 rkfcc rfeavfy rob’s story part ii what’s the matter with you.” What’s the matter with us? We weren’t the ones looking for “gthtdjl gj fyukbqcrjve zpsre 6 rkfcc rfeavfy.”
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Tokyo Gore Police (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
We apologize for the unexpected downtime this afternoon. (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, then ignore the previous sentence. We never have downtime). At any rate, let’s move past all this downtime discussion and focus instead on what will be going up next week. First, we’ll have another guest top 10 weird movies list for you (not quite the level of celebrity of last week’s list, but hey, everyone loves looking at other people’s top 10s). We’ll also take a look at Luis Buñuel‘s final movie, the erotic comedy That Obscure Object of Desire (1977), and give you our take on Rob Zombie‘s latest, the witchcraft-oriented Lords of Salem. Plus, Alfred brings you another Buster Keaton with Go West ( 1925 ) and One Week (1920), and as always you’ll find out the latest in worldwide weirdness in Friday’s “Weird Horizon” column. Stay tuned!
It was a thin week for strange search terms, but as always we like to bring you the most bizarre entries we can in our weekly roundup of Weirdest Search Terms to cross our servers. First up is “fellini sheep bloat” (if anyone on the Net is talking about Fellini sheep bloat, it’s us). We also noted a search for “500 pound women squashing,” about which the less considered the better. Our winner for weirdest search term in a weak week was “big boobs film monk=wamn” (he probably meant to look for “big boobs film monk=women,” but that phraseology still wouldn’t make it a particularly sane search).
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Allegro Non Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
Next week, we’ll be bringing you a very special “Top 10 Weird Movies” list from a very unlikely source. We’ll also dip into the reader-suggested review queue for a look at Pater Sparrow’s strange, solipsistic sci-fi feature 1 (2009) and venture out to the hardtop movie theaters for Danny Boyle’s psychological heist flick Trance; meanwhile, Alfred will continue to knock out reviews of the Buster Keaton canon with a double feature of The Navigator (1924) and Frozen North (1922).
Paranoid at government’s increasing ability to spy on its citizens and discover that they are spending their working hours searching for pantyhose toe-sucking fetish porn, people there days are increasingly using advanced privacy settings to hide their search terms from prying electronic eyes. While that may be a good thing for personal freedom, in theory, it seriously impacts our search for the Weirdest Search Term of the Week when more than half of the search terms we see in our server logs show up as “(not provided)” or (unknown).” Remember, when you’re hiding from Big Brother, you’re also hiding from the 366 Weird Movies staff! Looking at what’s left after all the (presumably juicy) hidden searches are removed, we’re left considering stuff like “weird man eating movies.” It’s a strange search term, sure—any man’s weird if he’s eating movies, after all—but it’s not as deranged as we’d like to see. “Use rapture for cleaning pipline” is a little bit weirder (so long as the searcher is wondering whether the Christian concept of the Rapture will clean pipelines—if there’s an actual cleaning product out there called “Rapture,” then this search is worthless for our purposes). That leaves us with what is unquestionably the Weirdest Search Term of the Week: “cockroach experiment vaginal style.” We are hoping “vaginal style” will replace “Gangnam style” in the national viral consciousness.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands:1 (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Comes to Frogtown; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
Next week’s review slate starts off with the 1967 all-star flop Casino Royale (a spy spoof so bizarre, it took five directors to ruin). We’ll also take a look at Errol Morris‘ Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997), finally find the time to go off on Spring Breakers (2013), and peek at Buster Keaton in Playhouse (1921) and Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928).
With the upcoming review announcements done with, we can now turn to the reason you’re really reading this column: to check out this week’s nominees in our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest. We did encounter a number of head-scratchers this time around, starting with “christians making weird fingers.” That bizarrity was followed-up with “reviews re-adult reactions to peanut butte” (what’s a re-adult?) and “wild sexy female killers with tongues-movies” (is the searcher implying that somewhere there are are movies about wild sexy female killers without tongues?) As much as the first three entries could have made for sensible searches, if you changed a word or two, this week’s winning enrtry was incomprehensible from start to finish: “xxx film dollars born winnick, his mother.” If anyone has a logical explanation for that random string of nonsense verbiage, we’d like to hear it.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands:Casino Royale (1967) (next week!); Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
We’ve heard some potentially disturbing news. Nothing for readers to worry about it; if it happens, you’ll find out soon enough. Trust that we are working hard up until the very last minute to make sure everything around here continues as it always has. While this behind-the-scenes stuff is going on, we’re still working hard on bringing you the best weird movie reviews on the Net (or anywhere else, for that matter). To wit: next week we’ll check out the BBC’s unique 1966 adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (with Sir John Gielgud and Peter Sellers among the cast); we’ll venture into theaters to catch War Witch, the story of a child soldier in Africa believed to have magical powers; and finally we’ll touch on Sherlock Jr., Buster Keaton‘ masterpiece of slapstick surrealism. It should be interesting around these parts…
What isn’t interesting are this week’s feeble entries in our Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest. Are web searchers out there getting more and more normal by the day—just as the government wants? We were reduced to highlighting “you were on my mind philippine movie penis giant tub sleeping dream nightmare” as one of the weirdest searches we came across this week. (As far as we know, there really is a Philippine movie called You Were on My Mind that features a nightmare about a giant penis sleeping in a tub; hardly among the strangest queries we’ve come across). Similar in style is “animation turns into donkey pancake”: again, surely someone out there has already created an animated movie that turns into a donkey pancake. We need weirder! But we didn’t get it, and we were forced to settle on “porn movies: her sexy breasts fascinate me into deep orgasm hypnosis” as our default Weirdest Search Term of the Week. We’re suckers for unexpected colon use and hypnotic orgasms inspired by the sight of sexy breasts. But please, pick up your game for next week, all you Googling weirdos out there!
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review);The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; The Trial [Le procès] (1962); Marquis; Hell Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
Next week we’ll investigate the career of Jean-Pierre Jeunetsans the dark influence of frequent collaborator Marc Caro with a look at his short film “Foutaises” (“Things I Like, Things I Don’t Like”) followed by his massive heartwarming hit Amélie (2001). We’ll also take a trip to the hardtop theaters for a look at a new release—but you’ll have to tune in to see which one!
Last week, we mentioned that search engine traffic was down on the site, leading us to have to rely solely on the omnipresent obscene searches to pick our “Weirdest Search Term of the Week.” Google traffic ticked up this week, and as it did so, we started to see the occasional non-porn related weird search term trickle through our servers. It’s refreshing to see searchers looking for decent (if undeniably odd) Web content like “burning monkey suit chased london movie” for a change. Not to mention some innocent searcher’s quest to find a “surrealist movie where humans use butt stamp,” which is PG-13 content, maybe, but far less offensive than most of the disturbingly unprintable fetish filth that usually stains our server logs. Still, even though we’re proud of the new family-friendly tone to this contest, we can’t deny the power of the perverts to outweird them all: our winner of the Weirdest Search Term of the Week contest is “movies girls topless lesbian breastfeed foreign men from their chests.” That search just raises too many bizarre questions—why must the breastfeeding men be foreigners? where else would lesbians breastfeed from besides their chests?—to avoid honoring as weirdest of the week.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-growing reader-suggested review queue stands: “Foutaises” (next week!);Amelie (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review);The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Out of Control; Tokyo Gore Police; At Midnight I’ll Take Your Soul; Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
We’ll be slacking off a little bit next week. Oh, we’ll still have a full slate of reviews for your reading pleasure, it’s just that one of them will be Richard Linklater‘s revolutionary indie Slacker (1991). We’ll also be reviewing what’s essentially an unfinished and unreleased movie in “Chingsao the Clown,” basically a 15 minute pitch for a feature that has not yet been completed. We’ll complement that one with a look at a movie that’s unavailable in a decent version (in Region 1) in Prospero’s Books (1991), Peter Greenaway‘s nudie version of Shakespeare. All three of those entries come out of our reader-suggested review queue, but as you will notice from the list below we’re still barely making a dent in that monstrosity.
It’s almost always the perverts who dominate our “Weirdest Search Term of the Week” contest, and this edition is no exception to the general rule. The least weird of this week’s deviant entries is the search for “lactating superhero cartoons.” Dialing the strangeness up a notch, we find the rambling request for info about “suckling animals of the issuance of sexy ladies hitch a violent video.” As bizarre and nearly incomprehensible as that fetish is, however, we’re still enshrining the unique “a woman’s vagina worms that affect slave sex film” as our official Weirdest Search Term of the Week. The (probably bad) effects of vagina worms on slave sex had never occurred to us before, and we sincerely hope the searcher was able to locate a film that explores this neglected topic.
Here’s how the ridiculously-long-and-ever-girwing reader-suggested review queue stands: Prospero’s Books (next week!); Slacker (next week!); “Chingsao the Clown” (next week!); Liquid Sky (re-review); Society (official review); “Foutaises”; Amelie; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao; 1; Fast, Cheap and Continue reading WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE→
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