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R.I.P Ken Russell, you crazy bastard

Ken Russell, director of Women In Love (1979), Tommy (1975), The Devils (1971), Altered States (1980), The Lair of the White Worm  (1988) and Gothic (1986), died Sunday after a series of strokes. What’s the old cliché? You either “love him or hate him”? I was never a great fan of Tommy (as a ‘serious’ Who … Continue reading

VIDEODROME MARATHON: Death to Videodrome– and its Remake

“Death to Videodrome— and the sequel!” – James Woods, 1987, joking around on the Videodrome set (as quoted in Videodrome by Tim Lucas) Since April of 2009, word has been out about Universal’s remake of classic and Criterion Collection-affiliated film, Videodrome. Usually I don’t mind remakes, and I would be lying if I said that all … Continue reading

Belated Tribute to Sidney Lumet

On April 9th, 2011, the world lost a magnificent director to lymphoma. Sidney Lumet was a multi-talented, working in nearly every conceivable genre, but perhaps best known for films such as 12 Angry Men, Network, Dog Day Afternoon, and Serpico. Unfortunately, possibly because of our obsession with Charlie Sheen’s bipolar rants, or (more recently) Michelle Bachman’s tirades, the news of his … Continue reading

New Theme!

If you can’t tell, or if this is your first time on the site, we have installed a new theme: The Morning After. We feel it’s much cleaner and easier to navigate. Hopefully you like it too.

R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Elizabeth Taylor, a brave, beautiful and audacious superstar who taught us all why we should be afraid of Virginia Woolf. Andy Warhol once said he would like to be reincarnated as a ring on Elizabeth Taylor’s finger, and we cannot fathom any tribute more glamorous … Continue reading

Happy Birthday To The Venereal King Of Horror!

Today David Cronenberg turns 68. All of us at Video Word Made Flesh would like to wish our namesake, a Happy Birthday. In honor of our namesake, here are a few clips from some of his greatest movies. Enjoy! “I have such a direct connection with what my films are, but it is a connection … Continue reading

83rd Academy Award: Predictions

The 83rd Oscars are being spoken of as a “locked” game, although upsets do happen. Here are a few quick predictions before the big show begins. These are not who SHOULD wins, but who WILL wins. Britta: Best Picture: The King’s Speech Best Director: David Fincher Best Actor: Colin Firth Best Actress: Natalie Portman Best … Continue reading

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are upon us! This year’s ceremony looks to be an exciting one with the vivacious Anne Hathaway and Best Actor nominee James Franco on hosting duties. This makes it the second year with 10 Best Picture nominees. All of the 10 Best Picture nominees are outstanding and deserving of their … Continue reading

R.I.P Tura Satana

UDATE: Just received official confirmation. The New York Times reports that Satana’s death was announced by her longtime manager Siouxzan Perry. Horrormovies.ca reports that Satana, “passed away yesterday at 5:00pm PST in Reno Nevada” at the age of 76. Perry suspected heart failure was the cause. Tura Satana, the notoriously beautiful, bad-ass star of Faster, … Continue reading