some high-res Kubrick Posters for your digital library

@1 week ago
#movie posters #stanley kubrick 
cousinbarnabas:

Jason’s mom has got it going on.
A promotional photo from the 1950s of Betsy Palmer, who played Jason Voohees psychotic mother in the original FRIDAY THE 13th film.

This is an awesome photo. Wonder when it was colorized…

cousinbarnabas:

Jason’s mom has got it going on.

A promotional photo from the 1950s of Betsy Palmer, who played Jason Voohees psychotic mother in the original FRIDAY THE 13th film.

This is an awesome photo. Wonder when it was colorized…

@1 week ago with 26 notes
#Friday the 13th #horror #franchise 

And finally, all good things come to a close.

Final night was in a truly funky and cheap “capsule hotel” where you’ve rented not a room, but a private bunk.

They can be really swanky… This one was not. It suited us though, as we went out to find one last night of adventure and came back to pack: nothing emphasizes the ending of a trip like seeing 100 other trips starting out fresh of face and full of wallet.

I went back to Nakano Broadway to hunt for weird toys and ended up walking away with most of a shelf of older American comics that had been priced waaaaay too low. (Seriously, the signed and numbered copy of the Batman/Punisher crossover book was ¥200, or around $2. Hardcover DK full color Spider-Man encyclopedia? $6. More about this later in my inevitable home base spread out of my purchases and spoils).

All in all, a very fun 2 weeks. These photos and blurbs are definitely not the definitive retrospective on the trip- there’s so much I never pulled my camera out to photograph, but hopefully it will be a good little travelogue for you, and a nice way to organize my memories for me. Thanks for reading and sticking around while I put down the pop culture blogging and went on a trip. Stay tuned for the flood of last minute thoughts, stragglers, photos, and wrap-ups!

-betterontv

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#japan2014 

Osaka castle! Sorry for the delay in postings, but a quick but with some super-mild food poisoning had me strapped into the hotel room for a while. The castle, though I did not go in, was set on an incredible stretch of moats, hills, and Sakura trees!

We were there with the rest of Osaka to marvel at the ephemeral and awesome blooms and try a little street food.

Last night we ventured over to “Steak Land” (bad name, awesome steak) for some world-class Kobe beef. I meant to take a picture, but seriously: have you ever tried it? Honestly the best steak I’ve ever been served.

@2 weeks ago
#japan2014 

More photos from the night in Asakusa, Tokyo, followed by our journey in the morning to see the fish market and try some fresh seafood. Turns out the fish market is indeed closed to the public, but the food was amazing just the same.

@2 weeks ago with 1 note
#japan2014 

A few more pictures from Gunma, including “The Niagara Falls of the East”.

So awesome to see and explore the difference between the bigger cities and the smallest farming and industry towns. This area was a little run down looking, like they built for a tourism boom that never quite arrived, but it was full of life and the people were very friendly.

@3 weeks ago
#japan2014 
"…whatever this is."

"…whatever this is."

@1 week ago with 2 notes
#tv #hannibal 

re: walking dead finale

That was the ugliest, stupidest fucking hour of television I’ve ever seen. I don’t ever want to invite people over to my house to watch Walking Dead ever again.

If all your show is able to offer is the threat of sexual violence to “ramp up some easy tension” then I’m not interested. Next season: more discussion about losing yourself in killing before characters we don’t know get pushed into doing it again. It’s tired, repetitive, and it’s most of all just sad and violent.

@1 week ago
#The Walking Dead #tv 

For the penultimate night, we stepped it up with the lodging - a fully traditional Japanese ryokan complete with onsen and coursed dinner service. Dinner was amazing, others got food and hotel pictures I may share here later. For now, I was in awe of the tiny coastal town of Miyami. Right in the bay, with rivers and some of the oldest trains I’ve ridden winding through, this place was 100% “Miyazaki beautiful” with the water stretching up into the misty mountains.

@2 weeks ago
#japan2014 

In a fit of good timing and a little good planning, Janelle and I got to spend the night with my Japanese older sister (from a year-long homestay when she was in High School). Her newborn and 1.5 yr old were every bit as adorable as all Japanese kids seem to be, playing hide and seek and teaching us simple Japanese words.

After an incredible home cooked meal and some bottles of Sake, we slept in their awesome new home and got a ride to the station to reconnect with the rest of our group in Osaka.

@2 weeks ago
#japan2014 

After some super-rush-hour experiences hauling our luggage around Tokyo, we arrived at our next hostel. Near the base of the Tokyo tower, we hit the night drinking some super tall Mega-Asahi draft beers and some classic “American” pub food (my ‘hamburger steak’ was drowned in some kind of …brown? sauce.) 

@2 weeks ago
#Japan2014 

Arrival and journey to our Ryokan (trad. Japanese hotel) in Numata, Gunma. Very interesting to see the countryside and experience some seriously small-town Japan.

@3 weeks ago
#japan2014