Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DVD Review: Doom Generation, Candy

When I started doing my DVD reviews, I posted the first one in my "Pages" section instead of posting it as a singular post on my blog. I have since decided to shut down or slow down on doing the DVD reviews as it stands, I haven't been watching many movies lately. I may do some occasionally in the future, here and there, but as it currently stands, I am deleting the "DVD Review" page. I will keep the DVD Reviews themselves, but before I can delete my DVD Review Page, I thought I should officially post the first DVD Review that I did. So, here it is, officially.


DOOM GENERATION

 Released in 1995, directed by Gregg Araki. The Doom Generation defined the period of time I was living in. I was dating a girl much like Amy Blue at the time.

The story centers around two young adults, Jordan White and Amy Blue, who pick up a drifter hitch hiking, Xavier Red. (Notice the last names here?) . The threesome embark on a sex and violence filled journey through an America of psychos and quickie marts.

I give it 7 ½ stars. If you see this in the bargain bin, BUY IT! You could do so much worse. It does contain adult content, vulgarity, nudity, adult situations and extreme violence. Released as a “B” movie, the acting is superb.



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CANDY


This is a Heath Ledger movie that many of you may not have ever seen. If you haven’t, I feel sorry for you. While “The Joker” put him over the top (in my book) this movie got him to the top in my opinion. It was after watching this film did I decide that Heath Ledger was good enough to be on my all time favorites list of actors.

Released in 2006, Candy is about a poet who falls in love with an art student who gravitates to his bohemian life style … and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self destruction, and despair.

I give it 8 stars. An Independent film that definitely deserves to be seen. Warning: If you are on the fence where Heath Ledger’s acting is concerned, this film will finally get you off that fence. (In a good way) Just see it already. Geesh. Would I steer you wrong?




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