|Director:||Cirio H. Santiago|
|04.27.06||Alamo Downtown||This Screening is part of event: Best of QT Fest|
I forgot. Quentin mentioned one other thing before Dion Brothers. Somehow or another he got on the topic of Race with the Devil (I think he was talking about director Jack Starrett's other films) and said that he can never talk about that movie without reciting its tagline which he thinks is the best tagline to a movie ever and I have to agree. "When you race with the devil, you'd better be faster than hell." He then said that he's been trying to work that into dialogue for every one of his movies but it's never worked... someday though, we will hear a QT character utter that phrase. You heard it here (and AICN (and Dumb Distraction (and Cinema Strikes Back (and probably a few other sites I don't know about)))) first!
So for the midnight movie tonight... The Muthers... A blaxploitation/Women in Prison/Fillipino Action movie starring four foxy soul sisters who all shoot guns without bras on. i only have one note in my notebook about this movie: yay for pirates.
See, the day job of these ebony vixens is being pirates... They loot from rich yachts and have little feuds with rival pirates... but they there's something about looking for a missing sister (as in relative, but probably also in the soul way too) and they volunteer to go to this work farm/prison place then they have to escape but that's hard.
Quentin said that he's played this print so much that he thinks it might actually be one of his favorite films now. I can sort of believe that but also can't considering the two films that played before this. Granted they are completely different and this movie is really a pure grade-Z exploitation flick whereas the first two of the night were studio pictures with actual budgets. But still...
I think this felt more like a Weird Wednesday movie than Joy House did. It's kind of slow, pretty cheap... but there are occasional small gems to be found and a few scenes that are genuinely rewarding. After the first two though... it just couldn't compare for me. Sorry women in prison... better luck next time.
And so ends day.... what, 4? something like that. All three intros tonight were great... Quentin really in top form. It also seems like the celebrity spotting is not as high-profile as QT6, but RZA's seemed to be here every night and Eli Roth popped up tonight; word has it he's here for the rest of the festival which is sweet because I want to meet him and ask him to be in my doc. Tomorrow night looks like a mixed bag but they showed a trailer for Rolling Thunder tonight that has me eagerly salivating to see it tomorrow... so until then...