Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nomore YouTube Channel, the blog will be active again soon. Hopefully.

For the past month, the YouTube channel I ran "Blackmailit" had been reported numerous times for copyright infringement. Apparently uploading old trailers and clips is a big no-no for "corporations" whom don't even release these movies on DVD. It really gets on my nerves that this corporation (or whatever they wanna call themselves) would not want these trailers or clips online. I could see why maybe the clips, but the trailers? Seriously? Oh, well. If that's how its gonna be, then that is how its gonna be.

Since the channel has vanished, I will no longer make a new channel as a replacement. It would be pointless of me to do so since it'll just keep being flagged for copyright infringement. So to all the fans of the channel, I'm so very sorry. I also wish that you do not ask me to send you trailers because I will not. I just won't. Okay? But seriously though, thank you all for watching and favoriting and leaving comments. Linking them to your facebook, twitter, etc. I seriously loved all that. Payasito cried at the news of the channel being terminated. After all, it was there that he was discovered globally. God, so much good stuff from the videohome genre was discovered on there. Now its gone....

The Vimeo account will be abandoned. As in, still there, but just not active. I won't be using it anymore. Probably will be flagged for 'copyright infringement' as well.


AND PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO UPLOAD A MOVIE FOR YOU! I WILL NOT DO IT AND IF YOU KEEP ASKING ME, I WILL IGNORE! 




The blog has been lagging, but that's nothing new. Its not that I have been lazy to keep up to date with it, I just haven't had the time! Ever since I started working nights, my free time has been limited. Once I wake up, I go to the gym, hang out by myself or with people (sometimes!) and then get ready for another fulfilling night at work. Oh yes, I have days off, but I usually sleep or watch movies on those days. I never write or get the desire to write because I just feel so drained. Also, its been very hot here in Southern California cause it is still summer and the hot weather seriously makes me more tired than ever.

Hopefully soon enough I'll start to write again. There are a couple of drafts I need to finish up and go from there. So some stuff will be up! Cool stuff too! There was a huge, huge Trashy Trailers To Watch Over & Over post in the works, but that's never gonna happen with the youtube channel gone now (wah). Still, my reviews will be forever here. The screenshots and gifs (need to make more of those!) will remain around as well.


So anyway, I'll be back. I guess. Not that anyone will really care anyway, but if you do, I hope you'll enjoy the 'comeback'.

Take care now,

- Armando H. (raculfright_13)




P.S. 

Payasito is still around. We recently leased an apartment together in Chino, CA. Rubio is moving in next month. Good Times coming ahead. Trust me.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Not the Son of God.

The Waco siege of 1993 shocked everyone in the United States because so many innocent lives were taken away and the one at fault was a sick & delusional man.

After it happened, some Mexican movie producers decided to make a movie adaption of that tragic day. It was easy stuff to write about after all since David Koresh & his actions were well-known by then. So, a movie was made and it was called Sucedio En Monte Carmel: La Tragedia De Waco Texas (aka "It Happened in Mount Carmel: The Waco Texas Tragedy").



David Coleman (David Koresh's last name changed) (portrayed by Jorge Ortin) has just been kicked out of a church because he was calling himself the new son of God. Calling himself the real Messiah basically. After being kicked out, he begins to preach on his own and gains a small following. Soon after, he is taken in at a new church where he and a couple of tough goons decide to take it over by pushing over the current leader off of a deep cave lake. From there, David Coleman has gained more followers and has them working in Mount Carmel. Coleman, being a perv, gets women to marry him and has uneasy sex with them after the 'ceremony'. He tends to beat them and make them feel like shit, but its all done for the sake of God (I guess). All the followers that mistrust Coleman end up getting tortured somehow. Either starved in the fake-looking cave or their hands cut off in front of everyone. David Coleman is one sick son of a bitch clearly.

When the ATF come down to Mount Carmel for Coleman, Coleman and his followers decide to fight them rather than surrender. Coleman acquired lots of firearms and even a bomb to set off when the fighting gets too hard. He wants himself and his followers to die together.



La Tragedia De Waco Texas sounds tragic just as the real thing happened, but its actually terribly exaggerated and hilarious. The David Koresh portrayal was hilarious as well. They got the look right, but everything else was just so bad. I couldn't stop laughing every time he preached about God or whatever. It was just funny to me. The funniest thing of the entire movie however was the ending. The movie ends with an explosion of Mount Carmel. Rather than using stock footage of some random building exploding or even have their own building explode; the producers of the movie instead built a miniature version of Mount Carmel and blew it up with some fireworks. That scene is supposed to be serious and sad, but its just fucking hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing when I first saw that scene. Even now I laugh just thinking about it. It's just soo fucking bad.

I gotta give the movie some credit on some things though. Like I mentioned before, they got the David Koresh look right. It was somewhat believable despite a Mexican actor playing Koresh. I also liked the scenes near the end with all the followers and Koresh holding firearms. The hand-cutting scene was amusing as well since it is done so weird. Also, the music in the movie was pretty eerie & cheesy sounding. I dug it.


David Koresh aficionados will not like this movie since it is a terrible portrayal of the real event, but fans of videohomes like myself will enjoy it for sure. I liked it for sure but only because it was funny to me. I also admired the cast. Jorge Reynoso playing a David Koresh partner? It is a dream come true. Well for me anyway. 4/10.

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