Repo! The Genetic Opera November 22, 2010Posted by jeneypeney in bad-ass-ness, imho, movies, music, pop culture, reviews.
For those of you thinking this title has anything to do with that piece of crap movie with Jude Law and Forest Whitaker – you are sadly mistaken.
Last week I was surfing around a friend’s Netflix account trying to find something interesting to pass the time when I stumbled across a title that I had been meaning to watch ever since I saw the trailer for it on a Saw DVD – Repo! The Genetic Opera.
While I knew this film was going to be anything but ordinary – I had no idea the kind of onslaught of visual and auditory carnage I was about to experience.
The lovechild of Sweeney Todd, Hostel, and the Beverly Hills scene of Escape from L.A., this movie is quite possibly one of the most disturbing and haunting things I have ever watched; and I cannot get enough of it. Even Paris Hilton’s character blew me away. Amber Sweet – a spoiled, slutty, heiress with a drug addition.
Wait… she didn’t have to act at all did she?
Taking place in the year 2056, the population of the world was ravaged by an epidemic of failing organs. Like a beacon of light, the company GeneCo emerged with the ability to provide organs to those in need of them – organs that are financed. And just like your car and your home, these organs can be repossessed if you fall behind on payments.
With this technology, the trend of “making your x-ray sexier” became all the rage. People were having surgeries to replace their hearts, kidneys, corneas, and everything else in between on a daily and weekly basis. Of course, with this kind of treatment to your body came terrible pain and agony. But wait! GeneCo rises again and creates a very expensive and highly addictive pain-killer, Zydrate. For those scalpel sluts that can’t afford the real stuff, a cheap knock off that is harvested from the brains of the dead is sold on the street (sounds tempting, doesn’t it?).
The plot centers around a young girl who is quarantined in her bedroom by her overprotective father. She has been told that she has a blood disease she inherited from her dead mother. Her father, who happens to be GeneCo’s #1 Repoman, has a haunted past and deathly connection with the founder of GeneCo, Rotti Largo.
If the blood and gore of legal assassinations and organ repossession or comic relief from a murderer and a rapist don’t keep you interested, the twists, turns, and intertwined destinies of the characters will. An absolutely riveting storyline told through comic-book style story boards and the narration of a strangely endearing and charismatic Graverobber lies in the background of a catchy, dark, and absolutely splendid soundtrack.
An honest to God bloody, can’t-tear-your-eyes-away (but GeneCo will if you default on them) sort of film, Repo! will not disappoint any fan of the manic and horrific.
Friday Fishbowl Playlist April 2, 2010Posted by jeneypeney in bad-ass-ness, fishbowl playlists, music.
Ready for the weekend rockstars?
This playlist is dedicated to Vic… because it was his idea in the first place.
The Fish Bowl’s
I ❤ the 80’s (Cover Yo Ass) Playlist
Gotta admit Seether rocked this one. And the video is just as amazing…
Although the movie was awful (with the exception of a panty-wetting sex scene), the theme’s cover was awesomesauce.
There was a period in my teens when I was absolutely obsessed with this band… and I still crank this song when I hear it.
STFU. You know you fucking loved this song and Fred Durst’s douche bag ass when it came out.
Friday Fishbowl Playlists March 26, 2010Posted by jeneypeney in fishbowl playlists, freakin' weekend, music, pop culture, shenanigans.
Anyone besides you lazy bastards that took the time to actually read my 100 Facts may remember my tendency to give my iPod playlists really stupid names that only I can identify.
Well, hookers, I have decided to share this gift with all of you. Whether you like it or not.
To help you gear up for the weekend, each Friday I will bring you a Mini-Playlist some ridiculous theme that is either already on my iPod, someone has requested, or has been pulled out of my ass.
This week is a “pulled out of my ass” kinda playlist.
So in honor of the fantastic weather everyone’s been getting (It’s supposed to break 50 degrees in Fargo! Yeeeaaah!*), here is:
The Fish Bowl’s Volume Up, Windows Down Playlist
Honestly, who doesn’t hear old school Kelly and immediately turns the volume to max? Yeah, I thought so.
This really applies to any Gaga song. Because she’s fabulously insane and her songs are deliciously amazing.
I dedicate this to GingerMandy. But seriously, you cannot tell me when they hit the “Oh”s you don’t raise your hands in the air and scream with him. (…that’s what she said?)
I know a lot of people hated this song, but I think it’s great to crank up. I mean – all the dirtyness of the original with a heavy bass line? Count me in.
Can you have a Volume Up playlist without a little Jovi? For those who felt ‘Living on a Prayer’ would have been better – you can shut your face. It’s my playlist.
*Sad that I’m excited for 50 degree weather? Why, yes. It is.
Did you think my list was crap? Thought I should have used a different theme? Have a list of your own? Go ahead and shoot me an e-mail at jeney [dot] anderson [at] gmail [dot] com.