A Quick Update

Hey all, just wanted to drop a note here that things will be a little slower around here for this week, and probably the next couple of weeks too, depending on how my free time goes. And by “slower” I mean instead of seven posts a week, there will be something like three or five.

So basically:

  • Once again, there will not be a Full Moon review this week, but there probably will be next week. Hopefully at that point I will be able to resume weekly posts for the series (because I know how much everyone is just chomping at the bit for them :)).
  • There will also not be a Shaw Brothers post this week, but there will definitely be one next week. Weekly posts should resume after that as well.
  • I don’t have a clue when I’ll be able to fit in another Jackie or Arnold film, but it might be after the Superman stuff is over. Which brings me to…
  • The Superman reviews will be continuing without hiccups.
  • Sam Fuller reviews should start rolling in again as well. Again, probably after Superman is over.
  • I can’t think of anything else, but if you have any questions, concerns or words of encouragement, feel free to leave them below. They are all much appreciated.

OK laterz.

Happy Belated 3rd Birthday, Silver Emulsion!

496x700px-LL-3f781117_happy-birthday-catHey look! I was so busy bustin’ out that CZ12 review and getting everything ready for this week that I totally forgot to recognize the blog’s 3rd anniversary! It was Friday, the 12th, and I can’t believe I’ve lasted this long. I love writing reviews for this place and I’m feeling stronger than ever. So hopefully you’re not sick of my rants against digital grading and the inequality of modern film amidst fun criticism of blockbusters and B-movies alike, because there’s much more to come!

I’ve made it something of a tradition to look forward to what I might do in the coming year, but this year I’d like to start by looking back on the year that’s passed. 2012 was a huge year for me personally. I moved away from the town where I spent most of my childhood (and all of my adult life up to that point) after living there for 26 years. This was an emotional, backbreaking experience, but somehow I was still able to keep a slow trickle of reviews appearing on the site. 2012 also brought along Stephen, who’s been doing anime reviews for the site for over a year now! I’m very happy to have him on-board. We also collaborated on the very fun Futures Passed event, Stephen’s excellent idea that I very gleefully ran with. And because this is really more about the blogging year as defined by birth date (April — April), “last” year also brought along Syreeta’s wonderful contributions over the two-week Valentine’s Day event! I must say that I often dread doing these events, but they always turn out much better than I could have ever hoped, and the Valentine’s Event was one of my favorite ever. And now I can call to the mind the image of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta gyrating like the sexual turbines they are (or were), and that will always make me laugh/cringe/smile.

Looking back at last year’s birthday post, I’ve actually started the Jackie Chan series I alluded to in the post (thanks to the prodding of Uncle Jasper), and my prophecy that I’d only watch a few Sam Fuller movies during that year was mostly true.

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Lammy Award Season (AKA Vote 4 Me!)

LAMMY2013_Nominations2That time is upon us, LAMBs! Once again, the movie blogging community is coming together and deciding who’s doing what the best. I have no reason to suspect that I will get nominated, let alone win, but just in case, here’s the details.

The Lammys are working a bit differently this year, and so far I’m liking the process much better. All eligible LAMB members had a generous period of time to submit blogs they thought fit the bill, and now the nomination list is composed solely of those suggested blogs. Gone are the days of trolling through 1,500 blogs in search of who does the best awards coverage, now people who actually care about awards coverage are doing the work for you! In a way it’s like everyone’s initial ballot is now public, and it streamlines the nomination process considerably. So instead of hoping people know my site and randomly pick it from that sea of 1,500, now I only have to cross my fingers and hope that their wayward mouse-finger might mistakenly check the box next to Silver Emulsion Film Reviews instead of the one by Man, I Love Films, French Toast Sunday or one of the other, legitimately popular blogs!

I’m currently in the running for the following categories:

  • Best Blog (Because I run a tight ship that is consistently, eclectically awesome! I think…)
  • Best Movie Genre Blog (See, reviewing stuff no one’s heard of is finally going to pay off!) … (What? I might be disqualified from this category because I don’t think I meet the “50% of posts must be of a certain genre” rule? So reviewing all those genre films that no one’s heard of is all for naught? Say it ain’t so!)
  • Best Movie Reviewer (Because I can review just about anything you throw at me. Tomatoes, B-Movies, Heads of Lettuce, Blockbusters — I’ll take it all on… and I’m hungry.)
  • Most Knowledgeable (Cuz I knows so much things about moovies.)
  • Funniest Writer (Did anyone else who’s up for the award write: “My friend convinced me to go tanning for the first time and I burnt my sphincter so bad.” this year? Didn’t think so.)
  • Best Running Feature — Full Moon Series (Because I’m probably the only person crazy enough to actually watch all of these crazy movies from Charles Band’s studio, and they generally make for fun reviews.)
  • Best Running Feature — Shaw Brothers Series (Because I’m probably the only person crazy enough to actually watch all the Shaw Brothers Martial Arts films in chronological order by original release date. I’m sensing a pattern…)

So if you’ve got a spare vote and you don’t know where to cast it, Silver Emulsion Film Reviews is here for you. We’ll take those unvoted votes and cherish them like they’ve always wanted to be cherished. The life of a vote is a lonely one, all leading up to one special purpose. Don’t let your votes die in the trash-filled gutters of the Internet. Send them our way!

And yes, I might be crazy, but I’m not quite crazy enough to assume that anyone would willingly vote for my site. But if you would, we humbly thank you! Vote early, vote often, and always vote for Silver Emulsion! We’ve got your back! And by “We’ve got your back,” I mean that if you’re ever in a desperate situation where your life is flashing before your eyes and your final thought is, “I wonder how good those Scanners sequels were…” then we’ve got your back. :)

Polls close April 3rd!

Seriously, though, thanks to anyone who votes for my site! It is much appreciated!

Valentine’s Day may be over…

I remember getting these when I was a kid!

I remember getting these when I was a kid!

Valentine’s Day (and its special event) may be over, but let’s not forget that love isn’t a seasonal thing. Make sure to tell the special people in your life how much they mean to you on all days, not just the one that society says we’re forced to observe. And a good gyration will go far, so whenever you’re feeling a little spent and in need of some romantic inspiration, there’s always Perfect to help you get your groove back.

I had a great time watching and writing about these four movies with Syreeta, and I hope everyone enjoyed reading the reviews! The movies (picked by the one and only Syreeta) were all great and I definitely recommend y’all check ‘em out!

Next week, Silver Emulsion will be back to normal featuring reviews of such things as an unearthed ’80s martial arts gem, one of the most controversial Japanese films of all time, the only collaborative work between John Woo and Jackie Chan, and a 2012 romantic comedy! Huh? That’s right! Look for those and more starting on Monday!

The contest is over and we have a winner!

Last week we held a contest based around the pelvic gyrations of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Travolta in Perfect, and now we have a bona fide winner! It’s good ole Rodney from FernbyFilms.com! He gyrated and thrusted himself into the undisputed top spot and will be receiving the Decadent Valentine’s Day Package! Congrats, you earned it!

Will this be Rodney's prize?

Will this be Rodney’s prize?

But don’t think that the Valentine’s event is over! We still have two great movies to cover this week, so stay tuned for sexual perversity in Chicago and mechanical bulls! Oh baby!

It’s time for Valentine’s!

I_Love_80s--FrontalYou have been officially invited to Silver Emulsion’s arousing Valentine’s month! Will and I have wanted to write a review together for a while, and now… drum roll please… WE HAVE ARRIVED! So, how do I start to explain the sensations we’re about to create? This Valentine’s Day we are bringing you the HOTTEST, STEAMIEST, SEXIEST, BONER-WORTHIEST, ’80s movies. It was extremely HARD, but we were able to narrow it down to four movies that will reintroduce you to the carnal cravings of the body. They are a titillating introduction into the ’80s movie scene. There is music, gyrating, drama, gyrating, tongue kissing, gyrating, love, and did I say gyrating? We will bring you four decadent movies over the next two weeks: Perfect, Purple Rain, About Last Night… and Urban Cowboy. These movies are bound to create erect nipples. We will also be hosting a 1st time Valentine’s Day contest (Instructions are below). You will never think of Valentine’s Day without remembering the magic that Will and I are about to create!

Let me pause my ADHD and introduce myself. I am Syreeta, also known as “fannypackandlegwarmers.” I’m an ’80s girl all the way. I’m talking about leg warmers, fanny pack, head band… and get this… I teach a dance class that is pelvicly (I make up my own words) comparable to Jamie Lee Curtis in the movie Perfect. I am (amongst other things) a romance novelist in the making and my favorite hobby is kissing the erogenous zones in the mouth!

It all starts tomorrow with the first review of Perfect, but until then start getting your contest entries in!

The rules are simple: Watch this clip of Jamie Lee Curtis treating John Travolta to a sexy aerobic class, and then send us a decadent comment. The comment that gives us involuntary kegels WINS!!!!! The contest will be in effect from February 4th to February 8th. This time frame will ensure that you receive your prize in time for Valentine’s Day! We will send out a Decadent Valentine’s package to one totally rad winner. The package will include @#$##, &*^%, $%#@!, and $$#%&. That’s not a mistake… it’s a secret!

Announcing the Futures Passed Series — Dec 24th–Jan 1st!


I’ve hinted at it several times in comments and such, but now’s the time for an official announcement!

As you might have heard, the world is supposed to end this December. On the 21st, to be exact. But because that’s a load of total bullshit, we’re planning a kick-ass series of films to close out 2012 and ring in the New Year! Maybe we’re wrong and these reviews will go up alongside great suffering and catastrophic disaster, but if that’s the case then I hope these upcoming reviews provide some solace amidst your personal strife. As long as you can find power and Internet, of course.

So anyway, Stephen came to me a few months back with a great idea: review a series of films that set themselves in the future, but because the films are old these futures have now become our past. And we’d post the reviews in chronological order of their representative year! What? Tell me more!

The pièce de résistance is that the series will end with a pair of films set in the year 2013, offering two very different takes on what life next year might be like! How can I say no to something as great as that?

I can’t!

So starting December 24th and running all the way through January 1st, Silver Emulsion will focus on films of the expired future. I’d rather not reveal the list in advance this time, as I think the group of films we’ve assembled will be more fun to roll out without people’s prior knowledge.

But know this: the series will start with a film set in 1997. If you can successfully guess what it is (and it’s reasonably easy to deduce, I think), I’ll carve your name into my chest with a Bowie knife, because in my 2013 that’s how we show respect! Here’s to the near future!

Happy New Year!

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