If this fucking heat doesn’t end
I’m going to have to do something drastic.
Desperate times call for–
What was that noise?
GOD! It’s so fucking relentless!
I CANT” TAKE ITANYLONGRET”S BOIL[GJINS MY INSIDESDFS!
WHERRSAD ASOMERW ICE WHESUN YO NEEDIT!
This heat wave is getting to be nearly unbearable.
I’m finding it hard to string together coherent thought
and all these reviews have left my head spinning.
I soldier on, as any good man would,
hoping that there is some refreshment
at the end of this hot, humid tunnel.
Something’s gotta give…
Something cool has to be coming…
I don’t know about you…but it’s really
heating up ’round here at Silver Emulsion HQ.
My fingers are swollen and red with arthritic pain
and my joints feel like they’ve been dipped in lava.
I’m slingin’ reviews seven days a week like a man on a mission,
as somehow I feel that in them I shall find my salvation.
I know there’s something out there
to quench this wretched fire inside me.
Ardent fans of Silver Emulsion will already be eagerly awaiting this special event’s arrival, as it has its genesis in a comment on one of the reviews, but it’s now time to let everyone else in on the secret. Ice Fest 2012 will be upon us in a matter of weeks. But what is Ice Fest 2012, you ask? A look at the films of Ice T and Ice Cube, of course! In the deep heat of summer, I think we could all use a little ice to cool us down.
Special thanks go to Uncle Jasper for sparking this whole thing off with his comment.
The films covered will be as follows:
New Jack City
Surviving the Game
Boyz in the Hood
All About the Benjamins
The Glass Shield
The two-week long series will come to its grand finale as the two Ices convene for the 1992 film Trespass.
I would love for others to participate along with me so feel free to write about these films on your own blogs and then send in the links.
This weekend at Bernie’s has been life altering, and life affirming. I’ve learned a lot about myself through Bernie and the way he perseveres even after death. His passing was a tragedy; Bernie had so much more living to do! Bernie’s legacy won’t be his Porsche golf cart, or the many lines of cocaine he snorted, it’ll be the way he took life’s lemons and made them into lemonade. So next time you feel like the world’s against you, think of Bernie. When your boss gives you hell at work for no reason, think of Bernie. When you just can’t get up in the morning, think of Bernie. He didn’t let anything stand in the way of his good time, and neither should you.
And who knows, if God is kind and the stars align, maybe one day at the big conga line in the sky, we’ll all get to meet Bernie and tie our shoelaces to his ankles and parade him around for old time’s sake. Bernie’s just the kind of guy to nod his head agreeably and place his arm around your shoulder, no questions asked.
I only had one link submitted for the weekend, and even though it’s seemingly an obvious attempt to pack as many keywords into one post as possible, I just can’t pass on linking something that starts with the sentence: “When your kid enjoys a Happy Meal because it comes with a car from Cars he or she is actually eating the movie.”
This has been The Weekend at Bernie’s, and I hope you had a good time (and enjoyed the “snazzy” decorations). Look for another special event later on in the summer that will cool off your hot days with some Ice. Until that time, it’s back to the regularly scheduled reviews.
OK folks, it’s coming up next weekend so I hope you’re all ready for it! I know my buddy Rodney thinks I should wait and that I’m heading into this half-cocked and much too soon, but who cares! We’re doing it next weekend and that’s final!
A bit of back story: many years ago my friends and I used to make inside jokes among ourselves as any group of friends will do. For reasons I can’t remember, Weekend at Bernie’s became the punchline to many jokes. After I had started this site, I thought it would be a great laugh if I actually reviewed the movies during one of my special events. I’d call it The Weekend at Bernie’s!
And now here we are only seven short days from the party of a lifetime! I also invite anyone that wishes to get in on the fun to do so and post your thoughts on your own blog. Just send me the links and I’ll add them to my reviews of the film. I wouldn’t call this a proper Blog-A-Thon (maybe a Bern-A-Thon), but I think it would be fun to see some other reviews of this “classic.” Feel free to use the banner as you see fit, as well.
Get your suntan lotion, your beach towel and your formaldehyde because we’re spending the weekend with Bernie!
The poll is live and ready to go. Now’s your chance to make history!
Vote for Silver Emulsion in the Best Horror/Sci-Fi Blog category!
If you need some convincing, here’s last October’s entire month of horror!
Oh, you say you want Sci-Fi? How ’bout this review of low-budget action sci-fi classic Cyclone!
That’s not enough? Well, fine. Here’s 1500 words on Mac and Me, the most unsung film of our generation.
Do it! Do it now! I’m here! C’mon, do it! Vote for me! Vote for me, now! C’mon, do it! I’m here!
No seriously, vote for me.