Listen, just because you may have never taken hallucinogens doesn’t mean you wont enjoy this list. You see, realistically, people who have never taken hallucinogens have often never taken them because the misconceptions and fears about them, which society only works at perpetuating. Jaundice journalism, if I may be so bold. But this list will show you what you have been taught is quite wrong, actually. For those who have taken hallucinogens, they know that the inch thick (proverbial) goggles we wear in our lives without ever knowing it get stripped off under the influence of hallucinogens, and we see life as we never had before, yet we see it like we were intended to. The colors are crisp, the thoughts are divine epiphanies, and the most predominant thing you feel is the constant joy at how new, stunning, and alive everything suddenly becomes. And if you can “trip” anywhere, you should trip in the woods. You really should. But on the off-chance it is cold outside, or stormy, or you have the inability to get yourself to a forest safely, the next best thing to do is create art, in any form. Be it music or painting or writing, like I am right now. But, if you are trapped inside and not feeling the creation vibe, the NEXT best thing to do when tripping is put on a movie and just sit back and bug out. The thing is, the movies you put on during a trip will form the feeling of that trip, so the films you choose are essential to heightening the already amazing experience. Here are six (yes, there’s an extra hidden at the end) movies to watch while tripping your face off, that will only make your trip that much more enjoyable. Well, except for The Wall. That one may tweak you out a little, but you should still watch it tripping.
You know, for as long as I lived, I never thought this would happen, yet it just happened. In Colorado and Washington, Marijuana was just legalized. Do you understand what this means? Resident of those two states who partake in casual marijuana use no longer have to hide their habit away like some crack head. Sneaking hits near open windows so some shitty samaritan doesn’t call the police. This is a huge moment to be an American. I mean, how many people do you know that smoked weed and then went and shot someone? And how many people smoke weed and then cause a car accident? You never hear about that, because that never happens. And it seems like the world is starting to finally wise up a bit about it. Gone are the 1970′s health class ideals that marijuana is some devil herb that will cause your life to derail. Now, let it be noted that I do not live in either of the states were Marijuana was just legalized, but as voting has shown before, Washington and Colorado are two states that often set the tone for the rest of the Country when it comes to major decisions such as these, so we can only hop that is the case here in Massachusetts. But wait, they yell! It is decriminalized and available for medical consumption there now! Yes, but in Massachusetts there is always fine print.
We all know Sloth was initially put into the Goonies to scare kids. He was the (false) scare tactic to further remove our feeling of discomfort as we traveled along with this motley crew in search of One-Eyed-Willy’s treasure. You eventually come to learn that Sloth is really just a big, (ugly), lovable, mutant, who pretty much saves the day. And it seems like all is well with the world. We learn that just because something LOOKS like a monster, it doesn’t mean it IS a monster. But, if you as twisted as me, you wonder what life was like for Sloth BEFORE the kids freed him. And also, you wonder what life would be like for him after that. As ideal as it was for the ninety minutes it was on screen, lets do a little before and after, shall we? What you find just under the surface is nothing short of heart breaking.
I am an old schooler, so any time I can bust out an old school game for my site, I am going to. In some cases, though, because nerds are an ambitious lot, they do something amazing to mod out an old school game to make it even MORE badass. That is the case with Mega Man versus Metroid. Much like Super Mario crossover, which I posted about a month ago, this is just mashup of some other beloved franchises, but that is what makes it so much fun. I never thought I would be lucky enough to play through Metroid as Mega Man, and I can now officially cross that off my bucket list.
I know this movie made the rounds awhile ago on the interwebz, but I still think is it the best love letter to the game Portal I have ever seen. For anyone as obsessed with aperture science as I am, No Escape feels about as close as we may ever come to a big budget, movie version of Portal (which is good, because last thing we need is Hollywood taking a steaming piss on another amazing franchise), but if this short is any indication, in the right hands, a Portal movie could be incredibly badass. Oh wait, we don’t want badass. This is science. The badass-ification of everything is half of Hollywood’s problem right now. Yeah, screw it, THIs is the perfect Portal film, plain as that.
Hey kids, do you take drugs? Well, you SHOULD! They will instill fake confidence in you that will allow to do things WAY outside of your means. Granted, they may ruin your life if you’re weak-willed and easily broken. And they could totally kill you, too, depending on which ones you do. But if you keep it to the simple drugs, like pot, you should be alright. As a matter of fact, drugs make this post you are about to watch WAY better. Hey, if nothing else, I keep it real.
More so than any other movie I have ever ran on this site, I NEED you guys to watch this film, Triangle. Why? Because it is an amazing mindf*ck of a movie, and I need some people to talk about theories on the film with me. You see, this movie is like a horror version of Donnie Darko. It is a might bit confusing once you first see it and try figure out what is going on, and it may switch up on you a few times, too. But overall, the movie is far more awesome than anyone gives it credit for. Trust me, watch it and comment. Let’s share some TRIANGLE theories.
So awhile back, I posed the eternal question on my Facebook wall. Will the Total Recall reboot that is coming out this Summer have the girl with three boobs in it? It may seem banal and juvenile (a running theme of this site) to ask that question. But if any guy who is over 21 years old saw the original, that is EXACTLY what we all were thinking. Sorry, someone had to say it.
Say what you want about the Punisher, but he really has not been done justice on film yet, and we are talking about THREE MOVIES. He is a broken man, hell bent on revenge at any cost. How is that so hard to get right? Yet, thrice, the ball has been dropped. Well, now we have a Punisher fan film that is about as close as we will ever come to a honest adaptation of the character. And the fan just happens to be Thomas Jane. Who already played the Punisher. Confused yet? So was I. But then I watched it, and it was so badass, I forgot I was confused.
The blue ninja, rarely seen in its natural subway habitat, may only be lured out by replicating the end of the Radiohead “Just” video.
To truly understand how perfect that comment is, watch this:
See, he won because he deserved it.
Nick has been informed of his win already, and is quite stoked to get his 21 Jump Street DVD, His Hellen Keller comic book, his Team Sleep Cd (best cd ever) as well as a mystery gift I will not ruin here.
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Remember, nothing is actually better than bacon, but winning shwag comes pretty close.