Skip to main content

Indie Cinema - Flowers Don't Last & Charlie Jade

Way back when I was a young teen I was obsessed with indie films, Sundance and IFC. I have no idea how I got a hold of some unknown films (I was a weird kid) but the ones I did happen to see were pretty innovative. Of course some made me do the Elvira "huh" moment but the ones that were good stood out. I haven't touched Sundance or IFC because they've just gotten all weird and, dare I say, corporate (meh) save for the interesting documentary here and there *cough*Orwell Rolls in His Grave & The Corporation*cough*.



One cool flick I came across was a nice lil short film called Flowers Don't Last by Ilya Gorovatsky starring Ilya and the gorgeous Patricia McKenzie. After seeing a clip on youtube, I made a dash for the DVD because I heart Patricia after seeing her in the sci-fi series Charlie Jade. Something about her is just dazzling in the way she portrays her characters. She also did an episode of Bliss from the Showcase/Showtime series but I haven't had a chance to track down that episode with her in it. Yet, hehe.

In Flowers Don't Last, Patricia is the object of our main character's affection. He's taken with her despite her connection as the girlfriend of a mob boss and he tries to win her affection through the film. There's a twist at the end that explains why the film moves in an ethereal, dreamlike motion. If you're looking for something out of the ordinary check it out.

The short film is just that, short at around 30 min. and I bought it from the studio website at about 10 bucks including shipping.

As for fellow Charlie Jade fans, you may have known that the show disappeared from Sci-Fi's Friday night lineup awhile back. In a brilliant marketing move (and by brilliant, I mean awesometaciously stupid), the Sci-Fi Channel moved the show to Tuesdays...wait for it...at 3 AM!! Crazy. I'm not even sure if it's still broadcasting at that time but I was really hoping the show would gain a new audience because this show is what sci-fi is all about. It's cerebral, it's action packed, it has gorgeous cinematography and a fantastic storyline that says something about our society today.

For those who have seen it, you may want to check out some awesome extras including creator audio commentaries in podcast format over at CharlieJade.net. You'd be jazzed to know that the official CJ site is back with the good old information and layout but at a new url. Learn more about the characters and the world of Charlie Jade at http://www.charliejade.info



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop 2017 @ A Writer's Dream

It's that time again for the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop! And what better way to bring on the winter than with books and hot, cozy drink!

Since I'm up to my ears in seasonal tv romcoms, I thought I'd share the love and give away your choice of the book version of the movies. So if you've been eager to read 'em sign up below!

Prize: Your choice of a Hallmark winter romance book: Journey Back to Christmas, Love You Like Christmas, Christmas in Homestead, A Heavenly Christmas


+
A $10 Starbucks Gift Card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for stopping by and happy entering!

Giveaway Ends 12/31/17 and open to all who can legally enter.
Must be over 18 or have your parents permission to enter.
Winner will be announced within 48 hours at the end of the giveaway and also notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway is organized by Bookhounds and sponsored by the BookHounds.
Void where prohibited.
Not Responsible for lost, sto…

It's August!

Hey folks!

Can you guys believe it's August already?

Lots of stuff going on in the world of Rae at the moment both personally and professionally. The newsletter will be going out soon and I'm diligently trying to get out a new release ASAHP that was held back a bit due to me not being happy with the end results. Stay tuned because I feel the end is nigh!

I took a breather from book reviewing and reading to deal with my current rental situation, but I miss it! I love the feeling of coming across that epic book you want to shout from the rooftops and losing myself in epic worlds. Sooooo....I'm diving back in. :-D I'm going through the list of books I had waiting in the wings and will try to play catch up. As I'm only one person with a busy schedule, I may not be able to get all the books reviewed right away and some I may sadly have to put aside if they don't grab me enough. Argh! I want to read and review everything but I can see now why so many bloggers have t…

Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen ~ Giveaway + Book Blast + Kindle Scout Nom

I'm so excited about this! Annette K Larsen hooked me when I first read her YA Fantasy Romance Missing Lily and I'm jazzed to say she has a new release out! Annette's book is also on Kindle Scout. A link is included below to check out the book and nominate her book! Enjoy! ~R



Keeping Kinley by Annette K. Larsen
He's noble. She's common. It's complicated. Kinley is content with her common life until a chance meeting with an old friend—a noble—brings the possibility of love. Though Rylan pursues her with a charming carelessness, she doesn’t dare hope that their relationship will be accepted. When Kinley’s livelihood is threatened, she is thrust into his world as a servant, but the Rylan she encounters there isn’t the quirky friend she thought she knew. Can she trust him, or will she be forced to accept that her dreams are only that—dreams?




~Excerpt~ My breath caught as soon as he said the name and my eyes searched his features, looking for the little boy I had known…