Darling Narita

Darling Narita

Darling Narita Quick Links

Film RSS

Tweeked Review


OK
For the uninitiated, "tweekers" are speed freaks, methamphetamine users who go nuts when they're dosing. Here we have a little film about two tweekers, Carrie (Darling Narita) and Michelle (Ali Raymer), best friends who dumpster dive for used clothes they can sell at the local thrift shop -- and then use the cash for drugs.

After a semi-accidental shooting, the girls hit the road, afraid that a vengeful dealer is after them. What follows -- and as drivers, they just aren't very good, as Carrie and Michelle never seem to get out of Los Angeles -- is a kind of random, drugged-out tour through southern L.A., from the beaches to the barrio and back to the beaches. Michelle hallucinates to the point of psychosis, and Carrie becomes justifiably sick of her.

Continue reading: Tweeked Review

Fast Sofa Review


Grim
I found Fast Sofa, the novel, in the discount bin in early 1994, intrigued that it came with a 45-rpm vinyl soundtrack attached right into the binding. The story, about an L.A.-livin', heavy metal obsessive named Rick who takes an odd (and pretty short) road trip, most notably visiting his favorite porn star, Ginger, in Palm Springs.

Amusing enough, and a quick read. And Fast Sofa, the movie, keeps the guts of this road trip intact -- enough to realize that our pal Rick is on a real road to nowhere. Jake Busey makes for a creepy and considerably miscast hero, though Jennifer Tilly's wanton Ginger is enough fun for the both of them. Stealing the show, however, is Crispin Glover, as a shut-in sophisticate named Julian who tags along on the latter half of Rick's abortive journey. His outfit alone is reason enough to rent the tape.

Continue reading: Fast Sofa Review

Darling Narita

Darling Narita Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Suggested

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Film Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Film Review

Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie brings a dark and gritty tone to this larger-than-life franchise.

Vacation Puts Ed Helms Face-To-Face With His Heroes

Vacation Puts Ed Helms Face-To-Face With His Heroes

Ed Helms has spoken about his initial reluctance to follow up the 80's cult classics.

American Ultra - Trailer

American Ultra - Trailer

Mike's current life revolves around his girlfriend, a healthy amount of weed and his job at the local cash & carry.

Michael Douglas Shifts From Ant-Man To Beyond The Reach

Michael Douglas Shifts From Ant-Man To Beyond The Reach

Michael Douglas' two movies this year couldn't be much more different.

Advertisement
Richard O'Brien To Return To 'The Rocky Horror Show' For First Time In 20 Years

Richard O'Brien To Return To 'The Rocky Horror Show' For First Time In 20 Years

O'Brien, Rocky Horror's creator, will be playing the narrator in a special West End run in September this year.

Is Calvin Harris About To Pop The Question?

Is Calvin Harris About To Pop The Question?

As soon a pop partnership Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift got together, we knew it...

Surprise New One Direction Single Tops iTunes Chart Within An Hour

Surprise New One Direction Single Tops iTunes Chart Within An Hour

Just a day after Zayn Malik said that he had left them to make “#realmusic”, One Direction...

Advertisement