VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Siblings (2004)

Clint: 3/5 stars, 7/10.
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 7/10.
Native ratings: 6.5/10 IMDB. Not available on Netflix.

This was an interesting Christmas choice! A completely subversive christmas message counter to all the bullshit family movies that are usually forced down our throat this time of year.

This is one you want me to spoil the premise of, beucase you’ve never heard of it, it’s not on Netflix, and you likely will never watch it anyway.  And I think the spoiler is in the actual 1-line IMDB summary.  I.E. You’re supposed to know what happens before going on. So here we go.

This is a movie about 4 siblings whose cool grandfather dies, so they kill their FUCKING ASSHOLE parents. Seriously… Their parents are just awful. Incredibly awful. In every imaginable possible way. They don’t dwell on the awfulness too much: Just enough to establish that each parent is a total piece of shit to at least 2 of the 4 kids.  Most of the movie is focusing on the siblings. Ergo the title.

This is listed as a black comedy, and that is definitely true. It’s mostly not funny — and you don’t really laugh out loud — but the way everything works out is slightly uplifting in a dark, morbid way. Sometimes murder is good.  Sometimes killing your parents is good. Merry Christmas.

You don’t smile much when watching the movie. It’s more of a cringer. But you smile at the end. That’s what counts. While not  THAT spectacular, it holds interest, and celebrates the Christmas spirit. Sort of.

While not our favorite movie, I still sort of think it is a must see for anybody who likes morbid subversion of christmas holidays sprikled with a little murder.

Merry Christmas.

Directed by David Weaver.
Written by Jackie May.

Alex Campbell (2 eps of Goosebumps) as Joe, the older brother.
Sarah Gadon (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Total Drama, 1 ep of The Dating Guy) as Margaret, the older sister.
Samantha Weinstein as Danielle, the younger sister.
Andrew Chalmers as Pete, the younger brother.
Sarah Polley (Mr. Nobody, eXistenZ, The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen, Splice, Dawn Of The Dead, Exotica, Go, 1 ep of Friday The 13th: The Series) as Tabby.
Paul Soles (The Incredible Hulk (2008), Spider-Man in the 1967 Spider-Man series, Bruce Banner in a 1966 Hulk series, also in an Iron Man 1966 series, 3 eps of a Captain American 1966 series) as Grandpa.
Nicholas Campbell (Antiviral, Hank in Naked Lunch, Goon) as Dad.
Sonja Smits (Videodrome) as Mom.
Tom McCamus (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, Tangled, 2 eps of Friday The 13th: The Series, 1 ep of Puppets Who Kill) as Mr. Phillips.
Aaron Abrams (Simon in Producing Parker, Jesus Henry Christ, YPF (Young People Fucking), Resident Evil 2, 1 ep of The Dating Guy) as Pastor.
Joan Heney (Detroit Rock City) as Agnes.
Martha Burns as Miss Bradford.
Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil 4-5, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Jumper, X-Men) as Tom Muster.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401787/combined

THIN BLUE LINE: Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won’t be charged

In a police state, there are two sets of laws. One for “us”, and one for “them”.

If one of “us” were to install a hidden camera into a bathroom at a public high school – We’d go to jail, register as a sex offender, and possibly be forced to live under a highway overpass with no prospects for a job.

But if a cop does it?  The system protects him, gives him some kind of “punishment” so people can argue justice was served, but DOES NOT PRESS CHARGES. No sex offender registration for this seemingly-pedophile piggie.

And that’s what’s wrong with this situation, and to a further extent, this country.

LINK URL: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-04-16/news/bs-md-glen-burnie-camera-0417-20130416_1_anne-arundel-county-police-police-powers-camera

GUNS: THIS. THIS is why people resist any kind of gun control.

Because the government intrinsically cannot practice any sort of ACTUAL judgment. Any rule will be flaunted and abused.

This father had his pistol license revoked — his constitutional rights denied — because his son talked about “threatening” a kid [a bully, even] with a water gun.

When the left says “We don’t want to take away your guns, we just want more regulation”, the right only need look to stories like this to completely and utterly vindicate every iota of their resistance to change.

[Notice, also, that nobody gives a shit about the actual bullying, something that people take with them beyond school and into their professional lives. You can bet some of the workplace mass shootings were against bullies who would have been a schoolplace mass shooting had their ages simply been younger.]

LINK URL: http://www.blacklistednews.com/New_York_suspends_dad%E2%80%99s_gun_license_because_his_son_threatened_to_use_a_water_gun_/25234/0/0/0/Y/M.html

RELIGION: Cardinal Roger Mahony: I Forgive Those Who Are Angry at Me for Covering Up Child Rape

What a piece of shit. This guy is worse than the worst child molester you can imagine.

The commenters are right: The Catholic Church needs to be charged under RICO organized crime laws.

If you tithe, you’re paying for rape. Period.

LINK URL: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/02/17/cardinal-roger-mahony-i-forgive-those-who-are-angry-at-me-for-covering-up-child-rape/

OVERLY-HARSH PUNISHMENTS: Piedmont Mom Gets $2,500 Ticket After Son, 3, Urinates In Own Yard

While we’re busy pretending there are only 2 sides to all issues… Shit like this happens on an increasing basis with each passing year.

LINK URL: http://www.news9.com/global/story.asp?S=20010769

TASER THURSDAY: Officer shoots 10-year-old boy with Taser for refusing to clean cop car

At first you think, “maybe the kid spit on his car or did something that would require cleaning”, but no.

This is a piece of shit cop who went to a career day at school, asked kids if they wanted to clean his car, then tasered the one kid who didn’t want to.

Then didn’t get him medical attention after he blacked out.

So-called officer Chris Webb of the New Mexico Department Of Public Safety should be publicly shamed, fired, and barred from any position of power ever again.

His name is CHRIS WEBB. He should be in jail.

LINK URL: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/officer-shoots-10-old-boy-taser-refusing-clean-183349654.html

SCIENCE: H1N1 vaccine linked to potentially fatal nervous system condition

no! anybody who questions ANY vaccines is a child abuser who should go to jail for being a neo-luddite anti-science conspiracy theorist!

LINK URL: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9389139/H1N1-vaccine-linked-to-potentially-fatal-nervous-system-condition-study.html