O Último Papa de Luís Miguel Rocha

28.10.13
O Último Papa
Edição/reimpressão: 2013
Páginas: 416
Editor: Porto Editora
Disponibilidade: Pré-lançamento - envio a partir de 01-11-2013

 

Sinopse
29 de Setembro de 1978. O mundo acorda com a chocante notícia da morte do Papa João Paulo I, eleito há apenas trinta e três dias. O Vaticano declara que Sua Santidade morreu de causas desconhecidas e que o corpo será embalsamado dentro de vinte e quatro horas, impossibilitando qualquer autópsia...
2006. A jornalista Sarah Monteiro recebe na caixa de correio um envelope com uma lista de nomes que não conhece e uma mensagem codificada. Inicialmente, Sarah fica apenas confusa, mas depois de a sua casa ser assaltada percebe que aquela lista a coloca em perigo. 
O conteúdo do envelope revela um mundo de corrupção que a jornalista nunca imaginara e ajuda a descobrir a verdade sobre a misteriosa morte de João Paulo I. Arrastada para uma realidade em que mercenários implacáveis, políticos corruptos e membros da Igreja conspiram com o mesmo propósito, Sarah terá de escolher entre contar ao mundo a verdade ou salvar a sua própria vida.
publicado por sá morais às 13:15

darkWaters - Pure Hate

28.10.13
publicado por sá morais às 13:09

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

18.10.13

We go to see horror movies to see terrifying monsters — but sometimes the scariest monsters in a horror film are the people. In movies like Carrie, opening today, the real horror is how terribly the humans behave. Here are 11 of the most misanthropic horror films ever made.

1) Let The Right One In (2008)

In Let The Right One In a young boy is driven from his home by bullies — straight into the arms of a vampire. 12-year old Oskar befriends Eli, a mysterious vampire child. Eli and Oskar form a strong friendship, exchanging messages and presents. Even after he learns what Eli is, Oskar doesn’t run away or break off the friendship. Eli seems to be his only friend, and his relationship with his parents is strained by their separation. Meanwhile, Oskar continues to be bullied by his classmates. In the climax of the film the bullies attempt to drown Oskar in the school pool. Eli comes to his rescue, putting a very violent end to their bullying. Humanity doesn’t come out of this movie looking too great. The people Oskar knows are bullies, drunks, or just too distracted to notice how much he’s suffering. Eli is the only one who helps him and urges him to stand up for himself. And meanwhile, we see what happened to the last human to get drawn into Eli's orbit.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

2) Fido (2006)

The zombie apocalypse has come and gone — so naturally, corporations have found a way to turn the undead into slaves. ZomCom has invented zombie slave collars, that are controlled with remotes by the humans who own them. All of the neighbors have one, so the Robinsons buy a zombie to keep up. Timmy Robinson quickly forms a bond with the family’s new “pet,” naming him Fido. His mother, Helen, also forms a bond with Fido while her emotionally distant husband wants nothing to do with it. In addition to showing us the desire of humans to monetize even the most tragic of events, we see that zombies can be better family members than some humans.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

3) Zombie Strippers (2008)

Everyone is terrible in Zombie Strippers. The zombies, the strippers, the government... everyone. During George W. Bush’s fourth term in office, a zombie virus gets released in the bleak town of Sartre, Nebraska. When the plague hits a strip club, infecting the star stripper, the club owner decides not to take her off the stage. The customers prefer the attentions of the zombie stripper, so soon enough, more strippers voluntarily become zombies. The intense gore and violence are less powerful than the bleakness of this riff on Ionesco's Rhinoceros.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

4) Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Cabin in the Woods shows a team of dedicated professionals, using horror movie cliches to torment five real college students. But it turns out their torment is a sacrifice to a huge, ancient god — and it's the only thing keeping our entire world going. In one unforgettable scene the office celebrates a successful year of murder while a young woman struggles for her life on a screen in the background. As the film comes to a climax, the two survivors ask themselves whether the survival of the human race is really worth it. Their answer is a resounding "nope."

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

5) The Last Winter (2006)

Humanity is terrible enough in The Last Winter that the Earth itself turns against us. Strange things start happening at an oil drill site, and soon people start to realize that the destruction humanity has caused has called forth the ghosts of fossil fuels. The film suggests humanity has acted like a virus, that the Earth is defending itself against. The ghosts kill off most of the characters in the movie, and in the final scene we see news footage showing widespread natural disasters. It’s clear that humanity has wasted what we was given, and we probably won’t get a second chance.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

6) Day of the Dead (1985)

Director George A. Romero describes Day of the Dead as a “tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse even in this small little pie slice of society.” After the events of Romero’s previous films, a group of government scientists and military personnel shelter in underground bunker near Fort Myers, Florida. The scientists continue their research into finding a cure or pacifying the zombies.Supplies run low and disagreements about the research divides the survivors. Even in such a dire situation, humanity can’t find a way to work together.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

7) Deadgirl (2008)

When two high school boys stumble upon a deaf, mute naked woman in an abandoned mental hospital, they rape her and try multiple times to kill her. They bring in classmates, who pay to rape and torture the woman they nickname “Deadgirl.” When they realize that she has an infectious disease that can turn other girls into similar zombies, they decide to infect a classmate who had formerly rejected them. Like Fido and Zombie Strippers, this movie uses exaggeration to show how we're willing to exploit and demean each other in the name of pleasure.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

8) 28 Days Later (2002)

After a highly contagious virus gets loose, society starts to break down. The government has shut down after being overrun by people suffering from the "rage virus." A small group of survivors finds a military blockade near Manchester and believe they will be safe, but soon discover that the sadistic Major Henry West can be worse than the Infected. West’s plan involves starving the Infected to death while forcing women into sexual slavery with his soldiers. The female survivors are dragged away to be raped while the men are sent to be executed. The infection is scary, but it’s scarier to watch West abusing his power.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity


9) The Mist (2007)


After a mysterious mist, full of monsters, overtakes a town, a group of survivors seek shelter in the supermarket. They quickly subbumb to mob mentality. Mrs. Carmody, a religious fanatic, quickly gathers a cult around her who eagerly sacrifice a man to the monsters outside. When the main character, David, tries to flee she destroys his supplies and is killed. David and his group eventually make it out of the supermarket, but find that the outside world is even more terrifying than they thought. In a last ditch effort to avoid being eaten by the creatures in the mist, David kills his companions and walks into the mist to sacrifice himself. He then learns that they were only moments away from being saved and he murdered four people for nothing.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

10) Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein’s monster might end up as a creature to be feared, but it doesn't start out that way. When he is first created, the monster is an innocent, peaceful creature. Thanks to misunderstandings, and Fritz’s cruelty, he is driven to madness and destruction. If Fritz hadn’t tormented him with fire, or if Doctor Frankenstein hadn’t misunderstood his early actions, perhaps he could have had a very different life and death. Instead, the townspeople form a mob, eventually capturing and burning the monster alive. Humanity created this monster in more ways than one.

11 Horror Movies That Are Scary Because of What They Say About Humanity

11) Martyrs (2008)

This French horror film features a secret society that tortures young women. We learn that they believe they can learn the secrets of the afterlife by making the girls into martyrs, and that all of their attempts have only created victims. We see a young woman beaten and degraded until the head of the cult tells her that she has progressed further than any of their previous victims. They then proceed to flay her alive, and when she survives the horrific procedure she whispers the secret of the afterlife to the cult leader who commits suicide soon after. Seeing people torment others is bad enough, but it’s almost worse knowing that they’re doing it in the name of enlightenment.

publicado por Andreia Torres às 21:48

12 LITTLE KNOWN LAWS OF KARMA

14.10.13

 

 

 

1. THE GREAT LAW 

- "As you sow, so shall you reap". This is also known as the "Law of Cause and Effect". 

- Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us. 

- If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship... Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.

2. THE LAW OF CREATION 

- Life doesn't just HAPPEN, it requires our participation. 

- We are one with the Universe, both inside and out. 

- Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state. 

- BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life. 

3. THE LAW OF HUMILITY 

- What you refuse to accept, will continue for you. 

- If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence. 

4. THE LAW OF GROWTH 

- "Wherever you go, there you are". 

- For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change - and not the people, places or things around us. 

- The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over. 

- When we change who and what we are within our heart our life follows suit and changes too. 

5. LAW OF RESPONSIBILITY 

- Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me. 

- We mirror what surrounds us - and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth. 

- We must take responsibility what is in our life. 

6. THE LAW OF CONNECTION 

- Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected. 

- Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on. 

- Someone must do the initial work to get a job done. 

- Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, 

- As they were both needed to accomplish the task. 

- Past-Present-Future they are all connected... 

7. THE LAW OF FOCUS 

- You can not think of two things at the same time. 

- When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger. 

8. THE LAW OF GIVING AND HOSPITALITY 

- If you believe something to be true,then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth. 

- Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned, into actual PRACTICE. 

9. THE LAW OF HERE AND NOW 

- Looking backward to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW. 

- Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams... 

- Prevent us from having new ones. 

10. THE LAW OF CHANGE 

- History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path. 

11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD 

- All Rewards require initial toil. 

- Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. 

- True joy follows doing what we're suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on its own time. 

12. THE LAW OF SIGNIFICANCE AND INSPIRATION 

- You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it. 

- The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it. 

- Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole. 

- Lack luster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it. 

- Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.

 




publicado por Andreia Torres às 01:42

Totally Fucked Up: Films That Disturb and Offend

12.10.13

 

Salo is a raw tale of sadistic immorality and sexual perversion. But really, what the hell do you expect? It's a truthful and honest movie adaption of the Marquis De Sade's classic novel of the same name, that was burned and banned for hundreds of years. But Salo does say a lot about the horrors of fascism and bourgeois decadence, so it's not pornographic just for the hell of it.

This movie is definitely on the inflammatory and traumatizing side of things. In fact, Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered before Salo was even released and luckily did not witness the intense backlashes and controversies surrounding the movie.
2. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

 
 

Cannibal Holocaust- The name itself brings back bad memories of my viewing experience.

It's a super disgusting fever dream nightmare. There's tons of gore, the most nasty being the scene where a turtle gets graphically murdered and eaten. I felt the bile rise up in my throat as I watched. Just a warning- don't watch this if you're eating, just ate, or ever plan to eat ever again.
3. Ichi the Killer (2001)
 


From the crazy Asian director Takashi Miike, we get a warped, twisted gore overload of a mob film that would make even the most psychotic pervo sick to their stomach. The main character even cuts his own tongue off and enjoys masochistic beatings. Ichi is sex and violence combined into one all-encompassing bout of troubling cinema.
4. Audition (1999)
 
 

Another Takashi Miike flick. I actually did not find this film disturbing at all and I was like "what the hell do people get all worked up over this for?" But then came the last 30 minutes. Totally weird. Anyways, Audition is not really that sickening, but that's just my opinion.
5. Equus (1977)

 

This is a super underrated film with brilliant acting. It's very screwed up though because it's about a young man's strange sexual obsession with horses and his spiral into psychosis. This one's more psychologically disturbing and challenging.
6. Turkish Delight (1973)
 



This Dutch classic is far from your average love story. It's really sexually explicit, with full frontal shots of the lovely Rutger Hauer's dong, and has tons of vomit, blood, maggots and shit and a super depressing ending.
7. An Andalusian Dog (1929)


Luis Bunuel's short masterpiece is mostly known for its infamous shot of an eyeball being sliced open with a razor blade, but it has tons of other surreal and repulsive visuals that also stun and shock.

 

8. The Holy Mountain (1973)



When I first saw this film, I didn't know what to make of it. I still don't. The only way I can describe it- a psychedelic trip through hell.
9. El Topo (1970)



A bizarre, bloody, desert hallucination-like freakshow about a master gunfighter who destroys all his rivals.
 
10. Antichrist (2009)
 

Antichrist is visually stunning, but actually pretty boring. Until it starts getting really gory. But watching Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg having sex is disturbing enough already.
 
11. Irreversible (2002)
 



Gaspar Noe's sexually depraved flick is most well known for it's disgusting half hour rape scene where Monica Belluci's character is brutally violated and beaten beyond belief. Not only that, but there is a super sick continuous shot of a guy's skull being bashed in. It's a sight for sore eyes, I tell ya.
 
12. Enter the Void (2009)



This psychedelic visual feast for the eyes is much more than just gorgeous glossy tripping. It's a nasty, offensive nightmare of drugs, death and incest.
13. Naked Lunch (1991)
 


When I first watched Naked Lunch, I had no idea what to expect. I was just bored and wanted to watch any random movie. Next thing I knew, I was stunned to the core and totally sucked in. It horrified me though because I'm not scared of a lot, but bugs are really gross to me and this film has more than it's share of creepy crawling insects.
 
14. Videodrome (1983)



I love David Cronenberg. And this is one of his best, an extremely sadomascochistic barf bag that features a raunchy Debbie Harry and an arrogant James Woods dragged into a strange psychosexual murderfest.
15. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
 


Harvey Keitel gives an amazing perfomance as an anger crazed, drug addicted, corrupt asshole of a cop investigating the brutal rape of a young nun. Not for the faint of heart or mind.
16. The Devils (1971)

 


For some dumb reason, I decided to watch The Devils at night. I couldn't sleep because I was so revulsed by what I'd just seen. A sacrilegious, bloody, amazing nightmare tale of sexually repressed nuns who have a priest massacred for their delusions.
 
17. Repulsion (1965)



Roman Polanski's greatest 60s film features a beautiful young Catherine Denueve who descends into madness and murder when left alone. Tons of rotting flesh and insane fantasies in this manic flick.
 


This rare documentary is so unseen, mostly because it's been banned in America and many other countries, but this is as real as it gets. The Killing of America isn't just a movie made for childish entertainment, it's about the mass murderers, serial killers, assassins, criminals and other psychos who run loose in the world. It has real snuff footage of death and violence. After seeing a film like this you think, is there really any hope for us in this doomed violent world?
19. Faces of Death (1978)


Super controversial and freaky, this flick has some real death scenes and some fake ones, but those are still creepy too.
20. A Serbian Film (2010)
 
 
 

A truly fucked up story about a Serbian porn star who looks like David Spade. The guy ends up doing really sick shit after being manipulated and drugged, and he destroys his whole family in a crazy sort of way.
 


A gross low budget film about white trash gone mad. It's loosely based on real life serial killer partners Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole.
 
22. Lilya Forever (2002)
 



Watching this made me sick. Lilya 4Ever is a sad, miserable film about a young girl reduced to prostitution after being abandoned by her own mother and abused by every asshole around her. Very difficult to get through without crying tears of blood.
 
23. Eraserhead (1977)
 


I'd say Eraserhead is the most disturbing film to me. It's so menacing and bizarre and unnerving. The deformed, bile spewing "baby" is the worst part.
 
24. Blue Velvet (1986)
 
 

David Lynch's movies are such a mindfuck. And Blue Velvet fucks you right in the ass with it's over the top weirdness. Seriously, what kind of loon dreamed up the script? Dennis Hopper gives an awesome perfomance as perv psycho Frank Booth.
 
 

The Wall is very trippy and forces you think about the existential emptiness of life. Pink Floyd is my fave band, but even the soothing music couldn't distract me from the disturbingly vivid visuals. It really gets to ya.
 


This film is fucking cray and out of this world. And intense with a white hot heat and urgency. Leatherface is probably the most scariest slasher villain of all time. Who else hangs human beings up on meat hooks and cuts off faces and uses them as terrifying flesh masks? His whole family of inbred psychotic cannibal hicks is creepy. Just imagining being chased by a loony with a chainsaw gives me chills.
 
27. Dead Ringers (1988)



A nutty flick about twin gynecologist bros who lose their shit completely and spin out of control. Kind of reminds me of Persona, but 20 times more disturbing.
 
28. Crash (1996)

 

This one's really pervy, with lots of bizarre sex because it's about people with boners for car accidents. Watch it if you have a dirty, filthy mind.
29. Lost Highway (1997)


Creepy confusing David Lynch. Robert Blake is crazy fucking scary.
30. Man Bites Dog (1992)
 
 

A screwed up satire about a serial killer who'll murder anyone he can get his hands on, for the most ridiculous and laughable reasons.
 


A night out gone totally wrong. Two teenage girls are kidnapped by a gang of psycho prison escapees, and are forced to do degrading things. They're killed shortly after. The revenge scene by the parents is wicked.
32. Caligula (1979)

 
 

I really love Malcolm McDowell, and this is one of his classic films so I had to see it. Plus, I'm nuts about Ancient Roman history. I really did not expect to watch a demented melee of porn and gore. Caligula is really visually astonishing though. Roman decadence at its finest.

 
 

When I heard about the story for this movie, I just could not stop laughing. A crazed doctor who glues people's assholes and mouths together to make a human centipede? LOL! Well the joke was on me because it wasn't funny at all. It was fucking disgusting.



Why, why in the hell would they make a second movie? Why did I even watch it??? Well, this one's more screwed up than the first one. A fat, ugly, mentally disturbed guy rounds up even more people to make an uber-gigantic centipede. Tons of sick gore that made me want to vomit my guts out.
35. Pink Flamingos (1972)

 

 


This is a really dumb film. But I can't help but love it. Trashy tranny Divine and her equally trashy family endure blazing escapades and rivalries, celebrate Divine's birthday and have their trailer burned down. Oh yeah, how could I forget the coolest part! Divine eats shit at the end. REAL dog shit.

 
 

Rape, murder and revenge. But seriously, the rape scene was agonizing long and excruciating. It makes the revenge all the more satisfying though because those dickhead rapists deserved to die. I Spit On Your Grave is a contradiction, not sure if it's sexist or feminist.
 


Ilsa is a Nazi sexploitation classic, with tons of torture and blood. Oh, those crazy, horny Nazis!
 
38. Freaks (1932)
 


Freaks is awesome because director Tod Browning (who also made Dracula with Bela Lugosi) used real circus freaks. Pinheads, armless legless wonders, midgets, bearded women, conjoined twins, contortionists, strongmen, you name it, this film's got it.
 
39. The Machinist (2004)

 

What an insane and out of control film. The ending just punches you in the face. And to see the always handsome Christian Bale look so anorexically skinny- man that's a kick in head!
40. The Fly (1986)
 

 

Jeff Goldblum plays a brilliant scientist on the verge of a revolutionary discovery that transports objects to other places. But when he tries to test the machine on himself, shit gets fucked. Why? There was a fucking fly in there!! He begins to morph into a fly himself in a gruesome, utterly grotesque metamorphoses. David Cronenberg directs The Fly masterfully, and manages to make it extremely disgusting and super vile.
41. The Exorcist (1973)




This legendary horror film has scared the shit out of millions of people around the world. So why would it not be on this list? Projectile vomit, demonic possessions, flashing seizure images, a freaky exorcism, a hideous scabby faced rotten-toothed young girl who kills priests....Leave the lights on when you watch this one!
42. Mysterious Skin (2004)

 

Pedophilia, rape, prostitution. Mysterious Skin is definitely on the sleazy side of things.
 
 
 
 

This is another one of those films that nearly made me lose my lunch. Helen Mirren plays an abused wife, always in a constant gut wrenching fear of her psychotic gangster of a husband. She and her husband always visit the same restaurant every week, and she begins leaving during meals to cheat on him with some random guy. They have sex in the godamn meat locker. Yuck. And she comes back like nothing happened. But when he finds about the affair, that's when it gets real sick.
44. Jigoku (1960)


 

This is definitely the most vivid representation of hell I've ever seen in a film. Very violent and shit your pants scary! The images that flashed before me in Jigoku are too macabre to forget...
45. Re-Animator (1985)




It's so awesome how gory Re Animator is. Jeffrey Combs portrays the greatest mad scientist ever conjured up in someone's foul mind, and he'll stop at nothing to continue his hideous experiments, no matter what cost.
46. Deliverance (1972)
 
 

This is a nice film about a bunch of guys going for a manly vacation in the woods. Until a bunch of crazy hicks and nature screws them over. The "I bet you can squeal like a pig. Weeeeeeee!" scene is especially fucked.
47. Bad Timing (1980)
 
 

Another sexually explicit film I regret watching. A screwed up couple who keep bitching and fighting and making up, a frightfully horrid Harvey Keitel, and Art Garfunkel engaging in necrophilia- bring me a barf bag man.
48. Straw Dogs (1971)



Dustin Hoffman plays a nerdy dude who gets pushed too far and goes apeshit. Also features a nasty rape scene. Sam Peckinpah was a total misogynist.



Martin Scorsese directs this bloody and trippy vision of Jesus' life and death, and Willem Dafoe plays him brilliantly. I don't get why people shit themselves over it being "sacrilegious." If I'm an atheist and can enjoy this, can't a Christian who actually believes in this kind of stuff? Jesus being portrayed with imperfection is realistic.
 
50. Midnight Cowboy (1969)




Jon Voight plays a prostitute and Dustin Hoffman stars as his sickly pimp in this gritty flick about tough life in New York. Really goddamn depressing.
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