Thursday, November 26, 2015

GAMERA: Guardian of The Universe

I recently watched the first two movies in the new Gamera series and it dawns on me I've never reviewed them. Mostly because they've been reviewed by plenty of people already, most gushing praise all over them. But since my writing career has inexplicably become entwined with the titanic terrapin, I'll review them in the near future.

Consume Star Wars, OBEY

I saw this online somewhere.  I have no idea who created it, but it sure is a clever and pointed crossing of two movie worlds.  I'm not a huge fan of the movie They Live, but I did enjoy it quite a bit.  It's one of those movies that actually deserves the cult label attached to it, since it still isn't that well known beyond fan circles.  I do recommend seeing it, it's very good and still has a sharp point to make especially in these times.  Plus you get to see the late Roddy Piper in action.  He gets the best lines and delivers them well.  Most people know the famous "bubble gum" line by heart, even if they don't know where it comes from.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

"Kolchak: The Night Stalker"

I'm watching this show again, after having the DVD set for about 8 years and watching them once before. There are only 20 episodes, which is a shame, since it's quite a good show. I watched most of the episodes when it was first run and they were really scary then.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Ultra Seven vs a Face Hugger

 Tell me that alien doesn't look like one of the "facehuggers" from the Alien franchise of movies.  This is from the fifth episode of Ultra Seven called "The Lost Hours" (or "The Stolen Hours") and it was the first episode of this excellent show I ever saw.  I got it on a VHS tape that had a variety of several other Ultra shows on it.  It wasn't subbed and it's not one of the more exciting episodes that way, but seeing it with subs is pretty cool.  I thought even in 1989 that the Villa aliens looked like the early stage Alien creatures, but trying to get the tape cued up to the right spot could be a pain back then.

7 Faces of Dr. Lao

Now that I'm back online I have some things to catch up on. I got to watch a lot of TCM movies while I was in the hospital last year, and this is one of the movies that was on. Of course, I didn't see every minute of each movie, since I'd drift in and out of consciousness. Still, I'm going to be posting a few of the trailers that I remember from that time period.

Monday, November 23, 2015

what's this?

Whilst perusing a certain DVD for a rewrite for the next issue of Xenorama I saw this page from the book used in Equinox.  It's the page that tells our heroes how to protect themselves from the demons that can be conjured up from the book.  I remembered it even from the first time I saw the movie and thought it looked really cool with all various symbols (my love of the ankh started with Doctor Fate, and he could have easily handled this book and the demons had he been around) but I never really noticed the characters.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

RIP Nick Bockwinkel

Nick passed away earlier today.  As I was in the AWA territory until it passed away, I saw a lot of Nick on TV, though I only ever saw him wrestle once or twice, and that was after his face turn against Larry Zbyszco, which led to one of the most memorable little old lady quotes I've ever heard "I hope that Zbyszco gets the shit stomped out of him!".  I never realized how great Nick was back then, which makes me sad, as I would have gone to loads more matches back then.