Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review of "Sprocket Monsters..."

Here's a nice little review I got from Mike Bogue, a man with obviously great taste.  He talks about both  Xenorama #15 and this little homage to 8mm movies.  I think "Sprocket Monsters" has outsold my Marine Boy book in the US so far, which is a little surprising to me.  Remember, if you order it here use the code 6C472NZU for a ten percent (10%) discount. Take it away, Mike:

Friday, October 25, 2013

why does the world love Mothra?

The next issue of Xenorama is going to examine that very question.  It will feature every movie that Mothra has starred in.  This does mean no cameo appearances will be talked about in depth but they may get mentioned.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) Theatrical Trailer

I can't believe I haven't posted this trailer to this astounding movie before. It's one of my favorites, and I've written about it in the past, so go search if you wanna see what I said back then. I love it for many reasons though, and none of them have to do with the inane "so bad it's good" nonsense.

Monday, October 14, 2013

It Came from Beneath The Sea

Well, the original trailer is gone from an older again, so here we get the another one. I forget how much I really like this movie- giant octopus attacking a city? The only thing that's not to love is the colorizing of the movie, which is lame and pointless. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should, right? Thank goodness there's a choice in watching the different versions. I'd be even more annoyed if the original version was no longer around.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Attack of the Crab Monsters

I really like this movie. It's ridiculous when you think about it, but it's really creepy when you watch it. Giving the monsters a somewhat human face actually makes them weirder. I hope they never remake this one with lame cg monsters.

excerpt from Marine Boy: Underwater Adventure

Here's a brief excerpt from part of the Marine boy book (I may have mentioned writing one recently).  Yeah, it's shameless self promotion but it's my blog, what else am I gonna do?  It's still available here and use the coupon MXARFHS5 for a 10%discount.  it's also available on Amazon, search by title.
The Ocean Patrol also patrolled the ocean in some of the greatest looking boats ever put on film. They came equipped with torpedoes and various other weapons as needed per episode, such as missiles that knock people out instead of explode, or lasers or sonic guns. Bulton is the skipper of the P-1. The members of the Patrol are also equipped with various personal weapons.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Gigantis, The Fire Monster (Trailer)

This is the theatrical trailer for the second Godzilla movie. I had posted them earlier, but of course, they've been taken down or the original account is gone. One never knows, right? It's a pretty cool little trailer. This is really the first giant monster vs giant monster battle in a city movie, so it gets points for that.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

new Godzilla toys

This is not about the obviously upcoming line of Godzilla toys that will be sold when the new movie is released.  It's not about older or figures either.  I'm not a collector of such things, though I own one or two cause they are cool looking.

No, it's about the dichotomy of the fans who really want their new Godzilla movie dark grim gritty and realistic, showing Godzilla as an unstoppable nuclear made horror that mankind has inflicted upon itself.  They want scenes of mass destruction, lots of casualties and then, finally, Godzilla will be taken seriously by everyone else.

Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter - Trailer

Made in 1966, this seems like a throwback to movies from the 50s. It's often paired with BILLY THE KID VS DRACULA as a couple of the most ridiculous monster movie ideas of all time. Which is saying something, considering many that actually got made. My disclaimer- I've never seen either of these movies, but they look entertaining.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Lone Ranger... animated 60s style

This was an oddball cartoon.  The live action Lone Ranger TV series was still popular in reruns well into the 70s, and this cartoon started in 1966 and ran on CBS for three years, then was in syndication for a while after that.  It pretty much disappeared for many years though.  It wasn't until the late 90s that I got a VHS tape of two hours of the episodes that I saw it again.  I did write about it in an old issue of Xenorama, but I barely knew anything about the cartoon then.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Mummy (1959) trailer

I'm a bit surprised that I haven't posted this trailer before, since I do quite enjoy this movie a lot. Hammer did a great job in making a mummy that was actually scary. Most of the mummies from Universal movies, as fun as they are, are pretty slow and not that threatening. I figured if you got caught by one, you really should be dead and out of the gene pool.

Avengers 48

"The Black Knight Lives Again!"

Stan Lee Propitiously Ponders And Presents 
A Roy Thomas - George Tuska Saga Of Senses-Staggering Splendor!
Luxuriously Lettered By: Artie Simek

"Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are held captive by Magneto,but Quicksilver manages to send a distress signal. Hercules continues to search deserted Olympus for clues. Hawkeye, Goliath and the Wasp receive the distress call. Meanwhile, deciding to use his uncle's inventions for good, Dane Whitman becomes the new Black Knight. He goes to the Avengers to help them, but mistaking him for evil, they attack. Dane becomes angry when they do not believe him, so he flies off on his own."

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965) - Theatrical Trailer

These trailers come and go. I'm five days behind on my annual posting of trailers, so here's the first one, from Toho's fun and great Frankenstein Conquers the World (1965). Think I only saw this one once or twice growing up, and in the middle of the night both times.

Friday, October 4, 2013

This is Godzilla? meh

So the big news today is the teaser of Legendary's Godzilla remake movie that was from last year at Comic Con.  It was leaked and reported on and now it's everywhere.  Predictably, the fans that want their Godzilla uber serious are all wetting themselves in anticipation of the movie that will finally gain their favorite monster mass acceptance by the rest of the world.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kaufman Lawler Feud: Chapter 32 - The Final Match part 2

Here's the second part to the bout, which now is bittersweet. Andy stalls a bit more, and really there's only about two minutes of ring work in total. That's a master at work. I love the windmill boxing tactic he uses. I don't know how Jerry kept a straight face at all.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Primeval season one

I watched a few episodes of this show about three years ago.  Knew about it, of course, since you know, dinosaurs, but since it was only aired on BBC America I never could sit down and watch it.  So those episodes were later on in the five season run, and I had no idea what was going on, much. 

I liked what I saw though, even if these were sort of made up dinosaurs, more or less.  At least the British don't make their main characters unlikable (yet).  I'm really over the surly people with the hidden heart of gold nonsense that seems to prevail so many dramas these days.  I'm sorry, that's my issue and I'll deal with it separately.