Friday, September 30, 2011

Grind Me Baby!



Charles Bands Full Moon Features will unleash upon us his "Grindhouse Collection" on October 21. Each of these tiles will start at $10.00! I love Full Moon so I'm sure I will be picking up one or two of these so watch for a full review. For more info and a complete list  head over to http://www.fullmoondirect.com/ and while you are there watch Bands vidcast for more great news to come out of the website. Things are sounding killer. Killer Eye that is. I will be reviewing Killjoy 3, Evil Bong 3 and Subspecies Special Edition for the Countdown to Halloween.




Walking Dead News

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Greg Nicotero directing Scott Ian from Anthrax for AMC's The Walking Dead Webisodes.
Leading up to the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of AMC's hit series The Walking Dead, the network is launching a special six-episode web series on AMCtv.com.

The webisodes will give fans the opportunity to explore the back story of Hannah (Lilli Birdsell), better known as "Bicycle Girl," the infamous zombie from Season 1, who was shot by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the pilot episode and who is one of the most celebrated "walkers" from last season. Fans will learn about Hannah's life before the apocalypse, her struggle to survive and protect her family as the world begins to fall apart, and her ultimate demise into zombie-hood.

The web series is produced by Generate, conceived and directed by The Walking Dead Co-Executive Producer Greg Nicotero with teleplay by John Esposito.

All six webisodes debut on Mon., Oct. 3 at 2 PM | 1C on AMCtv.com
The second season of The Walking Dead premiere with a special 90-minute episode on Sun., Oct. 16 at 9/8c with six one-hour episodes in the weeks following. The final six episodes of the season will begin on Sun., Feb. 12 at 9/8c.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

King of Horror


Turner Classic Movies will celebrate Halloween this year with an all-new special produced by DreamWorks Television and presented as part of TCM's ongoing A Night at the Movies documentary series. In October, TCM will premiere A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, with the master storyteller himself discussing the classic horror films that influenced him the most.

TCM's A Night at the Movies specials are written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau (The Making of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"; All About "The Birds"), with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (TNT's Falling Skies) serving as executive producers. The series began in October 2009 with A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers followed in December 2009 with A Night at the Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics.

In A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King, which premieres on TCM Monday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. (ET), Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror at the movie theater. He takes viewers on a journey through many aspects of the horror genre, including vampires, zombies, demons and ghosts. He also examines the fundamental reasons behind moviegoers' incessant craving for being frightened. Along the way, he discusses the movies that have had a real impact on his writing, including Freaks (1932), Cat People (1942), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Changeling (1980).

A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King will kick off an entire month of classic horror on TCM, with each Monday night's lineup packed with memorable chillers. The offerings include Universal classics like Frankenstein (1931) and The Wolf Man (1941), Val Lewton thrillers like Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943), Hammer classics like Horror of Dracula (1958) and cult favorites from William Castle and Roger Corman, to name a few.

New Aquaman



Sorry Aquaman looks like I missed you. So I called down to the local comic book shop to see if they had any left and was let down with a no. Bummer! But I'm on the list for the 2nd print.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fun Halloween Contest


Countdown to 10/31 - Trick or Tweet 2011 Giveaway is going on now over at AEIOU...and sometimes why Blog. Please stop by and check them out. You can also follow my post's over on twitter @mda4life.

Gearing up for the October Count down



This is what we are going to try and do:

Monday: Music Monday Review
Tuesday: Old-Time Halloween
Wednesday: Movie Review
Thursday: Family Post Day
Friday: Food Friday
Saturday: Svengoolie Saturday
Sunday: Free For All Day (random Halloween post)

Fingers crossed We will get it done!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Doritos inventor Arch West dies at age 97


Arch West, a Frito-Lay executive and the genius inventor of Doritos, has died. He was 97.

West, who died last week in Dallas, came up with the idea behind Doritos when he was on a family vacation in Southern California, according to an obituary in the Washington Post. In 1966, the original crunchy, triangular corn chips were released nationally. Doritos became one of Frito-Lay's bestselling snack foods, still true today.

West's family plans to pay tribute to his love for the snack with what seems like a fitting goodbye by tossing Doritos into his grave at his memorial service Saturday.

(Don't Scream, Doris May)

Day of the NightmareDay of the Nightmare

Rated: NA
Genre: Crime Thrillers/Steamy Thrillers
Release Date: 1965

Starring:
John Ireland (Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wax Works 2)
Beverly Bain (only movie)

Director: John A. Bushelman (Village of the Giants, Gunsmoke)
Writer: Leonard Goldstein (After this turd he only wrote one more thing and that was an episode of Gilligan's Island)


DVD Extras: N/A
Run Time: 89 minutes for the version I watched 94 minutes is listed on IMBD.

Story: (from Netflix) When the police investigate her artist husband (Cliff Fields) on suspicion of murder, Barbara (Beverly Bain) grows increasingly anxious and starts snooping around for answers of her own, which lead to life-threatening encounters and painfully disturbing revelations. Boldly showcasing kinky scenes involving S & M, lesbians and swingers parties, this risqué whodunit co-stars John Ireland as a crusty cop intent on cracking the case.

What's in the box?

Yeah, I admit it I watched this based on 2 things. The great poster art and "Kinky Scenes" that Netflix so proudly puts out there for us. What they forgot to tell me was they cut all of that out! What? Why? How dare they I wanted to know how the folks of 1965 lived in there Swingeing Lesbians involving s & m!! If ever a film needed some T&A/S&M this is one of those. Otherwise, it is just the snooze fest that I sat through.

Ok, I love old cheesy movies that lack a plot but when I can tell you everything in the first 2 minutes it makes for a long movie. When the opening scene is somebody in bad drag stalking another female opens the doors to a world in 2011 we are accustomed to. Maybe back in 1965, they had no, yeah that it.

So the first twist comes from the nosey lady upstairs overhearing a murder or so we are asked to believe. That's when we meet John Ireland who I grow up watching on many westerns. All I could ask him is "Was money that tight when you made this"?

Sure!

Now we are lead to believe that Barbra the wife of the crossdresser is lonely depressed and of course crazy. My guess is the missing scenes would have helped tie all of this together with her nutty husband. I stead we are left guessing as to why so is off.

They tie some of that together with the father in law talking to her. Oh, a few scene's later you realize he is a doctor.

After some odd chase (on foot) scene's more detective work and the big twist reviled we fast forward this review. Son kills dad try's to kill wife detective saves wife kills the husband. Before the lights come up we are treated to the words "It's Finished!" (thank god)

This must be a cut scene!
The acting in the movie is really not bad what made this so bad was the first 2 minutes! It was a dead give away. I'm not sure why Beverly Bain never acted again she was good she played the part the way it should have been played. Even Cliff Fields played his part well. The pace dragged from time to time put it was still not bad. The back round of the movie looked great they went out and did it during the daytime not at night a huge risk that worked.

The soundtrack I must say was offal really bad swing jazz. It just did not work. I don't think I would chase down an uncut version of the movie. Sadly, in the end, I'm only giving this movie

2 Bloody Brains

Maybe if Ed Wood would have directed it.





Good Luck and Thank You



Wow did last night come as a shock? Sure there has been a lot of talks to let Ozzie  Guillen go but I still ask why? For the past 8 years, he has put the White Sox in a much better place with two American League Central titles and  one World Series championship.

 Sure everybody loves to get down on him for his loony and wild antics but that's what made him so great. You watch he will take his next team to the world series within the next few years. Guillen is a great manager and I wish him the best its been a great run.

If you ask me what made this team fall apart its was getting rid of the 2005 brotherhood. When they traded Scott Rolen and Joe Credi the team was never the same. This sure was not Ozzie's fault. 

Here is a long cold winter of wondering. And to Ozzie as a fan of yours from the '80 til now, I thank you! And maybe Kenny should be next.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Getting ready for fall




Lainey woke up so excited about the first day of autumn and soon started to get upset. When I asked what was wrong she said: "why are the leafs still on the tree's?"

Happy 70th Birthday Aquaman

             Aquaman's debut appearance came  September 25, 1941--More Fun Comics #73.

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Original 70th Birthday Illustration by Stewart McKenny (DC Super Friends)!
My Love for Aquaman came from the early 1970's cartoon that played every morning before school on the Ray Rayner Show. His 5-minute adventures where all I would need to get through the day. Then came the Justice League on Saturday mornings life was grand. I have now spent a lifetime defending my favorite superhero, everybody would have you believe he has no real superpower. So here is an overview of the Power of Orin.

Aquaman's most widely recognized power is the telepathic ability to communicate with marine life, which he can summon from great distances. Although this power is most often and most easily used on marine life, Aquaman has at times demonstrated the ability to affect any being that lives upon the sea (e.g., sea eagles), or even any being evolved from marine life (e.g., humans).
Aquaman has a number of superhuman powers, most of which derive from the fact that he is adapted to live in the depths of the ocean. He has the ability to breathe underwater. He possesses superhuman durability high enough to remain unaffected by the immense pressure and the cold temperature of the ocean depths, this also makes him tough enough to be invulnerable to machine gun fire. He also possesses superhuman strength. He can swim at very high speeds, capable of reaching speeds of 10,000 feet per second and can swim up Niagara Falls. He can see in near total darkness and has enhanced hearing granting limited sonar. Although he can remain underwater indefinitely without suffering any ill effects, Aquaman grows weak if he remains on land for extended periods. However, when Batman invented Aquaman's water suit he was able to walk on land for an indefinite amount of time and was no longer vulnerable to a "dehumidifier".
After the loss of his left hand, Aquaman initially replaced it with a cybernetic retractable hook, then a cybernetic hand. The mechanical hand was replaced by a magical hand made out of water given to him by the Lady of the Lake, which grants Aquaman numerous abilities, including but not limited to: the ability to dehydrate anyone he touches with it, killing them instantly; the ability to change the shape and density of the hand; the ability to shoot jets of scalding water; healing abilities; the ability to create portals into mystical dimensions; the ability to communicate with the Lady of the Lake through the water bearer hand;  and the ability to nullify magic. Aquaman also has the ability to control water and make it any shape with his own will. However, this has been portrayed rarely.

I do love the fact that after 70 years there are still fans out there. From Smallville to the Big Bang Theory its sounds like I will enjoy Aquaman for years to come. I will be hitting the comic book store this week for the new Aquaman #1 and will have a full review. Until then check out Batman Brave and the Bold.

So the heck with football today I told the kids we are breaking out the DVD set of Aquaman and having a party and yes there will be cake.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Zombie's + Christmas = Fun!


If you know me you know I love low budget Horror movies. You also know that Christmas is my 2nd Favorite holiday with Halloween being #1. Of course, Zombies lead the way. So I always get a little giddy when somebody mixes them together. This looks pretty good and hits the store dump bins on October 4th. This little gem was made back in 2009 and is finally seeing the light of day.

A week before Christmas a viral outbreak turns the citizens of Los Angeles into the walking dead. On the brink of severing ties with both his wife and longtime partner, L.A.P.D. officer Frank Talbot finds himself trapped with them. As death closes in their survival is further threatened by the fact that both men love the same woman.
Director Sean Cain Having studied and worked under writer-director, Victor Salva (“Jeepers Creepers”), Sean Cain released his first film, “Naked Beneath the Water” in 2008. Since then he’s directed two more films, “Silent Night, Zombie Night” & “Breath of Hate” in the span of less than a year which prompted Fangoria to dub him the ‘Indie Horror Specialist.’

There is one big name in the movie and that is Lew Temple. Lew was born and raised in the Bayou Country of Louisiana, Lew Temple’s most recent film credits include critically acclaimed “Waitress”, Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” & “The Devil’s Rejects”, “Heavens Fall”, “The Visitation”, the Oscar-nominated “21 Grams”, “Rolling Kansas” and Tony Scott’s “Domino” and “Unstoppable.” Lew began his acting career on the stage of the prestigious Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, working alongside artists such as Vanessa Redgrave in Julius Caesar and Anthony & Cleopatra, as well as acclaimed writer/directors Michael Wilson, Terrance McNally and Edward Albee. Prior to acting, Lew had a Minor League Baseball career with the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros. He worked his way through the Astros system to become Assistant Director of Minor Leagues and Scouting. Lew is a graduate of Rollins College in Florida. Lew is married with a child.

This is not yet on Netflix but if I can find if for $10 or less I pick it up. Watch here for more.

Welcome to the world of

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garage Sale Finds



This makes me want to work out how about you? You have to love those old Grage Sale finds. Trying out blogger on the iPhone as well.

Ok Lets Try this again

I keep wanting to get back to this so this weekend I will give it another shot in the arm and see how it go's.

I will have an update report on the last 2 flashback weekend Evil Bong 3d and Wizard World. Plus how I wasted a look night watching Halloween 2 Rob Zombie style.
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