Mighty River

Oscar Nominated Mighty River from Mudbound.

Mudbound Hurts But it was Worth it

2017 | Color | 2 Hour 14 Min | Drama | R | Armory Films
Director: Dee Rees

Writers:  Virgil Williams (screenplay by) Dee Rees (screenplay by)

Stars:  Carey Mulligan Garrett Hedlund Jason Clarke
Two men return home from World War II to work on a farm in rural Mississippi, where they struggle to deal with racism and adjusting to life after the war.

With all the Oscar buzz and Golden Globe talk, I had no clue what this was but when it won the Robert Altman award at the Independent Spirit Awards  I took notice. And when I saw it was on Netflix it was something I was going to dig into. I love period pieces and have always said I grew up in the wrong era well this movie proves me wrong.
The movie opens with two brothers looking to bury their dead father when a black family role's up for some reason, you can feel the tension early on. And it is at this point that I almost gave up on the movie as we switch to a flashback mode that at first is really hard to focus on. We are introd…

The Wonder Musical of the Future!

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
1953 | Color | 1 Hour 30 Min | Comedy | G | Columbia Pictures 

Director: Roy Rowland

Writers:  Dr. Seuss (screenplay) Allan Scott (screenplay)

Stars:  Peter Lind Hayes Mary Healy Hans Conried

A young boy travels to an imaginary world where assisted by his family's plumber, he must save other piano playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his dictatorial piano teacher who also mind-controls his mother.

Dr. Sues musical wonder appears on MeTV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings, or at . Once again last week during the show, Sven was trending near the top of the list on Twitter! MeTV invites you to join the throng who are “live –Tweeting ” during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie. This morning, Chicago area viewers can catch "Revenge of Frankenstein” at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay...

Bonnie and Clyde Vs Dracula
2008 | Color | 1 Hour 31 Min | Action Horror | R | Indican Pictures
Director: Timothy Friend

Writer: Timothy Friend

Stars:  Tiffany Shepis Trent Haaga Allen Lowman
After their latest heist goes wrong legendary outlaw couple Bonnie & Clyde are on the run from the law and in need of fast money to fix up their companion who was shot during the robbery. Finding shelter in a small town they crash at the mansion of the notorious Dr. Loveless. When Bonnie & Clyde arrive at the Doctor’s mansion they discover he has a secret. Deep in his cellar, the recently revived Dracula awaits…and when gangsters meet vampires, there’s bloody hell to pay.

Although low on gore and Vampires Timothy Friend weaves a fun story of bad guys taking on bad guys. We basically have two totally separate stories here that don’t intertwine until the last act but when they finally do meet we are treated to a beautiful ending that wraps up this odd story. But first, we have Bonnie & C…

Animalympics comes to DVD

1980 | Color | 1 Hour 15 Min | Comedy | Family | Hens Tooth Video
Director: Steven Lisberger
Writers:  Steven Lisberger  Roger Allers

Stars:  Gilda Radner Billy Crystal  Harry Shearer  Michael Fremer

Before writing Tron Steven Lisberger gave us a fun ride with one of my childhood hits Animalympics just like the title implies this delightful animated film that spoofs TV coverage of the Olympic Games in which all the competitors are species of animals from around the world hits DVD for the first time April 3rd thanks to Hen's Tooth Video. 

Using the vocal talents of Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, Harry Shearer and Michael Fremer, Animalympics skewers sports broadcasts – annoying commentators in particular – and traditional Olympic events from gymnastics and figure skating to platform diving and bobsledding. Journey to the four corners of the animal kingdom and experience all the joy and sorrow of athletic competition . . . the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!


5 for Free

This week how about the Top Five Flicks you can watch for free on Vudu? Starting off number 5...


That's right how about a little seduction, passion and power struggles unfold as the creators of BASIC INSTINCT blow the lid off the seemingly glamorous world of Las Vegas show dancing in this controversial film that stars Elizabeth Berkley.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

It's not easy being a drag queen in this 1994 comedy. Resplendent in flamboyant ball gowns, looking down over the vast red Australian desert: for three showgirls, Tick, Adam, and Ralph, it was the dream of a lifetime, a four-week cabaret engagement in Alice Springs. The problem is simply getting there intact, along with their bus Priscilla.

Final Cut
Robin Williams and Mira Sorvino star in this 2004 thriller with acclaimed actor Jim Caviezel in this startling look at the dark side of modern technology. In the not-too-distant future, implanted microchips record every single moment of a …

The Ranch Part 4

The Ranch Part 4
2017 | Color | 30 Min | Comedy | TV-MA | Netflix
Jim Patterson
Don Reo

Ashton Kutcher
Danny Masterson
Debra Winger
Sam Elliott

The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.

So after part 3, I wondered if the series had jumped the shark, and with season four that feeling did not really go away. It was not until the final episodes that the show got its feet back. The deep drama was still planted firmly with the comedy placed on the back burner. And now the looming question how will Danny Masterson exit the show. With Masterson's sex abuse allegations against him, netflix rightfully so has cut ties with the star. The truly sad news, Masterson was the best part of the show. And after this season ended I'm not looking forward to part 5.

Like I said the last few episodes found it's funny once again even tho there was plenty of drama to go around. Maggie comes home this time around to find Roster…

5 Playgirls Walked Innocently Into His Arms...

The Playgirls And The Vampire
1960 | color | 1 Hr 10 Min | Horror | NA | Nord Film Italiana


Writer: Piero Regnoli (story and screenplay)

Walter Brandi
Lyla Rocco Maria Giovannini 
A feckless troupe of European exotic dancers and their piano player led by a bumbling manager stumble upon a castle after encountering a ferocious storm. The castle, inhabited by Count Gabor, his assistant, and a vampire, is a little refuge for the traveling showgirls as they slowly fall under the spell of the undead demon. Vera, one of the reluctant dancers and the living doppelgänger of the vampire's dead wife, Margherita Kernassy—who has been dead nearly 200 years—becomes the object of affection for both Count Gabor and the vampire

What is better than sparkling Vampires? How about 5 playgirl go-go dancers? Well with no glitter like today's playgirls. In fact, these girls are prim and propper oh those Italians and their crazy horror movies. But let's be fair  Piero Regnoli bri…

Not so Funny Netflix!

Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers
2018 | color | 1 Hour  | Stand up Comedy  | PG | Netflix

Comedian and drummer Fred Armisen perform stand-up material, music, and sketches for an audience of fellow drummers.

Now being a drummer myself I was very intrigued by this idea. With special guest's like Sheila E. to Greenday's Tre Cool, I decided to sit down to enjoy a little standup.
Hmm, not so sure what this is I'm watching but its safe to say Im not laughing. This guy is not funny at all and the drum jokes yeah I get it but no really? 
I guess simply put if you like Fred Armisen (I could not get into Portlandia at all) you might like this but for me to you even if your a drummer skip this! I laughed a few times but hardly worth my time. 

Gone Away

"Gone Away" is the latest single from Five Finger Death Punch! And this Offspring cover is a masterpiece.  Listen to the single from their new album A Decade of Destruction!

Terror has 8 legs.

Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo 1977 | color | 1 Hr 35 Min | Horror | TV-14 | Alan Landsburg Productions

Director: Stuart Hagmann

Writers: John Groves, Guerdon Trueblood

Stars:  Claude Akins Charles Frank Deborah Winters 
An airplane carrying coffee beans from South America has some unpleasant stowaways: a hoard of tarantulas which overcome the pilots as the airplane is flying over an orange-producing town in California. The airplane crashes, and the unlucky inhabitants of the town release the poisonous spiders into their midst. Once the town's officials discover that the tarantulas are responsible for several deaths, the tarantulas have already descended upon the town's only orange-processing factory. The town's citizens risk their lives to remove the tarantulas from the factory while the poisonous pests are rendered motionless by the transmitted sound of buzzing bees.
From Sven
“Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo” crash-lands on MeTV tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or, …

The Picnic Is Ruined.

1977 | color | 1 Hr 35 Min | Horror | TV-14 |  Alan Landsburg Productions

Director: Robert Scheerer

Writer: Guerdon Trueblood

Stars: Robert Foxworth Lynda Day George Gerald Gordon 
An old-fashioned, lakeside hotel targeted for purchase by an unsavory gambling casino promoter and situated next to a construction site, is attacked by an army of poisonous ants. Efforts to contain the ants and rescue those trapped in the hotel are hampered by the progress of the creepy crawlers upward from floor to floor.

“Ants!” will infest your TV tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or-check local listings, or at .  There’s been a change in the channel for MeTV in the St. Louis area- we’re now on KNLC – 24.1 over the air- and , on Dish, DirecTV, and Spectrum on channel 24. Don’t forget, our new Los Angeles homes are -KAZA 54.1 and KDOC 56.3 over the air, and, for Dish/DirecTV viewers – turn to ch. 54. Cable listings vary by community. Meanwhile, in …

Sorry Gang

So sorry I have not posted much the computer took a dump on us. So until we get a new one posts are kind of hard on this old slow lap top!

Going to try and write a few post's this weekend and see how things go. Thanks for the patience.