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Polar Vortex 2019!

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Dirty Pop

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Oh, Tommy Lee, you son of a gun! Back in 1984 on this day, Backstage after a Motley Crue show in Buffalo, New York, Tommy Lee found out that his girlfriend has posed for the current issue of Penthouse magazine without his knowledge after a fan passed comment on the pictures. Tommy punched the fan unconscious with one hit, Motley's manager Doug Thaler later convinced the fan not to press any charges.

And one year later we were treated to this...



The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood in 1985. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all-star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Steve Perry, and Bob Geldof.





And born on this day in 1977, Joseph Fatone, the singer from American boy band *NSYNC. Among the group's singles, 'Bye Bye Bye', 'This I Promise You', 'Girlfriend' and 'It…

Tonight on Svengoolie: The Werewolf

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The Werewolf 1956 | B&W | 1HR 19Min | NR | Horror | Columbia

Director: Fred F. Sears

Writers: Robert E. Kent

Stars:  Don Megowan Joyce Holden Eleanore Tanin
Two scientists come across an auto accident and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately, the serum has the effect of turning the man into a murderous werewolf.

Watch 'The Werewolf' at 8PM | 7C, Saturday, January 26, on MeTV. Ugh, I just want something new to get excited about Sven!

The end of Earth will not be the end of us.

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Interstellar
2014 | PG-13 | 2hr 49min | Sci-Fi | Paramount Pictures

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan

Stars:
Matthew McConaughey
Anne Hathaway Jessica Chastain
Synopsis: Earth's future has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts. There is only one way to ensure mankind's survival: Interstellar travel. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to go where no man has gone before, a planet that may have the right environment to sustain human life.


If this is your first visit to the Cave welcome! Interstellar is part of the Robots In Film Blogathon Hosted by Quiggy over at The Midnite Drive-In and Hamlette's Soliloquy please make sure to check out the other 18 bloggers taking part in this event. 

From his humble low budget independent cinema roots to some of today's biggest blockbusters Christopher Nolan has become one of Hollywood best storytelling and acclaimed writer-dire…

Eighth Grade

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Eighth Grade
2018 | R | 1Hr 33 Min | Drama | A24

Director: Bo Burnham

Writer: Bo Burnham

Stars:  Elsie Fisher Josh Hamilton Emily Robinson
Synopsis: An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.



I'm such a huge fan of independent cinema and A24 has knocked it out of the park lately. And with all that summer hype about Eight grade, it was one that we wanted to check out. Sadly this one fell short for us as we watched it as a family with our Eight-grader who even though it was just meh.

Having a teen that has struggled with school and friends for a few years now I was looking for this movie to be a real and eye-opening experience. Instead, I watched a movie that made my kid look normal clearing away our fears of what it is really like in the eighth grade. Elsie Fisher is fantastic as the teen going through an awkward stage in her life completely nailing every situation she faces. Eighth Grade is de…

Purple Rain, Night Fever and Baby Spice! Now that's a Music Monday!

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On this day in 1978, The soundtrack album 'Saturday Night Fever' started a 24 week run at No.1 on the US album charts, it went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide, making it the best selling soundtrack album of all time. Well until this one came around...


But for me, I will take this 1984 soundtrack any day!



And one more for you on January 17,1976, English singer, songwriter, actress, and radio and television personality Emma Bunton, (Baby Spice in The Spice Girls) was born. Bunton scored the 1996/97 hit in the US with 'Wannabe'. But did you know she had a number 1 hit in 2001 with her solo single 'What Took You So Long".



Honestly, the song is really not to bad.

Party Like a Mother

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Bad Moms
2016 | R | 1Hr. 40Mins | Comedy | Universal

Directors: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Stars:  Mila Kunis Kathryn Hahn Kristen Bell
Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, a beautiful home and a career. However, she's overworked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities - going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun, and self-indulgence - putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.


Oh man, where do I start? So my poor wife has been looking forward to watching Bad Moms for years now. When we get that rare time alone to watch an R rated movie she would ask is it on Netflix or HBO yet and sadly it was not. So this Christmas I picked this one up for her knowing it was something we could…

She gives you that weird feeling!

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Dracula's Daughter
1936 | PG | 1 Hr 11 Min. | Horror | Universal

Director: Lambert Hillyer
Writers: Garrett Fort

Stars: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill
Professor Von Helsing has done the world a favor by driving a stake through the heart of Count Dracula and thus destroying him. For his trouble, Scotland Yard charges him with murder. Dr. Jeffrey Garth, a psychiatrist, may be able to act as an attorney and defend him in court. But Garth finds he has his own troubles when the Countess Marya Zaleska seeks his help. She wants to be released from her desire to drink the blood of the living. She steals the corpse of her father, Count Dracula, and burns it ritually; but she still wants blood. She'll do anything to free herself of this curse, including kidnapping the baron's daughter who is Dr. Garth's assistant and thwarting the hopes of her sinister manservant, Sandor.



Though forgotten by many, Bela Lugosi's Dracula had a sequel of that took place immedia…

Oh Bother

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I remember when I was dating my wife I gave her this card, she framed it and put it on her coffee table. Now twenty some years later it is still up. Snuggle up with your favorite Pooh fan, a pot of honey and take turns reading about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh on National Winnie The Pooh Day.

Writer. Producer. Director. Maverick, King Cohen!

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King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen 2017 | PG-13 | 1hr 50 Min | Documentary | Dark Star Pictures
Director: Steve Mitchell

Writer: Steve Mitchell

Stars:  J.J. Abrams Rick Baker Eric Bogosian
Synopsis: Buckle up for King-Cohen, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator, and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide!

Being a product of the '80s and growing up during the amazing time of VHS Larry Cohen played a big part of that. Outside of the ob…

If This Does Not Make You Smile

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Wow, this was amazing and should brighten your day!

Punk Rock Monday

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On this day in 1978, The Sex Pistols played their last show at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco where Johnny Rotten yelled to the crowd at the outset, “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated.” It was the last time the band played with bassist Sid Vicious.

1992, American rock drummer, Jerry Nolan from The New York Dolls died from a fatal stroke aged 45. The influential American band formed in 1972 and made just two albums, the 1973 New York Dolls and 1974 Too Much Too Soon. Nolan joined the New York Dolls in the autumn of 1972 to replace Billy Murcia, who had died of asphyxiation as a result of a failed attempt to revive him from a drug overdose while on tour in England, early in the band's career. Nolan left the Dolls together with Johnny Thunders in the spring of 1975. The two then placed a call to bassist Richard Hell, formerly of the Neon Boys and Television, to form The Heartbreakers.

And in 2005, A $100,000 statue honoring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was …

#snowpocalypse2019

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Holy Molly what a crazy week it has been, this week at school we had an 8th-grade night as our kids said thank you for all that we have done for the past 8 years. And it was a nice way for the kids to get recognized for everything they have done.

Then on Friday, the school hosted a movie night and it was crazy! All those screaming children ugh not sure many watched "Small Foot" I think that's the name of it. 

I could not tell you anything about the movie I was making popcorn all night but when it was over seemed like the kids had fun. And then came #Snowpocalpese 2019, I get it we knew it was coming but it is still fun to talk about anyway right? Sadly tho I rather have been home with my feet up watching out the window instead I was at work. 

Sadly the excitement came when a driver lost control on route 80 slid off the road and crashed into a power pole. That said pole then dropped down enough for an oncoming Semi to get tangled in the wires pulling them down.  The good…

The Masked Singer Predictions

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Ok so who is watching this major hit on Fox, The Masked Singer? I'm always grateful when a tv show comes along and the family fills in the living room to watch together and this silly show has done just that. From brainless judging and the fantastic costumes, The Masked Singer is something unexpectedly deep. And surprising fun you come for the costumes and stay for the hidden voice.


Of course, the show has given us much to talk about and the speculation throughout the house is bringing this family together in a fun way. And being a musical family we can hear the voice and know kind of who it might be but when we struggle a bit thankfully we can go back and listen to the clues. For example, the obvious one is the Peacock the clues:  He started in show business as a kid,  “Putting on a show is in my DNA,”. And of course the line “It’s probably been a while since your mom had a poster me on her wall.” And, he claims to be best buds with Michael Jackson. Finally, and the one that con…