Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 9/20/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

Albert Popwell has just gots to - while we check in with him let's make this tonight's choice...

The second Dirty Harry movie doesn't have the subversive cachet of Don Siegel's original - but it's still a lot of fun, building off a script from John Milius and Michael Cimino and directed in a workmanlike manner by Ted Post.

You've got guys in cop uniforms killing criminals and Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan facing off with pedantic Lt. Briggs (Hal Holbrook) - what's not to love?

It's on Blu-Ray in the video vault - and we could be seeing how Dirty Harry is anytime - even tonight - if you want to head on over!

Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Celebrity Endorsement: Malcolm Danare!

He was the ill-fated Moochie in John Carpenter's film of Stephen King's Christine

He will be playing a slightly twisted version of himself in John Schneider's Smothered when it comes out in the not-too-distant-future. He also enjoys a good pop culture blog when he finds one.



Thanks, Mr. Danare!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #181!

Hollywood Burlesque  (Continental Films, 1949)

 Girls who will show less skin than they show on early hours prime time TV now!

Altered Species  (Rojak Films, 2001)

I know nothing about this killer rat movie other than the star is Allan Lee Haff - who was the original yard sale guru in the first few seasons of Clean House with Niecy Nash. That fact alone would prompt me to watch this given the chance.

Five Guns West  (American Releasing Corporation, 1955)
This early Western directed by Roger Corman has escaped me all these years, but I'll track it down one of these days! I'm sure it'll be a little slow and talky - but who cares? It's ROGER CORMAN.

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday Night at the Movies 9/14/14!

Who cares what picture we see?

James Sikking would - I think - so let's pick this one...

Looking back, this Star Trek flick is not as good as the ones on either side of it - but it's still a fun adventure movie, with some prime moments for pretty much everyone in the cast. It was also the first of two directed by Leonard Nimoy.

This one resides in the video vault on Blu-Ray - and we could be helping look for that pesky Vulcan at any time, even this very evening - if you want to search for my place and come over!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Klingon, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

6 Degrees of Separation Blogathon: Tom Atkins + Britt Ekland!

A quick announcement -

This is the 850th post at Let's Get Out of Here!

Now on to your regularly scheduled post...

The always amazing Maynard from the ever incredible Maynard's Horror Movie Diary challenged me to participate in this blogathon - The 6 Degrees of Separation Blogathon - based on the old internet sensation 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon game - a game I still maintain was invented by my pal Jeff Goodwin and myself sans Mr. Bacon in the early 90's - before there was even an internet as we know it now.

But I digress.

(And I will tell the story of how we invented that game one of these days...)

But I digress.

Maynard challenged me to connect Tom Atkins - a great actor known to genre film fans for appearances in several John Carpenter movies and other fun flicks like Night of the Creeps and Creepshow - to the always lovely Britt Ekland - who had several movie roles in the 70's and 80's.

My job is to work my way from one to the other through other actors they worked with - and do it in 6 steps or less.

Challenge: Accepted!

Tom Atkins appeared in Escape from New York with Kurt Russell.

Kurt Russell starred in Tango and Cash with Sylvester Stallone.

Sylvester Stallone showed up in The Expendables 2 with Jean Claude Van Damme.

Jean Claude Van Damme was in The Quest with Roger Moore.

Roger Moore acted in The Man with the Golden Gun with Britt Ekland.

Challenge: Accomplished - and with a bonus Bond connection!

Thanks, Maynard! That was fun!

If I can figure out someone to challenge, I'll come back and update - and I know they're going to get Telly Savalas and Vin Diesel.

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Random Stew 9/10/14!

Sometimes, what ends up on paper - has a whole different meaning...

...as in this perfectly innocent milk ad featuring a couple of Disney characters...

Um...did he just say what I think he said?

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #180!

Theme Week!

This week three posters for the same movie -

Battle in Outer Space  (Toho Studios, 1959)

This was brought over for American release by Columbia Pictures in 1960.

This is on record as being the first Japanese science fiction film to have the Japanese cast listed on the American posters.

I like all three posters, and in fact can't even point to a clear favorite. I haven't seen this movie - but I sure would like to!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!