“Directing is the most rewarding because it holds everything – music, photography, acting, fashion. You get to dream one dream with the people you work with.” – Asia Argento
Daughter of the amazing director Dario Argento, I first saw her in the movie The phantom of the Opera, great flick. Awesome woman both actor wise and directing..
And PS, did I mention she doesn’t give a fuck 😆
Arline Hunter, (born December 16, 1931), is an American actress and model. She is perhaps best known as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for August 1954.
For more Playboy’s from 1953-1969
Much of Hunter’s fame was built upon her resemblance to Marilyn Monroe; indeed, her Playboy pose was obviously inspired by Monroe’s notorious 1949 nude photo session with Tom Kelley from which her own Playboy photo came. The similarity in look between Hunter and Monroe also came into play when a nude Hunter starred in a film short called Apple Knockers and Coke. For many years there have been those who have seen the film and have mistaken Hunter for Monroe.
Hunter went on to have a film career that consisted mostly of sexy parts in B-movies such as White Lightnin’ Road and The Art of Burlesque. She also appeared alongside the Three Stooges in 1957’s Outer Space Jitters. Perhaps one of her biggest film roles was with fellow bombshell Mamie Van Doren in Sex Kittens Go to College. She also had guest roles in prominent TV series such as Perry Mason and My Three Sons.
I love Mondays due to this Monday post of alternative posters, my favourite this time was IT, see below and Coraline. Check them out on Written in blood
You like movie posters? You like alternative takes on posters, if so enjoy Written in bloods Monday post.
My fav this Monday was:
I just re watched Prince of Darkness by John Carpenter and it it’s still a creepy good horror movie. not sure how long this link will work on youtube but watch it.. ok some shoody acting by grownups pretending to still be in school (none of them looks young enough to be in school) but all in all a great movie so watch and enjoy.
Oh man I’m both dreading and can’t wait to see the new version of IT by Stephen King. Loved the original version with it’s well built menace with Tim Curry as a splendid cast for the monster but got quite happy to see the new images coming out of Skarsgård as the new clown and he looks scary as hell so fingers crossed the rest of the movie will do good.
And found this behind the scenes of Curry in his outfit and to believe this man scared the shit out of me 😆
Oki off to bed now with the Goonies, oh hell yeah bring on the lovely 80s…
The Making of a Cult Classic, The Unauthorized Story of The Goonies (201…:
Sleepless nights. So what do you do?
Ok so I’ve managed to clean and read all my emails with new blogposts, voted for my favourite reviews for this Shitfest Winter edition (great reviews of realllyyy bad movies).
Well what I usually do is to put on a movie that I have watched for 100s of times and can quote line by line. That way I can easily close my eyes and just listen and blissfully fall asleep.
So at 3am I did so but so picked the wrong movie, enter Fight Club. Damn I so couldn’t close my eyes, I just had to watch it. I’m Jack’s utter lack of surprise. 🙂
It is a masterpiece of a movie, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are just astounding in this one. So if you haven’t watched it do but also do read the book it’s based on, for once I think the movie is better than the book but still a fucking great book.
And now after a sleepless night, time to get up (ehrm) for work. Will sleep soundly behind my lost luggage claims 😉
And if you haven’t watched it then do NOT watch this clip *spoiler alert*
Having a weekend for myself and what better way to celebrate than a RoboCop marathon, had almost forgot how damn good the first movie was and how much I dislike the third one.
RoboCop’s first Directive, “Serve the Public Trust,” was inspired by a fortune cookie.
The special-effects were generated with an Commodore Amiga computer.
Ironically, 27 years later Detroit did actually file for bankruptcy.
Realizing that the film was running behind schedule and over budget, director Paul Verhoeven and producer Jon Davison purposely didn’t film one crucial scene: Officer Murphy’s death. When production wrapped, they went back to Los Angeles and ‘grimly’ informed the execs that Murphy’s death hadn’t been filmed. So the execs gave them more money and they filmed the scene in a warehouse in Los Angeles.
The standard Copyright notice at the end of RoboCop includes a warning that “This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution by enforcement droids.
Think I just saw my favourite Christmas movie. If you missed out on this Finnish movie, don’t wait watch it now.
On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader…
Starcrash, an utterly amazing Italian rip-off of Star Wars, had an amazing turnaround time. Star Wars was in theaters in 1977, and people desperate for another dose of space opera could go see Starcrash two years later.
anyway, back to why you would want to see the movie, Caroline Munro:
and now to enjoy the trailer of this spectacular movie:
and a little bit more of Caroline from The voyages of Sinbad:
Galaxina is a galactic tease, starring Playmate Dorothy Stratten, who was under contract with Playboy to not show any skin outside of paper/videos. So all we get is spandex (gloriously tight spandex) and tons of naughty poses. Unfortunately, Dorothy was murdered before the premiere of Galaxina which has led to tales about her life, including most famously the movie Star 80, with Eric Roberts as her murderous psycho ex-husband.
Such a great top 10 worst list, so many of the movies are actually embarrassingly enough favourites of mine but I do know how awful they are. Wild wild west (awesome but awful), Armageddon (I know, I know…), Independence Day (yikes… but love it)
This isn’t necessarily a list of the worst movies of all time, although a lot of them would probably make that list, also. This list has more to do with being crappy, escapist garbage that appeals to the lowest-common denominator. That isn’t to say that you should feel bad if some of these movies are personal favorites of yours– Actually, yes, you should feel bad if some of these movies are personal favorites of yours.
Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki has landed the coveted lead role in the broadcaster’s reboot of the classic 1970s series.
Wonder Woman is being remade by Boston Legal writer David E. Kelley, who has incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the script.
This will be so awesome, I truly hope they will make it justice.
and of course this gives me an excuse to put in a little of Lynda Carter as well
Leslie Nielsen is best known for playing bumbling cop Frank Drebin in the Naked Gun series and the doctor in Airplane! who hated being called Shirley.
Yet the Canadian actor spent nearly 30 years playing it straight in hundreds of film and television productions before he became a cult comedy figure.
In 1956 he went to Hollywood to make a film, The Vagabond King, with Casablanca director Michael Curtiz.
The movie, which he dubbed “The Vagabond Turkey”, flopped. But MGM still signed him to a seven-year contract which saw him appear in sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet.
Tall and prematurely white-haired, Nielsen began a long career playing villains, cowboys, doctors and officials in films like Beau Geste, Gunfight in Abilene and The Poseidon Adventure.
In 1980, the star was cast as the doctor in Airplane!, a spoof disaster film that launched him into comedy.
His role as Dr Rumack saw him deliver inane non-sequiturs with a straight face, as well as utter his most famous phrase.
My favourite Leslie Nielsen quotes:
Rumack: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
Rumack: It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.
Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?
Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.
Rumack: I am serious… and don’t call me Shirley.
Frank: That’s the red-light district. I wonder why Savage is hanging around down there.
Ed: Sex, Frank?
Frank: Uh, no, not right now, Ed.
Mayor: Now Drebin, I don’t want any trouble like you had on the South Side last year, that’s my policy.
Frank: Well, when I see five weirdos, dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards, that’s *my* policy!
Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of ‘Julius Caesar,’ you moron! You killed five actors! Good ones!
Rest in Peace Leslie Nielsen 1926-2010.
Bastard Type has a really good blog about Leslie, see below:
Sheri may owe her entire horror movie career to her husband, but there’s no way you could overlook someone with the name "Mrs. Zombie." Still a smoking-hot blonde who’s into really dark, sick shit other than "marry me immediately"? Sheri’s the kind of girl you take home to mom only if your mom is also into tats and death metal. Scare Cred: House of 1,000 Corpses, Toolbox Murders, The Devil’s Rejects, Grindhouse