Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bill Cosby: Ghost Dad



Oh brother, this movie was a nightmare. Directed by long time Cosby collaborater and Academy Award winning actor and barrier-breaker Sidney Poitier. This is a picture I actually saw in theater, with a very depressed audience, who didn't have to sense to get up, leave the theater and go out into the rain.

The only highlight in an otherwise miserable film is an appearance by Dana Ashbrooks (Bobby Briggs from Twin Peaks), just coming off his tour de force performance in Return of the Living Dead Part II.





From 1981, this performance at Hamilton Place was filmed and released as Cosby's concert film Bill Cosby:Himself.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thank You Roger Ebert

A video I put together earlier in the year, highlighting the golden age of Siskel and Ebert's late night talk show appearances.

I have long been a fan of Roger Ebert as a TV personality. When he lost that ability due to illness, I became an even bigger admirer of him for his writing.

Thank you for your dedication over your lifetime Roger. You will be remembered fondly.



Monday, April 1, 2013

At The Movies During The Moonwalk

1969 saw man walk on the moon!



Here's a peek at what was on at the theater in Louisville, KY that day.



New from Diseny, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG! Comedy, music, and Benny Hill!



DEATH RIDES A HORSE. Some of that cowboy action, and the movie responsible for the music in this awesome KILL BILL scene:





In the mood for something saucier? Then catch this Adult Entertainment double feature, THE CURSE and ALL WOMEN ARE BAD.




Oh who are we kidding? No one was at the movies. They were all at home watching the moon men on the TV. Here's to you Mr. Astronaut!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Universal Monsters Action Figures



A video review of these awesome awesome 1980 Remco Universal Monsters mini-action figures.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

In The Wake Of The Kennedy Assassination

So it was a pretty wild week back in November 1963, culminating with this:




At the movies, some big hits and big stars were dominating the screens:



"Cleopatra" and "The Man With the X-Ray Eyes"




John Wayne in "McLintock" and Jack Lemmon in "Under the Yum Yum Tree"




The day of JFK's funeral, the theater ads all carried the notice "Out of respect for our late president  the theater will be closed until 6 P.M."

 

Including the nudie features.

Notice how the actresses measurements get equal billing with their names.