Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Off to London!

Tomorrow I'm taking the 6 pm flight out of the Chicago O'Hare Airport to London, UK! If I get a chance I'll post some pictures while I'm there. If not I'll show off when I get home. See you all later!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Me, My Grandma, and the Matching Skull Shirts of DOOM!

Had to share this picture from way back in 1994:

My Grandma Angel and I in Florida visiting my Great Aunt Josephine back in 1994. I think this pic was taken at the Weeki Wachee Springs Park. Notice the matching skull shirts. They were her idea, honest.

It will be a year since she passed away tomorrow, but I figure you guys would enjoy this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Next Week: Flying To London

One of the reasons I haven't been posting much lately is because I've been planned a trip to London. My grandmother left me an inheritance so I decided to take a dream vacation. And next week Wednesday is when I'm going. It's an amazing feeling to realize that one your dreams is going to come true in a week.

Aunt Christine (Auntie Nut), me, and my Pa. Note the family resemblance.

I blame my Aunt Christine. She was serving in  the Navy in the mid to late 70s and her station was London. When she came home in 1979 she brought back a ton of stuff from the UK with her. I listened to The Clash and early Parliament Funkadelic with her. I would stay up on the weekends and watch Dave Allen, Benny Hill and Monty Python with her. And All Creatures Great and Small...If I owe anybody for my enduring fascination with going to the United Kingdom its my beloved Auntie Nut, the most sarcastic woman I've ever met.

 Joesky tax to be paid when I get back.

Monday, September 19, 2011

B-Movie Monday: Here Be Pirate Trailers!

Arrrr! It be Talk Like A Pirate Day today! Here be some of th' more obscure Pirate trailers I be diggin up here for yer lords and ladyships.

One of my favorite movies that HBO played constantly in the 80s:

Among my circle of friends this is among the good Hammer Films:

And the Disney version of the same tale:

Cause I, by contract, have to include a Michael Caine movie on my blog once a year:

Just because I love the title:

Have a great Monday!

Monday, September 12, 2011

B-Movie Monday: 80s Horror Trailer Grab Bag

Some random 80s trailers for you all today. Gaze upon the kind of movies I would rent on my pa's Blockbuster card.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembrance 9/11

Whatever your side of the poltical spectrum or your views on religion or whatever else colors your opinion on life I ask for a small indulgence today. On this 10th year remember those victims and first responders who were killed when the towers were hit, and those who have suffered loss and sickness due to that attack.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Because Ghost Rider Riding A Shark Is AWESOME!

Or the 25 cent comic book bin can inspire a wikipedia search on Marvel's Midnight Sons. That leads to Ghost Rider which somehow led to mention of the The Last Stand of the Spirits of Vengeance arc. That led to this picture: Ghost Riders from throughout history (from Ghost Rider vol 6 #31):

Words can't top the awesome.

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Return of B-Movie Monday!

Yes gang, it's the return of B-Movie Monday! This week I have three international horror movie trailers from around the world.

From India:

From Nigeria:

From Indonesia, an oldie but a goodie:


Friday, September 2, 2011

The Last Filmation Friday: The Kid Super Power Hour With Shazam!

Everybody has their guilty or corny loves as a kid. One of mine was The Kids Super Power Hour With Shazam from 1981. It was a live action/cartoon show with the voice actors of the heroes also doing some live action songs and jokes. This was filmed before a live studio audience. There was the Hero High cartoon and the Shazam (DC's Captain Marvel) cartoon.

One of these days I'm doing RPG stats for the Hero High kids. One day...

This is going to be the last Filmation Friday. I will be having some Filmation ideas integrated into the general blog itself, but as a separate entity it's closing up shop. Thanks to everyone who enjoyed it and gave it a look. I'm planning on an action adventure animation day sometime next year, but that is in the future. Hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters (1962) Trailer

Netflix is like crack to a b-movie fan like myself. It lets me indulge in some rarer movies that are harder to find in my usual stomping grounds. My current movies are Bloody New Year (an 80s British horror movie) and the luchadoras double feature Doctor Of Doom/Wrestling Women vs. The Aztec Mummy from the fine folks at Something Weird Cinema. It was watching their trailer section, always the first thing I do when viewing a DVD, that I saw this trailer:

Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters (Caperucita y Pulgarcito contra los monstruos) (1962) is a Mexican children's movie imported by schlockmeister K. Gordan Murray. The content of this trailer is, quite frankly, some of the unwittingly bizarre content I've seen this year. Think fairy tale heroes facing off against a bevy of monsters. This is the type of movie you could turn into a bizarre roleplaying scenario (or campaign!) with a little work and twisting.

Just A Note: Last Filmation Friday, Return of B-Movie Monday

Just doing a little housecleaning. This Friday's entry of Filmation Friday will be the last for a while. I liked digging up Filmation stuff to share with you folk but my heart hasn't been in it for a while. When looking for pictures and stuff feels like a chore, it's time to shelve the idea for a while. I may do a Saturday Morning Cartoon day next spring, but I'm still thinking about it. Special thanks to Cyborg Trucker who helped me with some of the pics I've used.

But all is not lost! Labor Day 2011 will mark the return of B-Movie Monday! I've seen some cool new movies, posters, and trailer and want to share them with you. I'm planning on having more RPG stats this time around, but only time will tell.

I may be changing the name of the blog next year. I'm still thinking about that idea too.