Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ray Bradbury Saturday! Illustrated man

Thanks to Retrobites for posting this video! Filmed during the making of The Illustrated Man movie, Ray Bradbury shares some of his philosophy on writing.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Paranormal Tuesday! Ancient Astronauts

Okay, so it's not really Tuesday but I forgot to post one. Here's another great episode of In Search Of, actually it's the first episode.

Was humanity really a colony from another galaxy who began mankind's civilization? I say no but it makes for an interesting story!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Grindhouse Classics: Django The Last Killer

A young man, Chico (George Eastman) is driven to revenge after his father is murdered by the henchmen of cattle baron, Barrett (Daniele Vargas). Chico inadvertently saves hired gunman Django (Dragomir Bojanic) and takes a bullet. Django helps Chico and trains him in the ways of the gunfighter. Will Chico get revenge, and will he have to face Django at the end...

It's a pretty decent revenge film with good actors and decent production values. The story isn't too original, but it has enough of a twist to the revenge angle to keep it interesting.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Grindhouse Classics: Massacre Time

A great Spaghetti Western by the Godfather of Gore, Lucio Fulci. It's not really your typical western, it's got some intrigue and a lot of fist fights, I don't think I've seen so many fistfights in a western before. The fight choreography is pretty good except for the trampoline acrobatics, and the sound effects are pretty typical for the period.

The film is set in 1866 in New Mexico, a young prospector, Tom Corbett (Franco Nero) receives a letter calling him back home to his family. He arrives in his hometown only to find the whole place is being run by a wealthy robber baron named Jason Scott (Guiseppe Addobbati) and his psychotic son Junior Scott (Nino Castelnuovo). Tom stays with his drunk brother Jeffrey (George Hilton) and plot to overthrow the Scotts criminal enterprise, but Tom is about to find out something shocking...

It's a fun movie, and a very underrated film in the Spaghetti Western genre.