Thursday, May 12, 2011

Dolores Fuller RIP

I wanted to pay homage to one rockin' gal. Dolores Fuller, Ed Wood's girlfriend and partner in his early movies passed away yesterday at the age of 88. You can read the obituary here.

Along with acting in some of Ed Wood's movies she also wrote many songs for some the Elvis movies and helped launch Johnny Rivers' career.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grindhouse Classics: Hero Of Rome

"In ancient Rome, the people finally oust their despised king, Tarquinius, and declare the city a republic. Tarquinius makes an alliance with the Etruscan king, Porsenna, to take back power in Rome, but a Roman general, the heroic Mucius, sets out to stop him."

I quite liked this film! It was a good action movie that didn't get bogged down in historical accuracy but still remained enjoyable. I was glad that the Etruscans were used as the bad guys, you don't see them in movies about rome very often.