Stage To Screen: He Who Gets Slapped

Plenty of us film buffs, including me, are aware that 1924's He Who Gets Slapped was MGM's first movie. There were a few other films in production at the time of MGM's incorporation, but He Who Gets Slapped is the first movie made by MGM as a new distinct entity. What I didn't know until recently … Continue reading Stage To Screen: He Who Gets Slapped

The Leap Year Blogathon: Wrapup

It's kind of odd writing about a day that happens every four years. It's like Brigadoon, only time doesn't stop in between Leap Days. Anyways, I hope people enjoyed the blogathon yesterday. I'm having fun reading all your posts, and it's awesome that everyone took this Leap Day thingie and ran with it. Please be patient … Continue reading The Leap Year Blogathon: Wrapup

Leaping Through Time

Happy Leap Day, all... The Monty Python guys are, of course, longtime friends, and it's always fun to see what new projects they come up with. 1981's Time Bandits is one of those. Written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, Time Bandits is a crazy film that just keeps getting crazier, and nothing ends up … Continue reading Leaping Through Time

The Leap Year Blogathon Has Arrived

It's time to leap into Leap Day, everyone, and we've got a wild and crazy mix of movies, mayhem, and history. I'll be updating this post throughout the day as more of your wonderful entries come in, so keep watching this space. Since we have so many entries on the way and only one February … Continue reading The Leap Year Blogathon Has Arrived

Mr. Rains, I Presume

One of the most intriguing movies I have seen in a long time is 1933's The Invisible Man. Starring Claude Rains and loosely based on the H.G. Wells novel, it's considered part of Universal's stable of horror but it isn't all that scary. More like it's wryly funny and cerebral and outside the norm. The film … Continue reading Mr. Rains, I Presume

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

Well, friends, we've come to the end of the Second So Bad It's Good Blogathon. Hard to believe, isn't it? It's great that everyone is so enthusiastic about this topic even though there's so much cringe involved. My comment section was crazy busy this weekend. So much so that I'm still working though all through … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Three

We have come to the final day of the Second So Bad It's Good Blogathon, and I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm looking forward to what our wonderful bloggers have in store for us today. If you're just joining us and want to catch up, here are Day One and Day … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Three

I’m Not Flying, Jack

OK, I can hear all of you thinking, "The Titanic already sank. How in the world could there be a sequel?" Well, folks, Asylum Films, the company that brought you six Sharknado movies, has done it, sorta, in a straight-to-video 2010 flinch-fest, Titanic II. How these Asylum people are still able to obtain financial backing is a mystery, but … Continue reading I’m Not Flying, Jack

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Two

We're back, all! Day One was great, and now we have more turkeys to serve up. Can you handle it? 😉 You all know the drill--I will be updating this page throughout the day as more posts go live. Now, without further ado, let's jump right in. Enjoy... J-Dub from Dubsism tackled 1986's Hollywood Air Force, also known … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Two

Lord of the Mushrooms

I like mushrooms. Do you? Well, certain kinds, anyway. Cremini. Lobster. Button. Shiitake. Oyster. I'm not picky. The usual rule of thumb, of course, is that it's a bad idea to eat strange mushrooms because they can be potentially deadly or at least cause weird hallucinogenic effects. Eating mushrooms growing out of a decrepit shipwreck … Continue reading Lord of the Mushrooms

One Week Until the Leap Year Blogathon

It's a little funny to be stumping for another event during an ongoing blogathon, but, sometimes you just gotta be the leapfrog. See what I did there? 😉 Anyway, in one week we will be leaping into Leap Day with a lot of fun and fascinating movies and history on offer. My wonderful participants have … Continue reading One Week Until the Leap Year Blogathon

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived!

It's time for our closeups, people...our closeups of some of the worst movies ever made, and we've got some doozies coming over the next three days, courtesy of my lovely bloggers, some of whom have gotten their posts in early (Thanks, all!). As usual, I will be updating the post throughout the day, so feel … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon Has Arrived!

Smashie, Crashie

Here we go... Remember the 1984 Supergirl movie? I was in the second grade when it came out. I only got to see it once when it was released on VHS, but I had the Scholastic storybook of it, and I thought it was all pretty cool. Teenage girl becomes superhero, defeats the evil sorceress, and … Continue reading Smashie, Crashie