Counting down the minutes before lunch, I came across this poster on Aintitcool.com. If you don’t know much about The Black Hole, it’s one of the few Disney movies made in the late 70s/early 80s that took a step out of their “family friendly” prison.
Artist Mark Daniels is selling this 12″ x 24″ silkscreen on his site HERE for a mere 50 bucks. When you think about it, that’s not a lot of money for the price of happiness. If looking at this poster puts a smile on your miserable face, then in 51 days you will have already gotten your money’s worth.
Posted by dAn MCcAULEY in News | 0 Comments
“Yippie Yap Yippay, mother brother” is what I wish was included in this alternate ending to Die Hard: With a Vengeance. Instead, Simon Gruber escapes and McClane tracks him down on his own turf and gets justice the old fashioned way – with vengeance. It’s dark, it’s intense and as much as I like it, I can see why they went with the theatrical ending.
“Miami Connection is one of the Alamo Drafthouse’s greatest cinematic discoveries. After much persistance, programmer Zack Carlson blind bought a 35mm print of the film on eBay for $50 from a very cautionary, reluctant seller. The first unveiling of this film yielded an unforgettable response that Carlson said “destroyed our audience in a more powerful way than anything else in the 15 years of our theater’s existence.”
Financed, produced and starring 9th degree black belt Grandmaster Y.K. K. (also a successful business entrepreneur and motivational speaker), the film saw a very limited theatrical release in Florida and sparse VHS release in 1987 before vanishing into obscurity… until now!”
The best way I could describe my father growing up as a child was intense. He wasn’t a loud man, he wasn’t a physical man, he just always had a look on his face that wasn’t welcoming. It’s not that he wouldn’t talk to you if you asked him how he was doing, he just had a resting face that looked like at any time he could bust through a wall and rip phone books in half.
It wasn’t until his late 40′s I learned that my dad had a great sense of humor. My dad actually enjoyed laughing and making jokes. He had to be put under to have a procedure done where they opened up his sinus cavities. Whatever they gave him, loosened him up and what happened next changed how I’d look at him for the rest of my life. He went in to full Bill Murray mode. He quoted word for word this scene from Caddyshack and even did the voice.
I had no idea he even knew what Caddyshack was, let alone was able to quote the movie. Right when I thought I figured him out, he does something like that. I hope that my kids will have the same experience with me. Right when they think they have me figured out, I do something to totally blow their minds. I want my kids to have that kind of experience, except I want to start that out sooner than later. They already know about my intense resting face and how my sinus cavities tend to make me crabby during the Summer but what they don’t know about me is my love of Bill Murray.
My father passed away before his time and as Father’s Day approaches I start missing him more and more. This year for Father’s Day I think I’m going to introduce the kids to a little movie called Caddyshack.
Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
Many people know Jim Breuer as “Goat Boy” and Joe Pesci from his days at Saturday Night Live but Breuer is more than the stand-up who always looks stoned. He’s also a father of three daughters and within the last couple of years, has become the caretaker for his 84 year old father.
More Than Me documents the journey of a father and son trying to reconnect outside of the world of familiarity and if you’re looking for the perfect movie to watch this Father’s Day weekend, this is it.
The first time I heard Protector 101′s music I was behind the wheel of my friend’s black Chevy Nova Super Sport and this song started blasting from his 4 6×9′s and a 12 inch subwoofer speakers.
So I tracked down this mystery musical man and decided to interview him.
Where did the name Protector 101 come from?
It’s from a 1986 horror b movie called Chopping Mall. Protector 101 was the series of security robots for the mall in the movie that end up going berserk and killing the unfortunate teens stuck in the mall.
What is your appeal with 80′s?
A lot of things… it’s hard to narrow it down. The movies, the music, fashion, art, video games. It was bold, big, and fluorescent! It seemed everyone had big ideas and they were going to let everyone know they did… with their fluorescent knee high socks.
What’s your creative process like?
I have to find something that inspires me. This is usually with movies from the 80′s that I watch. My releases are more or so based around concepts. What I mean by that is that there usually tends to be somewhat of a story behind them, a plot. I’ll make a basic plot that seems very 80′s in my head, like a buddy cop movie, or something sci-fi and go from there.
What other musicians do you listen to?
I listen too many different types of music but if we’re just talking about the synthwave/outrun scene then artists like Lueur Verte, Power Glove, Perturbator, Slick Moranis, Vercetti Technicolor, and many many others! There’s too many talented people of this genre to list them all. We’d be here all day.
For whatever reason, I see you wearing a helmet like Daft Punk when you play your music…is this fact or fiction?
Hahaa… Nah… no helmet. Just part of my face missing exposing the robotics inside. Of course I have Wayfarer sunglasses to cover that up.
Movie Eye-Q returns June 24. New format, same show; movie trivia, funny ha ha, Dan. What more could you ask for in a show? Oh, how about special guests to play? Rocket sauce.
I came across this fan-fiction film for Wayne's World, created by Youtube user TheJediwarrior2012, as I was looking for alternate endings to movies. Since I discovered it, I can't stop watching it. Could someone please explain to me why I can't stop watching this? Comments below are welcomed.
Back in my day, we’d have to watch movies on the TV that panned and scanned. We had no other option than to watch fullscreen movies. Eventually, Letterbox VHS movies were made available but there was still a resistance from the people. They did not like the black bars. They said it was too distracting. There was even a time after DVD’s were released that I was in a Best Buy and I heard a guy say, “Widescreen? I hate that black bar shit.” He didn’t know what he was missing out on.
Kids today will never have to worry about fullscreen ever again because of HD TV’s and Blu-Ray, unless they’re spending their weekend at their grandparents house. Kids these days have it easy.
Posted by dAn MCcAULEY in News | 0 Comments