Guilty Pleasures: Friday Foster (1975)

In the 1988 Blaxploitation movie spoof I’m Gonna Git You Sucka the film’s villain is revealed to be character great John Vernon (no slouch in the cinema bad guy department, by the way) …and Vernon has a little fun winking at the camera with an explanation of why he’s taking the money and running.  “I know you're surprised… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Friday Foster (1975)

Classic Movies

Somebody slipped me a Mickey

Back in mid-April, I skated by the website to see if they had anything worth grabbing hold of and I noticed that Alpha Video Classics had released a second volume of Lupino Lane two-reelers, which I scooped up into my shopping cart.  The most charitable thing I can say about Alpha Video’s product is that, yes, it’s… Continue reading Somebody slipped me a Mickey

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The passings parade

I’m not going to mince words here—I am waaaaaaay behind on chronicling the passings of certain celebrities in the fields of film, TV, music and what have you.  But when I saw on Facebook yesterday that actor James Arness—a boob tube legend best-known for his starring role as Marshal Matt Dillon on the series Gunsmoke—has ridden… Continue reading The passings parade

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Death be not proud

As of this posting, Turner Classic Movies is running a 24-hour cinematic tribute to Tony Curtis, the veteran film star who passed away on September 29 at the age of 85.  Practically every classic movie blogger and his/her brother/sister made notice of “Bernie Schwartz’s” demise, but the only reason why I didn’t get something up is… Continue reading Death be not proud

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Our long national nightmare is over…

`Cathy' comic strip ending after 34 years KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The comic strip "Cathy," which has chronicled the life, frustrations and swimsuit season meltdowns of its namesake for more than 30 years, is coming to an end. Cathy Guisewite, the strip's creator, said Wednesday that deciding to end the comic strip was "excruciating." The comic has… Continue reading Our long national nightmare is over…

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R.I.P. John Callahan

John Callahan, a syndicated cartoonist who overcame the setback of becoming a quadriplegic in a car accident in 1972 has passed on at the age of 59. He had been undergoing surgery treatment at a Portland, Oregon hospital for a chronic bed sore when he left this world for a better one on Saturday. Callahan was one twisted individual—and I… Continue reading R.I.P. John Callahan

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“Classify these as good times…”

Learning of the unfortunate passing of my high school English/journalism teacher, I rooked the above photo from Facebook—it was originally in our 1980 high school yearbook and I would have been a junior then. This is the staff of our school paper, The School Spirit (collectively known as “The Morning Zoo”—although our class was in the afternoon),… Continue reading “Classify these as good times…”