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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hopalong Cassidy Being A Total Bada** #5 ("FORTY THIEVES", 1944) (video)

Hoppy (William Boyd) is marked for death... an outlaw boss (Douglass Dumbrille) and a crooked sheriff (Kirk Alyn).

But when they let a hand of cards decide which hired gun gets the first shot...

...Hoppy decides to deal himself into the game.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Poignant, Topical Australian Drama "DISCLOSURE" Arrives this June VOD/DVD Release (6/30; 7/7) -- See Trailer HERE!

There Are Two Sides To Every Story, And Then There Is The Truth

In The Poignant and Topical Australian Drama 


From Writer/Director Michael Bentham

DISCLOSURE follows two couples who go to war over an allegation of child-on-child abuse. Australian documentary maker Emily, and her journalist husband, Danny, are reeling from an allegation of abuse their 4-year-old daughter Natasha has made against a local politician's 9-year-old son, Ethan.

Ethan’s parents, Joel and Bek, arrive unannounced at Emily and Danny's house intent on convincing the couple that Natasha's allegation is a fabrication. Accusations, arguments, and the ultimate search for leverage turn their civil conversation into a vicious confrontation.

“Powerful, intense, and timely” (Cinema Australia), and thriving on “razor-sharp characters and dialogue” (Film Threat), DISCLOSURE world premiered at the 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival, and was an official selection at Newport Beach Film Festival and Australia’s Gold Coast Film Festival.

The film stars Mark Leonard Winter, Geraldine Hakewill, Matilda Ridgway, Tom Wren, and Greg Stone.



Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Craig Singer Takes Time for a Loop in the First Look at "6:45" -- See Teaser Trailer Here!

A Killer Strikes Again and Again and Again at "6:45"

Filmmaker Craig Singer Releases First Teaser and Stills

Time Loop Slasher Features Remy Ma, The 45 King and Boom Boom

Los Angeles, CA -- Director/producer Craig Singer (Dark Ride, Perkins '14) has debuted the first look at his latest horror film 6:45.  The time loop slasher follows a young couple in love who take a romantic weekend getaway to an island where things go terribly wrong.   Singer has released new stills and a teaser as the film completes post-production. 

6:45 stars Michael Reed (The Haunting of Alice D, The Disco Exorcist), Augie Duke (Exit 0), Armen Garo (The Departed), Thomas G. Waites (The Thing, The Warriors), boxing Hall of Famer-turned-actor Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, hip-hop DJ The 45 King, and Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma ("Love & Hip Hop: New York"). Singer directed and produced from a script by Robert Dean Klein.  6:45 was lensed by Lucas Pitassi and edited by Sam Sam Adelman, with a score from Kostas Christides.

Bobby Patterson is hoping a weekend getaway will save his rocky relationship with his girlfriend Jules Rables. The couple arrives in the quiet island resort of Bog Grove. To their bewilderment, the sleepy beach town is curiously deserted and they quickly learn about the deadly history that's about to repeat itself. Bobby's struggles with Jules are cast aside in order to overcome a dementing cycle of terror they find themselves trapped in. No matter what he does to try to avoid it, he and his girlfriend wake up at 6:45 each morning to the same nightmarish chain of events that lead to them being viciously murdered.


6:45 wrapped production on Valentine's Day and is aiming for a premiere in the fall.


Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "We Need The Eggs" (video)

Moe or a secondary character asks what is wrong with the third Stooge:

Person #1: "He thinks he's a chicken".
Person #2: "Why don't you send him to a sanitarium?"
Person #1: "Because we need the eggs!"



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Monday, June 1, 2020

Great 3 Stooges Running Gag: "Press, Press, Pull" (video)

The Stooges enter a private place saying that they're from the press.

Each walk by the front desk with a little button saying "Press."

Curly, with his usual brainy self, says, "Pull."

Curly's button usually has some part of it still attached, as it was ripped off of something in the men's room.


EVEN AS IOU (1942)

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

HIGH ON THE HOG -- Movie Review by Porfle

In one of his final films before leaving us in 2019, cult favorite Sid Haig plays Big Daddy, a professional weed farmer whose sprawling pot plantation is infiltrated by an ambitious young female undercover cop who becomes one of his harem of lovely farm hands in the seriously unhinged thriller HIGH ON THE HOG (2019).

This is against the wishes of her superior, the pushy and perpetually plastered Agent Dick (Joe Estevez, CAESAR AND OTTO'S SUMMER CAMP MASSACRE), who feels her too inexperienced for such a mission but would love to get Big Daddy and his "family" in his sights or at least send them all to the slammer no matter what it takes.

Meanwhile, a virulent new strain of weed has hit town that has those who smoke it going on pleasantly cinematic homocidal rampages and generally acting like gibbering maniacs.

Haig (JASON OF STAR COMMAND, CYNTHIA, MIMESIS) settles into the role of Big Daddy with a long-practiced ease and makes us root for him despite the fact that his easygoing fascade hides a very dangerous inner being. Estevez (who is, incidentally, Martin Sheen's brother) has a field day in the role of Agent Dick and the more outrageous his violent, drunken cop character becomes, the more I was rooting for him as well.

There's plenty of drama with Dick clashing with his female boss in addition to informers and various perps, not to mention the very imposing Robert Z'Dar as a smalltown mayor who aids and abets Big Daddy. Add to this the female undercover cop's increasingly dangerous mission, Big Daddy's bloodthirsty bodyguard, and lots of violence including a climactic gun battle.

Mostly, however, prolific filmmaker Tony Wash (SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, IT'S MY PARTY AND I'LL DIE IF I WANT TO) uses this simple plot as a means to indulge himself in some of the wildest stream-of-consciousness filmmaking I've ever seen.

It's as though he watched NATURAL BORN KILLERS and PLANET TERROR before dropping acid and then filming whatever came blasting out of his thoroughly blown mind.

Indeed, the grindhouse look of PLANET TERROR and the mish-mash of film styles and elements that made NATURAL BORN KILLERS such an unpredictable visual patchwork seem almost reserved in comparison to Wash's turning the dial up to eleven and beyond.

The result is a constantly dazzling party for the eyes and mind in which the story of blustery Agent Dick and the imperiled undercover cop's dogged efforts to bust Big Daddy's operation is splattered with superimposed cinematic frou-frou.

This includes scratches and aging effects, film leaders, "scene missing" tags,  overexposed film, live-action characters turning into stop-motion figures, and almost literally everything else that could be thrown into the mix.

Many will consider this a superficial and overly self-indulgent attempt to make an average story seem more interesting and entertaining to watch, and perhaps it is. But if that's the case, then, for me at least, it worked.  And one thing's for sure--the people who put HIGH ON THE HOG together clearly had a ball doing it.

Buy it from Indican Pictures


Runtime: 85 minutes
Format: 1:85 Flat
Sound: Dolby SR
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Action, Crime, Alternative


A Girl And Her Turtle ("SNUFF", 1976) (video)

In 1976, a cheap exploitation flick lensed in Argentina... husband and wife filmmakers Michael and Roberta Findlay...

...was purchased by producer and distributor Allan Shackleton.

He added a sequence of graphic violence at the end and repackaged it as an actual "snuff" film.

But despite the controversy over this aspect of "Snuff", perhaps the most effective scene in the entire film... the one which shows the heartwarming love between a troubled young farm girl and her turtle.

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