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Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 11 -Scorchy (1976) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Thursday, 04 August 2011 11:17

scorchy_poster_01 scorchy_poster_01She's Killed A Man, Been Shot At, And Made Love Twice Already This Evening... And The Evening Isn't Over Yet!"

Scorchy was a starring vehicle for Connie Stevens, a television star known for her "Cute and sexy, yet innocent" roles. She had starred in supporting roles in series, her most well known role was as "Cricket Blake" in the series "Hawaiian Eye" (1959 - 1962). She also appeared as "Wendy Conway" in "Wendy and Me" (1964-1965) with co-star George Burns. (I'll let you guess who played Wendy.)

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 August 2011 12:03
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RIP: Bubba Smith (1945 - 2011) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 22:25

It's our sad duty to inform our readers that Bubba Smith was found dead today at the age of 66 in his Los Angeles home. He likely succumbed to natural causes.

Bubba was a NFL All-Pro defensive end. He played for the Baltimore Colts, the Oakland Raiders, and the Houston Oilers during his career which stretched from the 1960s through the 1970s.

After retiring from football, he moved into an acting career, starring in everything from television shows, to movies. He may be best know for his role in early Miller Lite commercials in the 70s and 80s. He was also known for a role he played, Police Cadet Hightower, in all but one of the police Academy movies.

Below, we've included some excerpts from his career, we hope you'll crack open a bottle of Miller Lite and drink it while you enjoy the clips.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 22:42
 
Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 8 - Weekend Double Feature PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Saturday, 30 July 2011 20:31

SInce it's the weekend, and that's drive-in time, we're doing a movie poster double feature today. On the bill: Plan 9 From Outer Space and Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Click for Larger View... Click for Larger View...Plan 9 From Outer Space is a production by Ed Wood Jr, who had a amazingly unsuccessful career as a producer/director/actor in the 1950s and 60s. None of Ed's movies were successful, and he died penniless. He was redicovered in the 80s when he was pronounced "Worst Director of All Time". Tim Burton produced a biopic about Wood and his odd, but loyal group of associates (Ed Wood (1994)) with Johnny Depp in the starring role. It's an excellent movie, I highly suggest a viewing.

Plan 9 From Outer Space is probably Wood's "masterpiece". With horrible acting, embarrassing sets, and lousy directing, it's probably the best known example of bad movie making. Which of course makes it a must-see for our Big Bad Readers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:32
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Our Favorite Movie Posters: # 7 - Mister - X (1967) PDF Print E-mail
Written by The Projectionist   
Friday, 29 July 2011 14:42

mister_x_1967_poster_01 mister_x_1967_poster_01According to a review we found on IMDB: "Mister X, a mysterious thief and master of disguise and his ever lovely cohort, who steal more for the thrill than the having, are brought out of retirement to clear Mister X's name. A evil crime lord has killed his girlfriend (who knew too much) and has pinned the rap on Mister X.

Mister X becomes Avenger X as he takes on the crime syndicate. This film fits in nicely to the Euro spy/crime thriller genre typified by movies like Danger: Diabolik, Modesty Blaise and Operation: Kid Brother. Featuring a wonderful soundtrack like so many of the psychedelic thrillers of the period."

Well, OK, but on the poster he looks like a Batman ripoff, which is probably what they were going for, as it was 1967, (guess what pointy eared superhero was Bat-Popular on American TV at that time?) and it was common practice for foreign producers to try to get a little more mileage out of a bad movie by insinuating it had something to do with a currently popular theme, movie, or television show.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 18:32
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