Raimifest #3: Army of Darkness (1992)

Keep checking Things That Don’t Suck for more Raimifest posts and contributors! All contributions have been excellent, without exception. Do yourself a favor and mosey over there today. “They’re small films with a small and twisted group of people that like them.” — Sam Raimi – “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” —…

Raimifest #2: Evil Dead II (1987)

Don’t forget to check out Things That Don’t Suck for a list of the excellent contributions thus far to Raimifest! “I love to charge up the audience. I feel the horror audience is a great audience, and I would ideally make a movie that would give them as much energy as they’re willing to give…

Raimifest #1: The Evil Dead (1981)

This is my first entry for Bryce’s epic Raimifest at Things That Don’t Suck. Check out the ‘fest as well as Bryce’s post on Sam Raimi’s early short “Within the Woods.” “…Rob [Tapert], myself and Bruce Campbell sat in hundreds of drive-ins…not hundreds, but tens of drive-ins, watching these movies and learning how they were…

Happy 80th Birthday, William Shatner

William Shatner is 80 years old today! It’s hard to believe. Someone should capture his energy and use it to power a small city. I would like to direct you all to The Lightning Bug’s Lair, where his yearly You Don’t Know Shat series is well under way! Very highly recommended. You will not see…

Wigging Out: Shampoo (1975)

Take a good look at this poster. Nice poster, innit? Evocative, stylish, everyone looks lovely. There is just one problem: The hairstyles in the poster for Shampoo (1975) do not match what the actors sport in the film, not on any level. The only way I can cope with the earth-shattering failure of the hairstyles…

Code of Silence (1985)

So, get this: Chuck Norris can act. Last May, I entered the epic Chuck Norris Ate My Blog Contest, hosted by Matt-suzaka of Chuck Norris Ate My Baby fame. As I mentioned at the time, my first choice for entry in the contest was Code of Silence, but those plans were waylaid when my husband…

Wonderful World of Tupperware (1959) & Who’s Minding the Mint? (1967)

“The Wonderful World of Tupperware” is a 1959 short, apparently created as a corporate film for use at Tupperware’s local sales rallies. You can see some snippets of the other Tupperware films here at the PBS “American Experience” website. “Wonderful World of Tupperware” is roughly 30 minutes in length and airs regularly on TCM, coming…

Daisy Kenyon (1947)

Joan Crawford is Daisy Kenyon, a magazine illustrator in love with two men and immersed in all the drama that entails. For years I didn’t care for Otto Preminger. Perhaps it was first impressions, a knee-jerk reaction to the automatic praise he receives, or a tangible dislike of his reportedly odious personality. I don’t know…

Bette Davis Project #14: "The Virginian" and The Nanny (1965)

Thanks to my BBFF Ivan, I managed to catch a first season episode of “The Virginian” titled “The Accomplice,” guest starring Bette Davis. A normal person would have gotten a capture of the title screen instead of a credit… but by now you all know I am not a normal person.   Bette plays Celia…