The Monster and the Ape #10: This Episode Wouldn’t Voom If You Put Four Million Volts Through It

The Monster and the Ape #10 Forty Thousand Volts   For those of you playing The Monster and the Ape home game, I have some sad news: OV Guide’s website has been updated and they no longer host the serial, and I can find no free streaming sites for it. Also, I like you folks,…

TSPDT1K Update #2

My project to watch all the films on the They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? Top 1000 list continues apace. Here are the films that I saw during the back half of 2013: 25. MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA, THE (Dziga Vertov / 1929 / USSR / 80m / BW) 84. JULES ET JIM (François Truffaut…

S#x Acts (2012)

S#x Acts (a.k.a. Six Acts) ★★☆☆☆ Dir: Jonathan Gurfinkel Tribeca Films 96 minutes North American release in select theaters on December 6, 2013. Available via On Demand and iTunes.   Gili (Sivan Levy) is a pretty, dark-haired teen who has just transferred to a new high school, and is already showing a healthy interest in…

Book Review: Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, by Jason Bailey

On Tuesday, it was announced that Pulp Fiction (1994) was one of the 25 films added to the National Film Registry this year. Jason Bailey’s Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino’s Masterpiece, which hit the streets running in mid-November, tells you why. Still at university and a frequent customer of a mom-and-pop video…

The Monster and the Ape #9: No Man Is Free Who Cannot Control His Robot

The Monster and the Ape #9 The Secret Tunnel The story thus far: Robot salesman Ken, along with robot inventor Professor Arnold and his daughter Babs, are fighting against evil robot-coveting scientist Ernst, who has henchmen and a large gorilla named Thor. The possession of the robot and the wonder metal that powers him, Metalogen,…

Warner Archive: Sex Kittens Go To College! (1960)

Today’s Warner Archive film review is slightly NSFW! That means it’s even more fun than usual! But it’s probably not something you want your boss catching you looking at. *** Sex Kittens Go To College! (1960) A few months ago, a friend asked if I knew where to get a copy of Sex Kittens Go…

Warner Archive #4: The Birds and the Bees Edition

We’ve got quite a stack of most excellent Warner Archive releases to look at this week! *** Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973) Now is as good a time as any to confess that, despite it being nearly two years since my first entry in the so-called Neil Diamond Project, I never stopped working on it. For…

The Monster and the Ape #8: Those Wonderful Monsters Out There in the Dark

The Monster and the Ape #8 Death in the Dark   Previously! Everyone finally figured out Ernst was disguised as Dr. Draper all along! Ken gets smug about it! A giant gorilla tosses Babs around a little! And that’s about it! For those of you playing The Monster and the Ape home game, this episode…

Warner Archive Recent Releases #3: The Bette Davis Edition

Parachute Jumper (1933) Folks, if you ever need proof that the studios knew exactly what was considered salacious back in the day and added it to their films to bring in the crowds, Parachute Jumper is the film for you. It’s all here, everything from toilet flushes to Frank McHugh flipping people off, and with…

The Monster and the Ape #7: I Have No Monkey, and I Must Scream

The Monster and the Ape #7: A Scream in the Night For those playing The Monster and the Ape home game, this episode should begin at about 2:06:30 in the OV Guide version. And again, my apologies for missing last week and being late this week; anyone who has been watching along has every right…