Cat and the Canary


1927   unrated   Classic  Silent B/W    Comedy, Horror , Mystery   Laura La Plante

 

The heirs of Cyrus West must spend a night in his creepy manse 20 years After his passing to claim their inheritance.

Annabelle West (Laura LePlante) is first in line but must be of sound mind to do so, as all of them claimed Cyrus to not be in his right mind plus she also must find the West diamonds. Of course where there are heirs, like in the middle ages, there is of course one that tries to take it into their own hands by scheming.

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Murder on the Orient Express


A retelling of the classic by Agatha Christie set on the Orient Express train we ride through Europe when a passenger

is slain which makes everyone aboard a suspect.

I can see the mustachioed chap is going to be amusing. He steps in shit then says “its just an imbalance”   then steps in it with the other foot!!

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Roseanne revival


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The original series ran from 1988 – 1997. It is one of the shows I am so glad they brought back  (yes I know I should be strung up and tortured for saying that, but sometimes, I do wish for curiosity sake or because I really miss ‘family)’. Now I’ve been watching the old episodes on one of the tv stations when I catch it on and aside from the 90s fashion, they are still funny. Ones I have seen umpteen times I still laughed at.

The coming attractions for the reboot sounded like Connor clan, just older. Yes the original cast is back even double Becky! Which there is a joke in the pilot episode of the new 2018 reboot. However, in the pilot of the reboot I did miss Johnny Galecki and Mark. In the new series, Darlene is I forget if its divorced or separated from David but he will be back for an episode however being as the actor Glenn Quinn that played Mark died in 2002, Mark is dead on the show. I didn’t hear how Mark supposedly died yet though.

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Soylent Green


1973

PG

Run Time 1:37

GENRE  Sci-fi, Thriller

Stars  Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson

 

Set in 2022  in a polluted and super congested (you thought you were a sardine in a can now… wait a few years!) New York City with a population of 44,000,000 where a company makes a synthetic food called Soylent Green.  Detective Thorn played by Charlton Heston is looking into the murder of a corporate executive, and while doing so he ‘stumbles’ upon the products shocking ingredients. (Let me guess…people? Garbage?)

For the first 2 minutes there a collage of still pictures showing the degree of this overpopulated and polluted future. (which still looks like the 70s minus the rich guy’s apartment which has a futuristic Astroids gaming cabinet.)

Soylent Green in the movie all the poor people are told is made with ‘HIgh Energy Plankton’ but if most food is scarce, I doubt there’s plankton still in the sea.

Well, I just saw my favorite part of the movie, it’s nothing big but just a shame we can’t really take care of riots that way! Or let ‘SWAT’ literally do so. The ‘Scoops’ when I first heard it I thought was a new version of Swat or a new military acronym but no It’s what they exactly are. They SCOOP UP the riot! At least some of the rioters anyway. Oh yeah and little chuckle that it swats the guy shooting the gun.

 

For being 4-5 years away, the movie is very dated, I think even if you were still in the 1970s you’d still think it didn’t look all that futuristic.

The fighting I’d think is overly dramatic, Who the hell pulls their arm that far back to punch someone? or extends that much? I can see they are purposefully missing each other.

Was a nice (Predictable) mystery However, this future is not far off. Between Trump being prez, the ‘weird weather’ aka Global Warming. How can anyone NOT see it. Most times we’d start to get snow storms in November either before or just in time for Thanksgiving. Now… We are lucky if there are white December Holidays. Sometimes now there’s no snow at all or if lucky we’ll get a ‘dusting’ which is gone in an hour!  When I was in school our snow day(s) were FULL of snow enough to make slides, forts, and then some.

Classic Cuts & Reject reboots~ Ghostbusters


GHOSTBUSTERS

The 1984 classic PG Horror Comedy starred

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson

and I believe it was Bill Murray who uttered the famous quotes…

We Came We Saw we kicked its ass

(which I so wanted the button that said that but mom wouldn’t let me get it but then I was still in grade school)

 

 

 

 

This is still a favorite of many I even have the box set in my video library.

Why Ghostbusters is a great classic

  1. The comedy
  2. soundtrack
  3. the fx
  4. fairly quotable
  5. The cast
  6. plot (as silly as it was)
  7. The vehicle

The soundtrack is cool for an 80’s movie not that techno or new age stuff.  The FX still hold up, Slimer looks see through and not done by a computer (or however they did it back then) was he an early form of CGI? Was the Stay Puft marshmallow man a giant puppet?  Hard to tell, and honestly I don’t think I really want to know even if I am right. When in 2016….ahhh I’ll wait to make my statement about that reboot.

Aside from the fashions (80s fashion was a horror story in itself!) and picture quality, you cannot tell when it was made. It was Innocent Horror (or is that more Horror of innocence)

I don’t think you’ll ever be able to get this many good actor/comedians together as this had.

Come on the Ghost mobile was a freaking old hearse! I think the movie is the reason why I have wanted one as a car when I got my license!  You have the car part, then if you are tired just go in the back and sleep! (the question is to add a coffin shaped bed or not.. or maybe a Kiss coffin!

Ghostbusters. . DON' T CROSS THE STREAMS. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS!

Ghostbusters:

 

 Ghostbusters 2

Who you gonna Call?

1989   starring the original cast and Pete MacNicol

5 years after the original events the guys are out of business at this point doing birthday parties or  like Ray works at a book store, Egon doing studies and Peter some Psychic show.

After an accumulation of pink sludge has taken over the sewers, oozing out of pipes feeding off the hateful anger hostility  and violence of the New Yorkers. It bubbles up when people yell (and frankly looks like the bubbles in a lava lamp)  When you play music it makes the container jump around. If the slime touches you it makes well “Ray this stuff is like pure concentrated evil”

There’s this creepy little dude Yanos who I think is the curator of the museum and some BFD  (Big F**ugly Dude) in a painting named Vigo, who was the scourge of Carpathia from 1505-1610 16th century Carpathia was in a constant state of supernatural turmoil due principally to the despotic rule of Prince Vigo Von Homburg Deutschenforf a tyrant sorcerer and psychotic aristocrat.

Wow seeing the Twin Towers feels so weird now.

We are the Best, beautiful the ONLY Ghostbusters.

The music in this one was not as good as the original and I felt did not fit the tone of it.  THe only cool song was the one done by Bobby Brown. (who also has a cameo)

I always loved the part where the fur coat attacks the lady.

Not as many memorable or shall I say quotable lines aside from Slime time and Slime square.

10 facts you thought you knew about the Ghostbusters

The REAL Ghostbusters

1986 -1991

The characters  are voiced by Frank Welker , Maurice LaMarche, Arsinio Hall, Dave Coolier

In the Animated cartoon series the guys are still busting ghosts but with some friendly help from Slimer!

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In regards to the reboot….

they are saying its mostly guys but any fan of the original movie should have a problem with this new one. First off you have all women and aside from Melissa McCarthy who the hell are they? The trailers are not funny and  in hopes to save their asses, they had to go get Chris Hemsworth just so they could actually get some buzz for it and women like me to go see it. (My dear hemmi, as much as I love ya, it won’t work with me no matter how much I love my Aussie Thor…or how much if at all his shirt comes off) I’ll be waiting for video or cable! It won’t have the magic of the originals, and likely the CG effects won’t be cool as however they did some of the originals.

It’s OK to Not Like Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters Sequel Will ‘No Doubt’ Happen, Says Sony Executive

as for the Reject of a reboot

Image result for Original Ecto cooler box In summary… The ONLY thing I liked about the  reboot coming out was the fact they brought the ecto cooler drink back! (sadly without slimer on the packaging) but then again, after you read the review… it’s a good idea they DIDN’T put the new (or any) form of slimer on the containers~!

Ghostbusters 2016

Now the tagline or the sub-title of the movie is ‘Answer the Call’
Easy and simple… if you watched the trailer, that’s all you really need to see. All of what could have been funny (like testing out the ghost puncher.) Some of the jokes even in the trailer fall flat like the one with Patty jumping into the audience at the concert.
So this came on cable (so fast?)  and thought to give it a fair shot and I’m trying but so far I’ve missed  the first half hour to 45 minutes, guess I’ll have to catch it when it re-airs for the beginning.
First off, the girls weren’t funny, anything that might have been funny was ruined by the trailer being shown in every commercial break.  Chris Hemsworth and his stupid idiot of a bad secretary was the only one that was funny.
I will give the green demon  thing cool points, but it still didn’t have the ghostly look like the specters in the original movies.
It’s one thing to remake a movie or reboot (as this is more of) but i still spit on the graves of those who obliterated Billy D. Williams’ Original Song. I can only say as a would be Viking, You should be Blood-eagled, and  Buried alive before you actually die.
Bill Murray cameos as one of those people who de-bunk paranormal events. The chick with the glasses, s the only one I like and it’s because she reminds me of (I thin kit’s Spangler) from the 1980’s Cartoon ‘The real’  Ghostbusters.
Oh! the hearse  is pink in the spots where it should be red. Honestly all this feminism crap you’d think they’d choose something other than stereotypical pink.
Instead of the iconic firehouse, they are in a loft above their Chinese take out where the guy still has a problem getting there in a reasonable amount of time.
I don’t think you’ll have a problem recognizing the secretary from the original movies.
There’s a Jaws joke and Clark Kent Strip-o-gram (which just reading that makes me laugh)
Wait WHY is the ghost cloud green while they are shown close up as blue? How the hell does that work? I can understand the good ghosts being made as blue and the evil ones green maybe to show a difference but i don’t think i would look like a pure green cloud. (Though it is NYC and well… I find the city evil myself)
To me the best cameo was Dan Akroyd!  SO NYC
When Slimer showed up I wanted to cheer in glee but it came out more of a disgusted ewww gag  then a laugh as he tries to drive.
Now there’s a part where there are parade balloons in which Stay Puft now is, and reminds me of one of the characters in Nightmare before christmas. Now I know nothing about 5 nights at freddy’s other than I see small toys it seems in every store’s toy section… well from what I’ve seen of the toys.. Those balloons look like they belong with it, cause they are sort of scary in a maniacal stalker psycho serial killer sort of way.
Wait where’s the ghostbombs.. why not throw one down that whirlpool?  And Possessed Kevin I like more than stupid Kevin.
I get why they have the sub title (or tagline whichever its supposed to be) Answer the call  but
Paul… WHAT THE  Freig?!!!  is more like it!

RPG fans

 

House of Wax / Mystery of the Wax Museum


So this was a double feature disk.

I watched the 1953 House of Wax starring Vincent Price first. This was one of  (if not) the first 3D films ever made!

Vincent Price plays Henry Jerrod the creepy curator of a wax museum after a fire ruins his hands, he turns to a morbid alternative for making the sculptures.  The movie is a remake of the 1933 Mystery of the Wax Museum. Of the two I liked House of Wax better as the 1933 movie just felt overly dramatic to me  yet it wasn’t even a silent film (for some reason I just can’t take those)  also Vincent Price’s Henry Jerrod is memorable unlike, whoever it was that played the curator of the original.

Fay Wray  played Charlotte a reporter which is really the only character I can remember, but not sure if it’s for a good reason or not.

While I find the 1953 remake the better as I mentioned, honestly as bad as the 2005 remake for that was that starred Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton let’s just say in a way I prefer to watch the more recent one and I’ll just say if You do not like Paris Hilton (this was when for some reason still unknown to me, she was popular for just being an heiress I guess?) You might want to watch this just for the reason I do. Otherwise, watch Vincent Price’s version. It’s worth the time.

 

Thank you to   Jo_Wass  for the comment I am including here

“To answer your unspoken question: No, House of Wax wasn’t the first 3D film ever made, that honour goes to mystery radio pioneer and film maker Arch Oboler, who released independent movie The Bwana Devil in the end of 1952. The second 3D movie was actually a Soviet musical called Aleko, released January 1, 1953. If I’m not mistaken, the second US film in 3D was Columbia’s Man in the Dark, directed by Lew Landers, which premiered on April 8, 1953. House of Wax was released two days later, making it the third US 3D film, and the first one released by a major studio.”