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New episodes every Tuesday and Thusday! Join me in exploring media - films, books, television series, and music, but mostly films - that has either aged like fine wine lest I whine about it. Granted I will likely do so anyways.
1 day ago
Watching A Man Fall In Love With His Cousin Who Is His Other Cousin’s Widow (My Cousin Rachel 1952)
Olivia de Havilland stars in this 52 drama mystery. Is Rachel truly a bad B or is she just a bad B?
3 days ago
Cleopatra Gets Got By A Tiny Man (Toto And Cleopatra 1963)
This 1963 Italian comedy film follows a beautiful Cleopatra and the twin brother of Mark Anthony. Is the comedy To-top tier, or it is asping to be put out of its misery?
Nov 24, 2022
Don’t Open The Door For The Neighbours! (Those People Next Door 1953)
A British comedy film taking place during WWII. Is this film a blitzing blast to watch, or is it a world war not?
Nov 22, 2022
Pandora’s Dutch Oven (Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman is a 51 romance drama. Ava gardener plays the titular character, a beloved woman with no love to give. Does this film successfully depict a tragic love story, or will we need to open Pandora’s Box to find a better film?
Nov 18, 2022
I’m Scared Of The Stage, But I’m More Scared Of Lying Love Interests (Stage Fright 1950)
Jane Wyman and Marlene Dietrich star in this Hitchcock mystery. Were these behemoths frightful on the screen, or did they leave a meek performance instead?
Nov 16, 2022
A 6 Foot Man Shows Up In A Morgue And Walks Away (The Body Disappears 1941)
Ronald Reagan’s first wife, Jane Wyman, stars in this B-list film. Did she leave her mark on the screen, or did it disappear as well.
Nov 14, 2022
The Torture Chamber Of The Movie Theatre (The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism 1967)
Two actors that have graced the Bond series taker starring roles in this 67 thriller. Will the experience be torturous or will it bring a sadistic smile to your face?
Nov 11, 2022
Getting Irrationally Angry At Scientific Inaccuracies Of A F-List Film(The Wasp Woman 1959)
The 1959 thriller horror film, The Wasp Woman, tells a harrowing story of a woman consumed by cosmetics and conscience. Will she over come this buzzing obsession in her mind, or will she succumb to the stings of society?
Nov 9, 2022
Local Man Cheats On Wife With Daughter After Stealing Her Business (Mildred Pierce 1945)
MENACE!! That is all I have to say.
Nov 7, 2022
Long. Live. The. King. (Animal Kingdom 1932)
Myrna Loy plays the villainess in this 1932 melodrama, Animal Kingdom. The beasts of the prairie had it out for her character, but did she manage to avoid the stampede?
Nov 4, 2022
I’m Not Usually A Morning Person, But When I Am It’s The Afternoon (Dangerous Afternoon 1961)
Dangerous Afternoon is a British film noir that takes place in a home for wayward ex-criminal ladies. Will the movie leave you in a dangerous craving for more, or will it leave you snored after(noon)ward.
Nov 2, 2022
Day of The Dead Special 2022: I Can Tarantella You That I’m Not Lost (Mesa of Lost Women 1953)
Today on Dia de los muertos, I cover Mesa of the Lost Women, a 50s sci-fi horror flick. Will the story leave you with a crawling feeling up your spine, or will you arañ(ot) want to continue watching?
Oct 31, 2022
Halloween 2022 Special 4/4: The Hallowed Curtain Call (Theatre of Blood 1973)
For this year’s Halloween special finale I cover 1973’s Theatre of Blood. Starring Vincent Price and Diana Rigg, they take on various roles penned by Shakespeare. Were their performances spearing through the bullseye, or will they leave the audience shaking with dissapointment?
Oct 28, 2022
Halloween 2022 Special 3/4: Not Your Mama’s Beach Party Vampire Flick (Malibu Beach Vampires 1991)
Our third Halloween special of 2022 focuses on Malibu Beach Vampires. Was Malibu enough of an excuse for this vampy vampire story, or was did the ambition get sucked out once they arrived on the beach? —Accompanied by a very serious reading of a VERY academic paper on the sociopolitical commentary of Malibu Beach Vampires.
Oct 26, 2022
Halloween 2022 Special 2/4: The Bat (Not Man) Strikes Again (The Bat 1959)
Agnes Moorehead and Vincent Pierce headline this slasher mystery. Are the Agnes’ bat wings strong enough to carry the film to camp, or will it come crashing down due to white nose disease?
Oct 24, 2022
Halloween 2022 Special 1/4: Oops, I Forgot I Put Arsenic In The Wine (Arsenic and Old Lace 1944)
Starting of my quartet of 2022 Halloween specials is a dark comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace. Adapted to the big screen from a stage play, this film has a star studded cast. Is the old lace adorning the film still in style, or should the tailor drink some arsenic?
Oct 21, 2022
I Was Lied To! Where Is The Postman? (The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946)
The 1946 film noir, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is a retelling of the novel of the same name. Though was this IP worth ringing again, or should the postman have just left the package without a signature?
Oct 19, 2022
Sherlock Holmes Solves A Crime. Again. (Dressed to Kill 1946)
The long lived Sherlock Holmes series has many adaptations through out the years. This 1946 film retells the story of two of the novels’ stories, but was this a successful crime of passion, or was it just a crime?
Oct 17, 2022
Marilyn (Not Monroe) Always Rings Twice (Marlyn 1953)
This 1953 British film takes on an age old story of deserted road house wife meets wandering bachelor that enchants her life. Was this new rendition warranted, or should it have just been left on the roadside?
Oct 14, 2022
No Hauntings In My Backyard (House on Haunted Hill 1959)
In 59s House on Haunted Hill, a house party becomes something much more dangerous. Will the guests make the house their haunting grounds, or will they be able to get back to the haunts of their own?
Oct 12, 2022
What Happens When Astrology Becomes Your Personality (Thirteen Women 1932)
Myrna Loy takes on the role of a vengeful villain in the 32 film, Thirteen Women. Can she redeem herself by being a 10 or will her horoscope be her own horror?
Oct 10, 2022
Is that an Atragon In Your Pants Or Are You Just Glad To See Me? (Atragon 1963)
The 1963 Japanese sci-fi film Atragon peers into a lost continent in the Pacific. Were the discoveries made worth it or will the protagonists get a Piece-ific of my mind.
Oct 7, 2022
The Bluest Beard This Side of Paris (Bluebeard 1944)
Bluebeard is a 1944 retelling of the classic French fairy tale. Does it do justice to the teal tale or does is the story worthy of suffering in the Seine?
Oct 5, 2022
Why Am I Smelling Burning Hair? (Burnt Offerings 1976)
Bette Davis takes on a supporting role in this obscure horror film. Does Burnt Offerings offer a pleasant viewing, or should you rescind your offer to watch it next date night?
Oct 3, 2022
Is Her Name Dakota or Lil? (Dakota Lil 1950)
Dakota Lil is a 50s western with a lady taking the reins. Was Dakota Lil too ambitious for her own good or did her reputation in the Wild West not betray her?
Sep 30, 2022
The Wicked Lady: Part 2 Electric Boogaloo (The Wicked Lady 1983)
1983 was a year of many things, including a remake of the classic melodrama The Wicked Lady. Now, did Faye Dunaway and the rest of the cast live up to the original’s influence, or was it destined to a wither a wicked fate?
1 hr 7 min
Sep 28, 2022
Alfred Hitchcock’s Worst Film Ever?! (I Confess 1953)
Hitchcock is a household name for his thrilling films, but did this 1953 film noir leave a black smudge on his name?
Sep 26, 2022
The Wickedest Lady Of The Wicked Ladies (The Wicked Lady 1945)
Margaret Lockwood headlines this 1945 melodrama in an exciting fashion. Was Lockwood’s signature snark the only thing worth mentioning, or was the entire cast wicked good?
1 hr 16 min
Sep 23, 2022
Roger Federer Was An Actor In The Thirties!? (A Woman Alone 1936)
Anna Sten headlines this 1936 romance film set in Imperial Russia. As the ingenue of a tale of star-crossed lovers, she sings and dances her way into the hearts of her suitors and the audience alike. Though, was Sten’s natural charm a saving grace for a failure of film, or was it but just one stone in a crown of jewels fit for a Tsar?
Sep 21, 2022
Attack Of The Body Snatchers, No Wait, Attack Of The Snatched Bodies? (Monstrosity 1963)
This 1963 sci-if horror flick follows three beautiful foreigners hoping to make a name for themselves in the USA. Will these three ladies be able to make the movie have three times the charm, or will this short film leave too much untouched?
Sep 19, 2022
So, It Turns Out Strangulation Is Not A Viable Pick Up Strategy (Wanted For Murder 1946)
Enjoy this day with Wanted for Murder, a 1946 British film noir. With suspense and jealousy ladened throughout, has this film been able to hang in the balance or had it wanted for too much?
Sep 15, 2022
Broken Blossoms For My Broken Brain (Broken Blossoms 1936)
Broken Blossoms released in 1936 in the UK, later having a US release in 1937. (Adding that just to make sure y’all know I wasn’t wrong in my recording! Darn multiple releases.) Has this racially fuelled show been able to withstand the changes of time, or has it itself broken?
Sep 13, 2022
Special: Prehistoric Cat-Women From Space Ate My Homework (Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women 1968 and Cat-Women of the Moon 1953)
In this special episode I discuss not one, but two sci-if flicks from the wonderful years of ‘53 and ‘68. Which race of extraterrestrial women will reign supreme in the eyes and hearts of the film lovers of planet Earth, or will both falter under the galactic pressure?
Sep 11, 2022
Look Ma, They Made Alien But Bad (Inseminoid 1981)
In 1981, Inseminoid was released to the public audience. Was it a masterpiece ahead of its time or was it meant to be left in the space caves?
Sep 9, 2022
Babe Wake Up, They Made Baseball into a Musical (Damn Yankees 1958)
Damn Yankees, released 1958, was adapted to the silver screen from broadway. With leading lady Gwen Verdon, was this transfer of medium a home run or a foul ball?
Sep 7, 2022
Elvira, But Make it British, Not Goth, and in WWII (Jane and the Lost City 1987)
1987’s Jane and the Lost City was a live action interpretation of the comic strips of the same name. From the outside it looks like a shallow film used as an excuse to show off bodies, but could it be more than that?
Sep 5, 2022
Going Over Niagara in a Marilyn Shaped Barrel (Niagara 1953)
Marilyn Monroe starred in Niagara 1953, but was her star power enough to stop the film from going over the falls?
Sep 3, 2022
Elvira’s 1988 Film Catfished Me (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark 1988)
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a cult classic, and Elvira herself is an icon, but has the film aged like fine wine? Or has it not stood the test of time.