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    • July 19, 2014 9:59 PM CDT
    • Stuckism:

       Stuckism is an international art movement founded in 1999 by Billy Childish and Charles Thomson to promote figurative painting in opposition to conceptual art. Anti the pretensions of conceptual art. Anti-anti-art. The first Remodernist art group. Daubers (daubing is the new painting).

       Read the manifesto:

       Anyone into stuckism? Any stuckists among us? If so, let's see some of your art!

    • July 11, 2014 11:30 PM CDT
    • MAD scientist...

    • July 11, 2014 11:30 PM CDT
    • That's a riot. I did'nt know Japan ever did am unauthorized take (Take - 0ff ?) on Dr. Who. I'm sure the Turkish did (Turkey has released their own below - low budget , stranger than fiction Star Trek , Star Wars , James Bond , Exorcist , and almost every major superhero films , because they have no copyright laws. There is a JAPANESE SPIDERMAN , i'VE ONLY SEEN PART OF IT.

      "King Kong Escapes" ('68?) had a mas Scientist called Dr. Who !

    • July 10, 2014 9:23 AM CDT
    • Ha, this is friggin' awesome...

    • July 11, 2014 12:16 AM CDT
    • Kopper , You're welcome.  Some of those "Outer Limits' were so good , they COULD have been feature films.

    • July 10, 2014 11:29 PM CDT
    • He's the Ebonite interrogator from the "Nightmare" episode, 1963.

    • July 10, 2014 11:12 PM CDT
    • John Battles said:

      He's from an "Outer Limits" episode. I could'nt tell you his name (If he had one.), or which episode he was in , but , if you look up some "Outer Limits" websited , the info should be available.

      Aaaaahh... the Outer Limits! No wonder I couldn't remember the movie... cuz it wasn't a movie!

      Thanks, John!

    • July 10, 2014 8:52 PM CDT
    • He's from an "Outer Limits" episode. I could'nt tell you his name (If he had one.), or which episode he was in , but , if you look up some "Outer Limits" websited , the info should be available.

    • July 10, 2014 11:23 AM CDT
    • Who is this guy and what movie was he from? At one time I knew... but I can't remember now at all. Help!


    • June 19, 2014 5:30 AM CDT
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    • June 14, 2014 11:30 PM CDT
    • .....Thing is , Joey F. , The Standells were , like Garage - Punk or Proto - Punk...whatever they were , they were'nt NEW WAVE . It's a TOTALLY DIFFERENT HEAD !!!!

      Wow , I just found "The Legends of The Superheroes".... I REMEMBER SEEING IT WHEN IT WAS ON TV (1978.), but , I only remembered not thinking it was good enough to buy a bootleg copy for $20 at a movie memorabilia show , some 20 years later. I found it for a dollar this week at a thrift store. NOW they're talking my lingo !

      Anyway , it was a two - part TV movie that attempted to revive the "Batman" characters (Adam West as Batman , Burt Ward as Robin and the great Frank Gorschin as The Riddler.), with Captain Marvel  (Not Jackson Bostwick from the Saturday morning show , "Shazam!".), as well as Green Lantern (They make a joke about him being Black , though , he was'nt...But , he WOULD be , many years later !), The Flash (Who'd have his own TV show , years later.), Hawkman , and a few lesser - known heroes and villains. Best of all , Captain Marvel's arch - nemesis , Dr. Sivana , turns up . The makeup job looks uncannily like the comic book character , no mean feat. On cursory inspection , the actor playing Sivana turns out to be the legendary Howard Morris (Ernest T. Bass , the voice of Jughead.).

      Ruth Buzzi plays the secondary Captain Marvel villainess , Auntie Minerva. 

      It gets even weirder BEFORE THAT.....The first half of the show is a superhero celebrity roast , hosted by (I swear before God , and two other Black guys.) ED MCMAHON !!!!!!

      Obviously ,the show is played for laughs. Sometimes , it works . You get to see West and Ward in The Batmobile , again. But , overall , it reamains the by - product of Bizarro World.


    • April 11, 2014 2:56 PM CDT
    • BTW - I meant it's unfortunate that Tony Valentino is the EX Guitarist for The Standells.

    • June 12, 2014 9:14 PM CDT
    • HEY , CHEERS TO BOTH OF YOU , TOO. They probably did'nt think "The Young Ones" would go down well in America , and it was accepted like the much - needed breath of fresh air that it was.

    • June 11, 2014 8:30 PM CDT
    • Thanks for sharing that, I loved The Young Ones.  Cheers

    • June 10, 2014 4:17 PM CDT
    • This sucks big time.

    • June 10, 2014 1:20 AM CDT
    • British comic genius , Rik Mayall , died , at home . Cause of death is yet unknown. He was only 56. Mayall is best known for co - creating "The Young Ones" , one of THEE funniest post - Python UK comedies. Besides the brutal nature of the show's humor ( They had difficulty getting teh show on Television because THERE WERE "NO LIKEABLE CHARACTERS" , the very thing that made the show such a hit. ).The least likeable character was arguably Mayall's hilarious "Rik , The People's poet" , which he debuted in his standup act , before the TV show was  concieved. 

      He espoused Anarcho/Socialist politics ,while practically worshipping Cliff Richard. Though the program featured everyone from Motorhead , The Damned , 9 Below Zero to John Otway , Madness (Twice.) , and others , Richard never made an appearance , though he did record a 12" charity record with the "Young Ones" cast. Mayall continued to work sporadically with former cast members of "tHE yOUNG oNES" , particularly Ade Edmonton. Mayall went on to appear in the excellent , long - running " The Comic Strip Presents " , each episode an hour - long comic film. The best episode(s) , arguably , was "Bad News on Tour" and "More Bad News", concerning an inept (And I say that lovingly.) New Wave of British Heavy Metal band that somehow gets a chance at the big time. Mayall was reunited with Edmonton and Nigel Planer in this , other episodes , and other programs. I'm sorry , "BAD NEWS"is , in my humble opinion , much funnier than "Spinal Tap" , with better songs (Because they lack The Taps's slickness.). If anyone disagrees , that's cool , but don't get all You Tube on my ass , thanks.  

      Later , Mayall and Edmonton starred together in " Bottom" about two "Swinging Bachelors" who can't get laid to save their lives. Moderately dark humor , and laughable ultra - violence made it the show you loved or hated. I loveit, but , I would not hold it up against "The Young Ones". Mayall also starred opposite Phoebe Cates  in "Drop Dead Fred " , and even in a failed attempt to revive the insanely popular "Carry On " series , all the while performing live comedy , often with Edmonton.

      Damn , that man was funny !

    • May 23, 2014 2:33 AM CDT
    • Not so quick reply: To a degree , maybe , but it seem like Tokusatsu refers largely to Kaiju (Giant Monsters) than some of the more serious Horror / Sci Fi myself , and other people discussed.

      Of course, several of these movies DO feature giant monsters , but they're usually presented on a different scale than say , Godzilla , Rodan or Ghidorah.   Maijin is , technically , a giant monster, but he's a resurrected ancient Japanese warrior , a statue , I believe , making him more like a Golem than a reptilian or insectoid creature. But , Lake of Dracula ( Recommended.) , The Human Vapor , The H man , GOKE , The Body Snatcher From Hell , The Manster , and others , broke away from the Kaiju formula , even when said movies did feature giant monsters.   GOJIRA , OF COURSE , WAS AIMED AT ADULTS AND TEENS , But ,the Godzila we know and still love became more of a children's attraction (Which is cool.), but , more movies came out of Japan , aimed primarily at adults and teenagers. Even the recent Godzila films are a far cry from the Saturday matinees and Sunday Afternoon mini - marathons I enjoyed in my childhood and early teens. But , you know what? There's room for everything. Kids need to get turned on to Horror films in an inviting , not overly scary , manner. Thta's where the Big "G" COMES IN..........   

    • May 17, 2014 4:45 AM CDT
    • Yeah , it's very good , before the movies got more kiddie - oriented  ( I like those , too...) . They could'nt get permission to use the "Godzilla " name in America , so they called him "Gigantis" , instead. Later, the ban was lifted. iN IT , HE FIGHTS Angorus (Sometimes called Angilius , or even Anzilla , but , to my knowledge , Angorus is the correct , English name.) , the giant Stegosaurus - like monster who became his ally in later films . The new Godzilla is BADASS. I WAS'NT AS CRAZY ABOUT THE OTHER MONSTERS , and it's a LONG wait for the real action , but , the payoff is big. It mostly takes place on teh West Coast , but the Eastern and Western themes come together  seamlessly.

    • May 16, 2014 3:22 PM CDT
    • I've seen all of the Godzilla movies from the original series except for the second one, so I'll have to check it out one of these days.  

    • May 12, 2014 7:54 PM CDT
    • YEAH , I'm going. People seem pretty excited about this one. That American made giant iguana - meets the monster from "Alien", I could'nt hang with. The ads do look pretty good. I liked "Godzilla 2000" , that was the last Godzilla movie imported to the states , in English.  There was a cool sorta - remake of "Destroy All Monsters" several years ago , too.... I just started watching Godzilla movies again , recently. Finally got a good copy of "Godzilla Raids Again" (aka "Gigantis The Fire Monster") , the second "G" picture. It was unavailable in the states for decades. I'd never even seem it until about a year ago.

    • May 12, 2014 2:51 PM CDT
    • Anyone here going to see the new movie?  It's getting an 85% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and I've really enjoyed all of the teasers and trailers for this movie.  

    • May 7, 2014 8:13 AM CDT
    • What are your favorites? Think INTERNET K-HOLE as the perfect example (I could look at that site for hours)... a fascinating, seemingly unceasing time capsule of random, caption-less snapshots and Polaroids from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

      The lack of context that makes this collection far creepier than it would otherwise be.

      (NSFW, the good ol' days.)


      Any other good ones out there? List 'em!

    • April 25, 2014 8:11 AM CDT
    • Great list!

      20 Best Neo-Noir Films of the 1980s:

      Got any others to add? Post 'em here!

    • April 19, 2014 3:05 PM CDT
    • Hmmm....  I like the Artist formerly known as Exene and certainly support anyone's right to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions, and having the right to express themselves regardless . .  .  

      (Christine Notmyrealname), I happen to like her, not fame-wise, but for the person I've met.  She's always been a warm, humane individual each time I ran into her.

      My feeling about the 1st video is there's some very black & white thinking going on here, i.e., slut shaming.  So, she's talking about the onset of a dystopian society where we all run out of resources and have to fend for ourselves, and how certain kinds of women just won't be able to make it.  Well hey! We all saw Tank Girl ;-p.  Seriously! It disturbed me that she said, "when the shit hits the fan" society decay-wise, if you live in a rural area and have a man to hunt and skin animals, you're okay.  .  .  . That just sounds like something my mother would say.  EXCUSE ME!?!  As a woman, I'm perfectly capable of all those things should it ever come to that (tho' the idea of having to turns my vegatarian stomach), I've gotten and continue to get my hands dirty when I need to and don't think twice about it or feel that based on my gender I'm limited in some area of getting my needs met.  So, she's upholding feminism, talking about Camille Paglia & um, Madonna, on the one-hand, but slut-shaming, trashtalking the so-called Material Girls (hi Madonna!) on the other....

      I say Christine (ex-Exene) start by volunteering at a community garden.  If you live in fear of societal decay, take the initiative and do something!  Campaign and work to get a community garden started in your hood.  Surely they have these in LA.  They're everywhere in New York, San Francisco, and even freakin' Detroit right smack in the middle of the ghettos!  Think in terms of solutions, not fearmongering and hatin' on people. 

      Anyhoo, all in all I found the whole thing damn funny & thoroughly entertaining!!!

    • April 12, 2014 12:07 PM CDT
    • That was pretty cool, but yeah, rocks and Bourbon please, the only original American spirit. I have an old set of "Hula Honeys" coasters similar to those cards too.