Say Hello To The Face Of Exploitation Cinema! Someone asked me to explain the phenomenon of exploitation cinema – an era from the late 60’s to the mid-80’s when movies pushed boundaries and broke taboos…and resulted in some of the… Read More ›
#FrancoFriday! Is Darth Vader’s Helmet Influenced By “Countess Perverse”? Jess Franco’s “Star Wars”!
Where Did Darth Vader’s Look Come From? A Jess Franco Film? OK, here’s how this radical thought began: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was on TV, and earlier that week I happened to be watching this 1974 cult exploitation film… Read More ›
Happy Birthday Bruce Lee! November 27th would have been Bruce Lee’s 78th birthday – he was, without question, the greatest action movie star of all time….and here is the proof! Yes, he battles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – and he took on… Read More ›
Pam Grier! Foxy Brown! Tamara Dobson! Cleopatra Jones! Blaxploitation’s Time To Celebrate These Kick Ass Empowered Women!
Look! It’s Wonder Woman! Yes, last summer’s biggest action star was female – and why not? Empowered women SHOULD rule the box office…but if we are going to talk about “Wonder Women”, what about these two? Now These Two Are… Read More ›
Shocktober is off to a great start! The great #31DaysOfHorror are now underway, and I’m having a blast sharing some of my favorite Halloween films! Day #1 got off to a rousing start with “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” – you… Read More ›
Welcome To “Sharkansas!” Sometimes, movies are so “bad” they become “great”, and here’s proof! “Swamp” Sharks! We’ve seen “sharknadoes”, now there are sharks that come from the swamps of Arkansas to feed on beautiful girls! Time To Dive Into The… Read More ›
<strong>Talk About A Tough Lady!</strong> Dressed fully in black and carrying a sharp knife, this is one of the greatest action heroes that America’s <strong>NEVER HEARD OF!</strong> Time to share a “J-sploitation” film series that combines action, violence and “women… Read More ›
Time To Celebrate Sex Kitten Soledad Miranda! I’ve written before about movie “sex kittens”, Actresses who used their sexuality to drive their career. Hollywood also “assigns” that moniker as a marketing tool, and talented Actresses like Ann-Margret and the iconic… Read More ›
Some of films greatest Directors got their start by making terrific “B’ movies! “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.” Martin Scorsese, cinema’s “man behind the curtain”, got his start by directing a drive-in classic, starring a sexy… Read More ›