Movie Poster Collection: Eva Bartok Melodramas!

This fetching young woman is the late Hungarian actress, Eva Bartok (1927-98), who had a 16-year career in front of the camera between 1950-66. We saw her last in Spaceways (1953). Bartok may have had a child by way of Frank Sinatra from an affair in 1956, but other than that bit of gossip, she’s more-or-less forgottenContinue reading “Movie Poster Collection: Eva Bartok Melodramas!”

Movie Poster Collection: Jackie Coogan Flicks

In our last poster collection we ran into Jackie Coogan in Mesa of Lost Women (1953); here are several of his other films. Best known as “Uncle Fester” from the original Addams Family sit-com (1964-66), he was, however, on film from 1919 to 1984, after being discovered by Charlie Chaplin himself when Coogan was just 5 years old.Continue reading “Movie Poster Collection: Jackie Coogan Flicks”

Linkage: September 2014 Edition

Several good posts to make sure you catch this month, from the usual suspects of good B-exploitation-horror writers. Enjoy! Daily Grindhouse has a very positive, if somewhat cryptic, review of the zero-budget documentary, Kung Fu Elliot. While you’re lingering at DG, see the repost of Jason Coffman’s primer on Vansploitation films of the 1970s. Lost HighwayContinue reading “Linkage: September 2014 Edition”

10 Awesome Drive-In Movies

Originally posted on Anti-Film School:
Today, a little over three hundred drive-in movie theaters remain sprinkled throughout the United States. This means that many Americans are not lucky enough to have a drive-in movie theater close by their home. In the drive-in’s heyday, small production companies would release B-movies tailor-made for the drive-in audience. There…

Link Dump: Mid-Late October

It’s time for another good-sized roundup of good movie reviews from the tweeps.  Love how you folks are keeping exploitation and B-movies in circulation. With a good-sized H/T to Cultural Gutter, I saw this interesting post on TV criticism vs. TV recapping, among other things.  I liked it because it gives voice to what I’m tryingContinue reading “Link Dump: Mid-Late October”

Link Dump: 1-6 October

Here’s a bit on what I’ve been reading as of late–mainly from those with the sufficiently poor judgment as to follow me on Twitter. Seriously, you folks are awesome, and I wanted to highlight your stuff to the 8 or so people who read this blog 😉  Mainly I read your movie reviews, I’ve seenContinue reading “Link Dump: 1-6 October”

Cool Links from the Tweeps, 20-21 August

I finally got the blogs and sites from my 500-odd tweeps loaded into my NetVibes, so hopefully every couple days or so I can highlight the posts I find particularly good.  No rhyme or reason, just cool stuff I’m reading, that you should be seeing, too: Movies, Silently gives us a nice, and succinct, re-imagining True Grit as a 1917Continue reading “Cool Links from the Tweeps, 20-21 August”