Friday, November 11, 2016
Sunday, October 09, 2016
In anticipation of an upcoming piece at 366 Weird Movies, here's the latest offering from Cheap Bastard Filmworks...
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Candy Factory Films, which has had this Kevin Willmott film for well over a year now, finally, FINALLY, has made a release date for it - it will be available on several platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Prime, amongst others. Check out the article on The NerdsTemplar.com for more.
As to what the film is about - picture BLAZING SADDLES and SPACEBALLS making an illicit hook-up, and the resulting spawn being... well, you get the idea.
Check out the trailer, then check out the film - and tell your friends!
Monday, April 25, 2016
Logrolling this campaign because I do have some tenuous connection - Joseph Niedelander I've worked with before, and this is his brainchild; plus, it's science-fiction AND has Ed Asner participating! They're well on their way, but there's still a long way to go... if you can help out either by donating some of that disposable income their way (and getting some nice perks), or, if you're not in a position to donate, tell your friends (sci-fi/film geeks, Asner fans, etc.) about the campaign and direct them to the campaign page.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
The offender in the dock... well, this is almost too easy, when all's said and done. And yet, there are some that, no matter what the good intentions were, just Turn Out Bad.
For those who care about such things, the movie would appear to have a good pedigree. Based on a novel by William Bradford Huie (who wrote the novels THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY, THE EXECUTION OF PRIVATE SLOVAK and did some good journalism during the Civil Rights era) and was originally to be written & directed by Sam Fuller. Apparently the studio got cold feet over Fuller's take, and hired another writer and a new director. Unfortunately, Fuller wasn't able to remove his name from the project, so we have the following credit, though the movie shot bore little relation to the draft he wrote.The story concerns the goings on in a 'small Southern town' when Nancy Poteet, a white woman (Linda Evans, pre-DYNASTY comeback) is raped and a black man is accused - the local klavern is up in arms and go to extract Klan justice from... well, it's never exactly known WHO the rapist was -
Sheriff Track Bascomb (Lee Marvin) attempts to keep the peace by taking the 'suspect' into protective custody, but denied the chance to dispense 'justice', the klavern decide that getting another Black man is just as good, and after a pursuit in the woods, 'dispense justice' - here meaning castration and a gunshot to the head. What they don't know is that this is witnessed by their prey's friend, Garth, played by O.J. Simpson.
However, at GUILTY... OF BEING WHITE!, the quality of the defendant is not what's on trial, but the content of their character. And despite such lurid shenanigans that used to be written off as 'that was way back in the Past', we like to remind Everybody that The Past isn't quite as far away as we all assume - otherwise things like this and that... well, they just wouldn't be.
VERDICT: Well, it's pretty obvious -- GUILTY AS FUCK!
The Klansman (1974) - O.J Simpson, Lee Marvin... by FilmGorillas