Thursday, August 13, 2020

Bring Back the Clowns? Maybe not, but Drive- In's & Put Putt Golf...Heck Yeah!

Miniature golf was fast becoming a respectable sport in the 1960s and early 70s, with its elite “athletes” getting paid big fat paychecks in national competitions.  Courses were popping up all over the U.S., and there was even a Miss Putt-Putt beauty pageant.  But as the 1970s wore on, miniature golf courses became more about being a hangout for teens than a place of legitimate competition.   And by the 1980s, the primary revenue for putt-putt business came from the video game arcades and birthday parties in the clubhouse rather than on the greens. The sport’s heyday was far in the rear-view mirror by the time the 1980s came to a close. 

Well folks, Pac-Man and creepy clowns have arrived. There are only a few miniature golf courses still are around, but you have to admit they’ve lost their character, their mojo, if you will.  I blame the clowns. With " social distancing " a thing of the 'now' maybe it's time to bring them back? I immediately thought about putt put golf and drive in's when the pandemic started. And have been casually complaining to friends here in Seattle about the absence of both. They blame the rain. But isn't there a way around that? Like maybe, a fancy sliding roof? Tents? A little drizzle wouldn't stop me! 

Now I know what your thinking, if not clowns then what? What shall we shoot our balls into? 

Think back if you will, to our Courtney Love pinata? You can finally say, " I'd hit that and not be ashamed " ! Well why not a music inspired putt putt course? Maybe you shoot your balls right into Elvis's...hand? Oh okay still thinking about Courtney are ya? 

Either way, I tell ya, I'm gonna make this happen!

Stay tuned for Pt. 2 of this article this weekend 

when we talk about drive in movie theaters! 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Watch ' The Bat Whisperer ' on 13 Days of Vintage Spooky Movies

The Bat Whispers is a 1930 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Roland West, produced by Joseph M. Schenck, and released by United Artists. The film is based on the 1920 mystery play The Bat, written by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, and is the second film version by the same director, previously adapted in 1926. An early talkie and one of the first widescreen films, West financed the cinematography, which required two cameramen, several techniques and was once a lost film but thanks to the duplicate filmstock was restored in 1988.

Watch the full movie here! 

What? You don't have a fireplace to add to the spooky atmosphere?! here ya go! 

 (Via Wiki )
A mysterious criminal by the name of "The Bat" eludes police and then finally announces his retirement to the country. read more

Friday, October 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

There's No Such Thing as Santa Claus or a Bad Elvis Movie! May as Well Watch an Elvis Movie!

All you need to know is that this involves an all female dude ranch and  Elvis! Does it get any campier than that!? Okay here's more....

My goodness what a life Elvis had

 More on Tickle Me~ via the always awsome WiKi: onnie Beale (Elvis), an out-of-work rodeo star with a heart of gold, is trying to make ends meet until the season starts up again. He comes to the town of Zuni Wells (a fictional town somewhere in the American West) because a friend says Lonnie can get a job on a ranch, but his friend is nowhere to be found.
Having no other option, Lonnie begins singing in a local club, but he gets fired after a fight with one of the customers. Vera Radford (Adams) sees his performance and offers a job at a ranch she runs called the Circle-Z to take care of the horses. The Circle-Z is not what Lonnie expected, though; it is a guest ranch where actresses and models go to lose weight and to get in shape, a fitness salon, referred to as "Yogurt Gulch."

Now normally I only share movies you can watch free on YouTube, but it's available to rent for $2.99 on YouTube and hey its not like you pay to look at YouTube very often! 

Here's a trailer! 

When's the best time to shop for Christmas? Why the day after of course! Get ready for next year now and order all your friends and co workers this delightful Elvis nutcracker!
 Remember to select Shine Music Project as your non-profit to support on Amazon's Smile Affiliate Program, something we have participated in for 2 years before the program was actually created! Learn more about Shine HERE 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

" The Hitch-Hiker " on 31 Days of Classic Horror Films

The film opens with a wordless prologue obscured by darkness. The eponymous killer, posing as a hitchhiker, goes on a murderous spree. His body count climbs but is hidden offscreen, suggested by a woman’s purse falling from a car or an ominous shadow cutting across car door. Neither the killer (renamed Emmett Myers and played with psychotic quiet by William Talman) nor the extent of his crimes are revealed until he’s picked up on a pitch-black highway by two unwary fisherman, Gilbert Bowen (Frank Lovejoy) and Roy Collins (noir veteran Edmond O’Brien). From this simple premise - three men, one gun, and a car on the border to Mexico - Lupino spins a story of survival and sadism. 

Read more HERE in this great little piece about female film maker and Ida Lupino. I always say " I could hang out on my film blog and write about movies, TV shows and anything related all day " 

I also chose this film to tease my editor on Xanaland who goes by the name Hitch Hiker on social media...gotcha 
girl ha ha ha! 

Enjoy tonight's movie and don't forget to subscribe for more classic horror movies this month! 

In case you don't have a fireplace....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween Horror Flicks to Die For! The Most Dangerous Game~ Watch it Here! Made in 1932 with Real Actors on a Real Set!

"Kill, then love! When you have known that, you have known ecstasy!"

The Most Dangerous Game - Zarkoff threatens his guests
The Plot! 

 The personal philosophy of Russian Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks) as he prepares to hunt down human prey Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) on a remote island in the motion picture The Most Dangerous Game (1932).
After a shipwreck, the Count and his assistant rescue a number of survivors and invite them to the comfort of his mansion on Baranka Island. Soon, the survivors dwindle in number and the remaining surviviors discover the Count is a mad and using his guests as reluctant participants in an usual big game hunt. “I have invented a new sensation.”
Giving his human prey a head start, the Count cries, “First the hunt...then the revels” as he follows closely behind with snarling dogs and bow and arrow.

The Most Dangerous Game - Count Zarkoff hunts his human prey

Unfortunately, for the Count, his prey becomes the hunter. As the Count admits defeat (“Yes...yes I insist you have beaten me.”) Rainsford stabs him to death.

The Most Dangerous Game - Rainsford becomes the hunter

"This world's divided into two kinds of people: the hunter and the hunted. Luckily I'm the hunter. Nothing can change that." - Bob Rainsford
In other great movie quotes!  In the film Flesh for Frankenstein (1974) Udo Kier as Baron Frankenstein says, “To know death, Otto, you must first fuck life in the gall bladder!”

The Most Dangerous Game - Movie Poster
The Most Dangerous Game - Map of Baranka Island


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Soundtrack Sunday with Miles Davis for the movie ' SIESTA '

To this day one of my very favorite soundtracks. I remember buying the album in the University District with my then boyfriend Andrew Wood, of Mother Love Bone. He loved Miles Davis. We then saw that it was a movie that was just coming out and went to see it down the street. 

I'm always surprised when I meet someone who's never seen it. With a huge cast starring Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Isabella Roselinni, Martin Sheen, Ellen Barkin, and Jodie Foster, and even a fun cameo with Grace Jones, it was one of the most interestingly cast movies and one of the sexiest I've even seen. 

Ellen Barkin was also married to Gabriel Byrne at the time, I believe they had 5 children together. 

via Wiki~ The screenplay was written by Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on a novel by Patrice Chaplin. The film was shot on location inSpain, released by Lorimar Motion Pictures, and debuted in New York City on November 11, 1987. The film's themes are sex and death. Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis performed on the score for the film, Music from Siesta, which was written and arranged by frequent Davis collaborator Marcus Miller. Film critic Janet Maslin called it an "excitingly bad, artily experimental film".

Speaking of siestas, why don't Americans practice the art of napping like they do in Spain? 

Disqus for at the drive in