Sunday, January 08, 2017
Writer and director Barry J Gillis has a new movie coming out called Tales from the Dead Zone which now has a trailer available to watch. The movie stars former WWE (WWF if you're old school) superstar, Bret "The Hitman" Hart as a private investigator.
Hart was featured in the superb documentary about his wrestling career, called Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Besides YouTube and Vimeo, MV is now on Vidme also.
According to its Twitter description, Vidme's mission is to build the world's most creator-friendly video community. It is also aiming to provide "a simple watching experience, without ads and the other bullshit you find on many video sites."
Saturday, December 24, 2016
The Movie Vigilante would like to wish all his readers a very Merry Christmas and safe holidays. Besides the Season's Greetings video, we have two Christmas videos for you to enjoy.
The first is of a 1963 Santa Claus parade in McKeesport, PA. At one point, while riding on a rooftop float, Santa passes by the Penn-McKee Hotel. Later on he rides in a rocket ship.
Friday, December 23, 2016
This is my humble attempt to get a little-known robot some respect and recognition.
Some people lobby to get their favourite athlete in one of the various sports halls of fame. Others make a case to get their favourite rock star in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame. Me, I'm putting my efforts into getting John the Robot inducted in the Robot Hall of Fame.
Although he is nowhere near as famous as Robby the Robot (Forbidden Planet) nor as popular as Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still), John the Robot from Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet is an awesome robot in his own right. John's lack of notoriety probably has to do with the fact that his movie is a very obscure B-movie which itself was an English dub of an equally-obscure sci-fi Russian film called Planeta Bur. Its plot is nowhere near as good as the movies Robby and Gort are featured in but for a low-budget movie with man-eating plants and lizard men, overall it is not too bad.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
It's that time of year when the jolly old man in the red suit starts making appearances in malls, parades and TV specials.
If you're like Virginia, you may have doubts of Santa Claus' existence. How can there be an entire state of disbelievers? People there may be in a state of denial but I'm here to tell it like it is.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Like me, you've probably watched all the annual classic Christmas TV episodes and movies enough times that you can recite them by heart. You probably still enjoy watching them just as much as the first time you saw them but maybe you're in the mood for something else.
I've taken the liberty of creating and compiling this playlist of short videos along with some full length movies about Santa Claus. It's definitely out of the ordinary and makes for an interesting viewing experience for the holidays.
So after you've finished trimming the tree and you're done baking the fruit cake and Christmas cookies, relax and watch this Santa Claus mini movie marathon.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Sunday, November 20, 2016
This year marks not only the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Batman television series but also the movie which starred the same cast and was released in theaters a couple months after the first season of the TV show.
In celebration of its golden anniversary, an animated movie titled Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders was released with Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) reprising their roles as the voices of their characters.
The TV series was an obvious parody of Columbia's Batman serial in 1943, borrowing many ideas and implementing them in absurd situations.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
|"I take care of the pets while The Beach Boys are away"|
1966 was also a great year for music. That was the year that The Beach Boys released what many people consider the greatest album of all time; "Pet Sounds."
It was the brainchild of Brian Wilson and is an absolute masterpiece.
Naturally, I couldn't resist inserting Torgo into the famous album cover. He doesn't look out of place on "Pet Sounds", seemingly shepherding those animals.
It's also fitting because the rumour is that Torgo was supposed to have goat legs in Manos but that has never been confirmed. Maybe it was in the script but they had no budget to actually pull it off.
"Pet Sounds" was a very experimental album on which Brian Wilson even included barking dogs which were his actual pets, Banana and Louie. That's not unlike Manos in which director and writer Hal Warren had his pet poodle Pepe in the movie, while Tom Neyman (The Master) had his pet doberman Shanka in it as well. Too bad Wilson didn't know Warren and Neyman or else he might have included Pepe and Shanka on the album. Wouldn't it be nice?
Monday, November 14, 2016
|Tom Neyman as The Master in Manos The Hands of Fate (1966)|
His daughter Jackey Neyman Jones, who was also in the cult film, broke the news in a Facebook post that he passed away on Nov 12, 2016.
“My dad, The Master from Manos The Hands of Fate passed away last night when his heart stopped. He has now transcended to become Manos. I miss my dad. He was such a gentle, sweet, humble and loving man.”This will make the release of the upcoming sequel a bittersweet moment for not only his family and those involved in its production but also to the many fans of Manos. Unfortunately, it's the second time a Manos cast member has died before his movie's release. John Reynolds, who portrayed Torgo in the original film in 1966, died about a month before that film's premiere.
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