Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MST3K Reboot Almost Here!

After much hype, fans of MST3K won't have to wait much longer for the reboot to flick on the movie sign.

The new episodes premiere on Netflix, beginning April 14th.

After watching the trailer, I have to say that everything looks and feels right, from the new host Jonah Ray to the new Mads (Felicia Day & Patton Oswalt) to the set, props and special effects.

All that remains to be seen is which movies will be mercilessly mocked in this latest incarnation of the show. If the trailer is any indication, Reptilicus will be one of those movies. An excellent choice.

I realize that Joel Hodgson has chosen the movies for this new season already but feel free to pick any flawed films from my list for next season, Joel.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

B-Movie My Valentine (Screaming Skull)

Won't you B-movie my Valentine? 

Valentine's Day is here and if you're looking for something to send the B-movie lover you love, consider this virtual Valentine. 

The Screaming Skull recites a humourous and questionable love poem in an animated tribute to the low-budget horror movie. Forgive the bonehead, he means well.

Roses are red
Life's never dull
In fact it's a scream
Cuz you're out of your skull

- Movie Vigilante

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Barry J. Gillis Presents 'Tales from the Dead Zone'

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

'Movie Vigilante' Now on Vidme

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Movie Vigilante can now be found on a third video hosting service.

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

Season's Greetings!

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

John the Robot Belongs in the Robot Hall of Fame

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

Hooray for Santa Claus!

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

Looking Back at Batman

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.

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