So a similar disappointment to The Day The Earth Caught Fire. It didn’t catch fire. Also, the ending doesn’t say whether or not it will catch fire.
And we won’t even talk about the space pickle. It didn’t conquer anything.
But at the least The Day the Earth Caught Fire was an excellent film, so I can forgive the lying title. (Though I can envision an Ed Wood version, globe on a string, on fire… awesome!)
Gimmicky, forgettable, off putting, bad except for Nipsey Russell…
I’m watching the Wild World of Batwoman on Twitch right now
Oh man this episode…
Get your hot soup!
These are both top 20 episodes for me
The William Shatner episode of SNL from Season 12.
This is one of the best episodes of the show ever as far as I’m concerned, with the Shatner “Get a life” speech at the Star Trek convention, a great Sweeney Sisters sketch, “The Restaurant Enterprise” where the Enterprise is turned into a restaurant with a fantastic turn by Dana Carvey as Khan, and the “It’s a Wonderful Life” parody where Carvey is fantastic again as Jimmy Stewart.
“You… you must be thirty years old. Have you ever kissed a woman? I didn’t think so.”
Swiss Made 2069 (1968)
Fredi Murer’s arty short is an early (possibly the first) appearance of H.R.Giger’s mecha-organic designs on screen.
Yes, it’s odd. Of course it is.
Oh my Gaga!
Recently claimed a non-MST3K (!!!) perk: a 6-Qt. Le Creuset stock pot. I had about 50 years of credit card points accrued and I thought it’d be cool to have a piece of enamelware to see if we like it. So… While I wait for it to arrive, I’ve watched LOTS of interesting videos about how cookware’s made, how to care for enamelware, the science of not accidentally welding your fried egg to the bottom of the frypan, etc. Then I tried to watch a video about having a less-cluttered kitchen, but the host says I don’t need fridge magnets or a countertop knife holder because it’s “tacky” but I DO need a Keurig?
Yeah, how about you go jump up my butt, Princess. [shuts off vid one minute in]
Night of the Ghouls
Why? You gotta problem with that? Cause Tony Cardoza doesn’t think so, and neither do I!
Oh, congrats. Actually. Yeah, it was a fair trade back in the day: she got the cat and the Le Creuset, but I kept the All Clads. I recommend not losing or burning the plastic-type (phenolic, or something?) handle to the lid, though: those are stupid expensive to replace although alternatives can be found.
Very good cookware, and best to have, as you do, the original. Accept no substitutes.
Watched this last night for the first time in decades. I expected it to have aged so poorly as to be almost unwatchable, but it’s actually aged very well. Good performances, a very novel story, well photographed. Jeff Bridges is hamming it up a bit but clearly having fun.
I saw it in a theater on its original release, and my already-tech-leaning brain stuggled to keep up with it. It was conceptually way ahead of its time, no surprise it didn’t find a huge audience. Seeing it again now, the concepts are solid. An ancestor to The Matrix, really. The CG is astonishing for 1982.
I have a friend who worked on the animation in Tron and he doesn’t think it’s a big deal, which drives me crazy.
I’m a big fan of movie credits, so much interesting stuff to learn there. I’ve recently taken an interest in the MPA certificate numbers assigned to Hollywood movies, and there’s some cool data there. Here’s my list of certificate number by decade, indicating how many movies Hollywood has made over time:
The MPA only applies to the U.S. of course, and not every movie elects to have a certificate, but the majority do.
There’s some ambiguity about the first certificates, 1931-32 is probably the actual first year, I’ve just rounded it down here. Note the huge jump in the 60s, well over 10,000 movies that decade. For the past 20 years we’re hovering around 8 - 10,000 movies per decade, pretty wild. (For reference to the present day, Barbie is certificate # 54383.)
the curse, “pressure’s looking good so far” (2023)