Dr. Tony Nelson (James Congdon) had the crazy idea that he could fuse a 4th dimensional state with pulsating beatnik bongos. Was he insane or visionary? It was certainly a maverick idea and beyond the realms of experimental science fiction. He would be ridiculed in his scientific profession if he failed. He rest assured that with the help of his resourceful brother, Dr. Scott Nelson (Robert Lansing), that the impossible could be achieved. Continue reading “4D Man (1959) Bongo Beat Jive Catwoman In The 4th Dimension”
Had to fit in the 50’s science fiction classic This Island Earth. As a teenager I was always fascinated by this films incredible imagination. What was the mystery of why these big headed aliens were sneakily kidnapping nuclear scientists? What was their purpose? And before you knew it this wide-eyed wolf-boy was taken on a kind of road movie throughout the stars with added giant alien bug thrown in for good measure.
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Continue reading “This Island Earth (1955) Giant Cranium Alien Abduction Road Trip Through The Stars”
Nothing shows fear quite like a man with a suitcase and a pair of shades. I kid you not, it maybe the ultimate in cheap alien costume but it’s surprisingly effective. Who better to bring the best out of a B-movies microscopic budget than that man, Roger Corman. Not Of This Earth was a pure delight, not only had I never seen it but I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did.
Continue reading “Not of This Earth (1957) Roger Corman’s Alien Blood Stealing Travelling Salesman”
An alien light probe parasite takes over the body of a whistling man out driving his truck on an desert road. With a new destination in his head, the possessed man drives to the Astro Physics Laboratory. Forcing himself into the facility the entity takes control of the chief scientist Dr. Hubbell Eliot (John Emery). Secretly the alien invasion has begun. Continue reading “Kronos (1957) Alien Robot Planet Robber Tramples Earth For Power”
Yeah I was only 2 at the time but you would of thought Mankind landing on Mars in 1973 would of made a significant mark on the history books! I guess what with the end of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal in full swing that a crew of 10 landing on the red planet 54 million kilometers away, just ain’t all that newsworthy!
I bet it was down to the Science Advisory Committee Division Of Interplanetary Exploration covering up the facts. They didn’t want the first successful mission to Mars to be surrounded by….. murder! Continue reading “It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958) It Breathes. It Hunts. It Kills!”
Christopher (Charlton Heston) is a king kong prat! He’s gifted a beautiful, intelligent, free spirited, buxom, mail order bride with only one real desire, to procreate! And all this moody plonker can worry about is sloppy seconds! He’s not a happy bunny at all, huffing and puffing, this primadonna has mood swings coming out his arse! Temper tantrums, door smashing, perfume throwing and he even proudly announces his skill at reframing from bedding his indigenous workers! He’s a total twonk.
Continue reading “The Naked Jungle (1954) Charlton Hates Ants And Sloppy Seconds!”
Before doing this blog I was blissfully unaware of Humphrey Bogart being bad! I’d only seen a handful of his movies and what with his legendary status following you around since whenever I can remember. Call me naive, I’d always thought he played good guys. Well rogues or strong willed tough guys with a heart of gold or a cast iron moral code. Well I couldn’t have been more wrong! He was somewhat naughty in The Desperate Hours but I have to say I didn’t expect him to beat his despicable me part in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. So you see I wasn’t ready for Dixon Steele to turn up in In a Lonely Place and not reading anything about it when going in I’d expected him to be another Samuel Spade style PI. Continue reading “In a Lonely Place (1950) Angry Bogie’s Fury And An Alternative Ending”
Voice of Chicago – “The city at night. A million homes, three and a half million people, all different from one another. People lovin’, people hatin’, people stealin’, people prayin’..”
Opening with the voice of Chicago looking down on its citizens, you can kinda guess we’re not in traditional film noir setting. Well actually the underlying story couldn’t be anymore noir but this strange little film has managed to squeeze in a few cheeky little surprises. So what’s going on Wolfie? Continue reading “City That Never Sleeps (1953) Robot Man, Strippers, Magician And A City God!”
With enough N-Bombs to make Quentin Tarantino blush, No Way Out is one helluva tough watch that’s for sure. However it processes an important social message about racial prejudices and bigoted hatred. This is the story of a young black man and his encounter with narrow-minded, blind, racial intolerance. Continue reading “No Way Out (1950) Sidney Poitier In Spinal Tap Of Prejudice”
It was the poster art by designer Christian Broutin that sparked my attention with this French film. The beautiful simplistic artwork is so striking. The black silhouette of our shifty looking lead centered on a blue backdrop with what I first thought were white doves around him. With a second look those doves revealed themselves as white gloves portraying this young man’s light fingered skills. For Michel (Martin LaSalle) is a pickpocket and he’s ready to palm off wallets, watches and handbags when the chance arises. Continue reading “Pickpocket (1959) The Journey Of A Light Fingered Frenchman”