Sunday, October 14, 2018

Star Trek (TV1967) The City on the Edge of Forever





McCoy jumps through a time portal and changes history, Kirk and Spock must follow and repair the damage. The title of this episode refers to both the dead city on the time planet and New York itself, where the timeline will either be restored or disrupted. At the 50th anniversary "Star Trek" convention in Las Vegas in August 2016, fans voted this the best episode of the "Star Trek" franchise. ★★★★

Friday, October 12, 2018

As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)




 
In German & Russian with English subtitles

Director: Hardy Martins   

Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov

At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer. ★★★


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Honeymooners (TV 1955) The Man From Space



The Honeymooners stars JACKIE GLEASON as Ralph Kramden, ART CARNEY as Ed Norton, AUDREY MEADOWS as Alice Kramden, and JOYCE RANDOLPH as Trixie Norton. Ralph is determined to win a prize of $50 at the Raccoon Lodge costume. When he competes with Norton in the contest and Alice will have nothing to do with loaning her husband any money to rent a costume, Ralph is forced to make a homemade costume.★★★

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Witchfinder General 1968 Vincent Price




Director: Michael Reeves   

Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies
 
Witches have a long history of being feared by the people. Under torture, accused witches would confess to almost anything, who wouldn't, especially if you have Vincent Price extracting the confession. In one of his best horror roles Price plays the perfect witch finder, the real fun starts when he tortures the poor victim, of course he may be lenient if you have sex with him. Director Michael Reeves presents us with a stylish, atmospheric horror thriller about a witch hunter torturing his way to wealth and fame. Price  regarded his performance in this film as the finest of his horror movie career. The movie is based on a real person, Matthew Hopkins, who executed more than 300 people, mainly women, during his two or three years of  witch hunting, which make the movie even more believable. If you like horror and Vincent Price Witchfinder General, AKA Conqueror Worm, is a must see. ★★★★★
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 8, 2018

Madonna of the Desert (1948) Sheldon Leonard



Director:

 George Blair

Stars:

 Lynne Roberts, Don 'Red' Barry, Don Castle, Sheldon Leonard

Madonna of the Desert is an ivory statue embedded with jewels and natural the gangsters are out to steal it. Nick (Sheldon Leonard) enlists his girl Monica (Lynne Roberts) to heist the Madonna for him, but there is more to this little statue than meets the eye. Madonna of the Desert is an entertaining movie with one of Hollywood's most recognizable screen tough guys Sheldon Leonard. The attractive Lynne Roberts plays the tough broad that's out to steal the Madonna. Also in the cast is Don Castle the handsome "B" actor who had a slight resemblance to Clark Gable. Castle died from a drug overdose at the age of 47. If you like film noir you must see Madonna of the Desert. ★★★




Saturday, October 6, 2018

TWILIGHT ZONE - DEATH SHIP (TV1963)



Three astronauts discover a wrecked duplicate of their spaceship and their own dead bodies. Richard Matheson's short story "Death Ship" first appeared in the March, 1953, issue of Fantastic Story Magazine. "Death Ship" is a fine melding of the science fiction and horror genres, and it touches on many fears: fear of the unknown, fear of loss, fear of death. The old dark house is turned into the ruined, dark spaceship and the monsters lurking within are the astronauts own corpses. ★★★

Directed by: Don Medford
Written by: Richard Matheson
Stars: Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, Fredrick Beir 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Psycho (1960) Anthony Perkins






Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Stars:
Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles
 
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. ★★★★★