Friday, September 19, 2014


It's come to an end... again.

And once again, it's difficult to let go.

Last night, I watched the last episode of METASTASIS ( the Colombian edition of BREAKING BAD ). So now, I'm going through withdrawal for a SECOND time.

Walter, you'll be missed... You were a true original, and most important of all, you were HUMAN.

I repeat, HUMAN... That's what made this character so special.

Walter is the only tv character I have ever become attached to. I could identify with him on many levels, and I am sure many others felt the same way.

Some of the other characters thought they were morally superior to Walter, but they were NOT... They were HYPOCRITES.

These characters were truly three-dimensional, and the actors and actresses that portrayed them deserve every bit of praise they have received.

To the writers, directors, editors, actors, actresses, and everyone else involved with BOTH versions.... I SALUTE ALL OF YOU!

I can count the number of television shows that I've truly loved on one hand.... Those shows are TWIN PEAKS, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, BREAKING BAD, and it's Colombian edition METASTASIS. There are a few other shows that I really liked, but the programs I've mentioned, are the shows that will stay in my memory for a very long time.

NOTE: I did NOT count any of my favorite anthologies. Why?... because anthologies are not typical tv shows. Each episode has different characters and the stories usually have no connection. That's why I did not include personal favorites, such as NIGHT GALLERY, TWILIGHT ZONE, and a few others.

Goodbye / Adios Walter.....

Lyrics to CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION ( Eddie Gray / Tommy James / Mike Vale )

look over yonder...
what do you see?
the sun is a-risin
most definitely
a new day is comin... woo-hoo
people are changin
ain't it beautiful... woo-hoo
crystal blue persuasion...

better get ready
gonna see the light
love, love is the answer... woo-hoo
and that's all right
so don't you give up now... woo-hoo
it's so easy to find
just look to your soul... look to your soul
and open your mind

crystal blue persuasion.... mum-hum
it's a new vibration
crystal blue persuasion
crystal... blue persuasion

maybe tomorrow
when he looks down
on every green field... woo-hoo
and every town
all of his children
in every nation
there'll be peace and good
crystal blue persuasion... yeah...
crystal blue persuasion... a-ha.....

I am going to end this post with a Walter White / Walter Blanco style moment...

To all the AIN'T-GOT-A-LIFE-OF-THEIR-OWN-PUSSY-COWARD-INTERNET-TROLLS, your day of reckoning is coming soon..... "REMEMBER MY NAME".....

Sunday, September 7, 2014


The ZODIAC was the first real serial killer that scared the shit out of me ( fictional movie killers have never scared me ).

When I was a kid he was still a legend in California, and there would occasionally be news about him resurfacing.

Some of my friends at school, would spread absurd rumors and almost everyone would believe them. Keep in mind, that when you're a kid, most crazy rumors actually sound plausible.

Newspaper clipping from 1969

Even if Arthur Leigh Allen was not the ZODIAC, he was still guilty of...


QUOTE BY "SANDY" PANZARELLA - "He told me that he got fired from a teaching job because he carried a magnum under the car seat, under the front seat of his AUSTIN-HEALEY. Then later, I found out he was really arrested for... he was really fired for child molestation"


INTERVIEWER - "He admitted to using the screams of a child as a sex toy?"

GEORGE BAWART - "Yes, he did. He said he enjoyed listening to the screams of a child being beaten"


"We searched the house and we found, hidden in the basement, bombs, completed pipe bombs, formulas for making fuel oil bombs as the ZODIAC had described in one of his letters where he was gonna blow up school buses with little children in them"

I know there are other things, but I can't remember.

No SANE person can justify defending an individual like this. He was a degenerate, and certifiably nuts! Only shameless, and morally bankrupt individuals would help and befriend a disgusting piece of shit like him.

Before I forget, I truly believe one or more folks knew about his "hobbies", and helped him.

Newspaper clipping from 1969

There have been countless newspaper articles, magazine articles, books, movies, and documentaries made about the ZODIAC killer.

If I could only pick ONE movie about the ZODIAC killer, it would be ZODIAC ( 2007 ), written by James Vanderbilt ( based on Robert Graysmith's book ), and directed by David Fincher.

This film drills a hole into your mind and stays there.

I love this movie. It's truly a work of art in my opinion.

Newspaper clipping from 1969

This is one of those movies, where I like everything about it. The script, the camera work, the editing, the sound, and the acting.

The cast is outstanding! Some of those folks are... Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards, Robert Downey Jr., Brian Cox, Candy Clark, Elias Koteas, Dermot Mulroney, Philip Baker Hall, and Ione Skye.

John Carroll Lynch is fucking amazing in this movie.

The scenes between Charles Fleischer and Jake Gyllenhaal are fucking fantastic.

A two disc region one DVD was released by PARAMOUNT ( also released in single disc form, and BLU-RAY ). The two disc version has a bunch of extra features.


I recently listened to the RIALTO REPORT's interview with Shanna McCullough, and I was really impressed.

Do you remember a movie called A BEAUTIFUL MIND?.... Well, instead of a man, picture a beautiful woman - who's NOT nuts ( ha-ha-ha ).

As you all know, physical beauty fades. So you better have a lot going on upstairs, and apparently she does.

Ms. McCullough seems to be extremely intelligent. She was an electrician, and she's on the path to becoming a scientist - how cool is that?!

She also seems to have a kind heart. Well, that makes her beautiful in the truest sense of the word.

There are two photos of her at the RIALTO REPORT website that stand out, one with Candida Royalle and Veronica Hart, the other standing with John Leslie. She looks incredibly gorgeous in both of them. She looked like she belonged on the cover of GLAMOUR, VANITY FAIR, or VOGUE.

Let me say the obvious, physically attractive people are a-dime-a-dozen, especially these days when plastic surgery is so common. Unfortunately, a lot of folks still don't get it, all the cosmetic changes in the world are NOT going to fix your mental problems. If you were a self-loathing individual, and highly insecure before your surgery, you'll probably remain that way.


Some of Ms. McCullough's non-adult titles are listed below ( thanks to Mr. Wood - and the IMDB ).


This is an Andy Sidaris film, so you know what to expect, ha-ha-ha.

I have this movie in my collection, and it's boob-tastic!

I think Ms. McCullough appears as a masseuse.

It was released on VHS by MCA / UNIVERSAL. I think it may have been released by a few other companies, but I'm not sure.

MALIBU EXPRESS has been released many times on region one DVD. It's an easy film to find. I recommend you get it on the cheap. Look for MILL CREEK's 12 movie pack called GIRLS, GUNS AND G-STRINGS.

NOTE - MILL CREEK also sold this set under the title BULLETS, BOMBS AND BABES ( with different cover ).

You can usually find this movie collection for FIVE dollars ( it's a bargain any way you look at it ).


Ms. McCullough appears in this horror anthology ( she's credited as one of the biker chicks ).

I saw this movie during the VHS rental era. It's cheesy fun, and it's also extremely rare.

James Earl Jones does voice work for this film!

This movie got a legit VHS release in the United States, but I don't remember the name of the company that released it.

I can NOT find any legit region one DVDs. However, there are some grey-market discs floating around.

As for online videos, I've only been able to find a trailer and some clips.


I think I saw this movie once, but I don't remember anything about it.

A VHS was released by A-PIX ENTERTAINMENT.

A region one DVD was released by ALLUMINATION FILMWORKS ( in solo form, and as part of a four movie set ).


Directed by the one and only Jim Wynorski.

Here's another rare film.

I don't know the name of the company that released it on VHS.

The movie was released on region one DVD by IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT.


I saw this movie a while ago, and I don't remember if I liked it.

It looks like a lot of silly fun.


There's NO region one DVD that I know of. I find that really surprising, since it's part of CROWN INTERNATIONAL's library of films.

I've only been able to find an online trailer, that's it!

Good luck trying to find these films.....


Barbara Stanwyck in MEET JOHN DOE

I've been watching Ruby Stevens - aka Barbara Stanwyck - since childhood. She's been one of my favorite actresses for a long time.

"WOW!", that's what I said the first time I saw DOUBLE INDEMNITY ( 1944 ). This was the first Barbara Stanwyck film I ever saw. It was also one of the first black and white movies I ever watched, and it made a big impression on me.

Let me tell you something else, Ms. Stanwyck is one of the greatest actresses this country has ever produced!

If you ever get a chance to watch some of her films, do so!

She was able to make every character she played unique, even when they were similar on paper. She also made each character genuinely human.

Jennifer Jason Leigh narrated a short video salute to Ms. Stanwyck for TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, and I agree with everything she said. Below are a few quotes from it.....

"She could bring sympathy to the most ruthless and the nastiest of characters"

"She was often playing two emotional registers at once, slightly teasing us with her witty persona and then showing us the cracks in the facade"

"She's hilarious and brilliant, and she makes it look so damn easy"

If anyone deserves to portray Ms. Stanwyck in a bio pic, it's Ms. Leigh.

FYI: Jennifer Jason Leigh is also one of the best actresses this country has ever produced.

Below is a very short list of some of my favorite Barbara Stanwyck movies.

SHOPWORN ( 1932 ).....

She looks so young in this film, and so adorable.

I don't think it was ever released on legit VHS.

You can find SHOPWORN in a five movie set called COLUMBIA PICTURES PRE-CODE COLLECTION ( region one DVD by TCM / SONY ).

NOTE: This may be the CUT version. I don't think the uncut version still exists.

LADY EVE ( 1941 ).....

Usually movies like this, do not appeal to me, but I'll watch almost anything with Ms. Stanwyck in it.

Henry Fonda also stars in this film.

A VHS was released by MCA / UNIVERSAL. I don't know if any other companies released it.

A region one DVD was released by CRITERION

It was also released as part of a seven movie collection called PRESTON STURGES: THE FILMMAKER COLLECTION ( by UNIVERSAL - region one DVD ).

LADIES OF LEISURE ( 1930 ).....

I think this is a fun flick, and she looks really cute.

I don't know if a legit VHS was ever released, but I did own a very bad quality bootleg.

LADIES OF LEISURE was released as part of a five movie set called FRANK CAPRA: THE EARLY COLLECTION ( region one DVD by TCM / SONY ).

You can also get this as an MOD-DVD by SONY.

This movie aired on GET TV. So, you can try recording it onto a DVD-R.

NO MAN OF HER OWN ( 1950 ).....

This is one of my all time favorite Barbara Stanwyck movies.

You know her character is doing the wrong thing, but you still find yourself rooting for her.

Do NOT confuse this film with the Clark Gable and Carole Lombard movie of the same name!

I've been told that this movie was released on legit VHS, but I've never seen one.

NO MAN OF HER OWN was finally released on legit region one DVD by OLIVE FILMS.

TEN CENTS A DANCE ( 1931 ).....

As a kid, I remember listening to this song on a radio show about record collecting. The hosts also mentioned the movie. I finally saw the film on bootleg VHS a few months later.

FYI: There are at least three or four other movies based on songs that I know of.

I don't know if this was ever released on legit VHS.

However, it is part of a five movie set called COLUMBIA PICTURES PRE-CODE COLLECTION ( region one DVD by TCM / SONY ).

NOTE: This may be the CUT version. I don't think the uncut version still exists.

THE NIGHT WALKER ( 1964 ).....

I think this may have been her last theatrical film.

It's a spooky thriller written by Robert Bloch ( 1917 – 1994 ).

THE NIGHT WALKER was directed by William Castle ( 1914 – 1977 ).

UNIVERSAL released a legit VHS in the United States, but it's hard to find.

This movie has NOT been released on legit region one DVD!... What-the-fuck!... You'll have to hunt for a grey-market disc.


Monday, September 1, 2014


Two more new "free" movie channels just hit the airwaves!

The first one is called GRIT TV.

In case you can't tell by the name, it's aimed primarily at men.

It started broadcasting yesterday in my area, so I don't know if I like it.

The second one is called ESCAPE TV, and it's aimed primarily at women. I was looking at their list of flicks, and many of them appeal to men also.

I have NOT watched it yet, so I can't give my opinion.