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Sunday Cinema – “The Beach Girls”

Starring Debra Blee (of “Hamburger: The Motion Picture” fame), Jeana Keough (one of the “Eliminator Girls” from various ZZ Top music videos), and Mary Jo Catlett (Pearl on “Diff’rent Strokes” and Mrs. Puff from the various “Spongebob Squarepants” television shows/movies). A group of girls head down to an uncle’s beach house for a vacation, when 2 of the girls find bales of marijuana dumped by “Captain Bly” they head back to the beach house to let the good times roll…

Keep on eye on the gardner as his antics are worth the watch…

Someone posted this gem online so check it out!

I’m F’n Done…

I’m F’n Done…

You may know the song MattyV parodied…

The WNBA operates at a loss of about $10mil a year. The NBA made $8.3bil in 2020 despite the pandemic. We agree in equal pay for women players, they just need to generate the revenue in order to raise the pay…

“Cancel culture” is getting out of control. Dr. Seuss is cancelled, Dav Pilkey is cancelled, Bill Maher is right that the Chinese could care less…

China is more concerned with quantum computing than racism currently, they have a derogatory name for “woke” westerners

Little Debbie has 2 cereals based on their popular pastries

Money’s worth at a buffett primer, even Vegas.com has one

And without further ado…

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Sunday Cinema – “Platoon Leader”

One of the films riding the “Platoon” wave of Vietnam-era war movies of the late-1980’s, “Platoon Leader” seems to hold its own rather than being a poor man’s version of Oliver Stone’s riveting film. Directed by Aaron Norris (Chuck Norris’ brother) and starring Michael Dudikoff (of the “American Ninja” series of films), “Platoon Leader” follows a naive West Point graduate as he takes his first command post in Vietnam. He is injured but later returns a hardened leader respected by both his men & his superiors.

Someone posted it online so you can see the action up front…

Sunday Cinema – “P.O.W. the Escape”

Taking liberties from films such as “Rambo part II” & “Missing in Action”, “P.O.W. the Escape” stars David Carradine (of “Kung Fu” & “Kill Bill” fame) as a soldier tasked with rescuing a group of American POWs secreted away at a camp deep within Vietnam that doesn’t “exist” shortly before the fall of Saigon. With reviews claiming it to be a vehicle written for Chuck Norris (and starring one of his sidekicks) & disbelief that it actually made it into theaters, a film you have to see because it is so bad & over the top…

Someone posted a copy online for all to see…

Something to Remind Me

Something to Remind Me

It’s a Bundyful Life bank scene from the podcast…

Here’s how to define the recent generations

Jenna Elfman Now vs Jenna Elfman Then

Even though “The Walking Dead” is ending at season 11, the juggernaut has movies & several spin-offs to keep the fantasy world going…

“Rock Lobster” was a favorite memory for MattyV, reminded him of school dances

Have you heard “Raining Lobsters“?

Level 42’s “Something About You” reminds Dan the Man of a dear friend from our school days. MattyV had a chance to go out with her but decided to take a shift as a carryout bagger (stupid move)…

MattyV got exposed heavily to R&B music at a young age thanks to a 90min recording of a Chicago-based radio station while visiting with his family. “Always and Forever” was the music for the first dance at his wedding.

Because You Loved Me” is a huge song in MattyV’s household. His wife is a HUGE Celine Dion fan & for their anniversary in 1998 he took her to see Celine at the Palace at Auburn Hills (RIP)…

Sunday Cinema – “The Inglorious Bastards”

A rogue group of American soldiers are being transported through France on their way to a military prison. The convoy is ambushed by the Germans, they escape with plans to make it to the Swiss border. Along the way they capture a German prisoner who offers to guide them there. Killing what was thought to be a German platoon, they soon discover that it was an American commando unit sent in to capture a V2 warhead from the Germans. The group offers to risk their lives in order to complete the mission.

In the same vein as “The Dirty Dozen”, “Kelly’s Heroes”, & “The Wild Geese”, the film is a classic with many unforgettable lines. The film was later remade by Quentin Tarantino changing the title to “Inglorious Basterds” as not to take away from the original.

Someone posted a copy of it online so you can check out the action for yourself…

Mt. Rushmore of Comedy

Mt. Rushmore of Comedy

George Carlin should be in the top 5 of comedians of all time. His jokes & comedic style looked at society and made us really look at ourselves. His most-famous bit had to do with the 7 words you can’t say on the radio (and later, television). Even though these words can now be heard on late-night television, the bit is still funny today

Jerry Clower is a “good ole boy” from Missouri, originally a fertilizer salesman who told stories to sell fertilizer. Someone suggested he record his stories and sell them. He did and ended up with a record contract with RCA Records. He’s not vulgar, he’s not “blue”, he just tells tall tales about his family and friends. This story about the Ledbetter family’s fire extinguishing skills is hilarious…

Richard Pryor was a breakthrough comedian/actor/writer. He co-wrote “Blazing Saddles” with Mel Brooks, starred in many “fish out of water” movies, but his onstage comedy is where he shone best. Profanity-laced, he tells the story of how he set himself on fire while “freebasing” (smoking crack)...

Redd Foxx in his early career was a “blue” comedian, his albums would come out at adult parties where he would tell sexual innuendo jokes, racist jokes, & such but never profanity. As his career progressed to television & film, his onstage act began to get filthier unfortunately. Here’s a classic, “Makin’ Sandwiches“…

Robin Williams did stand-up, guest starred on sit-coms, then moved on to movies from goofy comedies to serious fare. Check out “Moscow on the Hudson” sometime (have no idea why Pluto TV doesn’t have subtitles for the Russia portion of the movie…)

Rodney Dangerfield started his comedic career late but is well-known for his self-deprecating humor. He had a storied movie career, a rap album, & opened his own comedy club (at which scenes from the recent hit movie, “Joker” were filmed).

Bob Hope was a surprising choice from Dan the Man, his “road” movies were great & his annual USO shows for the troops were classics people tuned into each Christmas…

Now for our personal Mt. Rushmore of comedians we love:

Dan the Man – George Carlin, Denis Leary, Anthony Jeselnik, & Gallagher

MattyV – Gallagher, Steve Martin, Sam Kinison, and a toss-up between Chris Hardwick & Brian Posehn

Here’s Judie Aronson (Starred in “Weird Science” and “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”) getting naked

Sunday Cinema – “Stalag 17”

Christmas 1944 finds American POWs at Stalag 17 dealing with a security leak within their ranks. One POW has been fingered as the culprit, but is it really him?

The movie was directed & written by the great Billy Wilder and starred many a-list celebrities at the time. The setting & premise of the movie was used in the development of the television series, “Hogan’s Heroes” with Bob Crane taking on a role similar to the character Sefton in the film.

Action, drama, comedy, this movie has it all. Someone posted a copy online for all to enjoy…

Sunday Cinema – “Benji”

Benji is a wayward mutt that has captured the hearts of a bunch of local townspeople that he relies on for food & attention. When some local children are kidnapped, Benji leaps to the rescue. This is the first of several Benji-centric films over the decades.

Someone posted it online for you to enjoy its wholesomeness…

Stephen King is Our Friend

(Erin Gray & Pamela Hensley from “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” owned by Universal Television)

Stephen King is Out Friend

HBO Max has been pretty good with showing movies the same day they hit theaters, next up is “Tom & Jerry” on the 26th, which shocks us in today’s snowflake-butt hurt environment. For goodness sakes Disney+ put a disclaimer on all 5 seasons of the original “The Muppet Show” from the late 1970’s…

Jodorowsky’s Dune” is a great documentary of the novel adaptation we could have had instead of this schlockfest…

Roger Ebert could be super-cold when it came to hating movies and it shows in his movie reviews…

MattyV was reminded of this scene from the classic, “Hollywood Shuffle”, where a couple of guys from the ‘hood review films Siskel & Ebert-style…

Dan the Man thought the movie, “Molly’s Game” was interesting and the acting incredible…

Yes we referenced “Al Capone’s Vault“, the epitome of a high-hype concept with no pay-off…

Then the boys went off into a rabbit hole about Stephen King. “Nightmares & Dreamscapes” was one of the more-recent adaptations of some of Stephen’s stories, including “Crouch End” and “Battleground” (which wasn’t a part of the story collection)…

Survivor Type” gave MattyV the chills just talking about the story, it has been given the animated treatment over at Shudder...

Talking about story collections, “The Illustrated Man” by Ray Bradbury was adapted to the silver screen in 1969