Saturday, December 9, 2023

Tonight May Be A Good Night To Exercise Those Options, Darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                 If only "Svengoolie" were showing 1935's "The Raven," which is a real gem, just like last week's lavishly Technicolored "The Mystery Of The Wax Museum," where, if one looked hard enough, not only could Queen Victoria could be spotted moving her eyes, but so other actors portraying wax figures.

                                     Unfortunately, "Svengoolie" is offering the 1963 version.  Now, it has an all-star cast, and a scene stealing raven.  Those who have not seen it may find it entertaining, and worth it to see this trio of pros in one film. However, the film is reduced to camp hilarity, with Peter Lorre stealing the show; imagine The Three Stooges in a horror film, and this is what it amounts to.

                                         So, tonight, in this house, options may be exercised.  Having mentioned "The Bad Seed" yesterday, it is a possibility, as it can always be counted on to deliver.  Again, those having never seen it are urged to; I promise you will never forget it.

                                          But, whatever we decide, I shall report all to you, girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                        Have a fabulous Saturday night, dears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, December 8, 2023

Guess What, Darlings???????????????? Sixty-Nine Years Ago Tonight, "The Bad Seed" Opened On Broadway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                "You hit him with the shoes, didn't you?  You hit him                                                                                     with the shoes; that's how he got those half-moon marks                                                                                        on his face and hands.  Answer me, Rhoda!                                                                                                  ANSWER ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!--                                                                                             "The Bad Seed," by Maxwell Anderson


                                        That is right, darlings.  Twenty days after my birthday, child evil was presented on the theatrical stage.  Are we connected?

                                        Well, I have never killed anyone, or plan to, but I have seen this film any number of times, and I have a cousin who, at 12, saw this as his first Broadway show.  What was his grandmother thinking?

                                          Just look at that picture.  The tension can be palpably felt.

                                          Nancy Kelly's hysterics netted her a TONY Award and an Oscar nomination she richly deserved.  As did Patty McCormack whose chilling psychosis won her a Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, which she also deserved.  As did Eileen Heckart.

                                            Anyone free tonight, girls, it would be a lovely thing to watch this classic theatrical film.

                                              In fact, with tomorrow's "Svengoolie" showing, which I will report tomorrow, this idea is looking better and better.

                                                 Here's to Patty McCormack, who is still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today Is Mary's First Big Day Of The Month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           That's right, girls, it is the Feast Of The Immaculate Conception, when those not so pure, like yours truly, honor the purest of the pure--Mary, Queen Of All.

                           Darlings, if you think being The Raving Queen is a tough job, imagine the job Mary has.  I mean, it is 24/7, non- stop.

                             Mary deserves a rest, but if she took one, she wouldn't be living up to her name.

                             We honor Mary, and her disciples on Earth, like Sister Camille.

                              Say a prayer to Mary, darlings!  She is a good listener.  She has eons of experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Gojira Wishes Everyone A Merry Christmas And Joyous Holiday Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                           As we prepare to light the Hanukah candles tonight, and put up the Christmas decorations on Friday, Gojira wants to take time out from resting on the laurels of his latest film, and wish everyone on here a joyous Holiday season, no matter the feast celebrated..

                             The lovable reptilian movie star is ready to share gifts with us all, and as Santa's best assistant, next to Rudolph, he is so happy to bring happiness to others.

                               Which is what this season is all about.  So, let us follow Gojira's example!

                                Happy Holidays, everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Gojira Gives An Award Calibre Performance In "Godzilla Minus One!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



                           Make no mistake about it, girls, the best performance by a male actor in a leading role should go to Gojira.  Already there is Oscar buzz for him to get a nomination in his latest film; the first non-human to do so.

                            Audiences love him, and the box-office shows it.  And the Japanese--this is in Japanese language, with English subtitles--know the difference, and show him respect.  When they say his name you can hear, "Gojira!"

                              This film plays around with different tropes--the damage done to postwar Japan by the atomic bomb, the faults of the Japanese government, and now Gojira--something else to deal with.

                                Gojira gives a performance of great emotionality in an interpretation that is extremely Shakespearean.  Not only is he King Of The Monsters, but he is also King Lear.  Never forget, Gojira was a victim of the atomic bomb, too.  He did not ask to be summoned to Earth.  No wonder he is angry and frustrated.  He also recognizes the need for urban renewal and does his share toward those efforts.  When he is on the screen, viewers cannot take their eyes off him; he is the true star.  Gojira is real for me, but I wish he was actually real.  I think there are a few world problems Gojira could solve.  The film is very careful not to show him harming women or children; that is not his way.  But when he lets use with his fury and his signature roar, it is breathtaking, and, again, Shakespearean.

                                  I urge everyone to go and see this production.  But don't make the mistake David and I did.  We never heard of 4DK, which we saw all over the walls of the theater.  It is a technical gimmick that gives the viewer the Gojira Experience.  When he stomps his feet, one feels it.  When he emerges from the water, one is squirted.  And when he knocks over a gigantic ship, the seat rocks with the viewer, making one feel...well, I came out with motion sickness.

                                  Some screening rooms show it minus the 4DK.  This is recommended, for those who just want to enjoy a star turn.  Not only is Gojira the star performance of the year, the movie could very well be judged as one of the year's best.

                                     We on here love you, Gojira!  See you at the Academy Awards!

                                       Baby Gojira and Little Pippin are so excited, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 2, 2023

Girls, The Actress Playing Mother Nature In This Cold Medicine Commercial Reminds Me So Much Of Tilda Swinton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               This ad used to get aired a lot, then went away, and now it has come back. I bet it is because of the actress portraying Mother Nature, who makes me think of Tilda Swinton in "Orlando!"

                               Wonder if they wanted to get Tilda in the first place?  They probably could not meet her price.

                              Or maybe they decided, with this actress, to go for the Tilda look.  In any case, I love this commercial, and I wish the actress in it more work.  She is deserving, based on her performance here.

                             And if anyone out there can tell me who she is, let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Girls, Join Us Tonight At 8PM, As "Svengoolie" Kicks Off December With A Real Gem--1933's "The Mystery Of The Wax Museum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                                  Just wait till you see the early Thirties chrome Technicolor, darlings!  Simply stunning for its time!

                                   If the plot sounds familiar, don't be surprised.  This was remade twenty years later, in 1953, as "House Of Wax," with Vincent Price, and a scene-stealing Carolyn Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                    I once took out a DVD from my library that had both films on one disc.  At the time I had never seen the 1933 version, so I watched "House Of Wax" first, and then the earlier version to compare.  No surprise that the 1933 film is better, and Lionel Atwill goes for pathos rather than camp in this production.  This was Fay Wray's big year--she made "King Kong" around the same time, and her screams are put to good use.  But the lavish sets and period look--and the laboratory--made me wonder how RKO could have spent so much.  But they did, and it was worth it.

                                       Little Pippin has never seen it, so he is genuinely excited about tonight's showing.

                                         This is a wax museum you will never forget.  Be careful with those Christmas candles, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!