Sunday, April 24, 2011

More Warner Archives Treats!

I admit it, I have not been over to visit the Warner Archives vault for awhile. It seemed like they hadn't updated it for some time, and I was wondering if they'd be adding anything interesting. Looks like they did! YAY!

Contract on Cherry Street is something I've been wanting to see for some time. In a clever bit of casting this 1977 TVM, which originally aired on NBC, features Frank Sinatra as a cop taking on the mob! Ha! Get it? He was in his early 60s at this point and still putting in some badass moves! Anyone who caught Sinatra as the take-no-prisoners-cop in the 1987 episode of Magnum P.I. titled Laura, (which is also Sinatra's last role), you know if he could do it in the late 80s, then he must have been a force in the 70s! I am excited to see this movie finally made it to DVD!

Warner Archives also released Detour to Terror. I'll just give you the synopsis from IMDb:

"A homicidal dune-buggy trio terrorizes a busload of Las Vegas bound tourists with the intent to kidnap one of them."

This 1980 thriller which originally aired in 1980 on NBC stars O.J. Simpson, Anne Francis, Arte Johnson and Lorenzo Lamas! Holy-schmolie!. I must see this!

Thank you Warner Archives!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mad Monster Magazine Loves TV Movies!

Made for TV Mayhem's BFF, Lance Vaughan of Kindertrauma is always giving TVMs a lot of love, and now he's doing it for Mad Monster Magazine! Look for Lance's Shocks from the Box in the magazine's debut issue, where he lets the world know about his obsession with Satan's Triangle! You can order directly from their website or pick up a copy at one of these fine retailers! By the way, how nerdy is it that I've been dying to say "one of these fine retailers" since the grand days of Gemco? Vicky Carr would be proud! But I digress... go pick up your copy and tell 'em Amanda By Night sent ya!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

TVM Inspiried: Insidious

I've got an article up at Kindertrauma for the new horror film Insidious. I loved it, by the way! This review mostly takes a look at some TV movie references I saw in the film (whether they were intended or not, that's how I roll!), so I added it to the my TVM Inspired list. Warning: There are spoilers so read at your own risk... oh, and enjoy!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Woman in Black Teaser Trailer!

Here is the new trailer for the Woman in Black remake... and it's a doozy. I can't wait to see it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Some Non-TV Goodness!

Got a few fun things going on at Casa By Night, so I thought I'd spread some good cheer!

Check me out tomorrow night when I return to the Movies about Girls podcast! We'll be discussing Streets of Fire, which I finally saw for the first time, thanks to this looming discussion we will be having. No doubt I adored it, so stop by tomorrow (Saturday, April 9th) at 8 pm. When the podcast is archived, I will add the links to both this one coming up and the one I did a couple of weeks ago (where we talked about A Vacation in Hell). It's been great fun thus far, so I am excited about tomorrow night!

And speaking of podcasts, I was listening to Hysteria Lives podcast #4, where they interviewed Curt Ayres from Mortuary and it turns out he was also in Midnight Offerings, which is mentioned. Also, there is a shout out to Deadly Lessons! If you love 80s horror, especially slashers, this is the podcast for you!

Also, I wrote an article on Slaughter High and bullying called When Push Comes to Shove. I had no idea how relevant this oddball slasher was! OK, maybe not totally relevant, but unfortunately bullying is way too universal for my tastes!

Don't forget to vote on the William Shatner poll! It's up all month! YAY!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Poll - It's Shat-tastic!

Since Bill just turned 80 years young on March 22nd, I thought I'd celebrate the right way by making him the star of this month's poll. I've listed some of the best Shatner TVMs from 1970 1980 on the right. Polling will go through the month. He made some good films and I'm going to have a tough time deciding! If you need a Shatner-esque brush up, you can read my reviews of Horror at 37,000 Feet, Pray for the Wildcats and The Babysitter.

And check it, you can watch all of Sole Survivor at Google Video!

As for the last poll I did in February, the hottest studs of 70s sitcoms were John Amos and Haywood Nelson, who tied for first! Demond Wilson was one vote behind, taking the second spot. Mmmmm-mmmmm-good choices folks!

Update: Ugh! How could I forget to add Horror at 37,000 Feet?!? If you want to vote for that one, just leave a comment (I can't edit it since there have already been votes). My apologies to scariest airplane this side of the Airport series!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dallas!

Yes, sir. My favorite night time soap turns 33 today! And I couldn't be happier! Maybe that's because TNT is reviving the series, and they are casting many of the original actors such as Larry Hagman and Linda Gray! No wonder I'm so excited! Last year I wrote a review of the pilot, called Digger's Daughter. And for anyone who wants to really get into the Dallas spirit, you can click on this link and check out my many articles on the awesomeness of 10 gallon hats!