Saturday, March 27, 2010

Movin' On...

The time has come.

I'm picking up stakes and movin' on. I'm going across the country to Maryland where the grass is green and the houses are affordable! I probably won't be posting much for the next week or so, but I remember I wrote this reivew for The Backlot Murders in tribute of Corey Haim. Maybe this will keep you busy.

The road is mightly long, but as long as I have BJ and the Bear I know it'll be just fine...

Keep the home fires and the made for TV movies burnin', willya?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Robert Culp: 1930 - 2010

A man's man and one sexy beast, Robert Culp will forever be in my heart for his hilarious portrayal of FBI agent Bill Maxwell on the Greatest American Hero. He may have broke boundaries when he teamed up with Bill Cosby for the excellent progressive action series I Spy, but I'll always remember him as the frustrated and befuddled Maxwell, who always managed to get the word "scenario" into every episode.

In the world of TV movies, Robert is probably best known for A Cold Night's Death (1973) and Outrage (also 1973). Wow, Robert made 1973 completely awesome!

Here's a link to my review of The Calendar Girl Murders, which I wrote for Camp Blood.

Mr. Culp was one cool cat. I will miss him immensely.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Peter Graves 1926 - 2010

We lost one of the greats. Peter Graves died today. His golden voice rings in my ears right now. What a wonderful actor with a stellar reputation as an all around good guy. I miss you already.

Here's a review I did at Camp Blood for his underrated Made for TV horror film Where Have All The People Gone?

Here's a review of Scream of the Wolf (by buzz)

My thoughts are with his family.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Keepin' it in the Family...

I apologize for the lack of entries, I'm working on review right now. Finding time to get a movie in has been tough. The big news is that I'm moving to Maryland at the end of the month. So I am down to one online class, but packing up the TV movie collection has been a bee-otch!

However, recently my good friend Staci Layne Wilson asked some of her Facebook peeps who they they thought the iconic directors of the 70s were. I kept it mostly in the realm of television and gave a shout out to Lamont Johnson, John Llewellyn Moxey and Dan Curtis. Well, I made the list, so please check out the blog post. I should probably do something like this, only keep it boob-tube-centric. It would be fun!

In a few weeks, Made for TV Mayhem should be bumping and pumping, since I'll be a stranger in a strange land. Good for the blog - weird for me. But I didn't get to do some stuff over my winter break, so I am on it! YAY!

Monday, March 1, 2010

TV Family Reunions are Awesome!

Thank you Retroland for linking up to the wonderful TV Family Reunions the Today Show is doing this week. Today was the Bradfords from one of my all time favorite television shows, Eight is Enough! Everyone is looking good (especially you Grand Goodeve! Call me!) and it was a lot of fun to watch. There are two segments, the first is the basic Q&A featuring fond memories of the show. You'll notice the beautiful Dianne Kay is coming in via satellite and kind of gets lost in the shuffle, but never you mind, she's got some great stuff to say in the second, even lighter segment.

The greatest news delivered during this reunion: Connie Needham announcing that she's feeling great after beating ovarian cancer! I was so thrilled to see her looking beautiful and knowing she is healthy!

Tomorrow is the Partridge Family and Thursday is 227. Tune in and enjoy!