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The Monstrous Movie Quote Of The Day: Lili Von Shtupp (Blazing Saddles 1974)

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"Here I stand, the goddess of desire Set men on fire I have this power Morning, noon, and night, it's dwink and dancing Some quick womancing And then a shower. Stage door Johnnies constantly suwwound me They always hound me, with one wequest Who can satisfy their lustful habits? I'm not a wabbit. I need some we... ...est I've been with thousands of men again and again they promise the moon they're always coming and going and going and coming... and always too soon. Right, girls?" - Lili Von Shtupp (Madeline Kahn)(Blazing Saddles)(1974)

Iconic Hollywood Studio To Be Demolished Unless Fans Step In!

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Written By: Terri Pressley / Ken Hulsey Does it seem feasible that the city of West Hollywood would condone the demolition of a historical landmark? The idea that a city that normally prides itself on the preservation of of historic structures would turn a blind eye when a developer plans to bulldoze a complex that houses one of Hollywood's earliest and most acclaimed studios seems on the outside to be preposterous, but that is exactly what is about to happen. At the heart of a growing controversy in the land where dreams are created as fast as they are destroyed is the famed Pickford-Fairbanks Studios where such movies as Some Like It Hot, The Thief of Bagdad, Guys and Dolls, and even select scenes from Star Wars (Episode 4: A New Hope) were filmed. “This is a sacrilege – do the greedy people threatening this not have any pride in the history of Hollywood? Do they not have any respect and pride for the founders of motion pictures, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and Mary Pickford ?

The May L.A. Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention

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by Armand Vaquer The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention mailer arrived today. Their next show is set for May 6 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center and the special guest list is quite impressive. Lara Parker (left), who played Angelique in ABC-TV's Dark Shadows . Photo by Armand Vaquer. Kathryn Leigh Scott (below right), who played Maggie Evans and Josette on ABC-TV's Dark Shadows . Photo by Armand Vaquer. Barbara Leigh , the original Vampirella cover model for the classic run of Warren's Vampirella magazine. Ian Ogilvy , who starred as The Saint in the 1978-79 television series The Return of The Saint . Audrey Dalton , who starred in Boris Karloff's Thriller and The Monster That Challenged The World . Ann Robinson , who starred in the George Pal (and still the best) version of War of the Worlds . Georges Jeanty , Dark Horse comics artist on Buffy The Vampire Slayer . Last January, I had a table for T

What's New At Sci Fi Toys!

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Written By: Ken Hulsey I know I know! I was AWOL again last week, but for a change I have a legit reason for my absence. as it were I was taking the week to redesign, restock and relaunch my online store called " Sci Fi Toys " which many of you may or may not be familiar with. I'm really pleased with my work, the site now looks a lot more like Monster Island News and now has several stand alone pages the make finding new products much easier! I hope you all enjoy it .... and open up your wallets from time to time. Here is a list of the new items I added this week: She-Creature 3:4 Scale Bust Invasion of the Saucer-Men 3:4 Scale Bust Looney Tunes Golden Collection Series 1: Bugs Bunny War Cartoons - Classic WW2 Cartoons With Private Snafu , Bugs Bunny , Daffy Duck , Porky Pig , and More! Politically Incorrect Cartoons Volume 1 Robotech 6" Breetai Zentraedi Enemy by Matchbox (Vintatge 1985) Exclusive Robot Vinyl Collection Vol. 06 - 1/100 Scale Zentraedi Heavy Arti

Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows" A Comedy?

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by Armand Vaquer The trailer (above) for the new Tim Burton Dark Shadows movie, with Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, has people talking. The trailer indicates to some that the movie would be played as a comedy or spoof. Over on Twitter, I asked original series cast member David (Quentin Collins) Selby, "Is the DS movie "comedic" or not?" His webmaster responded: Production was all very hush hush. Not sure even the original series actors with cameos know. (I'm David's webmaster.) Wonder why details are so hush-hush? It will be interesting to see how this plays out. UPDATE: Here is my gut reaction after watching the trailer several times: I enjoyed Ed Wood . It was a very entertaining movie. It could have been a depressing movie given its subject matter. I watched both Dan Curtis television series (1967-71 & 1991) and the two feature films. From what I can tell from the trailer, this is definitely a movie whose approach is from

The Monstrous Movie Clip Of The Day: Will You Believe It When You're Dead?

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Written By: Ken Hulsey Happy St Patrick's Day monster movie maniacs! By now you are probably really drunk or watching March Madness basketball ... or really drunk watching basketball? Anyway today is a day for all things green so I have a clip from the greatest Irish sci fi monster movie of all time "The Green Slime!" Okay it's a Japanese flick with actors from Europe produced by Americans but it does have the word "green" in the title so I declare it an honorary Irish movie ... as if I could do such a thing. There has to be somebody Irish in the thing right? It also wouldn't hurt if you were actually drunk while your watching "The Green Slime" because it is one of those "it's so bad it's good" kinda films which means yours truly really digs it and watch it every chance I get. The clip I have for you today is fan made job combining action sequences from the movie with it's ultra groovy theme song. What can it be,

The Monstrous Movie Quote Of The Day: Jennings (Revenge Of The Creature 1955)

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"I've lost my white mouse." - Jennings - Lab Technician (Clint Eastwood)(Revenge of the Creature)(1955) Let me explain this one. Now normally I post quotes that are quite memorable or witty, and granted "I've lost my white mouse" doesn't really fall into either of those categories. The reason I chose such a quote on this St. Patrick's Day is because it's from one of the "Creature" films (and he's green) and it's the first ever onscreen line uttered by Clint Eastwood (he has Irish blood running through them veins). In case you don't know who Clint Eastwood is ... well ... he starred in a bunch of Italian westerns, was a sidekick to an orangutan in a couple of movies, played Dirty Harry and directed some Oscar winning films. Yep, he's done okay for himself. As it were Eastwood was uncredited for his role as Jennings The Lab Technician in "Revenge of the Creature" much like Leonard Nimoy (as an Air Force serg

"50 Reasons Why Tokyo Is The Greatest City In The World"

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by Armand Vaquer Above, the Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer. Along with the Wako Department Store in Ginza, the National Diet Building, the Yurakucho Mullion complex and other kaiju-related sites featured in The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan , Tokyo has other things for travelers to see and do. CNN Go.com has a list of "50 Reasons Why Tokyo Is The Greatest City In The World." Included on the list are the railways, Tokyo Sky Tree, Shibuya Crossing (featured in Godzilla and Gamera movies), Imperial Palace, Yodobashi Akiba (and other Akihabara electronics stores), Tsukiji Fish Market, Mandarake Complex, manga-kissa (or "comics café") and many others. The Godzilla statue in Hibiya made the list: 34. Behold the least impressive statue of a giant monster Standing in the shadow of the film company that unleashed Godzilla on the world, this bronze effigy of the giant creature in Hibiya park towers a whopping ... half-meter high. We suppose a l