Geek-O-Rama: Dare To Be Stupid
Mark Hamill Talks Alec Guinness' Influence on His Performance as Luke In 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
Mark Hamill may owe his career to playing the fresh-faced hero of the Star Wars universe — that would be Luke Skywalker, for the four of you who’ve yet to see any of the franchise’s original entries. Yet he’ll be taking on a more mentor-like role in this winter’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as his character trains Daisy Ridley’s Rey in the ways of the Force. In effect, he’ll be assuming something of an Obi-Wan Kenobi-esque function in the sequel, which led Yahoo Movies‘ Kevin Polowy to ask Hamill at last weekend’s D23 Expo about his relationship with co-star Alec Guinness during the original Star Wars.
This one looks like pure Skinemax.
DRACULA IN A WOMENS PRISON, in the vein of classic Hammer Films, is now available to rent or buy on Vimeo.
Sandra Bullock to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Bird Box’
Netflix has landed the post-apocalyptic thriller “Bird Box,” and attached Sandra Bullock to star, sources tell Variety.
Susanne Bier is directing from a script by “Arrival” scribe Eric Heisserer.
The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.
Monster of Frankenstein Book and Record Set (Power Records) - May 1974 Issue - Marvel Comics
Written by Gary Friedrich. Art by Mike Ploog.
In 1788, Victor Frankenstein leaves his family estate in Geneva, Switzerland to study natural science at the University of Ingolstadt. While there, he becomes obsessed with the idea of recreating life from dead tissue and begins robbing graveyards in order to acquire body parts. He stitches the various body parts together and subjects the patchwork subject to chemical treatments and electrolysis. Frankenstein succeeds in bringing his creation to life. Horrified by the creation's jaundiced features, Victor abandons his creation and returns to Geneva.
A piece of history has been found thanks to a boy stumbling upon a rare, 1.2 million-year-old animal fossil.
All I ever find in my yard is my neighbor's garbage.
In November 2016, Jude Sparks, now 10, was on an outing with his family near their New Mexico home when he tripped over what he thought was a cow skull.
Now, researchers at New Mexico State University are preserving the discovery, which was identified as a Stegomastodon -- a mastodon-like or elephant-like animal.
"I imagined through my own mind of being 9 years old and finding something like that and how incredible it would be," dad Kyle Sparks. "Like most kids, he had this really strong phase, maybe 5 or 6 years old, where he'd be reading every dinosaur and fossil book you can imagine. He's ecstatic about it."
A friend of Monster Island News, Mr Lobo of the late night horror showcase 'Cinema Insomnia' has a dining experience we can all relate with.
WOMAN FINDS GIANT KFC BUCKET!
Que The Ominous Music!
"Stuart Mackenzie: Well, it's a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.
Tony Giardino: So who's in this Pentavirate?
Stuart Mackenzie: The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"
Charlie Mackenzie: Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?
Stuart Mackenzie: Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!"
Aleena Headrick says, “I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure I was hallucinating, so I called my teenagers who were at home and had them go outside.”
Next Week On Game Of Thrones...
I'm so pleased this is finally back on our screens. Season Seven started in grand style this week and I'm pretty sure it'll continue to be compelling viewing for the remaining six episodes this year.
With Game Of Thrones pairing with Twin Peaks: The Return in the early hours of Monday morning on Sky Atlantic, it's now made Mondays - once I get up - my favourite TV day of the week.
DC Superhero TV Comics Reading Guide
We’ve reached that point in the summer when fans of superhero television start getting antsy. You’ve blown through a rewatch of the latest seasons of Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, and there’s still a solid two months to wait until they’re back on your screen.
This is now the perfect time to get hooked on DC Comics. Thanks to their recent Rebirth relaunch, these superhero books are now much more accessible to new readers and will keep you busy until October.
(Recommended Hotness) And now a moment of beauty 1269
Wait, what is this blog about? Suddenly I can't remember ...
Great Moments In Stupid Nicnames!!
Hmmm...I would definitely put "Solid" Jackson waaaay behind "Action" Jackson as an effective nickname,
Who is this guy?
ONE PANEL #210-211: MORE MYSTICAL FUN
Two issues of More Fun Comics were on the stands in May of 1940 (but technically none in June), so that gives us a chance to contrast its two stars, Dr. Fate and the Spectre in the same post.
'Justice League' Crashes Comic-Con: See the Costumes, Batmobile, and Lego Flash
DC has invited a few of its super friends to the Comic-Con party. Here, neatly assembled in glass enclosures (which look not unlike The Collector’s menagerie from a certain rival universe) are Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg sporting their costumes from this November’s Justice League. The team (sans Superman) is the centerpiece of the publisher’s booth, prominently located in the main thoroughfare of the San Diego Convention Center. Yahoo Movies got up close with the heroes; click through for our snaps from the show floor.
LOCUSTS INVADE DETROIT
Oh No Not Detroit Rock City!
A swarm of locusts covered Detroit yesterday, raising fears that Chicago could be next.
(Que The Ominous Music!)
Michigan authorities sent out drones to spray pesticides over the city to prevent damage by the swarm, which numbers about 50,000 locusts, said a spokeswoman for the City of Detroit.
KISS legend Ace Frehley still wants to rock and roll all night
See how I segued into that ... Detroit Rock City ... KISS ... never mind.
There are only a handful of musicians who can be called rock legends. Safe to say Ace Frehley is in that category. The original guitarist for KISS left the iconic band more than 10 years ago and is out there on his own as a solo artist these days. Frehley, sans Spaceman makeup, will play a show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Saturday night, along with heavy metal band RATT. Now 66, the Bronx native says he feels like he did in his 40s — and is ready to go. “I’m kind of the elder statesman but I feel good, you know?” says Frehley from the road. “Everyone’s eating healthier now, drinking less alcohol, taking care of ourselves.”
And now a shout out to this jack-hole town I live in:
I often describe Victorville (California) as Tatooine, first "If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet (town) that it's farthest from.", secondly it never rains, thirdly the local Walmart Cantina is inhabited by all sorts of aliens, mutants and smugglers (Not to mention grandma's with gang tattoos on their necks ... no really.) and lastly there are always strange little lizard people running around trying to sell you robots. Okay, maybe I only imagined that last part due to the heat. Hey it was 123 degrees here on Saturday people!
Beam me outta here Lord!
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