Growing up all three of these men were an integral part of my childhood. Specifically John “Pappy” Ford in the cinemas and of course John Wayne ‘Duke’ and Ward Bond as well, but Mr Bond had the added distinction of being in my folks’ living rooms each week as Major Seth Adams, in Wagon Train…. Read More ›
Written by Mel Gibson, Stacy Perskie, and Adrain Grunberg – who also directed the film – How I Spent My Summer Vacation or Get the Gringo was a “straight-to-Video-on-Demand” project that Gibson claimed was done because, ”We’re just in a different era. Many people just like to see things in their homes….I think it’s the future.”… Read More ›
After a long absence from the Yakuza films that made his name, Beat Takeshi, aka Takeshi Kitano is back on form in this violent Yakuza film. Enjoy!
Short Film (Once Bitten, Twice Shy) Progress.
Apart from my regular self-tasking, I decided that I did not have nearly enough to do so I accepted the baton of the Movie Jail “Relay Race” from my good friend Tyson over at Head In A Vice. I’ve not done a “blog-a-thon” before so I leapt at the chance to participate in this one…. Read More ›
The Life of John Wayne by Charles River Editors is a fine read for the novice John Wayne fan or for members of the “younger” generation who have heard of Wayne and do not really know who he was and what he stood for. This is really a sort of “Readers Digest” encapsulation of Wayne’s life,… Read More ›
On October 19th, 1978 police found the bodies of Gig Young and his newlywed wife of three weeks Kim, dead in their New York apartment. Theories of suicide pacts, Triad murderers, and other shady underworld assassinations abounded. Although the police that investigated the double shooting have speculated that Young first shot his new wife and… Read More ›
In 1969 Easy Rider hit movies screens around the world and started a revolution. A change to the way movies would be made, acted in and presented. But the revolution didn’t stop there, it also affected Dennis Hopper. In a way that would cause his talented, paranoid, and creative spark to burn so brightly that… Read More ›
First published in 2001 and later in 2009 in the United Kingdom, If Chin’s Could Kill is Bruce’s story of his early life and his involvement with wunderkind Sam Raimi and co. Written an awful lot like his acting style (not sure if that is actually a good thing or not) the book is entertaining… Read More ›
Published in 2009, this appears to be the last of the biographies about the “grin and tonic” man so loved by many. Sheridan Morley was commissioned intially by Niven’s two sons after his death to write about their father. As he had grown up knowing the two men and had met David on several occasions… Read More ›