Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tor Johnson We Hardly Knew Ye

There are few actors in the realm of film who has managed to make a career out of staring in bad films as Tor Johnson. Nope, not a good one in the bunch. A former pro-wrestler he was discovered by Ed Wood and asked to star in his films. Though usually as a creature of the undead with very few, if any, speaking lines. How ironic that a man whose made a career out of playing evil characters was in fact quite a loving and kind individual. There is a rumor he helped fellow cheese head Bela Lugosi out when he was in financial dire straights. I recommend either Plan 9 from Outerspace or The Beast From Yucca Flats, which was a forerunner to The Incredible Hulk. I have also included MST3K's best of Tor Johnson.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

G.I. Crap

I do not know what possesses movie makers and costume designers take a cool idea and turn into a heaping pile of crap! If you were a boy in the 80's the idea of a live action G.I. Joe movie should be as exciting as, oh I don't know, a live action Transformers movie. I was all giddy with the idea.

Until I saw these cast photos.

Seriously, Marlan Wayans? They couldn't do any better. The only person who looked remotely cool is Dennis Quaid. And that's just because it's Dennis frickin' Quaid!