Posts Tagged ‘video’

Deadpool 2 Trailer Channels Bob Ross

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Very silly and very Not Safe For Work (which the word “Deadpool” should imply anyway).

Trailer for Pixar’s Coco

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Story about a Mexican boy? Meh.

He wants to be a singer? Double meh.

Set in a Day of the Dead afterlife populated by talking calaveras skeletons?

OK, now you have my attention.

Anyway, it comes out in a few weeks, and seemed like a good link for the Day of the Dead.

Shoegazer Sunday: Sleep Party People’s “I’m Not Human At All”

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Getting harder to find any Halloween or horror-themed Shoegaze, and anytime I find a Darkgaze or Blackgaze song I think I like, the Cookie Monster Metal vocals come in to ruin it.

So here’s Sleep Party People, who seem to be at the intersection of post-rock, chillout, prog rock and Shoegaze, and the bunny masks on display here in “I’m Not Human at All” make it just odd enough to use for the Halloween offering.

Halloween Horrors: “Remains of the Day”

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

I always thought this musical number from Corpse Bride was pretty cool, and I still do. It also has more than enough dancing skeletons for Halloween:

Halloween Horrors: Gateways to Hell

Friday, October 27th, 2017

In lieu of some real Halloween links, here’s a quickie: Places on earth that are supposedly gateways to Hell.

And here’s another video on the same subject:

Another Year, Another Halloween Prop Show

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A new job and a new dog have been eating up a lot of my time, so I’ve fallen down on my regular Halloween posts.

But here’s a nice video of the latest Halloween scare props. All these seem to be from the same company. Sadly, I doubt I can afford any of them…

Franklin Barbecue Burns

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

We take you away from Hurricane Harvey footage to bring you important Austin food news: Franklin’s Barbecue has suffered a fire.

One of the state’s most popular barbecue joints suffered a massive fire early Saturday morning, according to reports.

Franklin Barbecue, located in downtown Austin, has been a barbecue staple in Texas for years now and the destination for smoked meat lovers across the country.

Austin fire officials tweeted just before 6 a.m. Saturday that they had officials on the scene fighting a blaze at the location in the 900 block of East 11th. Within half an hour they reported that the situation at the two-story building had been controlled.

Here’s footage of the fire and firetrucks arriving:

Franklin is currently closed:

No reopening date estimate yet…

Jerry Lewis, RIP

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Comedian, actor and director Jerry Lewis has died at age 91.

It’s hard to evaluate the work of someone who absolutely dominated their field for an extended period of time and then almost immediately went out of fashion. Lewis was far and away the most successful comic actor of mid-century America, appearing in an extremely successful series of movies with Dean Martin, then having a successful solo career as both a actor and director.

But after The Nutty Professor, it was a long, long slide. Between 1963 and 1980, you had Rowen & Martins Laugh-In, Lenny Bruce, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Richard Pryor, Saturday Night Live and Robin Williams, yet in Hardly Working (intended as a “comeback” film), Lewis was doing the same tried physical shtick. (Roger Ebert called it “one of the worst movies ever to achieve commercial release in this country.”) In between he directed the amazingly ill-conceived and incomplete The Day the Clown Cried, about a clown (Lewis) entertaining children on the way to the gas chamber in Auschwitz. Surviving footage suggests it is every bit as awful and cringe-worthy as you’d imagine.

In the meantime, he taught an acclaimed directing class at USC attended by (among others) George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and was a familiar face for decades of television viewers for his Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon. And he turned in the occasional fine dramatic performance, such as in The King of Comedy.

For someone who smoked as much as he did, had as many health issues, and battled prescription drug abuse, 91 is a very rip old age indeed.

Here’s a very early footage of Lewis and Martin from what I think may be the very first MDA telethon:

Here he is making his appearance as nutty professor alter ego Buddy Love:

And here’s a long, interesting piece on Lewis I linked to once before.

Shoegazer Sunday: Secret Shine’s “Falling Again”

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Since Saint Marie records is releasing Secret Shine’s Singles 1992-1994, I thought it would be a good time to throw up some of their work, so here’s “Falling Again.”

Hail the Departing Godzilla

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Haruo Nakajima, the original actor inside the Godzilla suit for the first twelve Toho films, has died at age 88.

The suit was so hot and heavy that Nakajima evidently fainted several times during the making of the original Godzilla.

Here are some video tributes: