Monthly Archives: February 2014

One Million Tomorrows-Bob Shaw (1970)

At the end of the 20th century a drug that makes humans immortal is discovered. The big drawback is it makes men lose their sex drive forever The average male doesn’t take the drug until he feels his oats have … Continue reading

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Jazz Me Blues-Frankie Teschemacher 1927-1930

Twenty-six tracks, all but one featuring Frankie as a sideman. These days he’s known to hard core collectors and clarinet fans but has virtually disappeared with the average Jazz fan. Bands in this collection include McKenzie and Condon’s Chicagoans, Dorsey … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Claw (1944)

Sixth entry in the Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce series. It’s not based on any of Doyle’s stories but it is a good one. A supernatural being from a hundred years ago may have returned to a small Canadian village. Sheep have … Continue reading

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Curse Of The Faceless Man (1958)

Richard Anderson stars in this unbearably awful movie that deserves it’s high place of dishonor on the worst ever list. Even a volcano can’t stop some guys from looking for the lust of their life. At a dig in Pompeii … Continue reading

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction-Sixteenth Annual Collection-Edited by Gardner Dozois

Twenty-five stories from 1998. Favorites: “Approaching Perimelasma” – Geoffrey A. Landis – A man who decides to call himself Wolf has his biological mind transferred inside a ship the size of a needle. The object is to go into a … Continue reading

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Two For The Money (1952-57)

Contestants had fifteen seconds to give the right answers in their category. Each right answer gives them five bucks. The cash for each right answer in the next rounds depended on the cash won in the previous round. A professor … Continue reading

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The Lineup (1958)

This is one terrrific movie. If you like crime films don’t miss it. It’s directed by Don “Dirty Harry” Siegel and written by Sterling Silliphant. At the San Francisco docks a porter grabs a bag from a passenger and tosses … Continue reading

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The Last Hope Of Earth (The Creeping Shroud)-Lan Wright (1965)

It’s 1985,Earth has fifty years to go. All the waterways from the smallest creek to the largest ocean have been clogged with a weed. All shipping and water traffic of every kind has stopped. A mist has formed and is … Continue reading

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Ten of the best Horror stars

I keep filmographies of these stars handy. I watch anything they appeared in and that includes the clunkers. No matter how bad some of the movies they were in they still showed up as professionals and did what they could … Continue reading

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Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Bela Lugosi has fun (at least I hope he did) making light of his screen image with the help of Leo Gorcey and the East Side Kids running around a creepy house. No surprises but it still is a fun … Continue reading

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