Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Las Vegas Weekend

Sadly, that car is the best thing about the movie...and that's not even the one that appears in it! The one in the movie is actually much cooler; very muscular with side pipes and everything. ;)

Before we go on to the back cover, let's take a look at an interesting screen that appeared after the standard FBI and Interpol warnings...

I had never seen this before. Kinda neat! But, again on a sad note, such a practice is one foot in the grave, the other above a banana peel nowadays. Let's see if the back cover can cheer us up...

Nope. The movie really doesn't go anywhere and the ending is quite predictable. Barry Hickey did a good job with what he was given to work with, though. I'd watch another movie he was in.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Your World As I See It

Ah, Ernest... A big part of my growing up in the 80s. I didn't even know this special/tape/special tape existed until I bought...

 ...this! (and it only cost $5 at Wal-Mart!) Highest recommendation possible on this if you're an Ernest fan! Ernest's Greatest Hits are especially great, as it compiles a TON of his commercials ("nice mumu, Mrs. Johnson!"), plus bloopers. There is a second volume as well, though not quite as special.

Anyway, back to the tape...

I wish I knew how this was originally broadcast. The way it's done—Astor Clement introduces every story individually, which does get tiresome in a lumped-together format like VHS or DVD, I must say—makes me think that maybe they were interspersed throughout some TV special. Does anyone know?

Friday, August 2, 2013

Dangerous Curves

Dangerous Curves? Oh, I get it! ;) (actually, it's a play on the female form and the main plot of the story)

Porsche = "bikini magnet." Sounds perfectly cromulent to me. Stack and Nielsen are in it, so that's pretty cool. I kinda doubt either would've considered this a particularly noteworthy entry in their long, impressive careers, though.

Just to reiterate, there are several bikinis in this movie. (or whatever bathing suit that is considered)

Here is a trailer for the movie:

Even more bikinis. You have been warned.