Archive for December, 2015

There’s that unfounded sense of optimism again

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While I hate to contradict T. S. Eliot, there’s no doubt in my mind that January is the cruellest month—always raising our spirits and our hopes, before dashing them down into cold reality.

Still…I suppose we should enjoy that inner glow while we can. In that spirit, on behalf of the B-Masters I would like to thank all our visitors for their support throughout 2015. I’m not going to be so foolish as to make promises, but—we’re trying, people: we really are!

 

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2015 was a particularly difficult year for several of us. Personally, it has climaxed in a brutal nexus of computer, work and health issues. With respect to the latter two, I am planning on resigning from my job at the end of February, so that I can concentrate on getting my health back in order. And while this isn’t the main goal, this should also mean sufficient time to fix a variety of exasperating technical problems. Among other things, I’m planning on rolling the website over into a blog; and while I hope (hope: there’s that word again!) to keep updating, and will definitely be participating in Roundtables, I am anticipating that most of this year will be devoted to transferring and reformatting existing reviews. When the new digs are up and running, I will post a note here.

 

Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!

This Ford vehicle makes for a bumpy ride

SanteeDrab efforts like Santee contributed to the virtual death of the western genre in the 1970s.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

The naked fun

Strip Nude For Your KillerThe giallo movie Strip Nude For Your Killer delivers the goods with both sex and violence.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

Soft shoe

The Man With One Red ShoeLike most Hollywood remakes of foreign movies, The Man With One Red Shoe seems to have lost something in translation.

Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.

In Soviet Russia, cats eat you…

I’m just joking, people ate cats in Soviet Russia.

However, that’s because they didn’t have a gourmet brand of cat food made from human flesh. (Well, they did, but it was only available in that shop for Politiboro members.) Back here in the States, meanwhile, we witness the fatal results when one cat food company decides to save money by becoming The Corpse Grinders.

Oh, and if that doesn’t scratch that killer cat itch, take a trip down Jabootu memory lane and learn why one shouldn’t pick up Strays.

Ken Begg is the proprietor of Jabootu: The Bad Movie Dimension.