Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Forgetting You by Jen Fujimori



Technically, the movie Manos: The Hands of Fate is a severely flawed film. It was shot poorly, directed poorly, dubbed poorly and edited poorly. I don't think anyone will argue with that.

One thing that was done right is the closing song, called, Forgetting You, a hauntingly beautiful jazz piece written by Russ Huddleston & Robert Smith, Jr. The original female singer with the silky voice, remains a mystery.

However, Jennifer Fujimori has recorded a cover version of the song and the result is quite enjoyable. Helping out on piano, guitar, drums and bass is Cory Fujimori who is also the engineer. 

Compare Jennifer's version to the original one.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Top Ten Movies Featuring David Letterman (and/or one of his former employees)

Tonight will be David Letterman's last broadcast of The Late Show. Although I haven't watched it regularly in the past five years, I will be watching the final episode.

marqueeI remember discovering David Letterman on his old NBC show, Late Night, when I was finally old enough to stay up late. Before then, I had only been able to watch a bit of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, whom I thought was very funny. When I saw Late Night with David Letterman for the first time, it was a game-changer. Never before had I seen such a TV show. It was fresh, it was hip, it was innovative. Not only was Letterman edgy, he was backed up by band leader Paul Shaffer's The World's Most Dangerous Band and the skits were off the wall. This is where I would see my first Top Ten List. It's also where I would discover the talents of Chris Elliott and Larry "Bud" Melman. It was at that time, my favourite TV show ever.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Manos Mother's Day

Diane Mahree & Jackey Neyman
Margaret & Debbie (Diane Mahree and Jackey Neyman) in a mother/daughter moment

Sunday is Mother's Day so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish one of the hottest movie moms ever, a very Manos Mother's Day.

Of course I'm referring to Margaret (Diane Mahree) in the cult horror film, Manos: The Hands of Fate, who is pictured above comforting her young daughter Debbie (Jackey Neyman).

In the movie, Margaret is a total MILF. So what if she temporarily misplaces her daughter. So what if she's a little slow to react when subjected to unwanted advances from a caretaker with over-sized knees. So what if she whines a little. I would totally want to make her my wife just like The Master does. So what if she's already married to Mike.

What does MOTHER stand for?

M is for Margaret, mother of Debbie and the object of Torgo's affection
O is for Ogle as in what Torgo does outside her bedroom window (can't blame him)
T is for Torgo, the strange servant with the large knees
H is for Hands belonging to Torgo who awkwardly strokes Margaret's hair
E is for Eww! You beast! Which is Margaret's delayed reaction to Torgo's unwanted advance
R is for Red Hair which Margaret has and Torgo fondles

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Pointers: Age of Neutron

movie marquee
Now Playing - starring The Pointer Sisters

Avengers: Age of Ultron was sold out so I watched Pointers: Age of Neutron instead.

Neutron Dance by The Pointer Sisters was a song on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. As you'll see in the music video, it features its own movie marquee.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Ticket to Tsucess

tsu.co/movievigilante
scan to join tsu
I wrote about tsu once before on how it remained to be seen if it could be a viable alternative to Facebook. The jury is still out on that. However, I've been using tsu for a few months now and  my followers and earnings have slowly been increasing.

The best thing about tsu is that there's a direct way to donate to charities that are also on there. All you need to do is transfer funds from your tsu bank  to the charity of your choice. So far I've been able to donate to three different charities. Previously you were only allowed to donate a minimum of $1 but recently tsu changed that so you can donate one cent if you want.

When I first joined tsu, the site was rampant with spam but they have really done a good job  of ridding the network of spammers, lately. I hardly notice them anymore.

I follow a wide range of users on tsu, including artists, graphic designers, cartoonists, photographers and of course, movie fanatics. I would prefer to follow even more movie lovers but they need to join in order for me to do that. So if you love discussing movies and would like to give tsu a try, I would like to invite you to join using my short code link, tsu.co/movievigilante. Another way to join is by scanning the QR code at the beginning of this post.

If you want to learn some tips on how to use tsu, you can visit my blog, Ticket to Tsuccess. I've also opened a store at Zazzle  in which you can customize some products to add your own short code to advertise to people and invite them to join your network.