Thursday, November 30, 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree!

If you haven't already done it, it's time to go up in the attic or down in the basement and haul out the decorations for your Christmas tree. Hopefully your lights aren't tangled up in a large ball like Clark Griswold had to deal with.

Once you do finally have the tree decorated, it's a nice occasion to watch young kids' and babies' faces light up as much as the lights on the tree, when you turn them on for the first time.

The best part of Christmas is gathering around the tree on Christmas morning and watching family members opening the presents that Santa Claus has left them.

If you're a good boy or girl, maybe Santa will bring you a puppy too. When puppies leave you a present, it's not good but when somebody leaves you a puppy as a present, it's the best.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Actors Love to Use the Telephone (Contest)


Name the B-Movies

Identify the 13 B-movies included in this video in which characters are talking on the phone, to win.

Note: One of the 13 movies does not depict any characters using a phone but rather talking about a telephone.

Not all the film clips are from movies. There are clips inserted from instructional or educational films as well. You do not have to identify these. You only need to name the 13 feature films. It's up to you to distinguish which is which. Some movies appear more than once but you only need to include the title once and you do not have to name them in the order they appear in the video.

The winner will be the first person to correctly name all 13 movies at which point the contest will end immediately. If nobody can name all 13 film titles, the winner will be the first one who names 12 titles before the deadline. If nobody can name 12, then the first to guess 11 will win and so on and so on.

The level of difficulty ranges from easy to extremely difficult. Some titles will be obvious to B-movie buffs but a few will challenge even the most serious film fanatic of obscure cinema.

Are you up to the challenge?

Monday, November 06, 2017

How to embed a DTube video on a blog or website

If you upload videos to DTube, you may have noticed that when it automatically gets posted to your Steemit blog, the video is not embedded in the post. Instead, it only shows the video's thumbnail image with a link its DTube url located below it.Currently, Steemit doesn't seem to support embedding DTube videos.

However, if you are looking for a way to embed your DTube videos on a blog or website, I found there is a way to do that, thanks to @HomeBrew4Less.

Trying out DTube and Steemit

This post is just going to address some blog news about some recent updates.

I've recently created an account on DTube.

DTube is a video platform similar to YouTube. Creators can upload their videos and get paid for it but unlike YT, DTube doesn't rely on advertisers. So where does the money come from? Good question. My answer is, "The hell if I know." It's got something to do with cryptocurrency. If you want to know more about how it works, watch the videos.

Below is a screenshot of my DTube channel.

Movie Vigilante

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

3-D Space wants to save Robot Monster

movie poster
Robot Monster theatrical poster
A non-profit arts organization located in Los Angeles aims to restore a notoriously bad, sci-fi movie from 1953.

3-D Space is, according to its website, intended to be a museum, gallery, theater, library and classroom dedicated to both the preservation of the history of stereoscopic imaging, and the advancement of current and future 3-D arts and sciences.

The movie slated for restoration is Robot Monster (aka Monster from Mars) which is considered to be among the worst movies ever made. The low-budget film has become a cult classic due to its so-bad-it's-good, B-movie ineptness.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

"Weird Paul" Documentary Coming in 2018

Movie poster for Will Work for Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul

According to the Paul Petroskey himself, Will Work for Views: The Lo-Fi Life of Weird Paul will play at film festivals sometime in 2018. It would then be released to the general public, presumably on one of the many streaming services.

As a Kickstarter backer of the documentary, I received my reward last week, which is concert footage of Weird Paul performing live in Hollywood. Parts of it will be edited into the finished movie.

I provided my review of the concert on Twitter.

In the meantime, Weird Paul has announced that he will be releasing two new vinyl albums. One will feature Peanut Butter Recall with If You Don't Get Naked. If you're not into vinyl, you can purchase the songs on Bandcamp.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Cold Drinks: A Pop Song by Weird Paul

Do you like cold drinks? What about Cold Drinks? I know what you're thinking. You're thinking I just asked the same question, twice. That's not the case, however.

The first refers to beverages while the second is a catchy, cheerful song by Weird Paul about those beverages.

As Paul sings to the bouncy music, retro drive-in ads play, showing various ice-cold soft drinks being poured. The song and the images really go well together, like soda pop and ice.

Weird Paul has even adopted it as the official video for Cold Drinks, at least for the time being. Maybe someday he will make a proper video of his own that will really pop!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Punishing Movie Reviews for Curse of Fate

If I ever get around to completing Curse of Fate, I imagine it would not receive favourable reviews if I entered it into a film festival. That's why I've anticipated what critics would say in this video, with pun-ishing movie review quotes. You might not recognize the names of the movie critics but their words sting just the same as one of those critics with their own show.

However, I won't get discouraged. I will continue to work on it when time permits. As a matter of fact, I just created a new movie poster for CoF. It has a faded and worn appearance that gives it a very retro look.

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