Fair warning: I can’t really talk about this without one minor spoiler, the title of the movie featured in the first episode, also revealed in the teaser trailer below. If you truly desire a blind first look on Friday, I’d skip this and go play outside. Get some fresh air and exercise, why don’t you? […]Read more "MST3K Returns! Season 11 Episode 1 Sneak Peek Review"
For any B Fest fans out there, long time attendee Tim who distributes the annual ‘soundtrack’ CDs to all and sundry could use a little help keeping the tradition going for B Fest 2017. My first year as an attendee he came up to me out of nowhere and presented me with all of the […]Read more "B Fest Fans – Help Keep a Tradition Alive"
January 22nd 2016, Norris Auditorium, Northwestern University – Once again I took my favorite seat, (second row, second seat from the left) curled up under my fuzzy blankie (to hide my personal Facebook updating during the event), and settled in for 24 more hours of the best of the worst. What I lacked in theme […]Read more "B-Fest 2016 – More Crap Happens"
A few things I saw or did during the “Great Hiatus of 2015”.Read more "Random Hiatus Thoughts – Or What Jane Did On Her Late Fall Vacation (Part 1)"
And our annual pilgrimage to Dallas comes round again. Wow, 10 years, that’s a lot of crap movies (over 130 according to the commemorative programs one of the usual gang of psychopaths very kindly produced for the occasion). I didn’t attend my first T-Fest until 2008, so I missed those first three glorious years, but […]Read more "T-Fest 2015: Ten Years of Hokum"
I suppose it’s about time for my much delayed review of last month’s April’s Texas adventures. Things have been a bit weird in Chez Jane this month for ages now, but I really have no excuse for not putting this together sooner besides inertia. Ah, the power of procrastination. I’ve had this review 80% complete […]Read more "Tween-Fest 2015"
I think all of us who have somehow glommed on to Bad Movies as a hobby all have certain things we keep on the shelf to trap the unwary. Things so gloriously terrible that their very existence defies expectation. So of course we look for any opportunity to inflict them on our fellow man. I […]Read more "Pet Bad Movies: Never Too Young To Die"
Just saw that we lost Robert Z’Dar, he of the massive jaw, Monday night. He’s probably best known for his turns as the titular Maniac Cop, but he turned his unusual looks (the result of cherubism) into an asset, playing villains in an astounding number of (mostly B, but sometimes mainstream) films over the years. […]Read more "Sad week for B-Movie fans"
On the evening of January 23rd, 2015, round about 6PM, I settled myself in for 24 butt-numbing hours of things man was not meant to wot of. Yes my friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of…B-FEST 2015? What is a B-Fest, one might (legitimately) ask? It’s an annual 24 hour celebration of all […]Read more "B-Fest 2015 – Crap Happens"
This was first cross-posted at my old MySpace (remember MySpace?) site and on http://www.jabootu.net way back in 2008, it was one of my first attempts to get some movie impressions down in writing and I am still reasonably pleased with how it turned out. A little background here, I’d literally relocated to San Antonio from […]Read more "One From the Vaults – T-Fest 2008"