Can you believe it's already the last weekend of July? Where did this year go?!
As we approach August, it's time to start thinking about the holiday movies you'd like to see, send me your requests now so I can have time to round them up and get them on the billboard.
I have to apologize, several of you have written about The Time Machine not working, and I kept meaning to remove the link and kept getting side tracked.
The Time Machine, regrettably, is no longer available. It was not part of the Classic Cinema Online collection, I found it on Google and played it here. For whatever reason it has been removed from the Google server, and we don't happen to have a copy of it.
I apologize for any inconvenience to you for this, I'm trying to locate a copy, and once I have and have gotten any legalities out of the way, I'll be happy to show it again. When I do, we'll be sure to announce it here.
Last Week's Top 10
It's that time again. You know the results, for the last month these 10 movies, without much change other than to trade places with each other, have held the top 10 most watched movies of our collection. These do not include movies we're showing that are not part of our collection, by the way.
This past week breaks that trend, dropping God's Gun and introducing Hercules Unchained in place of The Gun and the Pulpit, but the first six in line have kept their places in line from the week before, as has the last one, Angel On My Shoulder. Attack of the Giant Leeches remains number one for the 5th week in a row.
Attack of the Giant Leeches
Jack and the Beanstalk
Long John Silver
They Call Me Trinity
Tom and Jerry Festival
The Gun and the Pulpit
Voyage To The Planet of Prehistoric Women
Angel On My Shoulder
Coming Next Week
As feminine and dainty as I am, I love my Spaghetti Westerns! In fact, I'll be altering the billboard soon to add a new Spaghetti Westerns genre, because I think they're deserving of their own genre.
Next week I have another Spaghetti Western lined up called "Boot Hill". This is a sequel to "They Call Me Trinity", so if you enjoyed "They Call Me Trinity", chances are you'll enjoy this.
And, Speaking of Spaghetti Westerns. . .
The Spaghetti Western that we have this week is probably one of the cornier ones, and I got a really good laugh out of it towards the end. If you've ever watched All My Children -- how many times has a plot involving Erica Kane taken yet another turn for the hilarious worst before that story line finally dies a classic soap opera style death? Well, there's a scene towards the end of Any Gun Can Play that's just like that, and I know it was supposed to be serious, but I nearly fell out of my chair laughing and choking on my popcorn. Plus the English dubbing was a little off, so it was like watching one of those Kung Fu flicks that were so popular back in the 1970's. You know, the ones where they stop talking but their mouths keep moving anyway?
A few things I noticed in Any Gun Can Play:
There's a fight scene in the bath house. I can't believe how cheap their bath tubs must have been to break apart so easily. At one point, a guy goes through what I'm sure was supposed to be a wooden room divider, but it tears like paper as he goes flying through it as if it wasn't there.
I also like one of the scenes where our dashing movie lead, played by George Hilton, is quite a distance away from two bad guys who are whispering out their bad boy plans, yet he hears every word they say! How'd he do that?
And were trains really that tall in those days?
lmao! When you see the movie, you'll understand. I thoroughly enjoyed it!