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OUCH! by MR.E.

Friday, July 3, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: FEVER LAKE (1996) COREY HAIM! BO HOPKINS! Mario Lopez


A group of teenagers visit a lake with intentions to spend the weekend there. Despite warnings from the locals, the group continues with their weekend plan and soon discover the lake is cursed.  Filmed in Wisconsin!

COREY HAIM  as Albert
Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s Hollywood career as a teen idol. He starred in a number of films, such as Lucas, Silver Bullet, Murphy's Romance, License to Drive, Dream a Little Dream, and Snowboard Academy. His best-known role was alongside Corey Feldman in The Lost Boys, which made Haim a household name.  Haim's early success led to money and fame, and he began using drugs by age fifteen. He had difficulties breaking away from his experience as a teen actor, and was troubled by drug addiction throughout his later career. He died of pneumonia on March 10, 2010.

Haim broke into acting at the age of ten, playing the role of Larry in the Canadian children's educational comedy television series The Edison Twins, which ran from 1982 until 1986.  He made his feature film debut in the thriller Firstborn (1984), starring alongside Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr. as a boy whose family comes under threat from his mother's violent boyfriend, played by Peter Weller.

LUCAS

In 1985, Haim appeared in minor roles in Secret Admirer and Murphy's Romance, alongside Sally Field, of whom he was reportedly in awe. He went on to secure the leading role in Silver Bullet, Stephen King's feature adaptation of his own lycanthropic novella, playing a paraplegic teen living in Tarker's Hill, Maine, who warns his uncle (played by Gary Busey) that their town is being terrorized by a werewolf.  Haim began to gain industry recognition, earning his first Young Artist Award as an Exceptional Young Actor starring in a Television Special or Movie of the Week for the NBC movie A Time to Live, in which he played Liza Minnelli's dying son.

Haim's breakout role came in 1986, when he starred alongside Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, and Winona Ryder as the titular character in Lucas, a coming-of-age story about first love and teen angst, which centers on an intelligent misfit who struggles for acceptance after falling for a cheerleader.  In 1987, he starred in the tv series Roomies with Burt Young; and Haim had a featured role alongside Corey Feldman as a comic-reading teen turned vampire hunter in Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys.

THE LOST BOYS

Next came, License to Drive (1988), co-starring Feldman and Heather Graham, and the horror film Watchers (1988), adapted from the Dean R. Koontz novel, in which he played a teen who befriends a highly intelligent dog altered by military research, leading to the two being pursued.  Haim and Feldman next teamed in the metaphysical romantic comedy Dream a Little Dream (1989), in which Haim played Dinger, a student with moussed hair and ripped jeans who walked with a cane after his mother ran over his leg in her Volvo, but who still managed to remain confident.

In 1990, Haim co-starred with Patricia Arquette in the sci-fi actioner Prayer of the Rollerboys, performing many of his own stunts in a tale of a teen who goes undercover to expose a racist gang leader.  However, as his problems with drugs continued, Haim began to lose his core audience. His performances suffered, and his film career in the 1990s declined into direct-to-video releases as his habit ruined his ability to work.

BLOWN AWAY

In 1991, Haim starred in Dream Machine, which received a direct-to-video release, as did Oh, What a Night and The Double 0 Kid (both 1992).  Additional direct-to-video films included the 1992 erotic thriller Blown Away (also with Feldman) and Just One of the Girls (1993); both co-starred Nicole Eggert, who had been romantically involved with Haim since also appearing in The Double O Kid.

In 1993, Haim starred in a full motion video game called Double Switch, which was released for the Sega CD and later for the Sega Saturn, as well as for the home computer.  He next appeared in Fast Getaway II (1994), National Lampoon's Last Resort (1994), and Dream a Little Dream 2 (1995)- the last two alongside Feldman- and Life 101 (1995)

LICENSE TO DRIVE

In 1996, Haim starred in four more direct-to-video films Fever Lake, Never Too Late, Snowboard Academy, and Demolition High. In 1997 he co-starred in Busted with Feldman, who also directed. Feldman was forced to fire Haim after he refused to curtail his drug use and was inconsistent on set.  Haim then had a minor role in the television film Merlin: The Quest Begins (1998) and appeared on the series PSI Factor. In 1999, he appeared uncredited in Wishmaster 2, and the sequel to Demolition High, Demolition University (1999), on which he was credited as an executive producer.

In 1999, Haim shot a troubled low-budget independent film called Universal Groove in Montreal, using then-emerging digital technology. He played a film director interacting with eight characters over the course of one night on the techno club scene.  Haim attempted to return to the industry in 2000 with the direct-to-video thriller, Without Malice, with Jennifer Beals and Craig Sheffer. He hoped that playing the role of an ex-addict who conceals a murder with his sister's fiance would offer him a transition from teen fare.


Haim appeared in spoof horror movie The Back Lot Murders (2002), alongside Priscilla Barnes. Able to poke fun at himself, he appeared on the tv series Big Wolf on Campus (2002), and made a cameo in David Spade's Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), a film about a former child star, which included an array of actual former child stars, including Feldman.

Universal Groove was released in 2007.  In February 2008, filming commenced in Vancouver for Lost Boys: The Tribe, a direct-to-DVD sequel.  He turned up on the set obviously under the influence and was unable to remember his lines.  His one scene only appeared during the closing credits.  In July 2008, Haim completed filming on the gambling comedy Shark City in Toronto with Vivica A. Fox, Carlo Rota and David Phillips. By late July, Haim had become destitute and homeless in Los Angeles.

CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE

In 2009 he appeared as himself in Trade In (2009); and, sporting a blond mullet, in the actioner Crank: High Voltage alongside Jason Statham, Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam. Haim completed two films scheduled for a 2010 release: The Hostage Game (aka American Sunset) and The New Terminal Hotel.  His last film, Decisions, shot in December 2009 and released 2011, he stars as a cop working with troubled kids.

On March 10, 2010, after Haim's mother phoned 9-1-1, paramedics took Haim from their home to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he was pronounced dead at 2:15 a.m. He was 38 years old. Los Angeles police stated that his death appeared to be an accidental overdose and that four bottles containing Valium, Vicodin, Soma (a muscle relaxant) and Haloperidol (an anti-psychotic) were retrieved, later confirmed as prescribed by a specialist, but that no illegal drugs were found at the scene. It emerged that Haim had used aliases to procure 553 prescription pills in the 32 days prior to his death, having "doctor-shopped" seven different physicians and used seven pharmacies to obtain the supply, which included 195 Valium, 149 Vicodin, 194 Soma and 15 Xanax.  The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office ruled that Haim's death was due to pneumonia.


Directed by Rafe M. Portillo; Written by Jalee Bailey and Michael Edwards; Produced by Jamie Elliott and Ralph E. Portillo

Also starring:
BO HOPKINS  as Sheriff Harris
filmography includes:  The Wild Bunch (1969), American Graffiti (1973), The Nickel Ride (1974), Day of the Locust (1975), The Killer Elite (1975), A Small Town in Texas (1976), Tentacles (1977), Midnight Express (1978), Dynasty (tv; 1981)


MARIO LOPEZ (Saved by the Bell)  as Steve
and
Lauren Parker  as Sarah
Randy Josselyn  as Bobby
Mary-Rachel Foot  as Daniell






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ED SPRINGSTEAD, JR.

Monday, June 29, 2015

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR POEM by LOLITA LOHAN

END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR POEM by LOLITA LOHAN
LINDSAY

goodbye to my teacher
one thing I’ll miss loads
is the look on your face
when I break the dress codes

my jeans are hip-huggers
still you think it’s wrong
when a teenage schoolgirl
shows the waistband of her thong

my tee-shirt is tight
but that’s how they’re sold
and if you don’t like it
why’s your classroom so cold?

by being sent home
for clothes much less lewd
I’ll return wearing something
to reveal I'm tattooed


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ED SPRINGSTEAD, JR.

Monday, May 18, 2015

THINGS YOU SHOULD LEAVE HOME WHEN YOU GO CAMPING


the maid and butler

a bust of Beethoven

a female wolf in heat

the Picasso

your stamp collection

a mop

bear sh*t


THINGS TO TAKE WITH- ESPECIALLY WHEN CAMPING:

eye makeup

tiara and feathered boa; high-heeled “f-me pumps”

a French poodle

anyone named “Zsa Zsa”

                    Scott Thompson "Buddy Cole" The Kids in the Hall



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ED SPRINGSTEAD, JR.

Friday, April 3, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: HEAD (1968) THE MONKEES Mike Nesmith Mickey Dolenz Davy Jones Peter Tork Timothy Carey Victor Mature



HEAD is a 1968 American adventure comedy film musical starring The Monkees (Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones, Peter Tork), and distributed by Columbia Pictures.  Bob Rafelson and Jack Nicholson wrote and produced, and Rafelson directed.


During production, the working title for the film was Changes, which was later the name of an unrelated album by the Monkees.  A rough cut of the film was previewed for audiences in Los Angeles in the summer of 1968 under the name of Movee Untitled.


The storylines and peak moments of the film came from a weekend visit to an Ojai, California resort where the Monkees, Rafelson, and Nicholson brainstormed into a tape recorder, reportedly with the aid of a quantity of marijuana.  Jack Nicholson then took the tapes and used them as the basis for his screenplay which (according to Rafelson) he structured while under the influence of LSD.


When the band learned that they would not be allowed to direct themselves or to receive screenwriting credit, Dolenz, Jones, and Nesmith staged a one-day walkout, leaving Tork the only Monkee on the set the first day.  The strike ended after the first day when, to mollify the Monkees, the studio agreed to a larger percentage share of the film's net for the group.  But the incident damaged the Monkees' relationship with Rafelson and Bert Schneider, and would effectively end their professional relationship together.


A poor audience response at an August 1968 screening in Los Angeles eventually forced the producers to edit the picture down from its original 110-minute length.  The 86-minute Head premiered in New York City on November 6, 1968; the film later debuted in Hollywood on November 20.  It was not a commercial success. This was in part because Head, being an antithesis of The Monkees sitcom, comprehensively demolished the group's carefully groomed public image, while the older, hipper counterculture audience they had been reaching for rejected the Monkees' efforts out of hand.


The film's release was also delayed (partly because of the use of solarisation, a then-new technique both laborious and expensive) and badly under-promoted. The sole television commercial was a confusing minimalist close-up shot of a man's head (John Brockman); after 30 seconds the man smiled and the name HEAD appeared on his forehead.  This ad was a parody of Andy Warhol's 1963 film Blow Job, which only showed a close-up of a man's face for an extended period, supposedly receiving 'head.'



In her scathing review, Renata Adler of The New York Times commented: Head "might be a film to see if you have been smoking grass, or if you like to scream at The Monkees, or if you are interested in what interests drifting heads and hysterical high-school girls."  She added that the group "are most interesting for their lack of similarity to The Beatles.  Going through ersatz Beatle songs, and jokes and motions, their complete lack of distinction of any kind... makes their performance modest and almost brave."


Daily Variety was also harsh, stating that "Head is an extension of the ridiculous nonsense served up on the Screen Gems vidseries that manufactured The Monkees and lasted two full seasons following the same format and, ostensibly, appealing to the same kind of audience."  But the review applauded Rafelson and Nicholson, saying that they "were wise not to attempt a firm storyline as The Monkees have established themselves in the art of the non-sequitur and outrageous action.  Giving them material they can handle is good thinking; asking them to achieve something more might have been a disaster."


When asked by Rolling Stone magazine in March 2012 if he thought making Head was a mistake, Nesmith responded by saying that "by the time Head came out the Monkees were a pariah.  There was no confusion about this.  We were on the cosine of the line of approbation, from acceptance to rejection...  and it was basically over.  Head was a swan song.


We wrote it with Jack and Bob... and we liked it.  It was an authentic representation of a phenomenon we were a part of that was winding down.  It was very far from suicide- even though it may have looked like that.  There were some people in power, and not a few critics, who thought there was another decision that could have been made.  But I believe the movie was an inevitability- there was no other movie to be made that would not have been ghastly under the circumstances."

 reunited in 1989

THE CAST included:  Victor Mature, Annette Funicello, Timothy Carey, Logan Ramsey, Vito Scotti, Percy Helton, Sonny Liston, Ray Nitschke, Carol Doda, Frank Zappa, Teri Garr, Toni Basil; and both Nicholson and Dennis Hopper (straight from the set of Easy Rider)









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ED SPRINGSTEAD, JR.

Monday, March 30, 2015

RUNNING AWAY FROM

the law


high school outcast with automatic weapon and ninja throwing stars


Sadie Hawkins


waitress waving unpaid dinner check


escaped tiger


irate cuckold husband


the truth


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ED SPRINGSTEAD, JR.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE: THEATRE OF BLOOD (1973) Vincent Price Diana Rigg


Edward Kendall Sheridan Lionheart (Vincent Price) had thought he was the greatest Shakespearean actor of his day. Abetted by his daughter Edwina (Diana Rigg), Lionheart sets about murdering, one by one, a group of critics who had both ridiculed his acting throughout his career and declined to award him their "Critic's Circle Award for Best Actor", which Lionheart felt was merited by his final season of performances in various Shakespearean plays.


Humiliated in the aftermath of the awards ceremony, he attempts suicide and is presumed dead. Unbeknownst to the critics and the police, Lionheart survives the suicide attempt and is adopted into a community of meths-drinking vagrants who do his bidding.


The manner of Lionheart's revenge on each critic is inspired by deaths of characters in the plays of Lionheart's last season of Shakespeare.


In most cases the critic is first duped by Lionheart's acting initially to "play the part" before Lionheart's murderous intentions are revealed, followed by a forced recantation and an ironic, humiliating and grotesque dispatch of the critic.


The All-Star British cast includes: 

Ian Hendry

 Harry Andrews

 Coral Browne

 Robert Coote

Jack Hawkins

Michael Hordern


Arthur Lowe

Robert Morley

Dennis Price

Milo O'Shea

Eric Sykes

Madeline Smith

Diana Dors

The film was Directed by Douglas Hickox; who also directed Sitting Target (1972) starring Oliver Reed, Brannigan (1975) starring John Wayne, and Sky Riders (1976) starring James Coburn. The Screenplay was written by Anthony Greville-Bell; who also wrote Perfect Friday (1970) and The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (1972).


Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice as well as his serio-comic performances in a series of horror films made in the latter part of his career.  The actor, writer, and gourmet was born in St Louis, Missouri, to Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) and Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., president of the National Candy Company. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles, he began to perform in low-budget horror movies such as House of Wax (1953), achieving his first major success with House of Usher (1960) directed by Roger Corman. Known for his distinctive, low-pitched, creaky, atmospheric voice and his quizzical, mock-serious facial expressions, he went on to star in a series of acclaimed Gothic horror movies, such as Pit and the Pendulum (1961) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971). He abandoned films in the mid-1970s, going on to present cooking programs for television - he wrote "A Treasury of Great Recipes" (1965) with his second wife, Mary Grant - but had two final roles in The Whales of August (1987) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). He also recorded many Gothic horror short stories for the spoken-word label Caedmon Records. Vincent Price died at age 82 of lung cancer and emphysema on October 25, 1993.  


Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, which she appeared in from 1965 to 1968. She has also had an extensive career in the theatre both in Britain and America.  Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Abelard & Heloise. She played Medea in 1992 at the Almeida and Wyndham's in London and again in New York, where she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.  On television, she starred in the 1989 BBC miniseries Mother Love, for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress and the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca, which won her an Emmy Award. Her film roles include, Helena, in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968), Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) opposite George Lazenby, Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Arlene Marshall in Evil Under the Sun (1982).  Rigg was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame (DBE) in 1994.


This film was reportedly a personal favourite of Price, as he had always wanted the chance to act in Shakespeare, but found himself being typecast due to his work in horror films.  Before or after each death in the film, Lionheart recites passages of Shakespeare, giving Price a chance to deliver choice speeches such as Hamlet's famous third soliloquy ("To be, or not to be, that is the question..."); Mark Antony's self-serving eulogy for Caesar from Julius Caesar ("Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears...");

"Now is the winter of our discontent..." from the beginning of Richard III; and finally, the raving of the mad King Lear at the loss of his faithful daughter.


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