It’s not too often I’m privileged enough to watch an animated rock opera, but Röckët Stähr’s one man production about world fighting for peace through rock and roll is quite the spectacle. One thing you can’t accuse it of is being unambitious, as Röckët Stähr’s does everything in the movie possible. He literally does everything as when the movie comes to a close you can see the impressive list of tasks he undertook to bring his movie to life.
Jack Hill is back and taking on one of the sleaziest and yet entertaining pictures of his career. “Switchblade Sisters” is a thrilling gang picture that can be taken alongside “The Warriors.” It’s a tale of fracture love triangle, a gang torn asunder, and a pretty excellent adaptation of a classic Shakespeare tale. “The Switchblade Sisters” is exploitation, but cut from prime material as Hill is able to derive a lot from such a minimal budget. He also grabs some excellent turns from the cast, including the now iconic Patch, played by Monica Gayle.
With the hit premiere of the Snyder Cut on HBO Max, the excitement around the movie has had DC fans on the edge of their seats for a while now, and if you’ve managed to stay away from spoilers, well the suspense is almost over. Plus, just in time for the new Justice League, Spin Master and DC have partnered together to unveil the Batman Bat-Tech figure line. The Bat-Tech collection features exciting, high-tech styles of figures to collect featuring a variety of 4-inch and 12-inch figures from the Batman universe.
Characters such as Batman himself and the Joker (who appear in Justice League), as well as others including Batwoman, The Riddler, Nightwing and more come to life! Ready to collect them all (including rare ones)? Do Batman and Joker team up in the movie? Will Batman succeed in his path of redemption? The Batman Bat-Tech figures arrive just in time for the Snyder Cut, are for Ages 3+, and can be found at Walmart, Target and Amazon.
BOOTLEG FILES 763: “Ship’s Reporter” (1948-1952 celebrity interview television series).
LAST SEEN: On YouTube.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: A few episodes have turned up as special features on VHS and DVD releases, but the complete series has not.
REASON FOR BOOTLEG STATUS: Fell through the proverbial cracks.
CHANCES OF SEEING A COMMERCIAL DVD RELEASE: Not likely.
Jack Mangan’s name is mostly unknown to today’s entertainment news aficionados, but back in the day he was a pioneer in television’s celebrity interview genre. Mangan’s specialty was not a studio-bound tête-à-tête or an on-location chat. Instead, Mangan brought his camera crew to New York City’s piers and on board the luxury liners traveling to and from Europe, where he would seek out prominent passengers for quickie interviews.
As a Native man and his Non-Native fiancee prepare to get married, the differences between each of their worlds and different generations come to the surface and create a sort of clash between the two and some of their loved ones.
It’s not too often that a movie title can take on so many meanings as a narrative unfolds, but director Ilya Naishuller manages to pull off what might be one of the more entertaining play on words of the year. “Nobody” is a pretty excellent film that, while it doesn’t re-invent the wheel, does a lot with the numerous resources on hand to create a thrilling action film that’s darkly comedic, satiric and presents an interesting conversation about the antiquated concept of the nuclear family.
A Minister’s wife who’s been stuck in a rut and looking for more in life meets a being she begins to call the Master. As her life changes, she can’t help but appreciate the new sensations and elements in her life.