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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 6 ...

In celebration of the new Godzilla movie, here is the sixth free Godzilla movie I've posted in about two weeks. So now is a goooood time to be a fan of this blog.

Here are the ones we've shown so far ...

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Godzilla Raids Again (Cinema Insomnia)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Godzilla vs The Sea Monster (MST3K)

... and here is today's free movie. Enjoy!

Yoinked indiscriminately from the wikipedia god ...

"Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, released in Japan as Godzilla x Megaguirus: G Shōmetsu Sakusen (ゴジラ×メガギラス G消滅作戦?, lit. 'Godzilla x Megaguirus: G Annihilation Strategy') is a 2000 science fiction kaiju film directed by Masaaki Tezuka and written by Hiroshi Kashiwabara and Wataru Mimura. It was the twenty-fourth film released in the Godzilla franchise, and the second film in terms of the franchise's Millenium series. It premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival on November 3, 2000. The film shares the suit used in Godzilla 2000, so it will be a direct sequel.

The budget of Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is estimated at $8,300,000. It opened in Japan on December 16, 2000, and during its box office run, it grossed approximately $10,000,000, making it the least popular entry in the Millennium Godzilla series in terms of revenue. Total admissions in Japan were approximately 1,350,000. Special effects director Kenji Suzuki reportedly took the blame for the film's weak box office performances.

The cast of Godzilla vs. Megaguirus are predominantly new faces to the Godzilla series, but the film began a tradition in the Millennium series of casting veteran genre cast members, especially from the Shōwa era, in older, authoritarian roles: Yuriko Hoshi, who played photographer Junko in Mothra vs. Godzilla and reporter Naoko in Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, cameos as Professor Yoshizawa, director of the Dimension Tide project."


Monday, April 28, 2014

Godzilla On Netflx This May ...

This blog is in full on Godzilla mode. We've posted five full length and absolutely FREE Godzilla movies so far and there's much more on the way before the new Godzilla movie drops in May.

This new movie means a lot to me. I grew up loving those old Godzilla movies when I was a kid and I remember being really excited about the LAST American Godzilla movies and maaaaaasively let down by that cinematic abortion.

In fact, here's a small blurb about the last American version that I found off Wikipedia. In my opinion, the last sentence is where ALL the problems come from:

"In 1998, TriStar Pictures released a reimagining of Godzilla. The film was a financial success but was an ultimate failure with critics and fans of the franchise. In 2011, writer and producer Dean Devlin apologized for the film, blaming the script that he and director Roland Emmerich wrote. Emmerich admitted to never liking the original Godzilla films."


So this NEW reimagining looks to finally do away with the sins of that last one. It's a baptism. Washing away the evils of the past. This new film is reeeeeeeally going to make my day.

Finger's crossed, guys.

Anyway, this post isn't about the new film. It's about the OLD classic Godzilla films, a number of which are about to drop onto Netflix in time for the big G-Day.

Thanks to our friends at Screen Crush, we now know that a number of classic Toho monster movies are set to enter the streaming system in May 2014. Here's a list for you ...

‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’ (1956) — Starring Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, and Momoko Kochi. A 400-foot dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

‘Godzilla Raids Again’ (1955) — Starring Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.

‘Rodan’ (1956) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, and Akihiko Hirata. Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity.

‘Godzilla vs. Mothra’ (1964) — Starring Akira Takarada, Yuriko Hoshi, and Hiroshi Koizumi. A greedy developer unwittingly hatches a gigantic baby moth upon Tokyo, while Godzilla strikes once again.

‘Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster’ (1964) — Starring Yosuke Natsuki, Yuriko Hoshi, Hiroshi Koizumi. After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.

‘Godzilla’s Revenge’ (1969) — Starring Kenji Sahara, Machiko Naka, and Tomonori Yazaki. A bullied schoolboy dreams of traveling to Monster Island, where he befriends Godzilla’s son, who is also having bully troubles.

‘Terror of Mechagodzilla’ (1975) — Starring Katsuhiko Sasaki, Tomoko Ai, and Akihiko Hirata. Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth’s cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.

Good stuff. I wish they'd have "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla" instead of the 1975 follow up, but I'm just happy that the big green guy will finally be available for streaming. My two year old son is a huge G fan and this will do wonders for getting him to love the monster even more.

I'll try and post another free Godzilla film soon, so stay tuned.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"Playing" "Pool" With "Friends" ...

I'm not a social creature. I don't go out a lot and I do not have a lot of friends.

But my wife and I have befriended a couple originally from Sacramento, which is where we moved from, and last night we went to their estate and drank beers and played pool.

I'm trying to be more, what you people call, hu-man.

Here are the pics ...

I lost to my wife at pool. That's not a surprise. I'm horrible at it.

But I tied her for a while and to me that's a win.

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 5 ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikipedia monster ...

"Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, (released in Japan as Godzilla, Ebirah, Mothra: Big Duel in the South Seas (ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘 Gojira, Ebira, Mosura Nankai no Daikettō) is a 1966 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Jun Fukuda with special effects by Sadamasa Arikawa (supervised by Eiji Tsuburaya),[1] the film starred Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, and Eisei Amamoto. The 7th film in the Godzilla series, this was the first of two island themed adventure films starring Godzilla.

The film was originally written for King Kong (the project was tentatively titled Operation Robinson Crusoe:King Kong vs Ebirah), but Toho switched Kong with another popular character at the time, Godzilla. This explains why Godzilla displays uncharacteristic behavior in the film, such as drawing strength from electricity, his curiosity to Kumi Mizuno's character, the usage of boulders to destroy the Red Bamboo Base, and his hostilities with Mothra (despite them now being allies). Toho would later use Kong for King Kong Escapes.

The US television version and early video versions have a different opening to the film. The opening scenes of Ryota at the Maritime Safety Agency searching for news of his brother have been replaced with a scene supposedly showing Ebirah destroying Yata's boat. This sequence was created by editing a later scene in the movie. The current DVD version of the film restores the Japanese cut.

In 1991, Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster was distributed under the Film Ventures International name. The company replaced the opening with a generic credit sequence, using footage from Son of Godzilla. This version was aired on Mystery Science Theater 3000."

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Wednesday For Myself (And A Small Wes Anderson Movie Review) ...

I've been a stay at home dad for eight or nine months now.

Gawd, I had no idea how HARRRRD this job really is!

My days are filled with making breakfast, cooking lunch, cleaning the house, getting the girls to school in the morning and helping them with homework in the afternoon, scrubbing our crrrazy messy floors, washing clothes and hanging them up to dry outside, cleaning the dishes, throwing out the trash, taking care of the stupid dogs, trying to potty train a "spirited" two year old, and (usually) making dinner because my wife is either at school or sleeping.

This is a hard ass job!

So on Wednesday I decided to take myself out to the movies.

I mean, I don't know when the last time was that I saw a movie in the theaters (not including the drive-in). Hell, I don't remember when the last time was that I actually got out of the house on a freaking WEEKDAY, let alone went to the movies, you know?

So I took a bit of a day for myself.

Here are the pictures ...

First, we did a ton of playing outside before I went.

This is me walking to the theater. Notice the cheesy J.J. Abrams lens flare that I stumbled onto there ...

This is the movie I went to see. The Grand Budapest Hotel. I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson. The Life Aquatic is the absolute top of my personal all time top five movies of ever, with Darjeeling Limited probably falling somewhere else in that list. So my excitement level for this movie was pretty high.

Now, here's the thing ...

I live in the middle of nowhere, specifically in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Small town. Bible belt. Tornado alley. Possibly racist. Prrrobably racist. Rednecks in pickup trucks and churches and pawn shops as far as the eye can see.

Gawd I hate this place!

I saw this movie on a weekday at 5:55pm which, in Midwestern terms, would definitely be considered late at night, which is pretty sad. Plus, that time frame is right when people usually eat dinner around here, which these repressed okies call "supper" for reasons I have yet to wrap my brown little head around.




I had a great time. Wes Anderson carefully constructs these intricate and highly detailed little worlds that you just want to dive right into and live in and fall in love with and taste and touch. This movie was no different. I must say, though, it was muuuuuch darker than I was expecting. There was murder and death and intense suspense and fingers chopped off and gun play and a beheading and a bunch of killing. It was sooooo much darker than I had realized. But despite the darkness it was still at its core a delightful Wes Anderson movie. Plus, it was great seeing the familiar faces of the Anderson repertoire, including two new faces from his last adorable film Moonrise Kingdom. Yayyyy!

The film also spoke to me personally. Seeing this touching film about, ostensibly, a grand old hotel and its glory days reminded me of my own childhood days spend in Douglas, Arizona and the legendary Gadsden hotel. This film reminded me of my lonely ass childhood, of my days in Douglas, of my poor deceased grandparents whom I loved but also barely knew, and it reminded me that I really should try and visit my parents while I still can.

On my way to my car I stopped and stared at the clouds on the horizon. There were dark and menacing and utterly gorgeous.

My wife and I are having some problems.

She bullies me at times and is usually way too busy for me and I am waaaay too dependent on other people to validate my own sense of self worth.

So now she's trying to be nicer to me and, hopefully, find time to be with me while I am deeeesperately trying to find a little time for myself and not be so dependent on my wife to validate my self esteem, you know?

Wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Common Ground Crush ...

This is just going to be a quick post and a nice link share.

So my son is on the couch watching this Lego Marvel Super Hero cartoon. He's alternating between sitting and watching and having his daddy hold him while he watches. He also has an Iron Man and an Iron Patriot action figure sitting down on the couch as well so that they can both watch the show. And he's also got a faded Captain America shield that he's playing with while he watches. He's watched this cartoon about twenty times.

It's all extremely cute.

He is definitely MY son, you know?

While he watches, I'm screwing around on the internet and I stumbled upon a blog that tickles my fancy ...

On Common Ground

It's the blog of a delightful woman named Heather whom I'm secretly gaga over.

Heather originates from Arizona, albeit a different part than where I used to live. However, despite this geographical setback, our orbits kept coinciding throughout my high school years and I quickly developed a MAAAASIVE crush on her that just festered deep inside myself, never to see the light of day, which was definitely my style at the time. Still is, actually.

Now Heather is traveling the world and living this fabulous life and blogging about her adventures. It's a fun blog with amazing pictures and it's definitely worth a few clicks.

That is all.

I'll probably post another Godzilla movie soon, so stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GUEST BOGGER: My Youngest Daughter Isabela ...


I'm Isabela.

My age is 8.

I like playing with my bff's. [best friend's for ever]

I hate spiders and ad's. I really HATE ad's.

I like playing with my dad and my family. I like spotting stars and shooting stars.

Do you like Godzilla? I really do. I really like my famous friend DezaRae. She's nice. Really nice. Well, she's not really THAT famous. She's famous in like Oklahoma.

I want to be a vet when i grow up. Be cause I like taking care of pets. They're so cute and furry.

Does anybody have fish on their blogs? My dad does. I like to feed the fish.

I'm hungry.

It's weird that I watch Futurama and Family Guy sometimes. And I'm not even ten!

Well bye bye!

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 4 ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikipedia machine ...

"Son of Godzilla, (released in Japan as Monster Island's Decisive Battle: Godzilla's Son (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子 Kaijū-tō no Kessen Gojira no Musuko), is a 1967 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Jun Fukuda with special effects by Sadamasa Arikawa (supervised by Eiji Tsuburaya), the film starred Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, and Akihiko Hirata. The 8th film in the Godzilla series, it was also the second of two island themed Godzilla adventures that Toho produced with slightly smaller budgets than most of the Godzilla films from this time period. Continuing the trend of shifting the series towards younger audiences, the film introduced an infant Godzilla named Minilla.

Shortly after the film's Japanese release, Toho had Son of Godzilla dubbed into English by Frontier Enterprises in Tokyo. As with nearly all Toho international versions, the dubbed version corresponds directly to uncut Japanese film. Frontier Enterprises owner William Ross dubs Dr. Kusumi (Tadao Takashima), while the part of Goro Maki (Akira Kubo) is dubbed by Burr Middleton, son of Charles B. Middleton. This version of the film was released on video in 1992 by PolyGram Video, Ltd. in the United Kingdom.

In the United States, Son of Godzilla was distributed directly to television by the Walter Reade Organization in 1969. The movie was re-dubbed by Titan Productions, Inc in New York. Peter Fernandez wrote and directed the dubbing script and voiced Goro Maki. Walter Reade Organization deleted almost all of the pre-credit sequence. All that remains in this version is a brief shot of Godzilla roaring and approaching the camera. The opening credits are also deleted, although the underlying footage is still present. In both English dubs, the monsters Kamacuras and Kumonga are called Gimantis and Spiega, respectively. The character, Saeko, is also called Reiko in both dubbed versions."


About My Hair ...

I have somewhat long hair.

I say "somewhat" because I've definitely had much longer hair before. 2005, living in California. Had hair waaaaay past my shoulders. I liked having long hair back then. I really did.

But now I'm living in Oklahoma, in the midwest, in a land filled with uptight Christians who think that Harry Potter is the devil. In the midwest, anything different is considered bad. It's like Bricksburg in the beginning of The Lego Movie. Everyone's mission here is to conform and be like everyone else and blend in.

Little Boxes

So being a man and having long hair is bad. Really bad. And add to that the fact that I'm a brown skinned mexican man who sometimes wears glasses and sometimes wears suits and ties and sometimes wears a fedora and that adds up to me being a freak, a living and breathing anomaly, a walking contradiction. Everywhere I go I get stared at like I'm a goddamn freak. These upper class white Okies see me and they just don't comprehend my existence in their perfect nowhere world. I try not to look at them, try not to notice their stares and confused faces and disgusted, disapproving looks, but I can't.

I'm a freak here.

So often times I think that the best thing that I can do to fit in and be liked by everyone is to cut my hair. I mean, it's not that long anyway, right? So what would be the big deal with just going to some Supercuts or whatever and getting some sort of Army-like standard white bread midwestern buzzcut. I mean, it's just hair, right? Why should I care what I look like?

So I think about it.

Do you know what stops me from getting my hair cut?


See, I am friends on Facebook with the majority of my high school graduating class. That means that whenever I get on my Faceypages my feed is filled with men and women between the ages of 36 and 38.

And they almost ALL look like shit!

And here's some proof... I did a quick google search for men my age, 37, and here's a random sampling of the way that men my age look like:

... they look old. Apparently men my age look old and bald and tired and altogether defeated. And this goes doubly so to people on my Facebook page. I see pictures of people I went to high school and elementary school with and my jaw just drops and I scream "BUT WE'RE THE SAME AGE!?!?" as I see them and their love handles and their huge beer bellies and the rings around their old, weathered eyes. And the bald spots! I can't believe it! How did everyone I went to school with start looking so OLD?!?!

And so now here's me ...

I want to cut my hair to fit in, I really do, but since soooo many people my age and on my Facebook feed are soooo old and weathered and just freaking bald, I figure that since I have the hair then I might as well keep the hair. Apparently men my age just don't have hair anymore, So I should be grateful for what I got, right?

So I'm keeping my long ass hair.

And you can suck it, Oklahoma.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 3 ...

Here's another free Godzilla movie for you. This one is the HILARIOUS "Cinema Insomnmia" edit of it. It's great.

Enjoy ...

"Godzilla Raids Again (ゴジラの逆襲 Gojira no Gyakushū?, lit. 'Godzilla's Counterattack'), is a 1955 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho. Directed by Motoyoshi Oda, and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred Hiroshi Koizumi, Setsuko Wakayama, and Minoru Chiaki. The 2nd film in the Godzilla series, this was a direct sequel quickly put into production to capitalize on the box office success of Godzilla the previous year. This was the first film in the series to feature a 'monster vs. monster' scenario, as it introduced Godzilla's first foe, the quadruped monster Anguirus. This scenario of Godzilla battling other giant monsters would become a staple for the rest of the series.

The film was released theatrically in the United States in the Summer of 1959 by Warner Brothers as Gigantis, the Fire Monster. This American version of the film was heavily edited as it not only gives Godzilla a modified roar and a new origin, but also changes his name from Godzilla to Gigantis, trying to pass the monster off as a completely new character. This move was considered a failure, and all subsequent American cuts of Godzilla films would use the character's proper name.

Gigantis was featured in season two of the show Cinema Insomnia, a nationally syndicated American television series presented by horror host Mr. Lobo where the movies that are shown are cut with retro movie ads and commercials, fake ads, and hosting segments. In the Gigantis episode, the fight scene at the end of the film features battle scenes from the Gamecube video game 'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' added to it and it's pretty awesome. The interview with Godzilla is filmed in front of a very Japanese-looking building in downtown Sacramento, California. A number of Cinema Insomnia episodes feature cameos by Reverend Steve Galindo, the owner of this awesome blog."

Free Godzilla Movie Marathon, Part 2 ...

In less than a month the new Godzilla movie comes out.

Now there's still time for you to catch up on your Godzilla movies before the new one comes out. So here's a good free Godzilla movie for you to watch, the literal last one they freaking made. Depending on who you ask, it's pretty darn good. Or it sucks. Either way.

Enjoy ...

Yoinked from the almighty wikiGod ...

"Godzilla: Final Wars (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, Gojira: Fainaru Wōzu?) is the fiftieth anniversary film and the twenty-eighth film in the Godzilla film series. It was directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and produced by Shogo Tomiyama. As a 50th anniversary celebratory film, a large group of actors from previous Godzilla films, both classic and new, made appearances as main characters or cameo appearances. This goes for the kaiju (monsters) as well, as most of the monsters in the film had been missing from the screen for more than 30 years. The MPAA rated the film PG-13 for intense sequences of violence.

In the film, Godzilla confronts the infamous American Godzilla. Many die-hard Godzilla fans expressed outrage at the American Godzilla remake; one of which is the director of Final Wars, Ryuhei Kitamura. Kitamura claimed Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin took the 'God' out of Godzilla, so he named his version of the American Godzilla 'Zilla'. The battle itself lasts a mere 13 seconds, with Godzilla unquestionably victorious ...

Despite the title, this is not the final Godzilla film; Toho has decided to temporarily 'retire' the character for a period of 5-10 years in order to renew interest in the series as Godzilla's 60th anniversary, which will soon be celebrated with Garth Edwards' new big budget Godzilla reboot."

Good times.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The FREE Godzilla Movie Marathon ...

A month from now the new Godzilla movie comes out.

Now me? I can safely say without a shadow of a doubt that I've been into Godzilla since I was a kid. But there's still about a month for you to catch up on your Godzilla movies before the new one comes out and suddenly every bro and bitch says they like the big green monster. That's going to seriously piss me off.

So here's a good free Godzilla movie for you to watch.

Enjoy ...

"Godzilla vs. Mothra (ゴジラvsモスラ Gojira tai Mosura?) is a 1992 Japanese science fiction kaiju film produced by Toho Co., Ltd.. Directed by Takao Okawara with special effects by Koichi Kawakita, the film stars Tetsuya Bessho, Satomi Kobayashi and Akiji Kobayashi. The 19th installment in the Godzilla series, unadjusted for inflation the film remains the highest grossing film of the entire Godzilla series. After the success of the previous year's Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, Toho decided to bring back Mothra, their second most famous creation. Composer Akira Ifukube won a Japanese Academy Award for his score. The film was the second highest grossing film in Japan in 1993, second only to Jurassic Park.

The film sold approximately 4,200,000 tickets in Japan, becoming the number one Japanese film on the domestic market in the period that included the year 1993. It made ¥2.22 billion in distribution income (roughly $20,000,000). It was the highest grossing film of the Heisei Godzilla series and, unadjusted for inflation, the highest grossing film of the entire franchise. Adjusted for inflation, the highest grossest film in the series is still King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment released Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah and Godzilla vs. Mothra on home video on April 28, 1998. This was the first time either film had been officially released in the United States. TriStar used the Toho dubbed versions, but cut the end credits and created new titles and opening credits for both films. To avoid confusion with video releases of Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), then titled Godzilla vs. Mothra, TriStar renamed the film Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My New "Daughter" ...

I have a new family member, a brand new 12 year old daughter.

I'm not exactly sure how this came about, but I'm pretty happy with this interesting and surprising set of circumstances.

Lets walk ourselves through this, shall we?

My oldest daughter found herself a close friend from school named Amber. Same age. She was raised Mormon, which means that she isn't like most of the other kids in her class, which means Amber isn't smoking and drinking and acting all ghetto. She's a good girl and they are really good friends. They're crazy close.

Then, in a very happy coincidence, Amber and her "family" ended up moving to a house that's right here on our street. Her new home is literally just a few houses down from our own place. So pretty soon Amber was spending a large amount of time over here at our house.

Did you see how I mentioned Amber's "family" with finger quotes? There's a reason for that.

See, Amber comes from a prrrrrretty broken home. I don't know where her mom is. Her father is fairly elderly and doesn't get around too much. They don't have a car. She has a brother who is much older and seems to come and go as he pleases. I don't think he even lives with them. and that's it. She was living with her cousins but they left to go live with someone in Dallas. So it's usually just Amber and her father living in her home.

Nothing against Amber's dad, but the man doesn't really seem to be a fun, outgoing, hands on kind of a dad like me. He seems like he's the type of father who never says "I love you" and can barely cook and leaves the house a bit of a mess. And since our house is always full of love and music and happiness and food, then of course Amber's always at our house.

But at some point this past few weeks it became commonplace for her to sleep over here on weekdays. Natasha and I didn't have a problem with it as long as it was ok with her dad. And, surprisingly, Amber's dad was absolutely fine with her staying here, which personally makes me deeply weary of Amber's household. I mean, Amber is essentially living with us now. And her dad is ok with that? It worries me. It really does. What kind of a household does Amber live in where the father is perfectly fine with her NOT ever being home?

But Amber is a good girl. She's smart and funny and nerdy and she talks too much but she has a heart of gold and if her dad doesn't want her around and doesn't give a shit of she stays or leaves (?!?!?) then of course my wife and I are glad to have her around. In fact, she has become such a fixture of our household that we've gotten in the habit of calling her our other daughter lately. She's been staying here with us for the last four days in a row now. She's prrrrretty much a part of our family.

I worry, though. I hope we're doing the right thing. I'd like to think that we're doing a good deed here by letting Amber stay with us.

I hope.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

"Church-less Movie" Explanation

So the new Captain America movie was absolutely AMAAAAAZING!

But here's the ORIGINAL Captain America ...

"Captain America is a 1990 American-Yugoslavian superhero film directed by Albert Pyun. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. While the film takes several liberties with the comic's storyline, it features Steve Rogers becoming Captain America during World War II to battle the Red Skull, being frozen in ice, and subsequently being revived to save the President of the United States from a crime family that dislikes his environmentalist policies.

The first big screen production of Captain America has a long and tumultuous production history. The film rights were originally purchased by The Cannon Group founders Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus in 1984. Initially director Michael Winner was attached to direct a James Silke script. Later, in 1986, Winner took over the writing chores alongside Stan Lee and Lawrence Block. By 1987, Winner was off the project and actor-director John Stockwell came aboard with a script by Stephen Tolkin. Golan left Cannon in 1989 and as part of a severance package he was given control of 21st Century Film Corporation and allowed to carry over the film rights to the Captain America character. Director Albert Pyun, who had previously worked at Cannon, was brought on board and worked with the Tolkin script that originally started at Cannon. Principal photography began in 1989 and was completed in 1990.

An interview with the ORIGINAL Captain America in GQ

The film was intended for release in the summer of 1990, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Captain America. Several release dates were announced between fall 1990 and winter 1991, but the film went unreleased for two years before debuting direct to video and on cable television in the United States in the summer of 1992. It was given a limited theatrical release internationally.

The film was given very negative reviews, holding a 9% 'rotten' rating on the film critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 11 critics (all of whom wrote reviews a decade after release). In one of the few contemporaneous reviews, Entertainment Weekly critic Frank Lovece wrote, 'The movie isn't merely wrong for kids — it opens in pre-war Italy with a sequence in Italian with subtitles, and a machine-gun slaughter — it's just all wrong', and decried the 'shapeless blob of a plot' in grading the film an F."

Grrreat bad movie right there!

You're welcome.

Click here to watch GoodBadFlicks breakdown this movie!

The Galindo Family Go Back To The Drive-In ...

I am a huge fan of drive-ins.

In fact, I sometimes wonder if perhaps I was meant to be born during a different time, what with my intense love of old movies and my love and fascination with old drive-ins. Especially drive-ins. I love them.

Useless personal fact: I got a handjob at the Sacramento Drive-In during a Disney movie. Now you know.

So, finally, my family and I went back to the Chief Drive-In in Chickasha, Oklahoma and watched Rio 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Good stuff.

Rio 2 was cute enough. Not as good as the first one, mind you, but fairly entertaining. Kristin Chenoweth steals the show. And Captain America was amazing. I can't wait to see it again.

Here are the pics ...

Sorry I didn't post a movie this weekend. Work was crazy and personal issues and the drive-in and stuff.

So, yeah. Sorry.

I'll post a movie later today.