Sorry about having the new issue up late this month. As many of you know, we had to put our dog Rocky down last week after he began having seizures and they couldn’t pull him out of it. So it’s been really tough for me to focus on anything. That combined with a larger than usual issue made it really tough for me to get it out. But here is is…
Christopher R. Mihm
This Month’s Sleepover Girl:
Stunningly beautiful Erika Smith is our July Sleepover Girl.
Philip Smolen brings us another fantastic article this month! We all have movies that delight us even though they are not class A productions – movies maybe we wouldn’t even admit to liking in social company for fear of the reaction we’d get. Maybe there’s a cheesy air about them. Maybe most of the performances are not particularly memorable. Maybe the director was a famous hyper speed guy like Lee “Roll em” Scholem or Eddie Cahn. Perhaps the special effects are really chintzy with obvious wires supporting the monster. But, no matter what, you like them. They’re part of you now. They’re the movies you return to watch year after year, decade after decade. As Bill Warren points out in Keep Watching the Skies, these films help us “recapture the uncritical receptive reactions we had at that young age.” You now laugh at the clunky dialogue, you can smile at the obviousness, and you’re aware of the silliness, but it doesn’t matter. You still like these movies.
Cary Conley is a first-time contributor to Rogue Cinema. For his first article, he reminisces about the bootleg video scene of years gone by. Remember the weeks and months spent tracking down an uncut, watchable version of a cult genre film you were dying to see? With the advent of the DVD format, just about everything that was ever committed to celluloid can be cheaply transferred to DVD. That’s a good thing, right? Well, maybe not…
Independent Filmmaker Jason Lockard is back! This month he’s taking a look back at a film that has it all – comedy, drama, romance, action, adventure, and the best part is, it stars AFI’s #1 Male and Female actors of all time the Great Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn! So read on to find out all about that great old classic, The African Queen.
Danny Runion’s mashing up more movies this month! This time around, it’s Movie Mashups 11: Curse of the Toy Maker. Wanna know what movies he mashed up this month? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stallag 69
Caesar & Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre
Depeche Mode: The Dark Progression
Motor Home from Hell
Ricky’s Battle Shock
Sins of the Father
The Bell Witch Legend
The Forgotten Ones
The Hopewell Haunting
The Plague (Writer & Director’s Cut)
The Three Stooges Colelction Vol. 6
Under the Influence
Comedy Horror Films
Silent Mystery and Detective Movies
So head on over to Rogue Cinema (http://www.roguecinema.com) and check out all the goodness in this month’s issue.
Hope you all enjoy it!(Current Mood: tired)