Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) was 30 years old on November 24 , 2018.  Season 12 (six episodes) is on Netflix now.

I attended the live show with the new cast on August 9, 2017.  They did a great job on the terrible film Eegah.

The photo above is me (second from left) with the cast at the show.

 

Sharknado

I’m not going to tell you that the Sharknado movies are art but I have watched them the last two years on the day of my annual cancer test.  I’m a little out of it after the test but still sharp enough to follow a Sharknado film.

There’s even a story that Trump threatened to shut down filming of the third one because he didn’t get to play the president.

The cast for the third film was amazing.  It included:

Mark Cuban

Ann Coulter

Jared Fogle (the Subway pervert before we know about his behavior)

Anthony Weiner (after we knew about his sexting)

David Hasselhoff

Michael Winslow

Bo Derek

Lou Ferrigno

Jackie Collins

Robert Klein

Jerry Springer

Penn and Teller

Michele Bachman

Chad Johnson

Kathie Lee Gifford

 

 

 

 

Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir, the great director, was born on September 15, 1894.  His greatest film is Rules of the Game (1939) which I think is the best film ever.  Romantic adventures among a group of wealthy people and their servants intersect with tragic consequences.  Renoir is very compassionate and fond of his characters even with their flaws.

Many of his best films are in the Criterion Collection and online on Filmstruck.

Preston Sturges

 

Sturges wrote and directed a great group of comedies in the early 1940s.  My favorite is The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.  His other early films are on DVDs in this box set.

The Palm Beach Story and Sullivan’s Travels are available on Blu-ray and DVD from Criterion.

Criterion also offers DVDs of The Lady Eve and the later Unfaithfully Yours.

The picture above is from the set of The Lady Eve.