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Cynthia Myers – Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls Star Dead at 61

“There’s juice freaks, and pill freaks, and then everybody’s a freak! What you need is grass or a downer or something!”….Cynthia Myers (as Casey Anderson) in Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls

Voted “10th most popular Playmate of the Century” by Playboy Magazine, Miss December 1968 was always number one to the many fans of Russ Meyer’s 1970 cult epic Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls. Cynthia Myers was just 17 when she shot her Playboy spread. Hef’s policy at the time was that a model had to be 18 for his magazine, so they didn’t publish the photos until after her birthday. She was still a Catholic high school girl when the issue came out and the nuns were so upset at her baring her substantial assets, they refused to let her graduate with the rest of her class. Though originally from Toledo Ohio, her pictorial was titled “Holy Toledo!
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Wrecked

There is a segment in the old B-movie Lost Continent, as seen by the Mystery Science Theater robots, where the story disappears and the audience is subjected to a good thirty minutes of nothing but mountain climbing. It's so mind-numbingly dull and repetitive that by the end of it the robots can only whisper to each other, “...mountain climbing.”

Take that, make it horizontal, stick in Adrien Brody, and you've got Wrecked. Never have I spent so long watching one man crawl around in circles. I would have cheered if he'd stood up and walked, broken leg or not, because at least then we'd have a new camera angle.

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Wamg Interview: The Art Of Hammer Author Marcus Hearn

Titan Books has published Marcus Hearn’s third impressive hardback coffee table book on Hammer Horror and it’s a real dream not just for fans of the great British studio but for connoisseurs of the art of the movie poster. The team which produced “The Hammer Story” and “Hammer Glamor” has now come out with “The Art of Hammer“, a fantastic illustrated collection and history of Hammer film posters. Raquel Welch in her fur bikini against a backdrop of dinosaurs may be the most famous Hammer film poster (at least in the U.S.) but this book showcases over 300 posters from all over the world, all in color, pulled from private collections and the studio’s archives. Hearn has done a fantastic job assembling these sumptuous images. Some get the full-page treatment and some are accompanied by informative notes and trivia (the Danish Brides Of Dracula poster is the
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Review: 'Atlantis the Lost Continent'

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Back in the dim pre-cable days, the independent stations in New York would run movies at all hours of the day. Those of us addicted to television were exposed to movies both great and not-so-great with amazing regularity and repetitiveness. One of those pleasures was in spotting performers we knew from other roles, at different times in their careers. For me, one of those discoveries was Edward Platt, who I only knew as the Chief of Control on Get Smart. But there he was, in priestly robes, in a tale of lost Atlantis. It was years before I remembered its name, Atlantis the Lost Continent and it was even some time after that before I realized it was from director George Pal.

The movie has been considered one of Pal’s weaker efforts, but in rewatching it this week, I disagree. It’s not brilliant and I think the critics
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James Reviews Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume Xviii [DVD Review]

I feel as if this Mystery Science Theater 3000 review is the toughest one I’ve ever had to do. Not because the films themselves are hard to review. I’m one in the belief that MST3K works on so many levels and am always in the mood to watch the gang rip into some of the shittiest films in the history of filmdom. To review the films would be benign, mainly because do you review the films themselves or do you review the content of the comedy? And how can one review comedy in general?

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Volume Xviii has some of the best episodes, one of which I had forgotten existed up until watching it again. Shame on me, I know. The films are Lost Continent, Crash of the Moons, The Beast of Yucca Flats and Jack Frost (no, it’s not the Michael Keaton film
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Weekend Shopping Guide 7/16/10: Rock Climbing!

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

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Shout Factory has settled into a pleasantly clockwork schedule of releasing new sets, but I still greet Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume Xviii (Shout Factory, Not Rated, DVD-$59.97 Srp) with delight, because it means more episodes have made it out. This go round, we get Lost Continent, Crash Of The Moons, The Beast Of Yucca Flats, and Jack Frost. Bonus materials include new intros from Kevin Murphy & Frank Conniff,
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TV on DVD: July 13, 2010

If you've been having an itch to buy a television show on DVD, but you just can't figure out which series you want to have, we're here to help you out. July 13 will have a lot of brand new selections of show DVDs that you'll probably be dying to have. White Collar? Check. Psych? Check. FIFA World Cup? Triple check. Here's a list of what's hitting DVD on Tuesday.

Saving Grace, The Final Season - For such a short-lived show (only three seasons), the finale of Saving Grace really got a lot of people talking. Now, in order to capitalize upon that success, the third and final season of the TNT original series is being churned out on DVD less than a month after the finale aired. I'm sure this one will be a big seller. Order it here.

White Collar, Season 1 – If you're looking for a solid crime show
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Party Favors: You’ve Been Framed

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Alberta - Spring is here and truth shall be in the air around Durham, North Carolina as the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival blossoms from April 8 - 11. This is a four day feast of prime cinema featuring real people with real lives and real issues that weren’t shaped by the beancounters in marketing. Last year’s festival featured Oscar winner The Cove and nominees Burma VJ and Food Inc. Looking through this year’s line up, there’s plenty reasons to make the trip to the Bull City if you need to escape from the unmitigated hype of Tiger Woods at the Masters.

And Everything is Going Fine is Steven Soderbergh’s biography of Spalding Gray. The monologist was the one man story machine in Swimming in Cambodia and Monster in a Box. Soderbergh directed Gray’s Gray’s Anatomy. He killed himself after seeing Tim Burton’s Big Fish.
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