“The Flying Saucer” (1950) Review

Greetings popcorn nerds, Jetpack Jason here. This is a first installment of a series of Golden Age Sci-Fi Cinema Reviews. Today, I’m reviewing “The Flying Saucer”, released in 1950 and produced by Colonial Productions. For the time being, I’m going to be focusing on the venerable alien come to Earth genre. These films typically take place on Earth during the 1950s, usually feature a flying saucer, alien or robot, and a huge helping of...

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Pinup – Jilluminati’s Lair

Jilluminati is my modern tribute to the classic ‘horror host’. A horror host pinup is something I’ve been wanting to create for a while. I’m working on a comic book concept with her, as a late night tv host. Behind her, painted on the walls are two generations of sexy horror hosts, Vampira and Elvira. I hope to post more of the concept art for my comic...

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Rifftrax Live “Birdemic”

I attended one of the local screenings of Rifftrax Live, “Birdemic: Shock and Terror” this evening. Headed over to the Regal Cinema in Waterford Lakes, unfortunately sans wife, as she was preparing for test. It was an absolutely packed house, which is fantastic. Usually, I prefer a little elbow room in a theater, mainly because I’m not a small guy. Tonight though, I was delighted, because I am a big booster of the...

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Melbourne Independent Filmmaker’s Festival

Ginny and I attended the Comedy show tonight at the Melbourne Independent Filmmaker’s Festival. (This of course is Melbourne, Florida, not Australia.) The show was headlined by Dana Snyder, voice actor of such characters as Master Shake in “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and Granny in “Squidbillies” to name but a few. It was a great show, with a plethora of bizarre and often hilarious clips from some truly...

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Tom and Jerry Background Artwork – Bowling Alley Cat

Inspired by Rob Richards fantastic Animation Backgrounds website, I’ve recreated a background from a classic 1942 Tom and Jerry short called “Bowling Alley Cat”. By recreated, I basically mean I take screenshots as the camera rolled by the background, then overlay them like the pieces of a puzzle. I used pieces to cover up any character animation and digitally airbrushing in any holes. This allows for a pristine...

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Drive-In Theater Intermission Mix Video

A few years ago, inspired by my favorite theme restaurant, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Disney Studios, Florida, I decided to make my own intermission mix video. It feature 1950s and 1960s sci-fi trailers, snack bar advertisements and technology newsreel footage. It was always my intention to make more of these and put together a party DVD, but I’ve just never had the time. One day, I may revisit the idea. If you’re into...

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Disney Paper Vault – “Horse In the Gray Flannel Suit” Press Kit

“The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit” was one of several Dean Jones films put out by Disney in the 1960s. It’s pretty standard fare, but I remember enjoying it as a kid. It’s definitely not as good as my favorite Disney-Jones film, “Blackbeard’s Ghost”. That film had one of my cinematic heroes, Peter Ustinov in the title role, so it’s pretty hard to beat. This film did have Morey...

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