Thursday, February 23, 2006

The drinking man's film festival is this woman's kind of film festival!

I would never dream of telling you what to do with your time, but if you just so happen to live in the Tri-State area and enjoy the kind of films we write about on our website, then perhaps you'd wanna check out The Backseat Film Festival, an event taking place here in Philly next week.

Here's a little info. culled from their website:

"Now in its fourth year, the Backseat Film Festival is a rock ‘n roll film fest devoted to the best in edgy, unpretentious movies from all over the cinematic globe. An electrifying mix of zany short films, sleazy music videos, unrelenting documentaries and some of the most exciting feature film premieres around, the Backseat Film Festival is a showcase for movies that embody the youthful, exhilarating spirit of rock ‘n roll. No multicultural-love-stories or heavy-handed political statements here, just a lot of zombies, hot chicks, bad jokes and great music. And also, a hell of a lot of booze."

Obviously this is right up the BMB's alley, because we love zombies, hot chicks, bad jokes and great music! (And booze; but, truthfully, I'm kind of a lightweight. Assuming a hell of a lot of booze equals more than a Vodka Collins or two, I can't really drink a hell of a lot of booze. I do enjoy an adult beverage though.)

A number of films we've reviewed on the site in the past year are having their Philly premiere as part of this fine event: Broad Daylight / Shine On Sweet Starlet, Die You Zombie Bastards!, The Janitor and Rock & Roll Eulogy. I can't vouch for The Janitor (Phil D. seemed to liked it though) but I have seen the other ones on that list, and I highly recommend them all.

The movies that I have not seen that I'm most interested in checking out are All Kindsa Girls, Derailroaded and Stomp! Shout! Scream! And maybe Re-Penetrator; although I'm not sure how much I'll enjoy that last one. On the one hand it has Tommy Pistol - of whom I am a fan - but on the other hand, it's rumored to be filled with as much gore and ickiness as the movie it's based on, Re-Animator. And I could barely make it through that without my hand over my eyes. So we'll see what happens.

Anywhoo, a full schedule, ticket info., directions to the theater etc. can be found on their website as well. Maybe we'll see you there?

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's a Jayne, Jayne, Jayne, Jayne world; new this week at the buffet...

Freshly uploaded to the menu this week: two films that feature the fabulously foxy female form of the infamous Miss Jayne Mansfield - Dog Eat Dog! and The Wild, Wild World Of Jayne Mansfield.

As a side dish may we suggest these five fun factoids about one of our favorite femme fatales:

* She was the first well known American actress to appear nude in a mainstream American film (in 1963's "Promises! Promises!") and is #3 on Dian Hanson's list of the top five American covergirls in The History Of Men's Magazines.

* She was born in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania, located a scant few miles from the BMB / SCR / C14 compound.

*She has been immortalized in song by a host of different bands, among them British goth rockers Siouxsie and the Banshees, American glam rockers LA Guns and Japanese garage rockers The 5,6,7,8's.

* She was linked to, and rumored to have dated, Church Of Satan founder Anton La Vey.

* During the late '50s, the front bumpers of some American made cars came with extensions that resembled the "bullet bras" of the period. Soon after their introduction, these extensions bcame known as "Jayne Mansfields."

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Another reason 2006 was destined to be The Year Of The 13ths...

Jason Voorhees lives!

I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole "pre-quel" thang but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing a Friday The 13th movie on a big screen again. The last installment I saw in a movie theater was Jason Takes Manhattan.

In less exciting news, we may or may not have been misspelling his name this whole time. Hmmmm, who is right - E! Online or the IMDB?

Monday, February 13, 2006

It's a pre-St. Valentine's Day Massacre; new this week at the buffet...

As you may have noticed if you've glanced at the calendar today, it is the 13th day of the second month of 2006: The Year Of The 13ths and accordingly a review of Friday The 13th Part 2, written by moi, has been added to the menu.

Also new to the site this week, the Kommandant reviews one of the most nonsensical slasher films ever committed to celluloid - or in this case, video tape - Jack Frost.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Obligatory introductory post; or, what I did during the nor'easter...

Hello and welcome to the newly established B-Movie Buffet Blog.

I didn't really plan to start a blog yesterday, I just kind of wanted to poke around and see what starting a blog on this site would entail. Because I'm used to dealing with things like yahoo groups, I anticipated it would be difficult to set up and difficult to navigate once I had it set up; at the very least, I expected to have to call Dante aka The Hungover Gourmet for help. But, lo and behold, I filled in some data, chose this cute dotty template that kinda sorta matches the design of our website (natch!) and voila - the BMB has a blog!

Right now I plan to use this space to post information on site updates and such. (Since the site updates once a week, I'll have something to post here at least once a week.) I believe I have successfully signed the Kommandant up to be able to post to this thing as well & I'm sure he has his own plans to make use of this newfangled technology, although he has not shared these plans with me yet. He's been busy today borrowing tools from our neighbor, and our neighbor himself, to help deal with the 12"+ of snow in our driveway and the giant section of tree that fell on the lawn during the storm last night. (Today's tool tally: one snow blower and one chainsaw. Just for the record, we do have our own salt, ice scraper & shovel. Thanks Andy!) So, we'll see what happens. Right now I'm gonna go see what happens if I try to use my html "skills" to post an image to the sidebar.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

The B-Movie Buffet has a blog!

Now I just need to figure out how to use it.