Saturday, September 22, 2018

Just Because...Emma Roberts

Witchy Woman
Emma Roberts
Just Because she's color coordinated, Just Because she's out and about in my hood, Silverlake, CA & Just Because she's baaaaack on American Horror Story this season as bad ass witch Madison Montgomery - Yeah, it's time for some Emma Roberts....

While I am not sure how AHS: Apocalypse is going to tie in Murder House & Coven. "Yes" I know we have all seen the "Leather Man," but how does that puzzle piece fit into the end of the world damn it! One thing is for sure Madison Montgomery, Madison Montgomery, Madison Montgomery.

In case you haven't guessed I loved Emma Roberts as a bitch of a witch on AHS: Coven. So much so that the very thrown together season, which had no F#cking consistency or continuity had another saving grace other than Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates & Angela Basssett.

Looking forward to seeing Emma's reappearance as Madison. Seriously, how could a witch as powerful as her be offed by strangulation? Yeah, that's how lame Coven was.

Mic Drop!

Follow Emma on IG, I do -
https://www.instagram.com/emmaroberts/?hl=en  

Friday, September 21, 2018

Film Buff Friday: Prehysteria!




OK, Full Moon fans, you know who you are...Woot! Here it is!!!

Full Moon's classic family film PREHYSTERIA 
comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever this Fall
This remastered, high-definition transfer taken from the original 35mm camera negative arrives in a special Blu-ray + DVD combo package on October 9th


Legendary horror and dark fantasy film studio Full Moon Features (founded by producer / director Charles Band in 1989) is world-renowned for wild films like PUPPET MASTER, CASTLE FREAK, SUBSPECIES, EVIL BONG and many, many more. But nestled among Full Moon's vast entertainment universe sits Moonbeam Entertainment, the beloved '90s imprint that housed Band's series of imaginative (and successful) fantasy films.
 
Beginning in 1993 and continuing well into the late '90s, Moonbeam Entertainment released dozens of remarkable (and hugely popular) horror, sci-fi and fantasy movies made for children and families. Now, Full Moon is thrilled to be bringing back many of those marvelous pictures from the Moonbeam library, starting with the film that started it all: PREHYSTERIA!


Anticipating the success of JURASSIC PARK, this 1993 VHS-era favorite follows the misadventures of Jerry Taylor (Austin O'Brien, THE LAST ACTION HERO), a 12 year old Elvis-loving kid and his sister Monica (Samantha Mills), whose raisin farmer dad Frank (Brett Cullen, GHOST RIDER) accidentally brings home a bundle of rare eggs unearthed in the rainforest by Rico Sarno (Stephen Lee, DOLLS), an sinister museum curator. Suddenly, the eggs hatch, unleashing a pack of diminutive dinosaurs that the kids name after their favorite rock and pop music stars - Elvis, Jagger, Madonna, Paula, and Hammer. But when Sarno finds out about the dinos, he'll stop at nothing to get his hands on them and its up to Jerry and Monica to protect their new "family".
 
This wild and hilarious comedy / fantasy classic features top-notch stop-motion special effects by the great David Allen (PUPPET MASTER, LASERBLAST) and is ready to be embraced by a new generation of children and kids of all ages looking for charming, eccentric retro-genre entertainment. Full Moon is pleased to present PREHYSTERIA in a remastered, high-definition transfer taken from the original 35mm camera negative. 

Come and spend some time with the world's oldest party animals!

Pre-order the PREHYSTERIA Special Edition Blu-ray + DVD here:
https://mvdshop.com/products/prehysteria-special-edition-blu-ray-dvd 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Michael's Musings

The Write Stuff
Michael Shinafelt
Hello Beautiful People, it's me! Right here, right now. Could you ask for anything more??? It's time to go forward, move ahead, try to detect it, it's not too late...

Step on a crack, break your Mother's ______ use your imagination and fill in the blank

Tonight I will be attending media night at Knott's Scary Farm (translation, everything is comped) can't wait...woot!

Maroon 5 to headline 2019 Superbowl half time show. Whatever.

Jessica Lange will be returning to American Horror Story as Constance Langdon. This makes sense since Constance was last seen nurturing the Anti-Christ who is a grown ass man now this season.

You were told that it's scary. Do you know that it's true?

Kelly Clarkson is getting a talk show. Perfection.

Death smiles at us all, all one has to do is smile back

And then there's Maude -

Then I was like "whatever bitches" and the bitches whatevered!
Gary Cole
Gary Cole, Gary Cole, Gary Cole

Can you hear me now???

White Punks On Dope, that is all

Do you feel dirty right now?

Smack my bitch up

I'm leaving the building, join me at:
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

David Is My Safe Word
David
It all started last week with "Naked Bob" and I am continuing it this week with David a nifty over fifty model who is smokin', like me. 

Ever since I have gotten in the best shape of my life at 52 I have been completely fixated on all of the hot guys my age who are fantastic at the big five zero and beyond. For the record I am into guys my own age, "yes" Virginia, I get hit on by much younger guys all the time... but I am a twink free zone. Trust there is someone in my life who is my age and it is the hottest thing ever!

David certainly caught my attention. He's perfectly manly in every way, a total stud

Oh, and he's 52, like me! Wanna learn more about David and have him deliver you a package? Well then you need to follow the fluorescent link below to Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things and see what David is delivering. Trust, it's real and it's spectacular

I Seriously need to Hump Day & Chill, right here right now, as I am basking in the glory that is David. Join me, won't you? By clicking the link below three times and saying "Help me David, you're my only hope to Hump Day & Chill." That's the spirit!

Get down with David here -

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

About Last Night...

What's Under The Dress???
Tiffany Haddish
While I can't say I actually watched The Enemas, I mean Emmy's. Especially since the small portion I did see was unwatchable. Seriously who wrote that awful patter betwixt presenters?! There was one thing that was more fun and entertaining than the sum of the whole show's parts....Tiffany Haddish's rainbow gown was giving people life at an otherwise dreary affair.

Of course being a gay man my mind immediately went to the Rainbow Flag, which I suppose is a valid interpretation. Only I came to find out that Haddish explained that her dress was inspired by the Eritrean Flag which is a tribute to her late Father's home country. Thus I was in the zone going to the flag place when I saw it. 

Then there was the Social Media take, peeps comparing it to the giant parachutes they used to play with in grade school

Whatever your interpretation for my money Tiffany was the belle of the award show. Makes me wish I had seen her red carpet arrival, but as stated, well you know....

Tiffany on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/tiffanyhaddish/?hl=en  

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday Motivation

I'm Gumby Damn It!
Adam Levine

Even though it doesn't happen until Wednesday I am planting the seed of motivation today, Monday. "Yes" Monday Motivation for a Wednesday ayem yoga class. For some inexplicable reason I have missed hitting the mat for the past two weeks and I really need to go as yoga does wonders for me and my body, not to mention my mindset as well.

Thus I have enlisted the very flexible, not to mention agile, Adam Levine to give me the kick in the booty I need to reach the mat at 8 ayem Wednesday morning. 

While at this point and juncture I know I will never achieve Gumby flexibility like Adam, one of my goals is to become more so. 

My body does actually give more than it used to in the bending department than it did when I started my yoga journey. That's why I am kicking myself for missing it these past couple of weeks...Grrrrrrrrrr.

OK, my mind has been programmed I know I will be in a downward dog come Wednesday. Join me?

Yoga on Wikipedia -
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Just Because...Eric McCormack

New Sensation
Eric McCormack
Just Because he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to publicize the upcoming season of Will and Grace. Just Because his pose is giving me life on a Sunday morning & Just Because I wanna be sedated. Here is Eric McCormack peeps!

While I was never really a fan of the original Will and Grace ("yes" I am a bad gay, or perhaps bad ass gay depending on your take) I am even less of a fan of the cartoon like reboot.

This but and however does not mean I find Eric untalented. I find him very much so and am glad that the powers that be decided to pimp his ass out for publicity for the second coming of the revived show by gifting him with a star on the HWOF

Hey, the going price is $40,000 and that's pretty cheap in terms of the publicity it buys. Obviously NBC deemed McCormack the one from the cast who should get one. Also so did the Walk of Fame committee.

So there you have it in a nutshell Eric going yogi on your ass and receiving his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame zen style.

What?! It's done get on with your day.

Eric on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/eric_mccormack/?hl=en

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Goonies Live!


The Montalbán Hosts
The Goonies: Live! A Fundraiser for RAICES
[Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services]
All-Star Cast Includes Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, Haley Joel Osment, Nicole Byer, and More
At The Montalbán in Hollywood
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The More You Know...

 On Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:00pm, The Montalbán in Hollywood will host The Goonies: Live! A Fundraiser for RAICES, a live read of the script to the 1980s cult-hit film The Goonies. All proceeds from the evening’s event will be donated to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Texas. The Goonies: Live! features an eclectic crew of stars from television and film such as: Gina RodriguezJoe Lo TruglioBrittany SnowHaley Joel OsmentNicole Byer and more. Tickets are $35 (balcony), $55 (mezzanine) and $75 (orchestra) and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/thegoonieslive. The historic theater is located at 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For more information on this event please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.facebook.com/thegoonieslive2018.


CAST 
Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place, Brooklyn Nine-NineJumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as The Narrator 
Brittany Snow (Pitch PerfectHairspray) as Andy 
Eliza Coupe (Happy EndingsScrubsFuture Man) as Stef 
Noël Wells (Master of NoneSNL) as Mikey 
Nicole Byer (Nailed It!, *Loosely Exactly Nicole) as Chunk
Joel Kim Booster (Funemployed) as Data
Gina Rodriguez (Jane the VirginAnnihilation) as Mouth 
Joe Lo Truglio (Brooklyn Nine-NineWet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later) as Francis Fratelli 
Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth SenseA.I. Artificial IntelligenceSilicon Valley) as Sloth
Jessica Rothe (Happy Death DayLa La Land) as Irene Walsh
Frankie Quinones (Bound by Debt) as Rosalita 
Echo Kellum (ArrowRick and Morty) as Mr. Perkins
The event’s producer and coordinator Molly Shalgos reflects on The Goonies connection to RAICES and the importance of continuing to pay attention to the current state of affairs:

“The footage coming from the border over the last few months is sickening. It’s not just that it’s heart-wrenching; it is a helpless sort of rage, the rage that comes from knowing you cannot drive down to Texas and forcibly hurl your body against the fences. You can’t crash into those cages and scoop every child into your arms and swing to the rescue. There is no magic wand to wave that will undo the damage that’s been done. But that does not absolve us from the responsibility of trying.

That’s The Goonies in a nutshell: we keep fighting even when it seems like a done deal – a home in foreclosure, the papers all but signed. RAICES has been on the front lines of this humanitarian crises from the beginning. They haven’t stopped. They won’t stop, but they need our support – now more than ever, in these days when every week in the news cycle brings something worse than the last. They need us to keep paying attention.”

ABOUT RAICES –
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas. With offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, RAICES is a frontline organization in the roiling debate about immigration and immigrants in the world. As an organization that combines expertise developed from the daily practice of immigration law with a deep commitment to advocacy, RAICES is unique among immigration organizations. A diverse staff of 130 attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff provide consultations, direct legal services, representation, assistance and advocacy to communities in Texas and to clients after they leave the state. In 2017, RAICES staff closed 51,000 cases at no cost to the client. The nonprofit’s advocacy and commitment to change are driven by the clients and families i t serves every day as its attorneys and legal assistants provide legal advocacy and representation in an immigration system that breaks apart families and leaves millions without pathways to legal status. For more information: https://www.raicestexas.org.

LINKS:
• The Goonies: Live! Tickets - http://bit.ly/thegoonieslive
• Twitter Event Page - https://twitter.com/thegoonieslive

Friday, September 14, 2018

Freaky Friday

Stu Anyone?
Joan Collins
Wednesday was the debut of Season 8 of American Horror Story: Apocalypse - and like most shows the premiere episode was meh. Premiere episodes are always establishing ones thus they are always somewhat lackluster, that's just the way it goes. I am giving the season a few more views to see if I will continue watching. 

This being stated who would have ever thunk an icon from my youth would be eating a stew with Stu as the main ingredient?! 

"Yes" this Freaky Friday is dedicated to the great Joan Collins who portrayed Alexis Colby-Carrington on the nighttime soap Dynasty when I was a tadpole. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought at 85 years young she would turn up on the hit horror anthology as Evie Gallant who knowingly cannibalizes the first casualty of the fallout shelter post apocalypse, a gentleman named Stu, who is now, well stew.

Joan plays her role with sly humor and aplomb. That was to me the weirdest thing about the premiere episode, it played more like a demented dark comedy than anything that would actually get under my skin and disturb me.

Hats off to you Joan Collins, you've still got it, you cannibal freak!

Joan on IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001058/ 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Michael's Musings

Simply Ir"resist"able
Michael Shinafelt
"I am brave, I am bruised, I am who I'm meant to be, this is me" This Is Me, Kesha

The above quote pretty much sums up where I am at in life. Take me or leave me, love me or hate me..,I feel at this point I am who I meant to be, and it's quite spectacular.

Want a peek into who that is, keep reading minions...

I have a paddle in Africa

The Emmy Awards are broadcast this Monday, all hail the collective yawn

Blush if your horny

My banana is aggressive

Nancy McKeon from The Facts of Life & John Schneider from The Dukes of Hazzard are doing this season of Dancing With The Stars. Smells like 80's spirit! 

Apparently I am a DILF'y tease

You can dance, for inspiration, you can also jive

When a person with a mullet tells me they don't give a F#ck, I believe them 100% 

I'm gonna spew cliches until the witches fly home
Sasha Grey
Sasha Grey, Sasha Grey, Sasha Grey

No one can say what we get to be

Do you always do what your toaster tells you?

Please don't feed the ego

I just had to flash the teacher, "yes" it was a intense need

Want me to tell you more? Follow me at the links below:
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/MShinafelt   

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Surrender The Towel
Naked Bob
Today I thought it would be grand to give a Hump Day & Chill to the hot, mature male. "Yes" that is correct, sexy in charge men over fifty who are in great shape, like moi

If you had told me at 52 I would be in the most kick ass shape of my life I would have scoffed when I was in my twenties. Especially since I was of the live fast die young mentality and figured I wouldn't be here past 40.

Surprise! I am still here and better than ever! 

Which brings me to today's Hump Day & Chill object of my, and your affection via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things. He goes by the moniker of "Naked Bob" and he is sex with a stick personified. 

Pssssst! I'm also going to let you in on a little secret, OK it isn't that little, but let's just state I know "Naked Bob" from a decade I like to call the late thirties. Because when Michael met Bob...

Fluff up your pillow & dream minions. Get an eyeful of what I saw up close and personal once upon a time at the NSFW link below. 

Hump Day & Chill fer sure!

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-air-on-his-skin-naked-bob-by-naked.html

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Weirdest Movie Ever Made


The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film

Tracing the convoluted history of the 59 seconds of grainy, shaky, and silent 16mm film that propelled Bigfoot into pop culture forever

I remember this vividly...
BearManor Media is proud to announce the release of The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film, a new book by Phil Hall. The book will be available in all book retail channels beginning October 1st for the suggested retail price of $24.95 for the hardcover edition and $14.95 for the softcover edition.
 
On October 20th 1967, Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin emerged from a forest in Northern California with 59 seconds of grainy, shaky, silent 16mm film that offered documentary evidence of the existence of the Sasquatch, a creature of Native American folklore. Although neither Patterson nor Gimlin had any previous experience in filmmaking or zoology, they presented their remarkable footage as the first motion picture evidence to confirm the existence of the elusive Sasquatch.
 
However, not everyone was convinced by the imagery on the Patterson-Gimlin Film. Additional doubt was generated by the strange story behind the film's creation. Over the years, odd rumors emerged about the film, including the story of an Academy Award-winning make-up artist's alleged role in assembling the creature seen on camera.
 
Film journalist Phil Hall traces the convoluted history of how Patterson and Gimlin supposedly wound up in the right place at the right time with their camera, and how they brought their weird little film into the scientific community and American popular culture. While the debate over the authenticity of the Patterson-Gimlin Film continues to percolate, few would question the effectiveness of how this piece of celluloid brought forth an unlikely sensation lovingly dubbed Bigfoot.

The Weirdest Move Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film
By Phil Hall
Published by BearManor Media
122 pages
Hardcover: $24.95, ISBN 978-1-62933-357-1
Softcover: $14.95, ISBN 978-1-62933-356-4

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Phil Hall's three-decade cinema/media career covers achievements as a film journalist, critic, publicist, distributor, festival programmer and actor. His books include The History of Independent CinemaThe Greatest Bad Movies of All Time and In Search of Lost Films (published by BearManor Media), and his film-related writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired and Film Threat. He is also the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall, an editor and columnist at Cinema Crazedand was a former member of the Online Film Critics Society's Governing Committee.
 
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Founded in 2001, BearManor Media is an independent book publisher specializing in titles related to all aspects of the entertainment world. For more information, visit the company online at www.bearmanormedia.com

Monday, September 10, 2018

Monday Motivation

Oh Daddy!
Dax Shepard
There are so many things spot on about this image of a shirtless Dax Shepard fixing his daughter's groovy pink bike that he just had to be the Monday Motivation poster boy you never knew you needed.

Let's count the ways that Dax is giving you life on this Monday. Dax has a nice lean upper torso, check. Dax and his DILF vibes, check. The Big Butt Book 3D hanging out in the BG, check. The "Girl Pup Power" in flowery lettering on his daughter's bike, check. He and his wife Kristen Bell really are the definition of couple goals, check.

Yep, Dax basically is one well rounded super cool guy. That's all the motivation you really need to motivate you this Monday September 10, 2018.

Time to get this party started peeps! Get out there and do you!

Dax on IG -
https://www.instagram.com/daxshepard/?hl=en  

Sunday, September 9, 2018

"Not Here To Play" Ada Vox



Vox, Vox, Vox...!!!

"I'm not here to play with anybody. I'm here to chase my dreams and make them come true." 

Ada Vox isn’t messing around. She put judge Katy Perry, and America, on notice: she is in this life to win it!

A San Antonio based drag queen who sang her heart out on ABC's "American Idol," Ada became a Semi-finalist, something that would have been unheard of several years ago. Her appearance marks a first for the show, and people still talk about her performance of The Animals “House of the Rising Sun” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofdSsBKW6NU as one of the stand-out auditions of the season.  Ada has released her first single, “Because of You” via Cleopatra Records.  The song was written by Janice Robinson (Kristine W., Deborah Cox) and produced by Bimbo Jones (Rihanna, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga).  Click here to listen to the track:https://open.spotify.com/artist/47AqqDOAI8wPNY752aY5Hj?si=gBckf3n1SHigtgPTBTyEcA.  

Ada’s excited to share it with all the people (#Voxies) who embraced her on this go-round of American Idol and to brand new audiences as she continues to tour the globe. “Because of You” is available through all digital retailers:

Rewind five years to 2013 when Ada Vox auditioned for Fox’s American Idol back  when she was known as Adam Sanders.  In one of his Season 12 performances, he got a standing ovation from three of the four judges with his performance of Etta James's “I'd Rather Go Blind.” Despite this, he not only got eliminated after Hollywood week, but had to endure taunts, teasing and threats from people on social media. Ada revealed on this year's show that “People attacked my weight, my sexuality, telling me that I was horrible, that I sucked, that I don't deserve to be here, that I shouldn't be who I am. And I let it get to me in a wrong way. It killed me inside...I was contemplating lots of things that I shouldn't have.”

Ada did not let that deter her from her dream and when she heard the show was coming back to ABC, she decided to audition again as Ada Vox, a person with a lot more confidence and an innate belief in herself. “I was an OK singer as Adam. But I'm a hundred times better now than I ever was then. I'm vocally better, I'm a better performer, I'm a better entertainer, I'm more prepared as an adult to take on the challenges that come with a competition like this.”

The 24-year-old University of Texas graduate was born in San Antonio, TX, and had worked at a restaurant by day and been a drag queen by night.  Ada lists her influences as Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle (with whom she got to perform with on Idol - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UQHF9My1NQ) and other strong women who project an inner self-confidence with their stage personas.  In fact, her performance of Jennifer Hudson’s “I am Telling You I am not Going”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3r_puQXbJA as a Top 10 finalist brought the house down.

Even though Ada didn’t make it to the top, she made history as the first-ever Drag Queen to make it as an American Idol Top 8 finalist. Upon her departure, none other than superstar judge Lionel Richie said, “Listen, I want to say – you have to know how special this is to have you on this show. You are a movement unto yourself. I am telling you, I’m so proud of you, keep it up my dear, it’s fantastic.

What’s next for Ada? The sky seems to be the limit.

I'm not waking up tomorrow morning/And finding that there's nobody there/Darling, there's no way.”

Other Idol performances:



“Defying Gravity” with Lea Michele - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D04ogdPt4EY

Follow Ada Here:


Visit Ada Vox’s online Store

Watch Ada talk with Entertainment Tonight about her future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfMztjjXFs4

Catch Ada performing live in these cities:

Friday, Sept. 28th
Ada at Legends Nightclub
Raleigh, NC.

Wed, Oct. 3rd
Ada at  the Park Nightclub
Phoenix, AZ.

Sunday, Oct. 7th
Ada at Jacksonville Pride
Jacksonville, FL.

Sat. Oct. 13th
Ada at the Diversity Center Gala
Santa Cruz, CA.

Sunday, Oct. 14th
Ada at Atlanta Pride
Atlanta, GA.

Sat. Oct. 20th
Ada at Hawaii Pride
Hono., Hawaii

Sunday, Oct. 21st
Ada at Las Vegas Pride
And at Charlie’s Nightclub
Las Vegas, NV.

Wed. Oct. 31st
Ada at Georgi’s Alibi Halloween festival
Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Thursday, Nov. 1st
Ada at Martinis Nightclub
San Diego, CA.

Sat. Nov. 3rd
Ada at Zeldas Nightclub
Palm Springs, CA.

Saturday, Nov. 10rd
Ada at B-Bobs Nightclub
Mobile, Alabama

Friday, Nov. 16th
Ada in Necto Nightclub
Detroit , MI.