Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday Sinema: The Last House On The Left

The Wes Craven original horror classic with tons of bonus material...Yep, a film buffs dream!!!

MARI, SEVENTEEN, IS DYING. EVEN FOR HER THE WORST IS YET TO COME! The directorial debut of Wes Craven, the man behind such horror favourites as A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream, The Last House on the Left justly retains its reputation as one of the most harrowing cinematic experiences of all time, nearly half a century on from its original release. On the eve of her 17th birthday, Mari and friend Phyllis set off from her family home to the big city to attend a concert by shock-rockers Bloodlust. Attempting to pick up some marijuana on the way, the pair run afoul of a group of vicious crooks, headed up by the sadistic and depraved Krug (David Hess). Gagged and bound, the young women are bundled into a car trunk and driven to the woods, where the gang subject them to a terrifying ordeal of sexual humiliation, torture and murder. Unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 1972, The Last House on the Left shocked audiences with its graphic and unflinching portrayal of interpersonal violence, paving the way for a whole host of cheap imitators looking to capitalise on its success. It is Wes Craven's original alone, however, that remains one of the true watershed moments in horror (and indeed, film) history.

Bonus Materials

  • LIMITED 2 X BLU-RAY EDITION CONTENTS
  • Three cuts of the film newly restored in 2K from original film elements
  • Original Uncompressed Mono Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Double-sided poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork
  • 6 x lobby card reproductions
  • Limited edition perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by author Stephen Thrower
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • DISC ONE – THE UNCUT VERSION
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Uncut Version
  • Brand new audio commentary by podcasters Bill Ackerman and Amanda Reyes
  • Archival audio commentary with writer/director Wes Craven and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • Archival audio commentary with stars David Hess, Marc Sheffler and Fred Lincoln
  • Junior’s Story – a brand new interview with actor Marc Sheffler
  • Marc Sheffler in Conversation at the American Cinematheque
  • Brand new interview with wardrobe and make-up artist Anne Paul
  • Songs in the Key of Krug – never-before-seen archive interview with David Hess
  • Celluloid Crime of the Century – archival documentary featuring interviews with Wes Craven, Sean S. Cunningham, actors David Hess, Fred Lincoln, Jeramie Rain, Marc Sheffler and Martin Kove
  • Still Standing: The Legacy of The Last House on The Left – archival interview with Wes Craven
  • Scoring Last House on the Left – archival interview with actor/composer David Hess
  • It's Only a Movie: The Making of The Last House on the Left – archival documentary
  • Forbidden Footage – the cast and crew of Last House on the film’s most controversial sequences
  • Deleted Scene
  • Outtakes and Dailies
  • Trailers, TV Spot & Radio Spots
  • Image Gallery
  • DISC TWO – THE ‘KRUG & COMPANY’ & R-RATED CUTS
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the Krug and Company and R-rated cuts of the film
  • The Craven Touch – brand new featurette bringing together interviews with a number of Wes Craven’s collaborators, including Sean S. Cunningham, composer Charles Bernstein, producer Peter Locke, cinematographer Mark Irwin and actress Amanda Wyss
  • Early Days and “Night of Vengeance” – filmmaker Roy Frumkes remembers Wes Craven and Last House on the Left
  • Tales That'll Tear Your Heart Out – excerpts from an unfinished Wes Craven short

Order it here: 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Seeing Red

Just Like Fire
Jessica Chastain
Usually the term "Seeing Red" is reserved to describe the emotion of anger. Well T.G.I.F! I am turning the phrase on it's ass today. That's correct peeps today the phrase for the fired up shall refer to one Ms. Jessica Chastain.

First of all there is nothing like a dame, especially one with fiery red hair. Then pair that with a complimentary red dress and Booyah

Chastain who is currently portraying the adult version of Beverly Marsh in IT: Chapter 2, looks absolutely stunning in both hues of red

For the record I thought IT should have had a title change and been called shIT. "Yes" I found the movie tedious and not scary at all. It was more like a coming of age story than a horror film. Which is fine if that's what I was expecting when I went to see it, but I was expecting a grade "A" horror flick. You know, what the studio advertised.

Thus this audience member was left cold by IT. Fingers crossed the sequel does better in the scare department.

Booyah

Jessica on Instagram:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Michael's Musings

I've Got The Look -
Michael Shinafelt
Photo:
David Pevsner
"When I was a child I had a fever, My hands felt just like two balloons, Now I've got that feeling once again, I can't explain you would not understand, This is not how I am, I have become comfortably numb" - Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb"
Ever get the abovementioned feeling?! I sure have, but in the words of Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer "Enough is Enough!" BTW abovementioned is a legal term for those of you who think I pulled that out of someone's ass. "Yes" I am on the prowl and quite dangerous, deal with it!!!
Slippery When Hard
Seeing the magical Ariel Beesley Friday @ The Satellite - yeah, she's like a unicorn
Joe Jackson dead at 89 - he was Michael's father
Poor Heather Locklear - I really mean that
Kylie Jenner has a secret to "cake free" concealer - Ummmmmmm...
A hot NFL husband, yeah, that's what I need
Just kidding, I have a guy who's hotter than Georgia Asphalt
I love Freeform's The Bold Type! There I said it
Hello Kitty violates all sorts of natural laws 

That time when you are waiting to see the Dr. and they have Kim Cattrall & Andrew McCarthy on in Mannequin 
Did you ever wonder???
Nothing is worse than a needy ______ it's blank, fill it in!!!
When all else fails what is it you do?
Your Mama don't dance and your Daddy don't Rock-N-Roll - Damn! That's F#cking harsh!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

You're Never Fully Dressed...
Robbie Williams

With his recent onstage appearance with Taylor Swift during the London leg of her Reputation Tour. My mind has been preoccupied with the hotness known as Robbie Williams

Robbie who used to be with some boy band I only ever heard of because him named Take That first caught my eye with his single Rock DJ in 2000. I mean really caught my eye...the video featured Williams surrounded by roller skating disco dolly's, stripping naked and then stripping away his flesh for them.

Get the pic? The video is provocative and it works on that and a titillation level too as one wonders if Robbie was really naked in front of all those women on set. Well since the video was done in 2000 most of you know the answer to THAT question. But for the uninitiated the answer is "yes." 

How do we know that? Why visual confirmation in the form of stills from the shoot that show Robbie and his Williams hanging loose for everyone's viewing pleasure.

Click on the link below from the OMG Blog and get ready to have a Hump Day & Chill like no other. Seriously I'm not sure what it is but Robbie really does it for me, in fact I need to hit the link and "chill" right here, right now...ciao!!!

Click on the link below to the OMG Blog to see Robbie in all his glory -
https://omg.blog/omg_hes_naked_robbie_williams/#axzz5JcitGETi

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Two Of A Kind

Bravo!
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn

When in New York do what New Yorker's do - strut. That's exactly what fashionistas Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn from Project Runway were spotted doing recently on the streets of the Big Apple

Seeing can be deceiving. What appears to be a friendly stroll, I'm willing to bet is pretty much business as usual, because production of Season 17 of Project Runway is underway. 

Oh, and there's more. It's getting back to it's roots and airing on the network it was made for to begin with Bravo. "Yes" Andy Cohen is wetting himself as we engage via the WWW.

While I am sure Heidi & Tim adore each other, let's face it, outside of their famed juggernaut they have quite separate lives. Thus what could bring them together for so much quality time? Common ground.

The latest season on the catwalk is set to air in 2019, now that it's back where it should be I will have to start watching again. Yeah, I didn't get the whole Lifetime vibe, sorry, not sorry.

Project Runway on Bravo at:
http://www.bravotv.com/project-runway 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday Motivation

Now This Is Motivation!
Gerard Butler
It's another Manic Monday and another opportunity to find fresh motivation to kick off the week. Today is Monday Motivation at it's finest in the form of one Gerard Butler. Funny I had a boyfriend told me Gerard was his ultimate type and that I was his "Gerard Butler" thus I guess this post is somewhat narcissistic by proxy. 

Whatever. Today I need the power of Butler to get my tired booty into high gear and the great thing about this photo of Gerard shirtless (well there are many, but I will focus on the general one) is you can project pretty much anything onto it for a call to Monday action.

So here is what I am using: "Gerard is up and at em' - having done his morning yoga, he is now ready for his coffee and the Monday ahead of him. He's got his motivation on!!!"

Works for me, now I am ready to take on Manic Monday - time for me to motor peeps, and you should too.

I hope myself & Gerard were a helpful way to kick off the last Monday of June...Michael is leaving the laptop!

Gerard on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/gerardbutler/?hl=en    

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sinful Sunday

Rock DJ
Taylor Swift & Robbie Williams
Look, up on stage at Wembley Stadium in London! It's a bird & a plane, it's conjoined twins, no it's Taylor Swift & Robbie Williams!

"Yes" Pop Princess Taylor Swift brought Pop Bad Boy Robbie Williams up on stage during her Reputation tour stop in London. Honestly the main reason I am running this photo is because Robbie is in it. Not that I have anything against Ms. Swift, but I have a "everything" for Williams.

Maybe it's his Bad Boy swagger. Perhaps it's his extreme sex appeal. Or maybe it's the fact that he likes to get naked on camera. Whatever the case may be I have decided to make this a Sinful Sunday by indulging in lust.

Robbie Williams is hereby decreed my church today. Blasphemous much? "Yep" 24/7 - and proud of it. 

It's time to worship at the altar of Robbie, so I'm off! Have a terrific Sinful Sunday and don't forget to take yourself to church!

Robbie on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/robbiewilliams/?hl=en 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Just Because...Adam Rippon

Shake Your Groove Thang
Adam Rippon
Just Because he's a rebel just for kicks now, Just Because he's a fan favorite athlete & Just Because well, he's an entertainer at heart. Here is Olympic skater Adam Rippon, naked for the ESPN Magazine's Body Issue.

All the guys think Adam's a spaz he's got Bette Davis eyes...OK, he actually doesn't, but there is something about Adam that is truly captivating. While I do not find him attractive in a sexual way I do find him charismatic, someone who can make me interested in what he is doing at any given moment.

I also love nudity.That is a full proof way to catch this guy's eye! Even if I have no desire to tap it, I love to see what other people look like sans clothing.

Of course Mr. Rippon has a rocking body, it's an athlete thang.

Thus I leave you today, Saturday June 23rd 2018 with an image from the shoot, because I am such a giver and like seeing someone in their Birthday Suit as much as the rest of you do.

Having lost 45lbs. this motivates me even more to _____ the blank is yours to fill in. 

Have a terrific day! Hi ho, Hi ho it's off to the gym I go!

Adam on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/adaripp/?hl=en

Friday, June 22, 2018

David Cook - Two Times The Kink

Smell What David Cooking!
David Cook
Photo:
Bobby Quillard
David Cook Set To Return To Broadway As Charlie Price in “Kinky Boots” Beginning July 17, 2018

Singer-songwriter and American Idol Winner David Cook’s has confirmed his return to the Broadway stage where he is set to reprise the lead role in Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. “I am so honored and excited to get to come back to the factory!  Kinky Boots is such a great show, made all the better by having an incredible cast, crew, and staff, and I can’t wait to help tell the story again!”
David’s run in Kinky Boots will begin July 17 and run through September 9.
David performing "Soul Of A Man" from Kinky Bootshttps://youtu.be/pny0qZnzQW0


Earlier this year, David release his brand new EP, Chromance.   The EP features all new material that was written over the past year and also includes an ethereal mid-tempo spin on the Phil Collins classic "Another Day in Paradise" -  
Lyric video for his current single "Gimme Heartbreak" here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koKubQMiQe4

SoundCloud link to David’s brand new  Chromance EP –

Chromance is available through all digital retailers.

EP links:


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Michael's Musings

It's Summertime, Don't Be Cruel
Michael Shinafelt
It's the first day of Summer and the motto for it is "Don't Be Cruel!" It's also just another Manic Thursday - what? Monday isn't the only manic day of the week it simply had a nice ring and thus The Bangles birthed a ditty about it. So it is, and so it shall be written forever, indeed.

This week has been quite challenging to myself and many children who had no right to have the scars left on them by the monster in the closet they always feared. 


Moving on...


I'm officially down 45lbs. - that's correct I weigh 168!


But what does it mean?!


Tinsley Mortimer of the RHONY needs to get a job. She went wedding dress shopping and she isn't even engaged. Tragic,


Sometimes you have to make a huge mistake to really appreciate your life again


There's a fine line between pleasure and pain, and I know what that line is 


Janet Jackson has opened up about her intense battle with depression. Welcome to the club and thanks for addressing it, Janet.


Strike a poser

Why R U So Scary?!
Selena Gomez
Why did adorable Selena Gomez have to start giving me nightmares

I get enough nightmares daily with the current State of the Union


Step in time, never need a reason, never need a rhyme...


Keep the kids, deport the deplorable's 


The Deplorable's should be the next follow-up to Pixar's  The Incredible's 2 - I bet they would have a field day with it!


“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens"


When in doubt, shout, shout, let it all out!

Summertime, I hope the living is easy...


Why don't you cum up and see me sometime at:

https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/mshinafelt?lang=en   

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Like A Rhinestone Cowboy
Kevin Costner
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale...Remember when Kevin Costner was one of the biggest movie stars in the world? Well, then you are old to moderately so.

With him starring in the new Paramount Network series Yellowstone, premiering tonight, it got me thinking about the Costner of yore and how he Directed one of the worst films to ever win a Best Picture Oscar, Dances With Wolves. How watching him on screen was akin to watching paint dry. Yep, I was a real fan, not!!

Obviously there were many people who disagreed with me, and most of them found Costner sexy as well. Which brings me to the only movie I ever liked him in, and "yes" I did actually find him sexy in as well... Bull Durham.

If you haven't seen Bull Durham, I highly recommend it, because me extrapolating on it would never do the movie justice. It's one of those things you have to see to truly appreciate.

So for those of you rabid Costner fans who will be tuning in tonight, you know I won't be. Here is a montage of Kevin's celebrity skin via Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things.

I'm sure the link will be better than the show, give it a click, right here, right now...

https://favoritehunks.blogspot.com/2009/01/favorite-birthday-boy-for-january-18th.html 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Chris & Katherine Sitting On A Park Bench...

Hello Young Lovers
Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger
Yeah, they weren't sitting in a tree, that's so dated. Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger the eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver
Were spotted on Father's Day on a bench in a park in Santa Barbara, CA.

As you may recall Chris and his also famous wife, Anna Faris divorced not too long ago. 

This was his first Father's Day without his kids, but, hey they're all right.

Whatever is, or isn't happening with Chris & Katherine, their reps aren't commenting. Silence is golden after all.

Don't they simply look cute as a dickens together?

Nod your head and say "yes."

Chris on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/prattprattpratt/?hl=en

Bram Stoker's "Shadowbuilder"

Demons, Saints & Priests...Oh My!

Bram Stoker's "Shadowbuilder" 
coming August 28th from MVD Rewind

Featuring an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

From the mind of the master of horror, Bram Stoker (creator of Dracula), comes Shadowbuilder for the first time ever on Blu-ray!
A demon is summoned to take the soul of a young boy, who has the potential to become a saint. If the demon succeeds, it will open a doorway to Hell, blazing a terrifying trail of destruction, possession and mayhem and destroy humanity. Now the fate of the world hinges on the final outcome of a renegade priest's battle with the soul eating Shadowbuilder .

The epic struggle between good and evil in Shadowbuilder features an all-star cast that includes Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy), Leslie Hope (Crimson Peak), Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) and Tony Todd (Candyman).

Bonus Materials
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature.
  • Original 2.0 Stereo Audio (Uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Audio Commentary from Director Jamie Dixon
  • NEW! 'Making of Shadowbuilder' featurette (HD, 33:22) (featuring director Jamie Dixon, writer Michael Stokes and stars Andrew Jackson (The Shadowbuilder) and Tony Todd (Covey)
  • NEW! 'Shadowbuilder: Visual Effects' featurette (HD, 13:26)
  • NEW! 'Shadowbuilder: Kevin Zegers' featurette (HD, 5:00)
  • Reversible, 2-Sided Artwork
  • Spanish Subtitles
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Collectible Poster

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Who's Your Daddy?

Father Figure
Michael Shinafelt

Happy Father's Day!

While my Father passed away a while ago from Cancer, lung to be exact, this year I thought I would take a different approach to the designated day for Dad's

That's correct it's time to play "Who's Your Daddy!" Yay! Hooray! 

Now that it's out there, perhaps I could be yours. My name is Michael, I'll be your Daddy tonight. Hey, it wouldn't be the first (nor last) time I've ever been called that.

After all "I will be your preacher teacher, (Be your daddy)", Father Figure, ya know.

To all you Father's out there it's your day, celebrate. To all you Daddy's out there, keep doing you.

Michael has left the laptop...

Got Daddy?
https://www.instagram.com/michaelshinafelt/?hl=en
https://twitter.com/mshinafelt?lang=en    

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hey Queen!

Did You Hear The One About...
Meghan Markle & Queen Elizabeth II
How many Duchesses does it take to make a Queen smile? Apparently just one if you happen to be the Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex

Whatever Ms. Markle said to Queen Elizabeth II must be worth it's weight in gold. Seldom has anyone every seen HRH this giddy with delight.

Further proof that Meghan was the perfect commoner to become Royal. Let this be a lesson to all of you, a sense of humor goes a long way. 

Happy Saturday - and remember to smile Queens, smile!

The Royals on the WWW at:
https://www.royal.uk/  

Friday, June 15, 2018

Just Because...Polka Dots & Portman

Don't Forget To Dot The "I"
Natalie Portman
Just Because my computer crashed today. Just Because I now have a sparkly awesome new one & Just Because the first thing I saw when I got set-up and logged on was this, and it made me smile. Why It's none other than Natalie Portman working a polka dot dress.

Polka Dots are fun and so is Portman's infectious smile while sporting them. Let's face it, very few people can pull off "dots" Natalie slays and then some in them.

Finally I am up and running and coming at ya on the good ole WWW again. 

Now aren't you happy? Yeah, that's exactly what I thought you'd say....

Keep on doing you!

Natalie on IMDB:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000204/      

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Michael's Musings

What's Black & White & Read All Over...
Michael Shinafelt
"I'm outta time, all I got is four minutes" - "4 Minutes" Madonna/Justin Timberlake 
Even thought 4 Minutes is one of my least favorite songs ever. Sorry Madonna & Justin, not! This refrain is how I am feeling at present. "Yes" I said present, so shower me with gifts minions!

Ask me about how much patience and understanding I have at "present" it will turn into one of the worse gag gifts you have ever received. Moving on...

I f#cking miss Tina Turner, she's simply the best, better than all the rest...

Did a photo shoot with artist Daniel Dehnert yesterday, that is all 

If you are ever feeling powerless, just remember one of your pubic hairs can shut down an entire restaurant 

Went to the Gay Pride Parade in Los Angeles this past weekend. It was epic - that was not a compliment

Finally I cracked 170 and now weigh 169, that's correct minions I'm bringing sixties back!

When someone asks if you give a damn, be honest

Remember when damn was actually considered a curse word? "Yes" I am old

And then there's Maude -

Have you heard?! Mike Clifford crooning his awesome cover of Carole King's Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Here's your chance, after the jump!


Happy "Oh What The Hell" Day!

If at first you don't succeed, figure it the f#ck out

What's new pussycat?

Miley Cyrus, MIley Cyrus, Miley Cyrus

Have yourself a good day, and do what's right

I'm gonna take you out, on the neon side of town