Sunday, September 30, 2018

Just Because...Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams

Us, The Duo
Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams
Just Because I really like her as an actress, Just Because he's hotter than Georgia asphalt and Just Because they have a movie, Venom arriving this Friday - Here are Tom Hardy & Michelle Williams pimping said film in Beverly Hills this past Thursday.

While I have no intention of seeing Venom, I like this photo op with the two leads. Not to mention I have a "thing" for Tom Hardy. That's correct peeps, even though I have lost 50 lbs, my ideal weight would be Tom on top of me!

TMI? Well I'm a giver, and we like to share...

So here's the thing that befuddles me, who the F#ck is Venom anyway and are there really minions clamoring for an epic about him?

I suppose there must be, right? Why else would a studio, in this case, Sony fork over millions for such an endeavor? 

Venom opens Friday, so does A Star Is Born - I'll be seeing the latter. 

Mic Drop!

Venom on IMDB -

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday Sinema: 12 Monkeys

Terry Gilliam is a director with vision. I remember seeing "12 Monkeys" upon it's release...amazing! 

Hitting shelves on October 30th! Following the commercial and critical success of The Fisher King, Terry Gilliam next feature would turn to science fiction and a screenplay by Janet and David Peoples (Blade Runner, Unforgiven) inspired by Chris Marker's classic short film La Jetée. In 1996, a deadly virus is unleashed by a group calling themselves the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, destroying much of the world's population and forcing survivors underground. In 2035, prisoner James Cole (Bruce Willis, Die Hard) is chosen to go back in time and help scientists in their search for a cure. Featuring an Oscar-nominated turn by Brad Pitt (Fight Club) as mental patient Jeffrey Goines, Twelve Monkeys would become Gilliam's most successful film and is now widely regarded as a sci-fi classic. Arrow Films are proud to present the film in a stunning new restoration.

Roger Ebert calling it a "celebration of madness and doom."

Bonus Materials

  • Audio commentary by Terry Gilliam and producer Charles Roven
  • The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys, feature-length making-of documentary by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost in La Mancha)
  • Extensive image galley
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gary Pullin

Order Here:

Friday, September 28, 2018

Freaky Friday

Cheers to Beer!
Lady Gaga
This ayem I received an E-mail that informed me today is National Drink Beer Day - really, I'm not joking. Seeing as how there seems to be a day for everything, why not drinking beer? I ask you? I'm waiting for an answer...

What is odd about the whole situation is how and why I received this correspondence via a site called, a place I have never dared to go on the WWW. Also, why when I try to reach it, it does not come up, yet it sends E-mail?!

Freaky Friday indeed minions. 

To celebrate I chose my own poster person for said day, the woman of the hour Lady Gaga imbibing in the refreshing golden liquid at a Mets game.

So join Moi & Gaga and raise a mug in honor of beer's special day and toast to websites that do not exist sending "Ghost E-mails" about days that do exist.


Beer on Wikipedia -  

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Michael's Musings

No Batteries Required
Michael Shinafelt
"They're all going to laugh at you" Margaret White, "Carrie"

And indeed they did 45 - moving on....

Hey United Nations to be fair, my friends and myself have been laughing at
Donald Trump for a while now

Byline of the week: "Looking back on 10 years of Goop - vaginal eggs included" that pretty much sums it up (BTW my statement is not a compliment) 

I knew Thomas Ravenel from Bravo's "Southern Charm" was bad news. Why? Because I wanted to jump him hard!

This Is Us is back. In the immortal words of Nancy Kerrigan "Whhhhhhhyyyyyyyy?!" 

How to get rid of skin deep wrinkles without surgery...I'm in!

I wanna helicopter bungee jump

Fine as a line

"Brett Kavanaugh is such a John Hughes film villain , he’s coming to Monday’s hearing wearing topsiders, belted madras shorts, and a sweater over his shoulders." - Tony Tripoli, Comedian

What's new pussycat? Do tell...
Superman V Batman
Now this is the Superman V Batman I wanted to see!!!

Olivia Newton-John just turned 70 - Totally Hot!

Sometimes it takes you by surprise, But for the most part...

Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born" opens a week from tomorrow - "Yeah" I wanna see it

Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jamie Lee Curtis

The more I give, the more I want it at -

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

Waiting For You
Evan Peters
Since Hump Day is also the day American Horror Story: Apocalypse airs I thought this weeks Hump Day & Chill should embody the kind of Chill one might get while watching the horror anthology as well.

While I am not quite sure what to make of this season of AHS (hey we are only two episodes deep so give it time.) The one thing I do know is it always provides plenty of man candy. Especially in the form of series regular Evan Peters. There's something about Evan, he is not your typical hunk, yet he is sexy and quite compelling. My favorite sexual scene of all thus far in Peters AHS repertoire is when his character Kai Anderson masturbates in the gym shower while Billy Eichner's character Harrison Wilton watches on.

Now I am feeling a need to Hump & Chill, but not until I present to you a Radioactive Scrubdown brought to you by Tye Briggs Favorite Hunks & Other Things. "Yes" in the kick off episode this season Peters is joined by Chad James Buchanan in stripping down to their Birthday Suit to get "decontaminated" for radioactivity - unfortunately for Buchanan his character Stu does not make the cut.

Wanna see Evan's and Chad's beautiful backsides? Of course you do! Get yourself prepped and ready to Hump Day & Chill, then click on the link below...what are you waiting for?! Do it, and do it now!  

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Just Because...Robert Redford & Sissy Spacek

Feels :Like The First Time (It Is!)
Sissy Spacek & Robert Redford
Just Because he's The Sundance Kid, Just Because she's Carrie White & Just Because they have a new movie The Old Man & The Gun hitting theaters September 28th. Heeeeere's Robert Redford & Sissy Spacek!

These were two of the biggest movie stars of my youth. Both of them essayed many great films and roles. Well they are back in a big way damn it with a movie that goes like this: 

"Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession."

And aren't you happy? I know I am. It will be great to see the first time pairing of these two, "yes" it's their first time peeps. This is what we would refer to as epic in my days of yore, the source material pretty much seems like a slam dunk for this duo.

What's in your local cinema?

The Old Man & The Gun on IMDB: 

Monday, September 24, 2018

C-O-F-F-E-E !

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves!
Renee Zellweger
"C-o-f-f-e-e, coffee is not for me, It's a drink some people wake up with" Coffee Song

I remember singing this as a tadpole in grade school . While I am not a big coffee drinker I do imbibe occasionally. Well today is one of those days I am hitting the cup!

This image of Renee Zellweger balancing mass quantities of Starbucks illustrates exactly how I feel this Monday September 24, 2018. Give me all the coffee, iced tea, anything with caffeine in it pronto please.

Thus as I am typing this with my right hand I am using my left to fuel me, fuel me good!

Hey it's Monday after all and any motivation is welcome, what's in your cup?

Enjoy your, ugh, Monday...!!!

Starbucks on the WWW:   

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hitting The Tractor!

What A Feeling!
Jennifer Garner
So here we are, it's the first day of Fall and guess who's hitting the tractor?! None other than Jennifer Garner

Damn Grrrrrrrrl, what did divorcing Ben Affleck do to you? You are now loco and you feel a need to mow down strawberry fields? Yeah, I'm kidding. 

I'm not really sure why Ms. Garner is sitting on top of a tractor, but it's a great visual to kick off the first day of Fall 2018

What's that you say, you can't believe we are winding down 2018 already. Neither can I, and neither can the my imaginary friend named Bertha.

But alas Fall is officially here despite that today it is going to be in the 80's in my neck of the world Los Angeles, CA.

Hit it, it's the Fall Equinox minions! 

JG on IG -

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!

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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: 

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:  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hump Day & Chill

David Is My Safe Word
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 -  

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 -

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 -

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 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

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.”

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:

• The Goonies: Live! Tickets -
• Twitter Event Page -

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: 

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:   

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!

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

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.
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