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Don’t foul your computer up

I was contacted yesterday by a company that would pay me well to mess up your computer with malware. As tempting as money is, because I’m broke. I have to shave that guy I look at every morning. So, I’m just giving you a heads up on video sites. If any video site asks you to install a special player. DON’T! If you have, run a virus scanner and never do it again. Also, if you get something that tells you your flash player needs updating, do not do it through web links. Go to Adobe. I don’t use flash, so you don’t need it here at all. (EDIT – Hulu and Crackle use it) Pay attention. A lot of people are playing dirty pool.

Just a public service message from your friendly webmaster.

Kevin


No Limit (1935)

A chimney sweep from Wigan dreams of winning the TT Races in the Isle of Man. With money ‘borrowed’ from his grandfather, George Shuttleworth builds the ‘Shuttleworth Snap’ motorcycle after failing to join the Rainbow Motor-Cycle team.


A Miracle in the Woods (1997)

This is a made for TV movie about two estranged sisters are at odds over what to do with a pecan grove they have inherited. Here they discover a mysterious elderly woman, living on the property and claiming it as her own. Stars Patricia Heaton, Meredith Birney and Della Reese. This is definitely a bit of a chick flick. It’s also well done storytelling and acting.


Devils Hand, The (1962)

Rick Turner is engaged to Donna Trent and is having nightmares of a beautiful blonde woman who appears to be dancing in the sky. One night, he is mysteriously driven to enter a doll shop, and in the next morning he returns to the place with Donna. He finds a doll that resembles his fiancĂ©, but the owner Francis Lamont delivers another doll to him, with the face of the woman of his dreams, Bianca Milan. It’s Voodoo…. oooo!


I Thank You (1941)

The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to “put on a show”. Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey – in drag).


Attack Force Nam (1986)

Behind Enemy Lines is a 1986 American action film directed by Gideon Amir and starring David Carradine. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue where Colonel Cooper, an Airborne commando is sent to Vietnam to free American soldiers, caught in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp. The film is also known as Attack Force ‘Nam and P.O.W. the Escape.


The House of Domovoy (2015)

The Russian myth of Domovoy is that he’s a household spirit that appears under various names and in various places in your house. Domovoy was also the magician of Ivan the Terrible. In America, we’d call it a poltergeist. The movie is about a Russian writer who went to the ruins of Domovoy’s house and drew evil upon himself. This is a strange art house nightmare. You might think it’s a little too far out there. I loved it.

Warning language and moderate violence and freaky as all get out.


Solarbabies (1986)

This futuristic tale features the top talents of Hollywood’s new generation including Jami Gertz, Lukas Haas and Jason Patric as prisoners in a fortress who plan their dazzling escape on wheels.


Bonanza – Day of Reckoning (1955)

Ricardo Montalban plays an Indian, Matsuo, who captures Ben Cartwright, but is torn between his wanting to kill Ben and his wife’s Faith.


Attack of the Killer Shrews (1959)

A desperate group are trapped on a remote island by a hurricane. On the island, a doctor works to make humans half-size. This, apparently, will reduce world hunger as smaller humans would presumably eat less. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created some giant, venomous shrews.


Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

The Snows of Kilimanjaro is about a writer and adventurer waiting to die from a thorn scratch as he reminisces about his life and it’s trials including lost loves and time spent in the Spanish Revolution. It stars Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as his first erratic love.


Bonanza – Desert Justice (1960)

An evil U.S. Marshall arrests one of the men Ben Cartwright has working for him. The Cartwrights are afraid the marshall will kill him before he goes to trial in Los Angeles.