A Timehop tweet from 7 years ago where I created a meme of a cat in a coffin. And yes, it’s another dig at Twilight.
In my latest riff on a public domain educational movie, I tackle the 1961 movie, Girls Beware, which I guess is supposed to be a companion piece to the infamous anti-gay movie Boys Beware (both were filmed as police videos) where the movie warns girls against the dangers of teen pregnancy and running off with older boys.
All riffs I do are of movies that are found in the Public Domain at http://archive.org.
Here’s another new thing I’m doing: A series of riffs I like to call “Blackcat Riffs.” Here I riff on old-school educational movies that are available through the Public Domain (meaning I don’t have to worry about copyright infringement) at archive.org.
First up: I riff on the 1953 classic film “Health- Your Posture” which I believe the alternate title should be “Kristen Stewart- The Early Years.” Watch the video and you’ll see why.
I guess I am going to start this little video (apart from giving a display promoting the last Twilight movie being released on DVD the one-fingered victory salute) by assuming that if you’ve been on the web and enjoy wildly popular web series, you’ve heard the good news. Next Tuesday, February 5 marks the official return of one of the most beloved characters the Internet has ever created: The Nostalgia Critic.
In case you haven’t seen the video that Doug Walker posted on his website thatguywiththeglasses.com called The Review Must Go On, he is indeed resurrecting the Critic to appear in a biweekly series where he will review more movies with no cutoff date to speak of unless it is a movie that is currently in theaters. At the same time, he is cancelling his poorly-received web series called Demo Reel which he developed to replace the Critic’s show.
I started watching the Critic last year when I first got my laptop and I found him to be pretty decent. In fact, it influenced me to start up my own review series. There were a lot of people who were influenced by the Angry Video Game Nerd to do video game reviews. In my case, I decided to review movies both new and old which up until I started watching the Critic I had only done sporadically on my main channel. And I do admit that I had not seen an episode of Demo Reel so I don’t really have an opinion about it. It just wasn’t as good as the Critic was but now that he’s back I’m looking forward to the return of his show next Tuesday.
And now I am going to move on to my thoughts on the news that JJ Abrams is officially attached to direct Star Wars: Episode 7. When I first heard that, I was like didn’t he already direct a Star Wars movie? After all, his 2009 Star Trek reboot was frequently compared to the first Star Wars movie primarily because JJ Abrams is a Star Wars fan so this all makes sense that he is directing Episode 7. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out when Episode 7 hits theaters in 2015. So far there is no word on whether or not he is also attached to Episodes 8 and 9 but what I do know is that his next Star Trek movie is coming out in just a few short months plus I think he’s also attached to do at least one more movie in the Star Trek franchise.
But enough showbiz chat. So far I got through my first week of the new semester pretty well. Work load hasn’t been that heavy, at least not yet. However, as far as videos go I will probably be uploading a new video at least once or twice a week (which also applies to the Blackcatloner Reviews channel.) I got quite a bit in the pipeline, including the fact that I will be filming at Triple-Con, which is HCCC’s version of Comic-Con that is also expanded to include video games and anime. From what I’ve heard Triple-Con is supposed to be held sometime in April. So you will get to see some hot chicks in Cosplay outfits. So don’t say I don’t do anything for you.
And in honor of my five year anniversary of online video making, I am planning to upload a reedited version of one of my classic videos. I have been going through some CD-ROMs of stuff I burned to them from very early in my career and I found some unedited footage for the Librarian video I did with LisaNova. So I figure I’d reedit that in the style of my current videos and put a new soundtrack on it. I mean it’s not every day that I do remakes of my older videos the same way filmmakers redo their old movies and rereleasing them into theaters. Yeah that’s right, I’m looking at you, George Lucas. Redoing your whole Star Wars franchise because your beard ends where your double chin begins, which is where he got the idea for the Wookie.
So yeah I got a whole slew of new stuff coming out. That’s how I roll, people. Just wanted to get this little vlog out. So thanks for watching. Enjoy the Super Bowl. I know I probably won’t be able to watch it because I don’t get CBS where I live.
Another day, another world calamity we can blame on Twilight.
Source material for this video as well as for my Voice and Diction Project: