BEST OF FEBRUARY 2022

Balladeer’s Blog’s annual end of year retrospective continues with this look at February’s best:

super musicalTHE SUPERMAN MUSICAL FROM 1975 – This stage musical from the 1960s was trying for that intentionally campy and overdone feel of the Adam West Batman series. The official title is It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Superman! In this 1975 made for tv staging, David Wilson plays Clark Kent/ Superman, Lesley Ann Warren is Lois Lane, Loretta Swit portrays a femme fatale, plus David Wayne and Kenneth Mars play the main villains. Allen Ludden fills the Perry White role, while Malachi Throne, Harvey Lembeck and Al Molinaro play gangsters. You can read the full review HERE.

CRATES: ANCIENT GREEK COMEDIES – A look at the ancient comedies written by Crates, like Neighbors, Lamia, Heroes, Resident Aliens and more. Click HERE.

FACULTY LOUNGE FASCIST ROUNDUP: FEBRUARY 6th – You can read it HERE.

afterman posterTHE AFTERMAN (1985) – This post-apocalypse film from Belgium is not for the squeamish. The story presents 1991 as the year nuclear war broke out, and in 2011 our lead character has run out of provisions in the radiation-proof shelter he’s been in for 20 years. The rest of the flick deals with his often violent and depraved encounters with the barbaric world that’s left. My full review is HERE.

COURAGEOUS DEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD CALLS OUT THE HOPELESSLY CORRUPT HILLARY CLINTON. Find it HERE.

death game movie posterDEATH GAME (1977) – This horror/ suspense film is OUT THERE. From the bizarrely inappropriate opening song to the home invasion aspect to the exploitative middle section all the way up to the surreal ending. Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Bill Paxton and Sissy Spacek were all involved with this weird flick. Death Game inspired a much later remake starring Keanu Reeves. My full review is HERE.

MEDA: A TALE OF THE FUTURE (1891) – This work of “ancient” science fiction depicts life in Scotland in the year 5575 A.D. It’s a VERY interesting look at all the scientific, cultural, political and even geographical changes in the years leading up to 5575. But the Scots still wear a form of kilt! My full review is HERE.

POLL: SIXTY-TWO PERCENT SAY PUTIN WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO AFRAID TO INVADE UKRAINE IF THIS PRESIDENT HAD BEEN IN OFFICE. The article is HERE.

cap and falc 174CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE FALCON: 1970s CLASSICS, CONT’D – Cap and Falc battle Moonstone, the Tumbler, Stone-Face, Phoenix, the X-Men and more. An abundance of guest stars show up.  

Find it all HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

POLITICAL CORRUPTION AND POLITICAL OPPRESSION – The detailed article can be read by clicking right HERE

a shoggoth on roofA SHOGGOTH ON THE ROOF (2000) – Funny mock documentary about the attempted staging of a musical based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft while parodying Fiddler on the Roof. Stuart Gordon plays himself in a small role as the filmmakers investigate the horrific event that shut down the Lovecraft musical. My full review is HERE

A MOTHER JONES NEWS ROUNDUP – Read it HERE.

AND YET ANOTHER COURT RULES THAT THE 2020 MAIL VOTING CHANGES IMPOSED WITHOUT LEGISLATURES VOTING ON THEM WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. It’s HERE.

FIFTEEN PRESIDENTS DAY HISTORICAL ITEMS – Click HERE.

NEW BOOKS AND REPORTS ABOUT POLITICAL CORRUPTION IN AMERICA. Find them HERE.

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  2. [referencing: THE SUPERMAN MUSICAL FROM 1975] IMDB says it showed once at 11:30 pm EDT on February 21, 1975 and was never shown again! Huge Lesley Ann Warren (Cinderella) fan. Would have loved to seen Al Molinaro as the threatening gangster. Looking at your archives, it goes back to 2010, that’s a lot of ‘bad’ to have looged in one lifetime. Real bad. I submit you might have the most bad of any WordPress blog. ‘The Best in Bad’.

    • Thank you very much! Especially for having the Best in Bad! If you want to see that 1975 musical people post it on YouTube every so often. Just be prepared for cartoonish sets and all the other characteristics I mentioned in the full review. But the Joe and Jerry in-jokes were interesting.

      • Okay great, I’ll start it tonight. You have a stomach for this genre that I would say is unmatched. 12 years. It took a long time but I finally got to the point where I could only take like Beverly Hillbillies and Batman in small doses any more. Your stamina is impressive.

      • Ha! Thank you very much! I love bad movies, what can I say? But I STILL can’t watch a full episode of Beverly Hillbillies, so you’ve got me beat there! Hope you like the early Superman song We Need Him. Too bad the rest of the musical isn’t at that same level.

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