Rob Reiner’s character Meathead struggles to deal with the fact that his worldview is FIVE DECADES out of date.
All in the Family: The Next Generation, the brand-new sitcom from Glitternight Productions debuts tonight. Cult director Eddie Wozniak strikes again with this controversial update to the original 1970s series which blended the standard family sitcom format with a nearly Ibsenesque examination of social and political issues.
Rob Reiner is back as Meathead aka Michael Stivic. This time around Stivic is the Archie Bunker-type character to reflect the way that Rob Reiner’s generation of self-infatuated 1960s fools have grown as stagnated in their thinking and as trapped in the past as was the original Archie Bunker generation. Continue reading
Glenn Manning’s impersonator.
Episode Six of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show American Kaiju airs tonight!
In this episode the 60 ft tall Glenn Manning gets summoned from his Area 51 home to disprove reports that “he” has been marauding around Mexico. The Amazing Colossal Man crosses the border and soon encounters the real figure responsible for the reign of terror. Continue reading
The Deadly Mantis
Episode Five of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show American Kaiju airs tonight! This time around Glenn Manning, the 60-ft tall Colossal Man, will spar with another famous “big bug” from the 1950s.
The Colossal Man’s foe in tonight’s episode will be the 200-ft long praying mantis from the 1957 film The Deadly Mantis. The enormous prehistoric creature thaws out in northern Canada and goes on a destructive rampage.
The Canadian government asks the U.S. to send their operative Glenn Manning up north to stop the giant mantis, prompting the folks at the Area 51 headquarters of the Colossal Man to come up with some fast cold weather duds for the huge fellow. Continue reading
Episode Four of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s hot new cable show airs tonight. This time around Glenn Manning, the Amazing Colossal Man, is summoned from his Area 51 home to save San Francisco from a gigantic six-tentacled sea creature called the Sixtopus (sic). This sea-beast first appeared in the film It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955). Continue reading
The 6o ft tall Amazing Colossal Man!
Episode Three of the hottest new cable show in the land airs tonight. Cult director Eddie Wozniak’s American Kaiju series continues its salute to the style of 1950s “big monster” films from America combined with the style of Japanese Kaiju films.
This time around the gigantic scorpion from the movie The Black Scorpion emerges from an erupting volcano in Mexico. As such creatures do it goes on a rampage, killing hundreds and causing millions of dollars in damage in and around Mexico City.
The giant Black Scorpion plays chicken with a train.
The Mexican government begs the American government to send their special giant-sized operative the Colossal Man from his Area 51 home down to help them. Uncle Sam agrees, sending good old Glenn Manning down to battle the huge black scorpion. Continue reading
The Colossal Man will square off against his latest foe …
Episode Two of the hottest new cable show in the land airs tonight. That program is American Kaiju from cult film and television director Eddie Wozniak. The brilliant premise of the show: Wozniak pits “big” creatures from 1950s American schlock films against each other in the style of 1960s and 1970s Japanese Kaiju movies.
… a giant spider whose size, color and opacity vary from scene to scene.
Last week’s premier episode saw Glenn Manning, the 60 ft tall Colossal Man, battling the giant buzzard from outer space featured in the film The Giant Claw. Tonight Manning clashes with the gigantic spider from Earth vs the Spider.
The spider was mutated by radiation (naturally) and is rampaging through Phoenix, AZ when the government summons its special operative the Colossal Man to leave his Area 51 home and save thousands of lives from the atomic arachnid. Continue reading
In this corner … the 6o ft tall Glenn Manning aka The Amazing Colossal Man!
Glitternight Productions strikes again with a very entertaining new cable television series! Cult film and television director Eddie Wozniak has put together a show called American Kaiju. The brilliant premise of the show: Wozniak will be pitting “big” creatures from 1950s American schlock films against each other in the style of 1960s and 1970s Japanese Kaiju movies.
Instead of battles like Godzilla vs Mothra or Gamera vs Barugon, American Kaiju will feature 66 minute episodes like tonight’s The Amazing Colossal Man vs the Giant Claw. The premise the show proceeds from is that Glenn Manning, the 60 feet tall Colossal Man in question, neither died nor became the deformed monster from Attack of the Colossal Beast.
And in this corner … the 30 story tall buzzard from outer space aka The Giant Claw!
Instead Manning was kept alive and well in Area 51 as a specialized operative against the proliferation of gigantic bugs and monsters from outer space that plagued the U.S. in the 1950s. American Kaiju has a lot of fun with how odd the mindset and attitudes of that era seem compared with today without getting overly political.
It’s all good fun as the Colossal Man will battle another brobdignagian beast every week, just like Ultra Man from Japanese television. The special effects are marvelous for the destruction of U.S. cities like Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and others. Continue reading
TO THE FOURTH POWER (2013) – This film was one of the sleeper hits of last year. You’d think it would be impossible to do something creative with the mock documentary format at this point but To The Fourth Power proves to be a thought-provoking and inventive piece set “just a few years from now”.
The movie depicts a near future in which the Continue reading
Elvis IS General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans
January 8th of each year always represents the general rift that separates American pop culture from alleged “high culture”. On the one hand it’s Elvis Presley’s birthday. On the other hand it’s also the anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, in which General (and future President) Andrew Jackson teamed up with French pirate Jean Lafitte to hand the British their worst defeat in the War of 1812.
It’s not tough to guess which event gets more attention year in and year out, but for this 200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans cult director Eddie Wozniak took a break from the film world to write, produce and direct this new musical comedy which premiered last week on the 8th.
General Jackson as a one-man USO show for his battle-hardened troops
Rock’N’Roll vs the Redcoats is Wozniak’s hilarious but educational fusion of Elvis’ birthday with the martial anniversary. The musical comedy depicts the events of 1815 as they might have been depicted in an Elvis Presley movie with an actual Elvis impersonator in the lead role. So basically the star of Rock’N’Roll vs the Redcoats is a man playing Elvis Presley playing General Andrew Jackson.
If you enjoyed the musicals 1776 and Bye, Bye, Birdie you’ll no doubt love the way Wozniak works in historical trivia without deviating from the overall “Elvis Movie Feel” of the piece. Many of the songs play into this perfectly – Hermitage Howlin’ deals with Jackson’s Tennessee background, a characteristic he shared with the Man from Memphis; Rachel, Will You Marry Me Again covers the way Andrew Jackson and his beloved wife Rachel were forced to marry a second time when it was learned that she had unknowingly committed bigamy and My Tallahassee tunefully recounts the way General Jackson seized Tallahasee, FL in TWO separate wars. Continue reading
Jefferson in his favorite mink stole.
ZOMBIES OF MONTICELLO (2013) – Halloween month continues at Balladeer’s Blog with this review of cult director Eddie Wozniak’s blood-soaked combination of horror and commentary.
Learn the REAL cause of Thomas Jefferson’s death on July 4th, 1826! On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence the zombified corpses of all of Jefferson’s dead slaves rise from their graves and besiege him and his extended family in the Jefferson mansion at Monticello!
The pompous hypocrite who penned noble words about freedom and equality while OWNING other human beings tries everything to wipe out the undead legions pressing in on all sides. Continue reading