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Posted: 23rd, June 2014 | In: Film Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger finally comes clean and admits to rather liking Hitler

 Arnold Schwarzenegger finally comes clean and admits to rather liking HitlerFOR years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied that he ever liked Adolf Hitler. Fair enough you might think. Who wants to be the public figure who gives credit to one of history’s greatest monsters? However, now, he’s ready to talk about his admiration of Hitler because, effectively, everyone has a pretty low opinion of him anyway (especially after the whole secret love child with a nanny thing).

In his autobiography (called ‘Total Recall’, natch), Big Arnie says:

“I philosophized that only a few men are born to lead, while the rest of humanity is born to follow, and went from that into discussing history’s great conquerors and dictators,” Schwarznegger writes about a discussion with ‘Pumping Iron’ director George Butler. “I admired Hitler’s speaking ability, though not what he did with it.”

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Posted: 8th, October 2012 | In: Celebrities Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes Boris Johnson’s boots, clothes and Barclays cycle

 Arnold Schwarzenegger takes Boris Johnsons boots, clothes and Barclays cycleBORIS Johnson is in talks to become an MP after his time as London mayor is up. He will – will he not – be back:

Says Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I need your clothes, your boots, and your Barclays cycle…”

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Posted: 9th, September 2012 | In: Politicians Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito to follow up Twins with Eddie Murphy in Triplets

devito triplets Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito to follow up Twins with Eddie Murphy in TripletsWHAT you’re about to read is one of the most disturbing and potentially brilliant things you’ll ever digest. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito will be revisiting their awful family comedy, Twins. If that isn’t a weird enough notion in itself, they’ll be drafting Eddie Murphy for this sequel, which will be called Triplets. 

Yes. You heard.

The brothers Julius and Vincent are going to discover that they have a third genetically-conceived sibling and that person just happens to be Eddie Murphy who will no doubt be itching to play as many characters in the film as he can (as opposed to, y’know, sticking to one character and making it half decent).

According to reports, Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Murphy are all signed up for this obviously terrible idea. However, it is such a godawful notion, that it will surely be a must for those among you who love watching a carcrash unfold.

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Posted: 30th, March 2012 | In: Film Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger Won’t Be Supporting Shriver, Despite Their Son Being Nearly Dead

 Arnold Schwarzenegger Wont Be Supporting Shriver, Despite Their Son Being Nearly DeadIT’S bad enough that Arnold Schwarzenegger had it away with the maid and worse still that he didn’t use contraception, leaving him with a secret love child which he kept under wraps for over a decade. Then, Arnie’s wife – Maria Shriver – found out and his marriage, understandably, dissipated into the ether.

So you’d think that Arnold would be willing to pay his way to his family by way of apology, right?

WRONG.

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Posted: 22nd, July 2011 | In: Celebrities Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Mildred Are Phone Chums (Potential For Dirty Phonecalls And Sexting Then?)

10626581 Arnold Schwarzenegger And Mildred Are Phone Chums (Potential For Dirty Phonecalls And Sexting Then?)CHEATING filthy secret baby-having Arnold Schwarzenegger has to admit that his marriage to Maria Shriver is over. Just like his potential. He’s peaked. His best films are behind him, he bafflingly got into a political position of power and he had a really cool wife… and he’s ballsed the lot up.

And so, wiping away his testosterone injected man-tears away while looking at his family photo-album, he’s faced with a bleak future of readymeals for one and Harry Nilsson’s ‘Without Her’ for company.

Of course, he has to make peace with himself. As he can’t say “I forgive you’ out loud to himself without it sounding threatening or hilarious, he has to go about making amends with the housekeeper he impregnated, which got him into this terrible pickle in the first place.

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Posted: 11th, July 2011 | In: Celebrities Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Mildred Baena Presents Joseph, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret Son He Never Knew (New Photos)

joseph baena 1024x722 Mildred Baena Presents Joseph, Arnold Schwarzeneggers Secret Son He Never Knew (New Photos)MILDRED  Baena, the woman who while working for Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver, was impregnated by the Sperminator, presents their son Joseph to Hello!.

Joseph is 13. Mildred is 50. She has five children. She worked for the Schwarzenegger family for 20 years. Her mother also worked for them. Her sister still does. Mildred says she is not being paid for the interview.

Here are highlights of her interview:

When told that his dad was Arnie, Joseph replied, “Cool!

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Posted: 14th, June 2011 | In: Celebrities Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wife Laughs, Then Probably Cries, In The Face Of Reconciliation

arni Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wife Laughs, Then Probably Cries, In The Face Of ReconciliationBICEP brained Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably sat somewhere on his own right now, silently weeping over photographs of his family that he destroyed when he forgot to put a condom on while entering his maid and then keeping the resultant child a secret for a decade or so.

He’s probably sent texts to Maria Shriver, his soon-to-be-ex who will take him to the financial cleaners, saying ‘I can change’, which are clearly very funny if you read them aloud in his voice.

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Mildred Patricia Baena’s Love Child Photos

However, Maria is not interested, making it abundantly clear that there’s absolutely no chance of her giving their marriage another try.

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Posted: 7th, June 2011 | In: Celebrities Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denise Van Outen And Mildred Baena’s Face

Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denise Van Outen And Mildred Baenas Face  ARNOLD Schwarzenegger – in the news for shagging Mildred Baena (photos) and having a ten year old child with behind the back of all media – was a “sexual dynamo” who, says the NoTW, “deliberately targeted unattractive women for affairs – because they worshipped him more than beautiful ones.”

The source of this is a “dossier” put together by “former Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano”.
In it, he opines:

“Gorgeous women intimidate Schwarzenegger because they are harder to please. He sees himself as the dominant, beautiful one.”

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Posted: 23rd, May 2011 | In: Celebrities Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Maria Shriver Love In Photos

Posted: 19th, May 2011 | In: In Pictures Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger And Mildred Patricia Baena’s Love Child Photos

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger, star of True Lies and Junior, has a love child with Mildred Patricia Baena. Arnies’ wife, Maria Shriver, and Baena were both pregnant at the same time. Shriver and Arnie’s ‘s son Christopher was born on September 27, 1997. Mildred and Arnie”s child was born on October 2, 1997. They could pass for – yep, you’re well ahead of us – Twins

Posted: 18th, May 2011 | In: Celebrities Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Photos Of Mildred Baena: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Love Baby Mama Exposed

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger fathered a child by a staffer named Mildren Patricia Baena, aka Patty Baena, before he began his politcal career. The story never came out until now. Who needs super injunctions when the press is the pocket of the elite? Here’s Mildred:

Posted: 18th, May 2011 | In: Celebrities Comments (16) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger Secret Love Child Exposed: The Sperminator Explains

arni kid Arnold Schwarzenegger Secret Love Child Exposed: The Sperminator Explains ARNOLD Schwarzenegger, now known as The Sperminator, has not only been shagging the help – he’s fathered a child by one worker (she’s called Mildred Patricia Baena – photos of her and a child) at his family home. The L.A. Times reports that the baby was born over ten years ago – before Arnie became a politico.

The mother had the baby and continued to work for the Family Arnie for ten years. She only retired from servicing Arnie in January. Mrs Arnie, Maria Shriver, thought the baby was fathered by the woman’s husban.

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Posted: 17th, May 2011 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

When David Cameron Met Arnold Schwarzenegger In Photos

PRIME Minister David Cameron greeted Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger outside 10 Downing Street, today. Says  Dave – and start gritting your teeth and cringing now – “He’s going to help me terminate the budget deficit.

Or not. California has a $19 billion budget deficit. It’s been selling of civic buildings and thinking of taxing legalised marijuana. Still, good joke, Dave. Really…

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Prime Minister David Cameron (right) talks to the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, inside 10 Downing Street, in central London.

Posted: 14th, October 2010 | In: Politicians Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger Versus The BBC’s Justin Webb

CLIMATE Change heated debate in Copenhagen: Arnold Schwarzenegger Versus The BBC’s Justin Webb. Says Arnie:

I believe technology and economic focus will overtake the political and regulatory efforts of national governments. We’re beginning on a historic, great transformation, a new economic foundation for the 21st century and beyond.

“The world’s governments alone can’t make progress, the kind of progress needed on global climate change. They need everyone coming together, working together, they need the cities, the states, the provinces and the regions.

“They need the corporations, the activists, the scientists and the universities, the individuals whose vision and determination create movement.”

On the BBC Radio 4, Justin Webb has interviewed Sir David King, King want a weather man on the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee. Webb says the scinces is not settled. He mentions the CRU emails.

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Posted: 15th, December 2009 | In: News Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Quote Of The Day: David Cameron Is Arnold Schwarzenegger

SAYS David Cameroan: “My wife said to me: ‘How are you going to explain to an American audience what sort of Conservative you are?’ I said: ‘I’ll say look at me and think of Arnold Schwarzenegger’.”

David’s wife Samantha closes her eyes…

Posted: 13th, October 2007 | In: Conservatives, David Cameron, Politicians Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Tony Blair: Caption This

caption this Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Tony Blair: Caption ThisSOMETHING fitting about this: didn’t Arnie threaten to destroy the world and then, in the sequel, save it?

Hollywood “Terminator” Arnold Schwarzenegger was Tony Blair’s last guest as Prime Minister at No10 today – as Mr Blair headed for a top Middle East job.

Standing alongside the former movie star at 10 Downing Street, Mr Blair borrowed a line from one of his Terminator films to say farewell, joking: “My press officer said to me, whatever else you do this morning, don’t say: ‘I’ll be back’”

Captions please…

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Posted: 26th, June 2007 | In: Prev Caption Competitions Comments (89) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Arnold Schwarzenegger Bombs

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger is to address this year’s Tory party conference. Arnie, governor of California, will tells the Blues how a breed of superior robots will kills us all. And talk on climate change.

Tory leader David Cameron tells us: “As governor, he has shown tremendous leadership. It’s great he’s coming to our party conference. I look forward to welcoming him.”

We can’t wait. Ever since the Tory party invited Kenny Everett to speak and were cheered on by the comic’s pledge “Let’s Bomb Russia!” we’ve been waiting for an encore…

Posted: 9th, April 2007 | In: Twitterings Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

When Arnold Schwazenegger Met Boris Johnson

boris arnie When Arnold Schwazenegger Met Boris JohnsonDO we slow up as we get older? Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger was sat on a bicycle in London Mayor Boris Johnson’s office at City Hall in London.

“I’ll be bike,” says Arnie.

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Posted: 2nd, April 2011 | In: Politicians Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Sylvester Stallone Writes The Expendables For Arnie Schwarzenegger

the expendables Sylvester Stallone Writes The Expendables For Arnie Schwarzenegger TO the movies, where Sylvester Stallone is directing a film in which – get this – Arnold Schwarzenegger spends a few hours playing himself.

The film, “The Expendables,” will feature Arnie being the California governor.

The film which Stallone, writes, directs and stars in, features a group of mercenaries trying to overthrow a South American dictator. For added bulk it also features Dolph Lundgren.

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Posted: 25th, February 2009 | In: Celebrities Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

I’ll Be: Prince Edward Meets Arnold Schwazenegger

edward arnie edinburgh.thumbnail Ill Be: Prince Edward Meets Arnold SchwazeneggerPANIC over. Prince Edward is alive and as well as can be expected.

As the Sun reports Eddie the TWIT (The Weed in Tweed) has been to an awards do.

Eddie has been handing out medals to teenagers who have completed the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Young Americans Challenge.

Details of the scheme are not given. But, as the official website tells us, the aim is for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award “to be universally recognised and widely adopted as the best programme for the personal development of young people”.

To those American tuning in, the scheme is not dissimilar to those boot camps peopled by renegade American children. One key difference is that in this British version the nippers do not have to be stoned, drunk or massively overweight. They remain an option but not compulsory.

Other than it is all about so much team building and bonding and learning to be a better person. And getting to meet Eddie.

A highlight indeed.

It’s not everyone who gets to see the elusive royal. And we are not shocked to see that Eddie’s presence has attracted Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Arnie and Eddie look quite the team as they hand our awards in Calabasas, California.

There’s Arnie, who pretended to be soldier. And there’s Eddie, who… Well, let’s just say he joined up and failed to be back.

Posted: 15th, May 2007 | In: Tabloids Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

You Don’t Dare Kill It: The 5 Best Alien (1979) Knock-Offs of the 1980s  

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RIDLEY Scott’s Alien (1979) dramatically altered the template for horror films set in outer space. For example, the blockbuster film was among the first (after Dark Star [1975] to suggest that travel in the final frontier would be the purview of “work-a-day” space truckers rather than noble explorers or adventurous astronauts.

And instead of intrepid space travelers fighting men-in-rubber suits inside idealized white-on-white space station environs (as was the case in The Green Slime [1968]) Alien suggested a technological space age marked by endless industrial corridors and aliens of constantly shifting dimension.

The Scott film’s central alien — a bio-mechanoid horror created by H.R. Giger — could also gestate inside a living human host, and this fact ushered in a new era of cinematic “body horror.”

As with any genre blockbuster, Alien almost immediately spawned a host of knock-offs, some terrible and some quite good.  These films found much material to imitate and emulate, from the diverse make-up of Alien’s victim pool, to bloody variations on Alien’s famous chest-burster birth scene.  Many Alien knock-off films also involved long forgotten derelicts or other structures on alien planetary surfaces, for instance.  Inevitably, human crews would discover these Lovecraftian edifices and wake up age-old horrors.

Among the Alien knock-offs of the 1980s were Scared to Death (1981), Forbidden World (1982),  The Beast Within (1982), Parasite (1982), The Being (1983), and Biohazard (1985), to name just a handful.

The list below represents five of the best — or at least the most memorable– of the Alien knock-off breed.  As is often the case regarding knock-offs, the best such films are invariably those that re-purpose not merely the clichés from one source – in this case — Alien — but also from other literary or cinematic works as well.

 

 

 

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Saturn 3 (1980)

The story of a psychotic mad scientist, Captain Benson (Harvey Keitel) who travels to the Experimental Food Research Station on a moon of Saturn during a twenty-two day eclipse and communications black-out called “Shadow Lock,” the much-reviled Saturn 3 might actually be considered, first-and-foremost, a child of the Frankenstein story.

On remote Saturn 3, Benson assists two scientists working to alleviate a famine on overpopulated planet Earth. Major Adam (Kirk Douglas) and his romantic partner, the beautiful and innocent Alex (Farrah Fawcett) are wary, however, of Benson’s form of help: a colossal humanoid robot named Hector, the first of the “Demi God” series. Hector boasts human intelligence, not to mention human tissue.  And echoing his creator’s madness, he soon begins lusting mightily after Alex.

Outside the space-age Frankenstein monster tropes, Saturn 3, like Alien, is set in a location where aid and assistance from the authorities is not available.  Similarly, Earth in both films is depicted as a used-up dystopia.  In Alien, “the company” controls everything on Earth, and in Saturn 3, humans have polluted the planet and resorted to rampant drug use because of the planet’s inhospitable nature.

Hector stands in for the titular alien, as well, and hunts down the film’s Adam and Eve-styled protagonists in the facility’s twisting factory-like corridors.

Finally, in Scott’s film, the Alien is almost entirely a creature of instinct, driven by impulses to reproduce and survive. In Saturn 3, by contrast, the monster is a machine that experiences something “human” beyond programming: psychosis and lust.  Hector is ultimately beaten, however, because as a machine he can’t understand the human concept of self-sacrifice.

 

 

 

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Galaxy of Terror (1981)

Aliens (1986) director James Cameron served as a production designer on this knock-off from Roger Corman’s New World Studios, and in the process created a universe that is very reminiscent of the Scott film, at least from a visual stand-point.  Like Alien,  Galaxy of Terror is set in a “lived in” universe (unlike, say the white-on-white minimalism of 2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] or Space: 1999 [1975 - 1977].)

In Galaxy of Terror, a rescue ship, The Quest, heads to the mysterious planet called Morganthus to discover the fate of the Remus, another ship which crashed there.  Once on the surface of dark Morganthus, however, the Quest crew discovers a strange alien pyramid.  Soon, the crew — including characters played by Robert Englund, Sid Haig, Grace Zabriskie, and Erin Moran — begins to experience their worst fears made manifest.

In this case — if the plot summary hasn’t given it away already —  Galaxy of Terror draws inspiration not only from Alien, but from Forbidden Planet (1956), a film in which another rescue mission (to Altair-4) runs afoul of a “Monster from the Id,” actually the human subconscious.  That’s pretty much the case here, only with slimy monsters, doppelgangers, and a scene involving a rape by a giant alien worm.

The alien pyramid in Galaxy of Terror looks like it could have been constructed on Alien’s LV-426, and the slate gray sky above it even looks eerily similar. More trenchantly, perhaps, Galaxy of Terror’s rape scene also reflects the violent sexuality seen in Alien, the harsh re-purposing of the human body for unwholesome breeding purposes.

 

 

 

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Inseminoid (1982)

Also known as Horror Planet, Inseminoid is probably the schlockiest film on this list. The film stars Judy Geeson, Stephanie Beacham and Victoria Tennant as astronaut scientists, and involves the discovery of an ancient alien tomb on a far distant planet.

Before long, one astronaut, Sandy (Geeson), is impregnated by the last living alien in the tomb, and becomes the protective expectant mother of two ghastly alien twins. Her maternal instinct is re-purposed to serve an interloper’s biological imperative.

And just as Kane in Alien gives birth to the chest-burster, here Geeson gives birth to two monstrous tykes who — naturally — nurse on human blood.

Inseminoid’s central conceit is that everything on this distant alien world is “doubled.”  The planet orbits twin stars, and the alien mythology is obsessed with twins, and so forth.

Although lacking tact (especially in the flashbacks to Sandy’s impregnation), Inseminoid occasionally features a beautifully composed shot, such as one on the purple surface of the distant planet during a funeral.  There was also a funeral (for Kane) in Alien, but this shot of an alien vista grants the hororr film a nice sense of scope and also a visceral sense of place.

Like Alien, Inseminoid also concerns an alien species that co-opts the human race for its own reproductive requirements.  Here, the aliens suckle on the (open) wounds of dead humans, and Sandy herself becomes a bit blood-thirsty as her biology is altered to play host to most unwelcome invaders.

 

 

 

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Creature (1985)

A corporate spaceship, the Shenandoah, sets down on Titan to investigate an ancient alien archaeological site.  The Shenandoah’s mission is imperiled, however, by the arrival of a ship from a competing corporation, Richter Dynamics, and the presence of its freakazoid captain, played by a scenery-chewing Klaus Kinski.

Before long, the rival crews learn that the archaeological site was actually something akin to an alien zoo or laboratory: a collection of diverse aliens from all over the universe.  Unfortunately, one managed to break free from its captivity and is now attacking and brainwashing human beings…

Creature — while ripping off Alien lock, stock and barrel — also offers a number of notable fan touches.  The film’s Ripley equivalent is Beth Sladen (Wendy Schaal), and her name seems like a nod to Elisabeth Sladen, who accompanied Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor in Doctor Who on several dangerous adventures in space in TV serials such as “Ark in Space” and “Planet of Evil.”   The film also quotes dialogue directly from — again – Forbidden Planet.

Additionally, the key to destroying the unleashed zoo specimen in Creature is Sladen’s knowledge of Howard Hawks’ The Thing (1951).  She remembers that — in the movie’s last act — the imperiled humans electrocuted an invading alien.

These and other tributes assure that Creature can be contextualized as more than mere Alien knock-off.

Finally, Creature also revives the “corporate” culture social critique underlying the Scott film.  In this case, the rival spaceships are involved in what the film’s dialogue calls “a fierce race for commercial supremacy.

Even in space — with drooling, brainwashing aliens out and about — the ultimate enemy is…big business.

 

 

 

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Predator (1987)

John McTiernan’s 1987 adventure/horror movie is actually part-Rambo (1985) and part-Aliens (1986), and is the best film on this list, by far.  Still, much of its energy seems derived from the Alien aesthetic.

Here, we get the remote location (a jungle in Central America instead of outer space), an alien — with a similarly distinctive jaw-line — that cuts down one human at a time, and is a kind of alpha or apex predator.

The alien in Scott’s film was the ultimate survivor, able to breed and survive in any setting.  The alien, by contrast, in Predator is the universe’s greatest hunter, a characterization that sets up a conflict with planet Earth’s greatest warrior, Dutch, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But the real commonality between Alien and Predator arises in a mid-story surprise and revelation of conspiracy.  In Alien, the Nostromo’s science officer, Ash (Ian Holm), protects the alien all along, and considers the rest of the human crew “expendable,” on secret orders from the Company.

In Predator, Dillon (Carl Weathers), an ambitious military officer, uses the cover of a rescue mission to get Dutch’s men into a position where they can acquire important documents about “the enemy.”  As in Alien, the soldiers serving under Dutch are thus considered “expendable.”

Neither Ripley nor Dutch respond well when they expose the secret conspiracy, and the conspirator.  In Predator, however, Dillon gets a shot at redemption, and Ash gets…decapitated.

 

Posted: 7th, June 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

The 20 Best Photos Of Politicians Being Egged

YOU know you’re a politician when you’ve been egged. And it can hurt. Get one in the head like Ruth Kelly, and kapow! Hard boil them, and the egg becomes a potentially lethal missile. But, then, it lacks the punchline. You know, the yolk. (‘Ouch’ – ed):

 

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage is hit by an egg as he gets out of his car in Nottingham city centre.
Picture date: Thursday May 1, 2014.

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Eggs near the Royal car. The remains of an egg lies splattered on the ground as it was thrown at Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived with the Duke of Edinburgh at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden, Germany, for a service of reconciliation.
Date: 22/10/1992

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A small group of neo-Nazis try to shield themselves from a barrage of rocks, eggs, tomatoes and other missiles thrown by part of a crowd of several thousand who turned up to protest a rally held by the Nazis in an Evanston Park, Ill., on Oct. 18, 1980. The Nazis stood their ground for five minutes before retreating under police escort.

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The Prime Minister’s car after three eggs were thrown when Mrs Margaret Thatcher arrived at a reception for party workers. Police arrested three men and were booed by a crowd of jeering protesters as they led them away.
Date: 05/06/1981

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An unidentified aide removes an egg from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s coat after it was thrown at him as he arrived at a campaign rally at the campus of California State University, Long Beach, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003. Schwarzenegger came to talk about the importance of young people in the political process as he takes his campaign for governor of California.

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BNP councillor Luke Smith takes cover when eggs where thrown as he arrived at the first meeting of the council in Burnley Lancs, since his election.
Date: 15/05/2003

 

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Education Secretary Ruth Kelly recovers after being hit by an egg outside Salford Magistrates Court, Monday February 6, 2006, where Fathers for Justice protester Simon Coverdale is on trial over an alleged incident in which eggs were thrown at the minister while she addressed an audience in Bolton last year.

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A man gets soiled with mud and raw eggs thrown by protesters as arrives at the Federal Electoral Tribunal, TRIFE as president-elect Felipe Calderon arrives for a symbolic ceremony to mark his designation in Mexico City, on Wednesday Sept. 6, 2006. A day before, the TRIFE had declared that the July 2 elections were valid and that Felipe Calderon had won the presidential race.

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Head of the Czech Republic Social Democratic Party’s election campaign Jaroslav Tvrdik, after being hit with eggs thrown by onlookers during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. More than 40,000 people joined the ‘Eggs for Paroubek in every town’ campaign, opposing the Social Democratic Chairman Jiri Paroubek, on social networking website Facebook, and have disrupted with eggs, a number of Social Democratic rallies across the country. The European parliament is facing elections across the bloc’s 27 members in early June.

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Chairman of the Social Democrats Jiri Paroubek is hit with an egg thrown by onlookers during a rally for the European Parliament elections in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, May 27, 2009. More than 40000 people joined ‘Eggs for Paroubek in every town’ campaign on social networking website Facebook and had disrupted with eggs a number of Social Democratic rallies across the country. The European parliament is facing elections across the bloc’s 27 members in early June.

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Videograbbed image of Conservative Party leader David Cameron (obscured) having an egg thrown at him by a youth (grey hooded top) during a visit to Cornwall College Saltash in Cornwall.
Picture date: Wednesday April 21 2010.

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Guards cover parliament speaker Volodymr Lytvyn with an umbrella from eggs thrown by opposition lawmakers during ratification of the Black Sea Fleet deal with Russia, in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Ukraine’s parliament has voted to extend Russia’s lease of a Crimean naval port for the Black Sea Fleet in a chaotic session during which eggs and smoke bombs were thrown. The countries’ presidents agreed last week to extend the Russian navy’s use of the Sevastopol port for another 25 years after the old lease expires in 2017. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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A poster of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is covered with eggs thrown by protesters, outside the gate of JP Morgan Chase annual stockholders meeting, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in Tampa, Fla. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will speak to shareholders five days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss.

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Eggs thrown by anti-government protesters hit a portrait of Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou ahead of his inauguration ceremony, in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, March 20, 2012. Participants said they were angry about Ma’s economic policies, including his decision – announced after his January re-election – to raise utility prices. Ma is to be inaugurated for his second four-year term Sunday.(AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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File photo dated 05/05/03 of former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott being hit by an egg while surrounded by protesters in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhyl

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File photo dated 09/06/09 of a bodyguard rushing BNP leader Nick Griffin (centre, grey striped tie) to his car as he abandons a press conference outside the Houses of Parliament in London after protesters barracked him and threw egg

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photo dated 30/03/12 of a supporter of George Galloway wiping his face after an egg was thrown towards him before an open top bus tour in Bradford

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File photo dated 14/08/13 of Labour leader Ed Miliband after he was pelted with eggs during a campaign visit in East Street market in Walworth, south London

Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: In Pictures, Politicians Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Bread and Circuses at the Movies: The Six Most Savage Games of the Near Dystopian Future

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IN Ancient Rome, the poet Juvenal coined the term “bread and circuses” (panem et circenses), and to his credit, it is one that remains pertinent to this day, especially in our  21st century pop culture and entertainment.

Specifically, the idea of “bread and circuses” involves an artificial means by which the government or ruling class of a nation distracts or appeases “the common man.”  In Rome, for example gladiatorial games in the Colosseum fit the bill, distracting and diverting people from significant issues such as poverty, war, and corruption.

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Posted: 25th, March 2014 | In: Film, Flashback, Key Posts Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0

On This Day In Photos: The Hunt For Lord Lucan Begins

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ON November 8, 1974: police began their hunt for Lord Lucan, aka Richard John Bingham. He’s still not been found. If he is ever found alive – or, more likely, if his bones are located in Solihull, New Zealand or Gabon, we hope he’s left a diary. A mystery needs an ending. Rumours have been full and fruity. One alleges a link to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

 

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The Seventh Earl of Lucan, aged 39, had not been seen since the night before, when the body of Sandra Rivett, 29, (above) was found in the Lucan family home on London’s Lower Belgrave Street.

 

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Rivett was nurse to Lord and Lady Lucan’s three children. Her body was tied up in a sack. She had been beaten to death.

 

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Lord Lucan’s estranged wife, 35-year-old Lady Veronica Lucan (above), arrived at the home.

The killer attacked Lady Lucan, beating her around the head. She wriggled free and dashed to the the Plumbers’ Arms pub.

It is claimed:

* She told them that she had been watching television with her daughter that evening in the second-floor bedroom. Sandra had put the two younger children to bed earlier. As she and her daughter Frances watched television, Sandra knocked at the door. It was shortly before 9 p.m.

Sandra asked if they would like some tea, to which the Countess agreed. After about 15 minutes, Lady Lucan said she began to wonder what was keeping Sandra so long. She told investigators that she went downstairs to find the nanny and it was there, near the stairs on the ground floor, that she was brutally attacked. She discussed the struggle in great detail. She was certain that the assailant was her husband, Lord Lucan.

Lady Lucan said that after she grabbed his testicles, she and her husband fell to the ground in a state of exhaustion. According to Lady Lucan, her husband admitted to accidentally killing the nanny. She said that Lord Lucan had mistaken Sandra for his wife since Lady Lucan typically made the evening tea and Sandra usually had Thursday evenings off.

Dripping in blood she stood in the pub and spoke:

“Murder, murder, I think my neck has been broken – he tried to kill me. I think I am dying. Please look after my children, my children.”

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Lord George Bingham, seven, Lady Frances Bingham, 10, and Lady Camilla Bingham, 4, had been made wards of court earlier in the year.

Lord Lucan had been living in Eaton Rd. Police broke in. They found nothing.

 

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Phott: Det Chief Supt Roy Ranson, who is overall charge of the Sandra Rivett murder case, during the lunch adjournment today in the Westminster inquest on Mrs Rivett, where he was one of the day’s witnesses. Mrs Rivett, 29, Lucan family nanny, was found battered to death at the Belgravia home of Lord Lucan’s estranged wife. Date: 17/06/1975

 

Three days later, police found a car used by Lucan at Newhaven port.

 

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Photo: Wing Commander Kenneth Wallis takes off from a headland near Newhaven in an autogyro fitted with infra-red cameras. The craft was able to take X-ray pictures up to 2,000 feet above the Sussex Downs, which scientists hope will enable them to spot clues to the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Date: 19/05/1975

Some said he had drowned in the English Channel. Others said he just fled.

The next year. Lord was fund guilty of murder.

But he was innocent. Well, so he told one Susan Maxwell-Davis before he disappeared. He was the hero who had broken up a fight between the murderous assailant and his wife.

 

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Miss Susan Mayor, who runs the costume department at Christie’s, with Lord Lucan’s coronet and robes which come up for auction on May 27th. They are expected to fetch between 2-300 and the money will go towards paying the missing peer’s creditors. Date: 23/05/1976

Where did he go? Who helped him? Is he alive still?

Lucan was spotted everywhere. In 1974 Australian police arrested a man they believed to be Lucan but it turned out to be Labour MP John Stonehouse who had faked his own death a month before.

On November 16, 1974, Mr Justice Rees in the High Court ordered that his three children should be cared for by his wife.

 

A computer-generated image showing how Lord Lucan, missing since November 1974, could look now. Twenty years on channel 4 re-opens the case, with the original detective in charge of the case, in “True Stories: Dead Lucky”. Date: 01/08/1994

 

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In July 1999, Lord Lucan’s son, George Bingham asked to take his father’s seat in the House of Lords. The Lord Chancellor refused. WS his father dead? It would have to be proven. And so on October 1999, Master Lucan and his family were finally granted probate.

 

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In 2004:

The Dowager Lady Lucan, as she likes to be called, described her son, George Bingham, as wicked yesterday after he broke a long silence to assert that the family nanny, Sandra Rivett, was killed by a burglar when an insurance fraud, instigated by the earl, went wrong. Lady Lucan, who has been estranged from her three children for more than 20 years, also spoke of her anguish at growing old without family support.

Lady Lucan, 67, who refused to co-operate with the documetnary, said: “I think my son is an absolute disgrace. I don’t know why he is doing this.
“If my son had not done this, the anniversary might have passed off with barely a whimper. I have no idea what his motives are. Putting more stress on his still-living mother is not noble behaviour. I would have said that a son would have thought, ‘I must look after my mother and we will all get through this.’ ”

Lady Lucan, who is convinced that her husband took his own life soon after killing Miss Rivett on the night of November 7, 1974, at their home, in Belgravia, London, is also estranged from her daughters, Camilla, 34, and Frances, 39.

Where is Lord Lucan? Someone always knows. Someone always tells.

Posted: 8th, November 2013 | In: Flashback, In Pictures Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0