Sunday, February 23, 2014

Good Things About Bad Movies List (with links)

I like watching bad movies. Some of them are actually enjoyable. Some of them, of course, are not. But writing about them is enjoyable. So that's what these reviews are about.

- 2-Headed Shark Attack  (2012)
- 3 Headed Shark Attack  (2015)
- 5-Headed Shark Attack  (2017)
- 5ive Girls  (2006)
- 13 Seconds  (2003)
- 90210 Shark Attack  (2014)
- Absolute Zero  (2006)
- Airborne  (1998)
- Airboss  (1997)
- Airboss II: Preemptive Strike  (1998)
- Airboss III: The Payback  (2000)
- Airboss 4: Eco Warrior  (2000)
- Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid  (2004)
- Attack Of The Jurassic Shark  (2012)
- Avalanche Sharks  (2013)
- Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation  (2008)
- Bates Motel  (1987)
- Bats: Human Harvest  (2007)
- Black Cat  (2006)
- Blonde And Blonder  (2008)
- Blood Orgy Of The She-Devils  (1972)
- Bloodthirst 2: Revenge Of The Chupacabras  (2005)
- Blue Demon  (2004)
- Bounty Huntress: Undercover  (2001)
- The Breaking Point  (2014)
- Children Of The Corn II: The Final Sacrifice  (1992)
- Children Of The Corn III: Urban Harvest  (1995)
- Children Of The Corn: The Gathering  (1996)
- Children Of The Corn V: Fields Of Terror  (1998)
- Children Of The Corn 666: Isaac's Return  (1999)
- Children Of The Corn: Revelation  (2001)
- Chupacabra Territory  (2016)
- Click: The Calendar Girl Killer  (1990)
- Corpse Grinders II  (2000)
- The Creeping Terror  (1964)
- Cyclone  (1987)
- Dark Reel  (2008)
- Decadent Evil  (2005)
- Decoys  (2004)
- Decoys 2: Alien Seduction  (2007)
- Demon Hunting  (2007)
- Die Fighting (2014)
- Dirty Deeds  (2005)
- Domino  (2005)
- Dr. Giggles  (1992)
- Dreamgirls  (2006)
- Drink Me  (2015)
- Druids  (2001)
- Eroddity(s)  (2014)
- Final Voyage  (1999)
- Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood  (1988)
- Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan  (1989)
- Hail Caesar  (1994)
- Halloween  (2007)
- Halloween: Resurrection  (2002)
- Hammerhead  (2005)
- Harvest Of Fear  (2004)
- Header  (2006)
- Hide  (2011)
- Horror House On Highway 5  (1985)
- Horrors Of Spider Island  (1960)
- I Know What You Did Last Summer  (1997)
- Ice Cream Man  (1995)
- Ice Spiders  (2007)
- I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer  (2006)
- I'm With Lucy  (2002)
- An Introduction To Scientology  (1984)
- Jack Frost 2: Revenge Of The Mutant Killer Snowman  (2000)
- Jason Goes To Hell - The Final Friday  (1993)
- Jason X  (2001)
- Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter  (1966)
- Jolly Roger: Massacre At Cutter's Cove  (2005)
- Kaw  (2007)
- Lake Placid 2  (2007)
- Lewis & Clark & George  (1997)
- The Loch Ness Horror  (1981)
- The Mad  (2007)
- Mega Piranha  (2010)
- Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus  (2015)
- Midnight Mass  (2003)
- Miracle Beach  (1992)
- Nail Gun Massacre  (1985)
- Night Club  (1989)
- Planet Of The Sharks  (2016)
- Psycho Cop 2  (1993)
- 'R Xmas (2001)
- Rest Stop: Don't Look Back  (2008)
- Revenge Of The Rats  (2001)
- Ripper 2: Letter From Within  (2004)
- Rottweiler  (2004)
- The Sadist With Red Teeth  (1971)
- Sand Sharks  (2011)
- Sasquatch  (2002)
- Shark Exorcist  (2015)
- Shark Hunter  (2001)
- Shark Island  (2012)
- Shark Zone  (2003)
- Shoot 'Em Up  (2007)
- Skeleton Man  (2004)
- Slaughtered (2010)
- Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast  (2011)
- Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama  (1987)
- Space Monster Gamera: Super Monster  (1980)
- St. Trinian's  (2007)
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens  (2015)
- Succubus: Hell-Bent  (2007)
- Supergirl  (1984)
- Surf Ninjas  (1993)
- Swamp Shark  (2011)
- This Is 40  (2012)
- Top Of The Brine  (2011)
- Tower Of Blood  (2005)
- Treasure Of The Four Crowns  (1983)
- Troll  (1986)
- The Twilight Saga: Eclipse  (2010)
- The Twilight Saga: New Moon  (2009)

Cult and Porn Book Reviews (with links)

Before the blog was retitled "Mostly Shakespeare," it was called something like "Michael Doherty's Personal Library," and was basically reviews of books that don't normally get reviewed - namely adult erotic books and crazy cult books. And even now when Shakespeare has taken over, I do occasionally go back and review some other nutty Scientology book. Why not? So here are links to all of those book reviews:

Adult, Porn, Erotica Book Reviews
- Anything For Joe  by Ann Griffin (1974)
- Blackmailed School Teacher by Lee de Pepys (1983)
- Boxed Cherries  by Jack Pine
- Daughter In Ropes And Chains  (1984)
- The Degraded Tennis Star  (1978)
- The French Teacher's Lesson  (1977)
- Raped Bitch Wife  by Donna Allen
- Roadside Sex  (1982)
- Seducing Teen-agers  (1984)
- Sex Justice  (1975)
- Sex Slave Daughter  (1983)
- The Sheriff's Delight  by John Pendleton
- Teacher's Eager Beavers  by Charles Steffen
- Teacher's Torrid Obsession  (1975)
- The Wanton Teacher  (1974)

Cult Book Reviews
- Dianetics: The Evolution Of A Science
- Dianetics: The Original Thesis
- The Problems Of Work: Scientology Applied To The Workaday World
- Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey Of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
- Scientology: A New Slant On Life
- Scientology: The Fundamentals Of Thought
- Self Analysis
- The Way To Happiness

Shakespeare Miscellaneous Blog Entries

Here is a list of miscellaneous Shakespeare blog entries.

Thoughts On Specific Plays
- In Defense Of Edmund, Goneril And Regan
- Measure For Measure's Theme of The Corruptive Nature Of Power

Miscellaneous Entries
- Shakespeare At A Massage School In Boston
- Shakespeare Reference: Hamlet's Auto Repair
- Shakespeare Reference on Beer Packaging
- Shakespeare References In "All In The Family" Season Two
- Shakespeare References In "All In The Family" Season Four
- Shakespeare References in The Incredible Mel Brooks: An Irresistible Collection Of Unhinged Comedy DVD Box Set
- Shakespeare Short Films Request
- Shakespeare's Birthday
- Shakespeare's Birthday, 2013

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Shakespeare Study

In 2010, I started reading the complete works of Williams Shakespeare. The idea started off simply enough, to read one play a month. Then I learned that the BBC had produced film versions of all thirty-seven plays, so I watched those as I went along. I started watching other film versions as well, and reading books of essays on each play. This blog didn't begin until I was well into my study. But here is a list of my blog entries related specifically to the study, along with links.

The Plays
- As You Like It (revisited)
- The Life Of Timon Of Athens
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (revisited)
- Pericles, Prince Of Tyre
- The Taming Of The Shrew (revisited)
- The Tempest (Part 1: Books)
- The Tempest (Part 2: Films and Television)
- The Tragedy Of Antony And Cleopatra
- The Tragedy Of Coriolanus
- The Tragedy Of Cymbeline
- The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark
- The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark (revisited)
- The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar
- The Tragedy Of King Lear
- The Tragedy Of King Lear (revisited)
- The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Part 1: Books)
- The Tragedy Of Macbeth (Part 2: Films and Television Programs)
- The Tragedy Of Macbeth (revisited)
- The Tragedy Of Othello, The Moor Of Venice
- The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet
- The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet (revisited)
- The Winter's Tale

Poems and Sonnets
- The Poems 
- The Sonnets

The Apocrypha
- The Birth Of Merlin Or The Childe Hath Found His Father
- Edmund Ironside
- The History Of Cardenio
- The Reign Of King Edward The Third
- Sir Thomas More
- The Two Noble Kinsmen

And
- Second Year Of Shakespeare Study

Shakespeare References In Print (Books, Magazines, Newspapers)

As my Shakespeare study continued, I began noticing Shakespeare references everywhere. And so I started keeping track of them, and posting blog entries detailing the references. Here is a list of those blog entries, along with links.

Books
- Shakespeare Reference in Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders
- Shakespeare Reference in The Best Little Boy In The World
- Shakespeare Reference in Celebrity Crimes: The Dark Side Of The Limelight
- Shakespeare Reference in The Entertainer
- Shakespeare Reference in Green Bananas
- Shakespeare Reference in Harvest Tales & Midnight Revels
- Shakespeare Reference in Lust For Life
- Shakespeare Reference in Runaways
- Shakespeare Reference in Sarah Shankman's First Kill All The Lawyers
- Shakespeare Reference in Scientology Cult Book
- Shakespeare Reference in The Soloist
- Shakespeare Reference in Sundancing
- Shakespeare Reference in The Uncle From Rome
- Shakespeare References in Air Guitar by Dave Hickey
- Shakespeare References in Alan Hollinghurt's The Spell
- Shakespeare References in The Awakening
- Shakespeare References in Beatles Book
- Shakespeare References in Beverly Clark's Wedding Toasts
- Shakespeare References in Booked To Die
- Shakespeare References in Buddy Babylon
- Shakespeare References in Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes The Way We Think And Feel
- Shakespeare References in The Cavalier Case
- Shakespeare References in The Doonesbury Chronicles
- Shakespeare References in Edward: Dancing On The Edge Of Infinity
- Shakespeare References in The Essential Lenny Bruce
- Shakespeare References in Exhaustive Enquiries by Betty Rowlands
- Shakespeare References in Film Form by Sergei Eisenstein
- Shakespeare References in Francesca Lia Block's The Hanged Man
- Shakespeare References in Franny And Zooey
- Shakespeare References in The Further Prophecies Of Nostradamus: 1985 And Beyond
- Shakespeare References in The Glass Menagerie
- Shakespeare References in Going Down by Jennifer Belle
- Shakespeare References in Goldberg Street: Short Plays And Monologues
- Shakespeare References in The Herbal Bed
- Shakespeare References in His Picture In The Papers
- Shakespeare References in The Homecoming
- Shakespeare References in In The Boom Boom Room
- Shakespeare References in Inconceivable
- Shakespeare References in Iris And Her Friends
- Shakespeare References in Joe Haldeman's None So Blind
- Shakespeare References in John Mortimer's Rumpole Rests His Case
- Shakespeare References in Laura Denham's Have You Seen Me?
- Shakespeare References in The Letters Of Sigmund Freud
- Shakespeare References in Lullaby Of Murder
- Shakespeare References in Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
- Shakespeare References in Melissa Bank's The Girls' Guide To Hunting And Fishing
- Shakespeare References in Michael White's Empty Seats
- Shakespeare References in Quotable Hollywood
- Shakespeare References in Reading Lolita In Tehran
- Shakespeare References in Remarkable Changes
- Shakespeare References in Sarah Shankman's Now Let's Talk Of Graves
- Shakespeare References in Scientology: A New Slant On Life
- Shakespeare References in Sisterhood Of Spies
- Shakespeare References in The Speed Of Sound
- Shakespeare References in Stephen Hawking: Quest For A Theory Of Everything
- Shakespeare References in Steve Martin's Pure Drivel

Magazines
- Shakespeare Reference in Variety, December 2, 2014
- Shakespeare References in Magazines
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (American Journalism Review, Westways and Oregon Quarterly)
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (Cascade)
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (Cascade, Harper's Magazine, SAG-AFTRA, Westways) And One Book
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (Columbia Journalism Review and Writer's Digest)
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (The Hollywood Reporter, Variety)
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (The New Yorker, Westways, The Writer)
- Shakespeare References in Magazines (Screen Actor, Oregon Quarterly and Writer's Digest)
- Shakespeare References in Writer's Digest
- Shakespeare References in Writer's Digest, Part 2
- Shakespeare References in Writer's Digest, Part 3

Newspapers
- Shakespeare in the L.A. Weekly, June 2013
- Shakespeare on Cover of LA Weekly
- Shakespeare References in the May 10-16, 2013 issue of L.A. Weekly

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shakespeare Book, Film, DVD and Theatre Reviews

Here is a list of the Shakespeare film, DVD and theatre reviews that I've posted on my Mostly Shakespeare blog. I've also posted a lot of entries detailing Shakespeare references in various media, and those will be indexed elsewhere.

Books
- All's Well That Ends Well, Airmont Shakespeare Classics Edition
- The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life On Silver Street
- Romeo And Juliet Novels for Young Teens
- Shakespeare On Theatre
- William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
- William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part The Fifth
- William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
- William Shakespeare's The Phantom Of Menace
- William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh

Films, DVDs
- All's Well That Ends Well (2011) DVD Review
- As You Like It (2010) DVD Review
- The Comedy Of Errors (1989) DVD Review
- Duel Scene From Macbeth (1905) DVD Review
- Hamlet (1969) DVD Review
- Hamlet (2000) DVD Review
- Hamlet (2009) DVD Review
- Johnny Hamlet (1968) DVD Review
- King Lear (1910) DVD Review
- King Lear (1916) DVD review
- King Lear (1974) DVD Review
- King Lear (1984) DVD Review
- Kiss Me Kate (1953) DVD Review
- The Life And Death Of King Richard III (1912) DVD Review
- Macbeth (1948) DVD Review
- Macbeth (2006) DVD Review
- The Merchant Of Venice (1973) DVD Review
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1909) DVD Review
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) DVD Review
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968) DVD Review
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1996) DVD Review
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005) DVD review
- Private Romeo (2011) DVD Review
- Rocket Book Presents: Romeo & Juliet (2005) DVD Review
- Romeo And Juliet (1954) DVD Review
- Romeo And Juliet (2013) DVD Review
- Romeo And Juliet In Yiddish DVD review
- Romeo Must Die (2000) DVD Review
- Romeo Turns Bandit (1910) DVD Review
- Royal Deceit (1994) DVD Review
- Shakespeare The Animated Tales: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1992) DVD review
- Shakespeare The Animated Tales: The Taming Of The Shrew (1994) DVD review
- The Taming Of The Shrew (1908) DVD review
- The Taming Of The Shrew (1929) DVD review
- The Taming Of The Shrew (1976) DVD review
- The Taming Of The Shrew (2005) DVD review
- A Thousand Acres (1997) DVD Review
- Tromeo And Juliet (1996) DVD review
- Were The World Mine (A Look At How Shakespeare Is Used In This Film)
- Yellow Sky (1948) DVD Review

Music (CDs)
- O Baby Mine: Sing A Song Of Shakespeare CD review

Theatre
- All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare By The Sea, 2013) 
- As You Like It (Independent Shakespeare Company, 2013)
- Cymbeline (Shakespeare By The Sea 2016 Production)
- Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark (Shakespeare By The Sea 2014 Production)
- Henry V (2nd Stage, 2014)
- King John (Shakespeare By The Sea, 2013)
- King Lear (A Noise Within's 2017 Production)
- Love's Labour's Lost (Coeurage Theatre Company, 2013)
- Macbeth (Independent Shakespeare Company, 2013)
- Macbeth (A Noise Within's 2014 Production)
- Measure For Measure (Independent Shakespeare Company's 2017 Production)
- Othello (Shakespeare By The Sea 2016 Production)
- Richard III (Independent Shakespeare Company 2016 Production)
- R + J Equal Love (Inner Circle Theatre 2014 Production)
- Romeo And Juliet (Independent Shakespeare Company 2014 Production)
- Romeo And Juliet (Shakespeare Center Of Los Angeles 2014 Production)
- Shakespeare Unscripted (Impro Theatre 2014 Production)
- The Taming Of The Shrew (Independent Shakespeare Company 2014 Production)
- The Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare By The Sea's 2017 Production)
- The Tempest (Independent Shakespeare Company's 2016 Production)
- The Tempest (A Noise Within's 2014 Production)
- Tempest Redux (2016 Production)
- Twelfth Night Or What You Will (Independent Shakespeare Company 2014 Production)
- The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Independent Shakespeare Company 2017 Production)