Purdah, a documentary directed by Jeremy Guy, focuses on “a young Indian Muslim woman who trades her burka for dreams of playing on the Mumbai Senior Women’s Cricket Team and how the harsh realities for women in her country creates an unexpected outcome for her own family.”
I love horror movies and we are lucky that there are so many great movies that you can watch online for free. Today, I’m going to focus on three classic horror flicks that are available to watch on Tubi.
THE EXORCIST Starring Linda Blair, Max Von Sydow, Ellen McRae, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, and Jack MacGowran. Description: When a charming 12-year-old girl takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl’s mother realizes her daughter has been possessed by the devil–and that her daughter’s only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism. Watch The Exorcist on Tubi
THE LOST BOYS Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Kiefer Sutherland, Alex Winter, and Edward Herrmann. Description: Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. When a woman and her sons move to a California town, they discover the fun of vampire life. Watch The Lost Boys on Tubi
INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, and Domiziana Giordano. Description: In late 20th-century San Francisco, a 200-year-old vampire tells his story–of desire, love, yearning, grief, terror, ecstasy–to a young reporter, weaving the history that has come to be known as Interview With The Vampire. Watch Interview with the Vampire on Tubi
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Love in the Sixth is “an enviromantic musical about living in the sixth extinction.” It was written, directed, and produced by Jude Klassen. Learn more about the movie in our spotlight; The 5Ws and How: Love in the Sixth.
Welcome back to New Comics Spotlight where we take a look at 6 new issues this week! We spotlight 2 issues from both Marvel Comics and DC Comics and the third slot changes from week to week depending on what looks interesting. This week, Image Comics take the slot with a new title and a limited series with some fantastic art!
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #63 Official Description: We all the know the romantic story of R&J! Star-crossed lovers, deep-seeded family enmity, tragic ending…Wait, who are Romeo and Juliet? We’re talking about Randy and Janice! Yep, Peter Parker’s roommate and The Beetle have been dating and that information finally gets out to their fathers… The Tombstone/Robbie Robertson beef has been brewing since 1988 and is back, big time! Writer: Nick Spencer | Artist: Federico Vicentini | Cover: Mark Bagley
EXCALIBUR #20 Official Description: THE PHANTOM MENACE! An invisible threat is loose on the island of Krakoa — unseen, unheard, undetectable by any… except Excalibur. Writer: Tini Howard | Artist: Marcus to | Cover: Mahmud Asrar
SUICIDE SQUAD #2 Official Description: With the power of Superboy now under her control, Task Force X mastermind Amanda Waller sends the hero into Arkham Asylum to rescue Peacemaker and bring Talon — the famed Court of Owls assassin —back to join the new Suicide Squad. With lives hanging in the balance, the teen clone must decide if he’s going to assist Waller, even if it means getting his hands a little bloody along the way. Writer: Robbie Thompson | Artist: Eduardo Pansica
MAN-BAT #3 Official Description: Kirk Langstrom’s mental state has been deteriorating for years, but in the wake of his violent altercation with the Suicide Squad, he’s found himself on the verge of a complete emotional collapse. Luckily (or unluckily) for Kirk, Dr. Harleen Quinzel is offering pro bono-and entirely unsolicited-psychological counseling. As Harley delves deep into his damaged mind, she uncovers tragic events that set the stage for his transformation into Man-Bat in the first place. Will her psychotic brand of psychology help Kirk make peace with his inner demons or leave his mind even more fractured than it was? Writer: Dave Wielgosz | Artist: Sumit Kumar
THE SILVER COIN #1 Official Description: Eisner-winning artist MICHAEL WALSH (Star Wars, Black Hammer/Justice League) teams with an all-star lineup of collaborators—CHIP ZDARSKY (STILLWATER), KELLY THOMPSON (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), ED BRISSON (Old Man Logan), and JEFF LEMIRE (GIDEON FALLS)—on a new horror anthology miniseries for mature readers. Each issue will tell a tale of terror in a shared supernatural world. The story starts in 1978 with a failing rock band whose fortune suddenly changes when they find the mysterious Silver Coin. Little do they know that fame comes with a cost, and a curse is always hungry. Writer: Chip Zdarsky | Artist: Michael Walsh
BLISS #6 Official Description: Whatever happened to Perry’s mother, Mabel? For issues, the question has floated, and now we discover the fate of our heroine. As Benton relives his path from monster to reconciliation and Perry desperately tries to return with the one thing he believes can save his father, the goddess Lethe probes deep into both men’s pasts to bring back the one pain neither of them can live with. Writer: Sean Lewis | Artist: Caitlin Yarsky
What is in your pull list today? Do you prefer physical issues or digital?
Today’s spotlight independent movie is Nowhere Michigan, a crime thriller comedy from director Robert Vornkahl and starring Tequan Richmond, Jenna Boyd, Christina Scherer, Ashlie Atkinson, Seth Kirschner, Richard Riehle, and Nick Jax Slater.
Official Description: Fleeing the scene of a murder, David (Tequan Richmond) drives north, attempting to get as far as away possible. He ends up in a small, frozen town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and reluctantly becomes absorbed into the town.
Soon after, criminals involved in the murder track David down bringing violence and chaos to this town in Nowhere, Michigan. The colorful locals of this small town become integrally woven into David’s life. Madison (Jenna Boyd), a pregnant bartender with a rough past and hard nosed attitude; April (Christina Scherer), a girl-next-door waitress who can barely conceive of a world outside her hometown; Martin (Richard Riehle), an older, gruff ice fisherman who is deeply suspicious of David; and Erin (Ashlie Atkinson), a local drug dealer who befriends David but gets caught in the crosshairs when his past catches up with him. (Source: Website)
From director Adam Davis comes the suspenseful drama Broken Ceiling, starring Karan Kendrick, Regen Wilson, and Rane Jameson. In the independent film, “after countless disappointments & chronic mistreatment at her job, a woman turns a routine meeting into a career-changing confrontation.”
I love that YouTube has a wide variety of movies to watch for free, but I wish there was a better way to search them (the free section is just a jumbled mess of movies from all years & genres). While scanning through the options, I stumbled on three movies I haven’t seen in 20 plus years. A collection of Ernest comedies to watch for free!
For those who don’t know him, Ernest P. Worrell, played by physical comedy legend Jim Varney, was a clumsy/goofy yet lovable doofus who saved Christmas, went to camp, and was scared stupid (to name a few of his hijinks). If you don’t know the character, you for sure know Varney’s voice as he provided it for Slinky Dog in Toy Story and Toy Story 2. The Ernest character started in commercials, then moved to TV where Varney received a Daytime Emmy, and finally made the leap to movies in 1987 where the character was featured in 9 movies.
What does YouTube have streaming for free right now?
ERNEST GOES TO SCHOOL Description: Jim Varney’s recurring dim-bulb character Ernest P. Worrell returns in this film as a school maintenance man seeking to obtain a high school diploma. Watch on YouTube
ERNEST RIDES AGAIN Description: Buffoonish Ernest and his dimwitted pal Abner unearth a huge cannon reputed to contain the crown jewels of England. Watch on YouTube
SLAM DUNK ERNEST Description: Ernest P. Worrell becomes a basketball star after an angel bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives him a pair of magic sneakers. Watch on YouTube
What movies from your childhood have you stumbled on while scanning through free movies? What movie marathons have you been able to put together?