NEW YEARS DOUBLE SHOT: My TWO Favorite Flicks Set On NEW YEARS EVE/DAY, Are…

“THE

POSEIDON

ADVENTURE”

(1972)

"THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE" (1972) Was AND Is THE BEST of THE BEST in Regard to The "All-Star-Cast-Disaster-Epic" and Featured Such "A-List-Stars" as Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelly Winters, Roddy McDowall, OH YEAH, and Leslie Nielsen as "The Captain"!!! The 1970s KNEW DISASTER FLICKS, and "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE" is THE VERY BEST! Happy New Years!!!

… … … … …

“STRANGE

DAYS”

(1995)

"STRANGE DAYS" (1995) Is NOT Your "Typical-New-Years-Yarn" and THAT Made It SOOO MUCH The Better! Ralph Fiennes was A FAVE-FAVE for Me BEFORE His "Oscar Nom" for "SCHINDLER'S LIST" when He Played "Heathcliff" in The Re-Telling of "WUTHERING HEIGHTS" in 1992. So (even at the age of 15) I Was Able To Find-My-Way Into The Theater for "STRANGE DAYS" and Haven't Got Over It Since. A TRUE-FAVE Within The Bradley Alan Collection, and a PERFECT Selection to Ring-In The New Year! ENJOY, My PEEPS!!! You KNOW I WILL!!! =)

(NEW YEARS Side-Note:)

I Am Very Sorry…

…My Peeps/My Friends…

…I’ve Been A  Bit “Lax” In My Bloggin’ings These Past Few-Days.

I’ve Been VERY “Under-The-Weather”…

…Having Minor-Family-Crisis Upon Minor-Family-Crisis…

…The Holidays…

…And…

…The SUPREME  JOY of Having My Nephew Home Again For His  Birthday.

I DO PROMISE Y’ALL…

…however…

…That I DO DO DO Hope To Be “Back-On-The-Ball”…

…and HOPEFULLY VERY VERY SOON!

I Lurve Y’all…

…And Sincerely Hope 2012 Treats You EXCEPTIONALLY WELL!!!

And Then We Can All Die Together When The Calender Runs Out…

December 21, 2012!!!

I’M HOPING FOR MANY MANY MANY “End-Of-Existence” Parties, FO SHHHHHO!!! 

About these ads

“I Was Palm-Read By TWO Different Witches, On TWO Different U.S. Coasts, and BOTH Gave Me The EXACT SAME ANSWER. It Was CREEEEEEEEEEEPY, Fo Sho. After That, I Only Had ONE More Reading. She Refunded My Money And Sent Me On-My-Way (wtf?)…” [Excerpt From “The Bradley Alan Acceptance Bloggin’ing”ing. (CURRENTLY’ish In-Progress.)

Yeah. "THAT Guy"!!! Oohhhhh, No, That's NOT His Quotation. It's Mine. I Promise To Explain, tho ;-) ... ...maybe'ish??!?!?!?!!!!??

Something Wildly WILD WILD WILD Has Happened, My Peeps…

…As…

…Something I’ve “OFFICIALLY” Stated…

…Many Many MANY Times…

…Has “OFFICIALLY” CHANGED In My World!

SOME Folks HATE HATE HATE That.

I…

…Am On The Ole “Flip-Side” Of THAT “Proverbial Coin!!!

If You’ll Allow Me To Jive With Ya A Moment…

…Here’s What Up:

For An ULTRA-LOOOOOOONG-TIME…

…I’ve Told (nearly) EVERYONE…

…”WITCHFINDER GENERAL“…

...Is…

…BY FAR…

…MY…

…”FAVE of FAVES“…

…In Regard To…

VINCENT PRICE Films.

Period.

TODAY…

…However…

…I’m “OFFICIALLY“…

…Going “ON-THE-RECORD“…

…With Y’ALL…

…And Saying…

…”WITCHFINDER GENERAL“…

…IS…

…An AMAZING

…”Horror/Thriller Film“…

…And…

…Honestly…

…That Can NEVER Be Denied.

Well…

…At Least…

…Not In MY Mind.

BUT BUT BUT, Dear Friends…

…I’ve “OFFICIALLY” Found…

…A NEW…

 …”FAVE of FAVES“!!!

I’ve Seen EACH and EVERY (available) Horror/Thriller…

…Within Dear VINCENT’s “Film Acting Catalog” I’ve Found…

..Thus Far.

;)

Some Are Silly.

Some Are MORE Silly.

Some Are Brutal.

Some Are MORE Brutal.

Some Are Brilliant.

Some Are MORE Brilliant.

And…

…I Have Now Made My Decision, Kiddies.

WITCHFINDER GENERAL

???

Brutal AND Brilliant.

“DIARY

OF A

MADMAN”

??? ???

Not So Brutal…

…But…

BRILLIANT

BRILLIANT

BRILLIANT!!!

"DIARY OF A MADMAN" (1963)

I’d Only Seen This Film ONCE.

I Was About…

…oh…

12’ish.

I’m NOW About…

…oh…

30’ish’ish.

My Mind Is MORE Aged.

My Perception Is MORE Acute.

My Passion For “The Things I Find AMAZING“…

…Has Grown By “LEAPS and BOUNDS“…

…And In Ways I TOTALLY Find…

MUCH MORE AMAZING.

PERIOD.

VINCENT PRICE

Totally Totally TOTALLY

…Found His…

…”Performance Balance“…

…In…

“DIARY

OF A

MADMAN”

VINCENT PRICE is "Magistrate Simon Cordier" in "DIARY OF A MADMAN"

I Have NEVER

NEVER NEVER EVER NEVER NEVER

…Seen Such An “AMAZING Combo“…

…Of…

Calm

Cool

…And…

Calculating

…Mixed…

…To…

PERFECTION

…With…

STARK

RAVING

CRAZY

BRILLIANT

…MADNESS!!!

VINCENT PRICE is TOTALLY In-Control, Here!

I’m A HUGE Fan…

…Of Often “OVER-ACTORS“…

…Who Show You Something “DIFFERENT“.

Something You’ve NEVER Seen From Them Before.

WITCHFINDER GENERAL

In All Honesty…

DID Give US That.

VINCENT PRICE

…Had NEVER Shown Such…

…hmm…

…”Restraint“???

And THAT…

…In VERY MUCH All Honesty…

…Is What SOLD…

…That Film…

…And…

…That Performance.

The Often “OVER-ACTING“…

VINCENT PRICE

…Held Back.

He Wanted To Make…

…”Mr. Matthew Hopkins“…

…A TRULY…

…”Frightening Character“…

…And I’ve ALWAYS Felt He DID DO EXACTLY THAT.

In…

“DIARY

OF A

MADMAN”

…However…

…He Gives Us That “Restraint“…

…And He Then…

EXPANDS Upon-It.

He’s NOT Just…

Calm, Cool, And Calculating.

NOT. AT. ALL.

He’s ALSO…

…A DAMNED…

…”COMPELLINGLY“…

…”CRAZY-MO-FO“!!!

Sooooooooooo CRAZY

…You’re Often Left To Wonder…

…”Is This…

MY VINCENT PRICE“???

His "WORK Within His Work" Is DAMN SURE CREEPY!!!

Once You Come To Terms With The Fact That…

IT DAMNED SURE IS

…You Are Instantly…

…”INTRIGUED“!!!

You’ve Seen Him Act Before.

You’ve Seen It Many MANY Times.

You’ve Just NEVER Seen Him Act LIKE THIS!!!

You've (likely) NEVER Seen VINCENT PRICE Act SOOOO WELL!!!

I Sooooooooooooooooo WISH…

…WISH WISH WISH…

…There Were A “VETERAN’S COMITY“…

…For…

…”ACADEMY AWARD OVERSIGHTS“…

…FO FLIPPIN’ SHO!

If There WERE Such An Animal???

And…

…Had VINCENT PRICE

EVER EVER EVER

…Been…

TRULY

…”Taken-SERIOUSLY“???

Vincen Price Was NEVER Taken Seriously Enough. PERIOD.

Yeah.

We’d Be Calling Him…

ACADEMY

AWARD

WINNER

VINCENT

PRICE

WITHOUTA. DOUBT.

PERIOD.

PERIOD.

Has A (rather) Pleasant “Ring To It“…

…DON’T IT, My Peeps!?!?!?!!!!

DAMN

SKIPPY

It

Does!!!

VINCENT PRICE Plays This One SOOOO Amazingly Well, My Peeps. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!!!

Bradley Alan…

…NOW HAS…

…A NEW…

…”FAVORITE FILM”…

…And…

…COULD NOT BE MORE HAPPY WITH IT!!!

Subtle Is One Thing.

Crazy Is Another.

SUBTLETY…

…AND…

…CRAZY…

…COMBINED???

It Becomes…

PURE

PURE

BRILLIANCE!!!

;)

Pete Rose, Ty Cobb, Hank Arron, Stan Musial, Eddie Murray, George Brett, “You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?”???

What Do…

The Players Mentioned

…And…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Have In-Common???

PETE ROSE Finished His Career with 4,256 of THEM.

Can You Guess It???

TY COBB Finished-Up with 4,189 of THEM (not the always thought of 4,191).

It’s The…

3,000-Hits-Club

Of Course!!!

HENRY "HANK" AARON Closed-Out His Big League Career with 3,771 of THEM.

And Now…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Goes Into The Company Of THOSE Guys!!!

O.M.G.

FOR REALZ, My Peeps!!!

I Am Now PART Of…

The MOST-EXCLUSIVE

…And…

The MOST-IMPORTANT

…Group Of Dudes…

IN-BASEBALL-HISTORY!!!

STAN "THE MAN" MUSIAL Had 3,630 of THEM When He Called-It-Quits.

Except…

…In Regard To…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…It’s Simply Another Variation…

…Of Said 3,000-Hits.

Did “My Work” Get Me Here?

Partially.

Did Y’all Make It POSSIBLE?

YOU’D BEST DAMN BELIEVE IT, BUSTER(s)!!!

And I (very) Sincerely…

…Could NOT Thank Y’all Enough!

You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…Has Become…

…The GREATEST Success Story…

…Of My Young (yet not so young) LIFE.

And I Have…

…Y’all…

…To THANK…

…And THANK…

…AND THANK…

…Again And Again And AGAIN!!!

EDDIE MURRAY Ended-It with 3,255 of THEM.

I Simply LOVE Doing My Work.

And…

…Even More-So…

…I LOVE LOVE…

…Being Able To Do It FOR People…

…Who HONESTLY DO CARE!!!

You’ve Made…

…”You Jivin’ Me, Turkey?“…

…A Much Much LARGER Success…

…Than I’d EVER Dreamed POSSIBLE.

PERIOD.

Thank You All…

…For Putting-Up With Me…

…My Scattered-Brained’ness…

…My (occasional) Hyper-Focused’ness…

…And My Unique-Twisted’ness…

…Within THIS Format.

GEORGE BRETT Took-Home 3,154 of THEM When He Shut-It-Down in 1993.

You Are ALL Loved By Me…

…And THAT Is The BEST PART Of What I Do Here.

Writing Is GREAT

…But…

…Having An AUDIENCE

…That DOES Appreciate What I’m Doing…

…Makes It ALL…

 …SO SO SO MUCH BETTER!!!

Period.

Period.

PERIOD.

It Feels AMAZING To Feel Like A WINNER! WOOT! And NOW... Onto The NEXT 3,000! BRING IT, BABY! BRING IT INDEED!!!

Please Continue To Tune-In, Peeps…

…Same BRAD-TIME

…Same BRAD-CHANNEL!!!

;-)

A “Christmas Movie” I Decided Was TOO TERRIBLE To Mention ON “Christmas Weekend”…

…Is One You (very VERY likely)…

…Don’t Even Know EXISTS.

PERIOD.

Sooo…

…How Many Of YOU, My Peeps, Have EVER Heard-Of…

National Lampoon’s

CHRISTMAS

VACATION

2:

Cousin Eddie’s Island Advanture

???

?????

???????

?????

???

That’s RIGHT!

 ALMOST (Nearly) NONE Of YOU!

EVER.

NEVER EVER.

PERIOD.

"Christmas Vacation 2" (2003) is THE MOST TERRIBLE Holiday Motion Picture EVER. The PROBLEM, actually, is It's SO SO TERRIBLE... It Becomes A BRILLIANT STUDY In The Realm of "O.M.G.! This Is SO BAD It's NEARLY WONDERFUL!!!" It Happens, My Peeps. You Know It. I Know It. We ALL Know It!!! ;-)

Yeah, Kids…

…It Was TRULY…

…THAT AWFUL!!!

Yet…

…SO AWFUL…

…It DID “Make-Me-GIGGLE” Some.

It Also “Made-Me-CRINGE”…

…Many MANY Times!!!

I Cannot Deny It…

…So Why Bother Trying…

…ya know???

SURE.

YOU.

DO.

PERIOD.

PERIOD.

Randy Quaid as "Cousin Eddie" May Be (one of) THE WORST Character(s) In Motion Picture HISTORY... and (one of) THE MOST COMPELLING! "Cousin Eddie" IS The Official "Car-Wreck" of The Industry, BY FAR and FO FLIPPIN' SHO! Gotta Love'em, Eh!!???!?!?!?!

Hope Y’all Enjoyed Your…

…”Christmas Weekend“…

…and I’m SURE You (likely) Could Have!

Yeah…

…I Do LOVE My “Wishy-Washy” Approach To These Moments.

Makes Me Feel As Tho I Truly “Learned My Craft” Very…

…VERY Well.

Perhaps I Should Become Involved In Politics?

Nah.

The World Has TOOO MANY Of The “Wishy-Washy” Types There.

Perhaps I Should Just Be A “Lobbyist“!!!

;-)

So WHAT’s Bradley Alan’s FAVORITE Xmas Tune???

Roy Orbison's "Pretty Paper"

PRETTY PAPER

By

Roy Orbison

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

Crowded street, busy feet, hustle by him
Downtown shoppers, Christmas is nigh
There he sits all alone on the sidewalk
Hoping that you won’t pass him by

Should you stop, better not, much too busy
You’re in a hurry, my how time does fly
In the distance the ringing of laughter
And in the midst of the laughter he cries

Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue
Wrap your presents to your darling from you
Pretty pencils to write I love you
Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue

"Pretty Paper" by Roy Orbison is THE Xmas Classic To End All Xmas CLASSICS! I've Loved It FOREVER, and Know I ALWAYS Will. PERIOD.

“Christmas Kitty” Madam MISSY (aka The OTHER-Boss)

Mystique (a(MAINLY)ka) "MISSY"... As John Wayne Would've Said, "WOMAN Of The HOUSE..." (hope you get that one btw ;-| hehe)

A Good Friend Told Me I Should…

…”Show-Her-Off”…

So I Figured “Why Not?!”

To Start, She Was BORN…

…A Farrell-Kitty.

She Was Found In The Woods Near A Friend’s House…

…A Few Years Ago.

She Was MAYBE 3 or 4 Weeks-Old At That Time.

And We Honestly Haven’t The Foggiest…

…As To (exactly) What Breed(s) She Is?

Amazingly BLUE-Eyes.

White’ish + Charcoal’sih + Black’ish + Brown’ish = Her “Coat”

Medium-Length-Hair…

…That SHEDS Bad-Enough…

…TO BUILD A NEW CAT With The LEAVIN’z!!!

BUT BUT BUT…

…She’s INTELLIGENT.

I KNOW “They” Say 90% of “House-Cats” are “Brain-Dead”…

…But (totally) NOT “MISSY”!!!

"FROM A View To A MISSY" (hehehe) ;)

I’m Honestly Not Sure…

…If The Pictures Are Showing You…

…Her TRUE “Mass”…

…Honestly Honestly, I Tell You!

SHE.

IS.

HUGE.

(For A “Little (devil) Lady”)

"She's ALWAYS On Her Back... sheesh... Get A Room, Lady!"

BUT BUT BUT (again)…

…She SURE-AS-IT-GETS…

…Has ME “Trained”!!!

Sheesh.

It BEGAN With…

…”HER”…

…As…

…”MY Kitty”!!!

It Has BECOME…

…”I”…

…Am…

…”HER Human”!!! !!!

PERIOD.

"The Iron-Woman"... STRONG. DIGNIFIED. Loving. C R A Z Y !!!

Yep.

That’s My “Missy Missy”…

…A Rather Remarkable Woman, Fo Sho.

Maybe…

…ONE DAY…

…I Shall Re-Take My Usurped-Reign From Her???

Yeah…

…I Doubt So, Also.

;)