Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Yes, I still have a pulse.... and so does the Vault!

Hey gang, it has been quite a while since I've posted on the ole blog so I thought I'd take a minute to deliver an update on how things have been going with the site and what I've been up to:

First off, the big news is that I'm now on Broadband! After years of suffering on dial-up, I've finally made the move and I'm never going back! I've already gone crazy, downloading multiple clips from YouTube and, and I've been downloading some extremely cool flicks for my perusing pleasure at sites like,, and other similar websites! (I just finished watching a VHS-rip of "Damnation Alley" that I downloaded via bittorrent from THIS SITE. The "Tracker 3" website contains torrent files for hundreds of cinematic oddities. In fact, thanks to this site, I'll soon be watching "Star Crystal," "War Gods of the Deep," "Captain America 2: Death Too Soon," and "E.T. - THE PORNO!" No, I'm serious, the E.T. porno flick really does exist!)

In regards to the Vault, I've developed a new template for the reviews and have been slowly upgrading the current list of reviews in the archives to the new format. After that is done, I plan on giving the site an overhaul to match the reviews and Forum. This has already been a huge undertaking, but I feel that its time for a change at the Vault. I'm not setting any concrete dates for the "new look," but I'm hoping to get it done in time for Christmas. I guess we'll just have to wait and see on that.

Otherwise, things are going well lately. My bills are paid, my stress level at work has dropped to an acceptable level (Thanksgiving nearly killed me!), and my DVD buying habit has been stemmed for the time being, chiefly because Christmas will be here before we all know it. (However, this has not stopped me from getting the 8 disc GODZILLA COLLECTION DVD set from Classic Media, or HOT ROD, or the latest MST3K Boxed Set!)

Well I guess that about sums things up. I'm going to take care of a few things, and then I'm hitting the hay. In the meantime, check out some of the sites listed above (especially and brace yourselves for the holiday Hell that will soon be upon us. Blog ya later b-movie fans! :-D

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The BMFV Forums: Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Groovier.

Hey everyone. Sorry for the lack of new reviews, blog posts, and whatnot. The Forums up and died on me earlier this week after I attempted to install some nifty mods to make the discussion boards more fun and user friendly. Unfortunately I am a buffoon and ended up scrambling some tiny line of code somewhere. Fed up with trying to fix the problem and completely stuck without a backup of the forums themselves (a problem I have since remedied), I tossed the forums in the trash (which hurt me to do as they've been up for a full year and were chock full of useful movie and DVD news and reviews) and started from scratch. The Forums now have a nicer, cleaner layout, come complete with an RSS News Feed (which you can subscribe to HERE), plus dozens of new smilies and avatars. A good start to say the least.

My next goal is to add an events calendar and a 'reputation system' (similar to the "Karma" system used in the Badmovies.Org Forums) along with a few other goodies to make your posting experience more enjoyable.

Between rebuilding the forums and working my full time job in jolly old Rob's Market, I've been unable to get much (if any) writing done. But fear not for new stuff will be showing up at the Vault before Thanksgiving. I promise!

Well now that you are up to date, I'm going to go vegetate in front of the TV for an hour. Blog ya later b-movie fans!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Pre-winter clean-up at the Vault.

I spent most of my day off today doing work on the Vault and I've tidied the place up a lot. The main pages are now less cluttered (the B-Movie News and Rumors section is now gone), and I've deleted all the dead links to my older reviews in the archives. The site definitely looks a lot better if I may say so.

Now my main quest is to complete my "Ernest Scared Stupid" review, write up two or three capsule reviews (for the now uploaded, but empty Capsule Reviews page), and just keep things going. The next two months are going to be crazy for me at work (ugh, I hate the Christmas season.... why can't I just give someone a hug, handshake, or kiss as a X-mas present?! lol) so my updates are going to be even more sporadic than usual.

Well that's all I wanted to tell you. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still around and that I don't intend on quitting work on the Vault any time soon. G-Fan Central though.... is another story. Seeing as how I'm wholly preoccupied with the B-Movie Film Vault, I decided to remove any and all links to G-Fan Central for the time being. The site is still hiding on the web, and it shall remain hidden until I decide what to do with it. Should I let my seemingly unkillable Godzilla website rot away on my hard drive? Or should I put a little time into it and getting back up and running again? I just don't know.

Good night b-movie fans, I'll blog ya later!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sorry for being temporarily MIA.

Hey guys and ghouls, hope you all had an awesome Halloween! Ever since my Halloween party last Sunday (the 27th) I've been pretty much absent for my web duties and I apologize for that. After the party, I ended up lounging the following day and watching more horror flicks with my girlfriend (all new stuff, 55% of which sucked, especially "Return to House on Haunted Hill" which featured Jeffrey Combs as the lead baddie.... too bad he had no lines and was hardly in the flick!). Tuesday I worked, then I had Halloween off and did nothing but watch a few flicks ("Halloween 2" and "An American Werewolf in London") and play "Company of Heroes" (awesome game!).

Now that things are all cleaned up, and all the decorations are put away until next year, I can get back to work on the Vault. My review for "Ernest Scared Stupid" is currently 10% complete and may be completed and posted by Sunday. The capsule reviews section is ready to go, I just need to type up a few reviews to get it going. My main concern is how I should write the reviews. I think I have an idea of what I want to do, I just need to test it out and hammer out the minor details afterwards.

In other news, head on over to and check out Andrew's new look for the site. It is VERY green. (My favorite color! :-)

And hmm.... what else can I talk about....? I've really got nothing else, so I suppose that means that this blog post is complete. Stay tuned for some new stuff b-movie fans; perhaps I'll review a few "turkeys" for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.