The Wild Covers of Weird Thrillers

Weird Thrillers was one of the many horror comics to be published in the early 50s.  Though there were only five issues and the content was largely made up of true crime stories and sci-fi stories instead of straight horror, Weird Thrillers is still remembered for its awesome covers.

Here are the five covers for Weird Thrillers.  The first four issues were published in 1951.  The fifth and apparently final issue was published in 1952.

Artist Unknown

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Allen Gustav Anderson

by Norman Saunders

Artist Unknown

Scenes that I love: The Boogie Nights Recording Session (Happy Birthday, John C. Reilly)

Via twitter, I was reminded that today is John C. Reilly’s 57th birthday.  This provides me with a great reason to share a scene that I love from 1997’s Boogie Nights.  After falling out with his director, 70s porn star Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg) attempts to reinvent himself as a rock star.  Providing support, both emotionally and musically, is his best friend and frequent co-star, Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly).

Now, obviously, Wahlberg’s brilliantly tuneless singing usually gets the most attention here but there’s something really touching about Reed’s loyalty in these scenes.  It may just be because of the cocaine but you can tell that Reed is perhaps even more convinced of Dirk’s talent than Dirk is.

Enjoy and remember …. YOU GOT THE POWER!

4 Shots From 4 Films: Special Roger Deakins Edition

4 Or More Shots From 4 Or More Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

Today, the Shattered Lens wishes a happy birthday to the legendary cinematographer, Roger Deakins!  It’s time for….

4 Shots From 4 Roger Deakins Film

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984, dir by Michael Radford, cinematography by Roger Deakins)

Fargo (1996, dir by the Coen Brothers, cinematography by Roger Deakins)

Kundun (1997, dir by Martin Scorsese, cinematography by Roger Deakins)

1917 (2019, dir by Sam Mendes. cinematography by Roger Deakins)

Here’s The Trailer For The Gray Man!

Pity The Gray Man.

The trailer for this upcoming Netflix spy thriller had the misfortune to drop as the same time as the trailer for the new Mission: Impossible film.  Needless to say, The Gray Man has been a bit overshadowed, despite being directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, and Ana de Armas.

As for the trailer itself, it looks like a standard Netflix action flick but, if you’ve seen The Iceman, you know that Chris Evans can be an entertainingly eccentric villain.  And I think the Russo Brothers do have the potential to be a force outside of the MCU, even if Cherry did fall a bit flat.  So, we’ll see!   

Here’s the trailer!

Here’s the 2nd Trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder!

The 2nd trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder has been dropped!  In this trailer, we get to see a bit more of Thor’s reunion with Jane and we also meet the film’s villain, a creepy-looking god slayer who sounds a lot like Christian Bale.

One thing I’ve noticed about the Thor films is that someone is always trying to destroy Asgard and kill all of the Gods.  Maybe the Asgardians need to work on their image or something.  Invest in foreign trade.  Export a really funny television sitcom.  Just do something that will give the rest of the universe something positive to associate with Asgard.  When America was getting a bad reputation, it produced its own version of a British show called The Office and totally won the hearts of the world.  Maybe Asgard needs its own Steve Carell.

It’s just a thought.

Here’s the trailer: