I'm generally disinclined to watch modern Hollywood movies; there are some I've liked but in general I immerse myself in pre-1980's movies. I tend to like well written movies or those with interesting characters, and there seems to have been much more experimentation or willingness to take risks with movies of the 60's or 70's. I also have a love of bad science fiction and bad horror movies, of the so-bad-it's-good variety.

Some of my favourite movies have inspired me or moved me enough to write up some of my thoughts and observations, or otherwise just rave about them.

Image from Angel (1984).  Pictured is Donna Wilkes. Angel (1984) is an enjoyable character-oriented thriller set on Hollywood Blvd. For more fun after watching it see my filming location visits. Check out my other photos of Hollywood too.
Image from Dellamorte Dellamore (1994). Dellamorte Dellamore (1994) (aka Cemetery Man). An excellent intelligent horror movie.
Montage of images from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970).  Pictured are Dolly Read and Cynthia Myers. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970). If you're looking for examples of wild 1970's fun then start with this movie — no, start with this experience!.
Image from Re-Animator (1985). Re-Animator (1985). A loving adaptation of the H.P. Lovecraft short story.

More favourites? Here's an incomplete list.

There are three directors whose works hold some fascination for me.


Old favourites include Doctor Who, The Prisoner, The Avengers, Star Trek (1966-1969), Scooby-Doo (1969-1978) and a few other memorable series. I've been watching the revived Doctor Who with interest.

For almost a decade, approximately from 1988 to 1997, I had given up watching television because I realized just how stupid most of the programming was. However, towards the fall of 1997 employment pressures found me needing to veg out and I found myself not caring about quality programming but immersing myself for the occasional weekend in the warm glow of the TV. Over the next few years I found that my tolerance of stupidity and poorly written shows was again reducing the amount of programming I was consuming until I'd essentially given it up again in 2003. Nowadays it's my love of bad horror and science fiction movies, or certain shows, that determines what I'll watch on TV.

Favourites from that era are:

I have a small number of VHS clips taken from my ancient tapes recorded in the 80's; a few moments in time captured and preserved.