Saturday, December 29, 2012

Gerry Anderson RIP

Highly influential sci-fi action TV program and film producer Gerry Anderson recently passed away, and over at fraternal site LERNER INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, there is "Gerry Anderson Always Knew the Value of Blowing Up Stuff!," a massive tribute to Anderson and his work—
especially his love of blowing up massive spaceships! 

There were so many photos left over, it would be a shame not to share Anderson’s beautiful, high-tech, special-effects overloaded 1970s proto-weirdness.
Puppets fighting aliens in supersonic jets? You gotta love it.
More images are below, after the “break.”

Also recently posted at LIE, if highly detailed miniature effects work is your thing, is a massive post in praise of Lincoln Center’s recent 70mm (!) screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as of the film itself.
If you’ve ever wondered what 2001 was all about, this is the essay to read.

Happy New Year Everyone, and May Your 2013 Be “Most Excellent!”
The United Provinces of Ivanlandia

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas! Yeah, Sure. It’s a Blast.

Dunno ’bout you, but The High Command here at The United Provinces of Ivanlandia doesn’t like Xmas, or any of the rest of the Holiday Season.
Too many crappy things happen.
It’s a time that feels more haunted and forlorn than Halloween.

This year, we got the Secret Police to cancel the High Command’s visit to the Royal Palace, but the Brain in a Jar had a meltdown and dinner feels like lead in your guts and everything sucks and it seems like all your efforts are for naught.

I cannot wait till it’s over, that’s all.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Warrren, Clint & Various Monstrous and/or Sexy Pals—for December!!!

Just an excuse to run photos as a promotion for the publications of “MY ANSWERS” over at our more brainiac little brother LERNER INTERNATIONAL!

Don’t know what that means?
Don’t know why there are references to Warren Oates or Clint Eastwood?
Don’t know where you can find some of the best commentary on movies that makes you more individualistic?
Then you simply must follow that link above—if not before, then certainly after checking out the pix below!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Some Old-School 1970s Horror Comic Book Covers. Y'know: Eyeball Kicks

Comic Books!
The scourge of squares everywhere, joined together in one overwhelming package!
Do you dare look inside?
(and don’t forget to visit LERNER INTERNATIONAL to take the quiz! Do it today!)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ATTENTION, FOLLOWERS & READERS—TAKE THE TEST!!! (One of Ghidrah’s Three Heads Commands You!)

Greetings Friends, Followers and Regular Readers of
The United Provinces of Ivanlandia!

My film-centered blog LERNER INTERNATIONAL, and Ivanlandia’s younger fraternal site, has posted its first “Film Test,”
the “Favorite That’s Not” Quiz—in other words, “your favorite film that’s not ____.”

(Illustrated with your favorite kaiju B-listers! Just like here! That’s Ghidrah saying “Hi” above!)

Please participate! It’s only a hyperlink away!
Looking forward to your answers!
Thank You!
Ivan of Ivanlandia

[More Japanese “man in monster suit” second-stringers below: Enjoy!]

Monday, October 29, 2012

Witches & Sorceresses—Part Two: The Psychic Eye of Hurricane Sandy Edition

Trapped inside by the insane weather (and paranoid overreaction by public figures)?
Then after you’re done enjoying this collection of supernatural sexiness and hellacious hotties,
you’d best make sure to check out—heck, bookmark and then follow LERNER INTERNATIONAL!
You’re stuck inside your concrete-reinforced shelter by a hurricane, what else are you going to do?
Visit today!

Now you can go enjoy the terrific temptresses….

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Horror Movie Posters (and A Pictorial Bribe for Chef Steve)

Dear Steve Albini,
As a big fan of your cooking blog, Mario Batali Voice—your advice about cooking pork was really helpful; adding apples to the pot was the secret ingredient as far as I’m concerned!—I’m horribly let down that your recipe output has diminished so much as of late, and your blog has only been updated twice since February, when a semi-regular posting schedule was maintained.  

Of course, I get it: You’ve got bills to pay, a full-time business to run, family and friends, musical projects to supervise—
and sometimes managing a blog seems so damn unrelentingly pointless and unrewarding…

But I’m a greedy, selfish blog-reader-foodie, and I want more of your witty insights, baseball analogies and frank, no-nonsense cooking advice delivered in a stylish but conversational manner!

Y’know, if you don’t have any time to sit and type up a missive, maybe just scribble some notes on a cocktail napkin, scan it in, and publish the jpeg in Mario Batali Voice

For some reason, I think you’re a fan of horror movies, so in addition to it being the Spooky Halloween Season, that is another reason for me to post an eclectic group of one-sheets (in almost alphabetically order it seems;'d that happen?) promoting [cue movie announcer voice:] the frightening, horrifying and disturbing!
(However, if you’d rather have a posting of cute kittens, I’ll do it—just let me know…It’s the only kind of bribe I can afford, but it’s still a bribe!)

Thanks for “listening,” enjoy the movie posters, get back to the kitchen, and please make sure to visit my other site LERNER INTERNATIONAL for further observations and explorations of the Cinema of Weirdness*.
Have a Happy Halloween,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Witches & Sorceresses: Give Up, Son; You Can’t Win (Part One)

And as you’re enjoying our Halloween-time collection of dangerous damsels, you’d best make sure to check out—heck, bookmark and then follow LERNER INTERNATIONAL!
It’s serious thoughts about the Cinema of Weirdness and the cross-currents of the alternate universe of your movie dreams—

Now you can go enjoy the terrific temptresses….

Destination: NIGHTMARE!!!—Part One (Bad Dreams For Everyone!)

Halloween: It’s All About the Masks (Part One)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scream & Scream Again—Part One

I don’t know about you but I’m so glad ARBOGAST has returned—if only for one month.
Just follow the link!
Mr. Arbogast’s “31 Screams of October” is much more comprehensive and insightful than my collage of images—but then again, the two of us are aiming at different things.

Go to Arbogast’s blog for his reasons, but me? I like a torrent of pix forcing themselves on a brain, creating signifiers or connecters that weren’t there before.
Or else they’re just cool to look at….

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monsters & Devils: Part One

The United Provinces of Ivanlandia has begun the All Hallows Eve celebrations early, by releasing the ghouls, beasties and haints that have been lurking in the catacombs!

For the next few days, the Ivanlandia Art Department will be clocking in overtime as they collect, collate and post various horror-supernatural visuals.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

What Has Two Thumbs and Watches the “Watchmen”? THIS Guy!

You see that patch above?
It was a tiny detailed for a movie overloaded with style—I don’t think you even see the patch during the course of the film.
If you loved me, you’d get me that patch!

If that’s not possible, then get Last Exit to Nowhere to make a T-shirt of it—I’d buy it in a frickin’ New York minute!

This collection of images related to both the film and comic book Watchmen is presented as a sort of tag-along to LERNER INTERNATIONAL’s recent review of Marvel’s The Avengers.

Mermaids to the Rescue!

Thursday, September 20, 2012


The National Treasury of Ivanlandia, as well as the Center of Philosophical Direct Positive Action, have taken severe hits as oflate, but for the edification of All Good and Upright Citizenz, The National Photojournalistic Society of Ivanlandia, with the full cooperation of The Secret Police, have scoured the Provinces looking for evidence of a happy population

Thursday, August 30, 2012

T.V. Party

T.V. news shows what it's really like out there
It's a scare!

You can go out if you want
We wouldn't dare!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Not Their Own Language!

These people are not speaking in their native tongues. Tongues. Tuuunnggg-zzzhes.

By the way,
Have you visited LERNER INTERNATIONAL lately?
Haben Sie besucht LERNER INTERNATIONAL in letzter Zeit?
¿Ha visitado LERNER INTERNACIONAL últimamente?
Avez-vous visité LERNER INTERNATIONAL dernièrement?
Вы посетили Лернер INTERNATIONAL в последнее время?
आप Lerner अंतर्राष्ट्रीय हाल ही में दौरा किया?
Tibi visitavit Lerner Internationalis nuper?
Lerner NAZIOARTEKO bisitatu al duzu azkenaldian?
Je alitembelea Lerner KIMATAIFA hivi karibuni?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cybernetic Prez Lincolnbot Sez Zexy Replikahnts Need Yr Luv!!!

The United Provinces of Ivanlandia is celebrating Neil Armstrong Day by telling you to go check out LERNER INTERNATIONAL as soon as possible, 
and then in hoping you enjoy some naughty, naughty androids—some manufactured better than others, and sometimes a Stepford-Bot gets in the mix…
—and then you need to get back over to LERNER INTERNATIONAL—and fast!
Be the first kid on your block!

Monday, July 16, 2012

It Means Something, When Looked at Correctly...

Howdy Pardners!
Some madness-imagery to keep you happy; for more... intellectual stimulation, why not drop by at
LERNER INTERNATIONAL, always cultivating interests in The Cinema of Weirdness.
Been writing up a storm over there
Got looks at potential Outer Limits episodes;
Tyrone Power as a sea captain worthy of Ahab and Quint; 
and more! 
Enjoy the pix!