Annihilation: The Smartest Science Fiction Movie That Was Ever Released on February 23, 2018

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Since nothing new of any real note has come out into theaters, I thought I would dive back into the well once more to drag out some thoughts on a movie that I was dragged to by my wife over 3 years ago.  This movie was so incredibly successful that to date, they …

Concerted Efforts Part 3: Van Halen III, Potheads 0

I cannot let the summer go by without relaying yet another concert experience from my ever-fading youth.  It feels like I just got done taking the snow shovel out my car and suddenly, we’re almost done with July?!  Whew!  Of course, I had better get that shovel back in the car because here in Wisconsin: never, ever rule …

21 Years of Dealing with Death, The Quiet Man, and Camp Crystal Lake

Tomorrow on July 17, 2021, it will be exactly 21 years exactly since my mother, Anita Wink, passed away after an over two-year ordeal with cancer.  Wow.  Just to write that.  21 years ago.  Just over two decades ago.  If I wanted to be highfalutin and such, I would call it one score and one year ago, but I …

A Halloween 2018 Talk On Halloween (2018)

With the recent trailer release for the forthcoming Halloween Kills, I thought I would bring back my review on Halloween (2018).  This is not only because I am eager to cash in by hanging onto the coattails of this franchise but also more importantly, I am lazy.  But this article is a true slice in …

Almost Equal Sequels Part IX: Friday the 13th Part 2

(This wondrous sequel entry was inspired due to my being a guest on Yuri Wainwright’s podcast: The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie. Yuri is also the author of The Decline and Fall of the Dead Teenager Movie, which is available over at Amazon.  Also, please be sure to check out his site …

Lincoln & Spielberg: Close Encounters on a House Divided

My father was a huge Civil War history enthusiast.  And by using the term “Civil War”, of course I mean the American Civil War.  I mean, like who cares about the inner conflicts that like occurred in other nations anyway, right?  Okay fine, when Ken Burns gets around to making documentaries on all those other conflicts, maybe I’ll check them …

Concerted Efforts Part 2: Fighting Foo and Fleeing Peppers

Is there anything in the world better than getting to see live music?  Well, for all intents and purposes, yes.  Yes, there is.  However, for the sake of being able to use the small slice of bandwidth that I’m allotted, I’m going to say in a printed robot voice that “there is nothing in the world better than …

The Rise of Skywalker! And the Fall of Just About Everything Else Star Wars…

***Author’s Note: Yes, this should have come out on May 4th, but due to my laziness, I missed the mark.  Sounds like I would be perfect for a job at Lucasfilm!  Oh, but I kid!  Well, not really.  But I do.  Sorta.  Anyway, here are some reedited reactions from my seeing the Episode IX in …

Wherefore Art Thou Art?

***Author’s Note: This was originally composed in the dark days of April 2016.  Yes, back when we could go anywhere we wanted and only surgeons and loonies wore surgical masks with any regularity.  Now that things are opening ever so slightly, perhaps getting out of your germ-prevention bunker and seeing some art would do you …

Almost Equal Sequels Part VIII: After the Thin Man

Ah, can you smell the Spring in the air?  I know it is rather hard to detect because of the snow, but gosh, what a wondrous time of the year!  And it certainly makes one nostalgic.  I am not immune to Spring’s charm and that has made me nostalgic for the Golden Age of Hollywood!  …