Regarding Violent Night: Not All Is Calm, But All Is Bright!

It’s over.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is for the most part dead.  Yeah, there might be a late holiday party or an office get-together but those in attendance won’t really have their hearts in it.  The stockings are coming down.  The menorah has gone out.  Relentless winter continues regardless.  And your …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 4  SCTV Staff Christmas Party

Ah hah!  Yet again once more, a seasonal Christmas post for this time of the season, Christmas!  For the three of you paying attention at home, I started off on this journey with the iconic TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, then jumped into a holiday comedy with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then examined a …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 3 White Christmas

Ah yes, time for another non-controversial choice for a movie selection!  But first if you’re just jumping into this series by accident or by direction of a court order, all the best of the season to you and yours!  This slew of postings started with A Charlie Brown Christmas and then National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 2  National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Please wholeheartedly receive the compliments of the season until those compliments just seem like gratuitous sucking-up after a while!  Yes, another post!  Trust me, no one was more surprised as I was about it!  With this slew of postings, I started with A Charlie Brown Christmas and now National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation?  Could my holiday …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies AGAIN!:  Day 1  A Charlie Brown Christmas

Stone the crows, it has been a while, hasn’t it?  Warmest Christmas greetings to all my good friends, outright enemies, and noncommittal acquaintances!  Once again, despite the court orders, I am going to spend this wonderful holiday time to speak about some wonderful holiday entertainment fare.  Oh, I know that you cannot contain your joy …

Almost Equal Sequels Part XII: 2010: The Year We Make Contact

Ye gods, it has been a terrifically long time, hasn’t it?  I feel like I’ve finally awoken from hibernation as I make the long journey to Jupiter’s moons, I tell you!  Now that I coincidentally on purpose mentioned Jupiter’s moons, I think the time has come to talk about a sequel to an acclaimed and …

What’s A Mother’s Movies To Do?: Bringing Up Bringing Up Baby

Well, kids, it has been a while, hasn’t it? Aside from work and family commitments, it has been tough to carve out some time to talk about…well, anything! So I thought I’d start up a new series idea that I will probably let flounder and eventually lose interest in, but hey, let’s give it the …

Almost Equal Sequels Part XI: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Space…the sheer amount of space that has happened since I last wrote something, I tell you!  And to focus on a universally highly regarded sequel as Star Trek II?  Could I take a more softball approach?  I mean there’s no controversy here.  The Wrath of Khan, or TWOK as the real geeks call it, is …

My First The Last Jedi Review: Revenge Of The Return Strikes Back

*Since Star Wars is effectively a non-entity and a bit of a joke at this point, I thought I would drag my original post on this film out from the ether, update it a bit but not much, and send it back out into a cruel world.  Plus, I had just rewatched the Red Letter …

Did Mary Know About LEDs, Multiple Scrooges, and Neil Diamond?

Now that we are past being up to our sleigh bells as yet another Christmas holiday season fades into the distance, I thought it would be a wonderful time for quiet reflection.  Earlier today for instance, I simply stopped what I was doing.  I took a deep breath of the crisp winter air.   The whistling wind …