Is Shaft Still the Best Movie of 2019? You’re Damn Right!

(Author’s Note) Given the always dazzling and simply fantastic state of this country at any given moment, I thought I would dive back into the well, bringing up a quenching bucket of a lovely and embracing film experience.  With theaters almost/not really/kinda sorta opening back up if they are/aren’t already, now is the perfect time …

The 11 Days of Hallmark Christmas Movie Pitches In April

Yes, I know it isn’t even close to Christmas and no, I know that it is closer to Christmas today compared to yesterday.  For these reasons and the fact that 2021 is getting to be a poorly produced sequel to 2020, Hallmark recently announced that they are going to be airing Christmas movies this April …

Franchise the 13th Part XIII: Jason Is Not Your Way Right Away

Ah, movie franchises!  The assured theatrical comfort food for the masses. And audiences eat them up accordingly.  A franchise movie series brings along a comfy and familiar concept.  If the formula for the follow-up sticks relatively close to the series predecessors, the worst the audience would say is “Well, that wasn’t too bad, right?”  Oddly enough, …

The Seven Deadly Citizens On Patrol: An Examination Of Faults, Misdeeds, and Police Academy

The Seven Seas.  The Seven Dwarves.  The Magnificent Seven.  The Seven Continents.  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  All these sevens have two things in common: 1) They all involve having more than six, but less than eight of something and 2) They are all fictional.  (C’mon…Asia and Europe are the same landmass.  Call it Eurasia …

Go Go Godzilla Went Went Away

(Author’s note: This was originally written back hundreds of years ago in the lovely days of November 2014.  Since Hollywood believes in bringing forth nothing new, I thought I wouldn’t either!  Well, that’s not exactly true.  I’ve reedited this a tad and added some pictures, which the original post didn’t have, and spiffed it up …

How I Saved Lucasfilm and Star Wars: A Primer

With all the claptrap and hoohah with Lucasfilm and Star Wars and Disney and whatever else going on, I thought that I would do what I do best: help out even though no one asked me to in the first place.  Hey, no need to thank me!  Just think of me as a Good Samaritan wandering out in the …

Almost Equal Sequels Part VII: Magnum Force

Yet another dismal snow-filled week in February begins.  So let us gather around and warm not only the cockles of our hearts but cockles everywhere with throwing yet another wonderful sequel on the fire.  The fire of appreciation that is!  Let us stoke the furnace of love with these sequel logs, shall we? By the …

This Certainly Trumps The Inauguration!

Well, here we are for the first time as we were before once again.  Yes, that is the way that I have decided to start this blog post commemorating the beginning of a new year by going back to the winter of 2016!   And hopefully this clickbait title will drag in the readers, who will become …

The Marx of Caddyshack

One of my most favoritest films of all time is Caddyshack, which turned 40 years old last year.  The version I came to love was taped from Channel 18 in Milwaukee, commercial breaks and all.  But even without the occasional language and pleasant nudity, I came to enjoy this as a comedy work of art.  …

Is There A Future To Get Back To?

Since we’re now into this new year of 2021, I have decided to address an issue that certainly has troubled me as I’m sure it has bothered countless thousands of millions over the past decades.  What I’m about to dive into might offend some, delight others, cause hunger in a few, instill mild apathy in …