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 …

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 …

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!  …

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 …