Through The Decades With Dear Boris: Isle of the Dead (1945)

Well, here we are once again, diving headlong into the effervescent month of October.  This can only mean one thing and one thing only: The Protestant Reformation!  That’s right, I’m going to take a probing examination into the European world of the mid-1400s through the 1600s with a detailed analysis of Martin Luther and his contemporaries …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: The Ghoul (1933)

After the narcoleptic thrill-ride that was 2017’s The Mummy, I was glad to dive into the classics pool and watch the original 1932 version starring Boris Karloff.  So glad in fact that I thought it would be pleasant to take a gander at some of the horror movies that Karloff starred in throughout the decades.  In this little …

Regarding Recycled Redundant Reimagined Rebooted Remakes or A Look Back On Why In The Name Of Ra Would You Start Your Universe With The Mummy?

Boy, remember those halcyon days when Marvel Studios managed to pull off so much in a relatively short while?  They had it down to an artform which resulted in a globally successful shared movie universe with a heretofore unheard-of consistency.  Sure, there were some slight missteps along the way, but you must put your hat on …

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 …

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!  …