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 …

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 …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 4 Santa Claus Conquers The Martians

Seriously, I was joking.  When finishing my last award-seeking blog post for Day 3, I had no real intentions to talk about Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.  Honestly and truly, it was never my thought!  I just wanted to end on a semi-lame, partially weak joke.  You know, like I do with most of my postings, if not all …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 3 How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

Well here we go again into the wondrous wonderful world of wonder that we know as the Christmas holiday movie!  Frankly, after knocking it out of the park with my first holiday film choice and then being forced to retreat into more conventional holiday fare with my second, I don’t know which way to turn.  Sure, I …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 2 Scrooged

Season’s Greetings!  Thanks for taking the time during your hectic holiday hustle and bustle to stop over and read yet another one of these admittedly pleasant holiday ramblings!  Due to the overwhelming response of fusspots and fussbudgets and other words that start with the same letters, I’ve buckled and decided to talk about a supposedly actual “Christmas …

Almost Half A Baker’s Dozen Days of Christmas Movies: Day 1 Lethal Weapon

The Best of the Season to you and yours!  What better way to enjoy the festive festivities than to plow through yet another hastily compiled and awkward list of Christmas movies on the Interwebnets!  I just want to start out by saying that this list is not going to be ranked in any way.  Well, except for …

Almost Equal Sequels Part X: Ghostbusters II

1989.  Just 1989, I tell you.  Wow.  What a bursting at the seams, jam-packed year in film!  In retrospect, it just takes your breath away.  And me?  Well, I was there and I somehow survived.  You see, back in my ancient days, we were pummeled and bludgeoned by the unending supply of blockbusters.  Right when …

There’s No Trouble With The Trouble With Harry

This post is part of The Bernard Herrmann Blogathon that The Classic Movie Muse is hosting from October 29 through October 31st! As the saying goes, “Dying is easy.  Comedy is hard.”  And a comedy coming from Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense? Well, that must be the hardest comedy of all.  The very idea …

Through The Decades With Dear Boris: Voodoo Island (1957)

Well, as I’ve noticed the huge cars with chrome fins, an abundance of poodle skirts, and a titanic hatred of communism, we must have landed smack dab in the 1950s!  I thought something was up when I kept hearing Tennessee Ernie Ford on the radio and saw that huge piles of comic books were being burned …