Through The Decades With Dear Boris: The Raven (1963)

As we come screaming into All Hallows Eve, allow me to wish you and yours the very best of the season!  May the weather favor your trick-or-treating or, if you have/are weak-in-the-knees parents, your trunk-or-treating.  (Insert my sad eyeroll here.)  Which reminds me: Parental Trick-Or-Treating ProTip #4: To allay any fears regarding wackos placing poisonous razor-bladed lightbulbs in the children’s …

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 …

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 …

Concerted Efforts Part 4: Courting Crimson Kings and Taco Bells

Since the stifling summer is winding down into the cooler bliss of autumn here in charming Wisconsin, I have decided to go back to the cool well of concerts from my never-ending immaturity and my ever-fading youth.  After all, given the COVID circumstances out in the world, even the city of Milwaukee decided to conduct their …

Thrills, Spills, and Holy Hills: A Catholic Adventure!

Since my effervescent spouse mentioned returning to Holy Hill recently, I thought the time was right to drag out this old saw of a fable of a story of a legend!  So here it is, the raw and unvarnished truth!  As opposed to the truth that is cooked and layered with several coats of varnish, …

What is Flugënball?

The sport that has taken Iceland, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, and Ecuador by storm is now reaching the shores of the United States despite the justifiably stringent embargo laws.  This complicated game is called flugënball and it is rapidly becoming the nation’s pastime.  (And when I said the nation’s pastime, of course I meant selected parts of Idaho.) …

Over Supplied, Over Schooled

During this frabjous time of year, school supplies are incessantly beckoning to be picked up for the children’s usage.  Armed with a list so long not even Santa would bother reading it, I strode into the store with supreme confidence that I would find wonderful schoolish things for my children.  I also felt assured that this jaunt …

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 …