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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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: A Rogue One Star Wars Story About Rogue One

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 …

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 …

Shining Light On The Shining

Golly, now this is a fool’s errand, isn’t it?  I mean, why would I even try to jump in the pool of determining what makes a successful film adaptation of a book?  Or which is better and which one isn’t?  One item is an extremely successful author’s original vision of the story and the other …