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!

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 …

The 25 Or However Many Days Of 007 DAY 26(?!): He’s Gonna Save The World At Casino Royale, Eventually.

Just when I thought I was done and could walk away, it pulled me back in. Welcome to all of you who have made it this far!  After meticulous fact checking, hours of painstaking research, and figuratively thousands of miles travelled in order to come to the truth, I have discovered that yes, there is one …

The 25 Or However Many Days of 007 DAY 25: Because “From The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics With Love” Was Too Long Of A Title

Before starting off today, let me be amongst those that wish for a very Merry Christmas to you and yours and everyone in between as well!  Hard to believe that 25 days have passed since I started this venture and for those of you that have stuck with me, it has been a study in the …