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They’re here!: It’s Halloween, time to revisit my favorite horror movie.

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They’re here!: It’s Halloween, time to revisit my favorite horror movie.

Steven Spielberg rarely talks about Poltergeist for reasons that I can only speculate. The last time that I recall that he even mentioned the film was on an AFI special 20 years ago in which he dismissed any suggestion of subtext by saying “Poltergeist was just meant to be a rollercoaster ride. I wasn’t trying to do anything […]

| October 31, 2021
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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

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‘WandaVision’ is a tasty, if baffling, little MCU treat.

WandaVision is a new nine-part series premiering today on Disney+.  This review covers only the first two episodes. How did the song go?  “There’s something happening here.  What it is ain’t exactly clear.”  That’s pretty much the feeling that you get from WandaVision, a sometimes clever and sometimes baffling new nine-part series that has the […]

| January 16, 2021
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Binging the Star Wars Ten-ology

Binging the Star Wars Ten-ology

There once was a time when a Star Wars fan could comfortably seat himself in his or her living room and veg on the entire Star Wars trilogy over the course of a lazy Sunday.  Now, you need an entire weekend.  Maybe a three-day weekend. I have spent several days working my way through all […]

| December 13, 2019
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Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Blog: Killing Connie Casserole: How Stonewall Vilified ‘The Boys in the Band’

Between 1968, when playwright Mart Crowley wrote his off-Broadway hit “The Boys and the Band” and 1970, when William Friedkin turned it into a movie, there were the Stonewall riots.  For the health and well-being of the movie version, this was the worst thing that could have happened. In June of 1969, decades of abuse, […]

| June 12, 2019
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Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Blog: Did YouTube triumph over ‘Triumph of the Will’

Oh, YouTube!  Your paradoxical shenanigans keep me young. Like anyone else, I am a prime participant in bizarro world of the video sharing website known as YouTube, either browsing or tinkering with my podcast.  But I am never far from being amazed at the ways in which the pendulum swings back and forth over the […]

| June 9, 2019
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Hokey Religions, Ancient Weapons: Star Wars turns 40

Hokey Religions, Ancient Weapons: Star Wars turns 40

If my passion for movies were a galaxy then Star Wars would most certainly be its brightest star.  George Lucas’ seminal masterwork landed on America forty years ago today and its impact has never left us.  It has certainly never left the panoply of my life.  It’s still there in much the same way that […]

| May 25, 2017
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The Life and Times of a Princess: Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

The Life and Times of a Princess: Carrie Fisher (1956 – 2016)

As a child, I think Princess Leia may have been my first love. If, like me, you grew up in the generation of little kids whose first movie going experience was Star Wars, then it was hard not to fall in love with the princess and by extension Carrie Fisher.  How could I not have […]

| December 27, 2016
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The 88th Annual Academy Awards: What an Awkward Day!

The 88th Annual Academy Awards: What an Awkward Day!

It was a lovely day for some and a not-so lovely day for others at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night as attempts at correcting the #OscarsSoWhite scandal became a source of humor. No, there were no actors of color for the Oscar this year, but the issue wasn’t swept under the rug either. […]

| February 29, 2016
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