My Most Anticipated Event Movies of 2017

Woah – sure is dusty in here. I’m back, baby. For you lapsed Constant Readers, I owe you a little apology. I used to tend these pages on a much more frequent basis than I have of late. There’s a whole myriad of boring reasons for my long departure but if I were to pick…

My 12 Favorite Films by 12 Favorite Directors

A friend of mine recently challenged me to list “12 movies” that have stayed with me ever since I’ve seen them. In “outing” my list, I realize that some of these flicks may not make most critics Year-End best lists but that’s not their fault – it’s mine. That’s why I always issue the disclaimer when…

Random Thoughts

Forgot to write a Blog Post last week so let’s not let that happen again. Today’s post doesn’t have a particular theme aside from these are all things that can be seen on TV (or you know streamed on your mobile device or toaster). 1.   Chris Carter is the Scariest Thing That Has Ever…

My 5 Favorite Movies in 2014

I have one hard-and-fast rule when cobbling together my year-ending lists. I don’t try to get all critical and tell you what I think were the BEST movies of the year – just my favorite. And we all know opinions. Everyone’s got one. The only right one is your own – at least where you’re…

Big Screen in ’13

It’s that time again. The time of the year when I shake my Magic Eight Ball (and NO – I’m not talking about my shaved head, smart guy!!!) – and look over the months ahead to come to choose the five movies I ABSOLUTELY have to see on the big screen in 2013. The funny…

My Top Five* Favorite Movies Seen in 2012

Why the asterisk? Every year I do this and every year I have a hard time picking just five. It’s the same way I feel about all my illegitimate kids. So hard to pick a favorite when you’ve got one in every port. 😉 I kid… I kid… well, about the baker’s dozen KIDS thing….

Forty for Forty – #14. Home Movies

Editor’s Note:   I turn 40 on June 6, 2012. As a little challenge to myself, I’m spending one calendar year writing 40 posts that say something about my life. Today, it’s all about one of my life’s true loves – the movies. This post was originally published a few years ago but I’ve gone back…

Netflix Notes – “We’re Getting the Band Back Together” Edition

This year couldn’t have come any sooner. In reviewing my current Netflix queue, I discovered that I am getting shockingly close to the bottom of the barrel. After all, this is a repository that used to number in the hundreds and now I’m down to about 20 flicks – some of which I keep shuffling…

Netflix Notes – ‘Scarlet Letter’ Edition

From 2003 through 2008, I saw maybe 5 movies… and one of those was Starsky & Hutch. Dark days, my friends. But that’s what I get for doing my part to insure the survival of the human race. Of course, with every year that passes following the birth of children – you realize that some…

The Dark Tower Rises

A few years ago, I wrote a fairly scathing indictment of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. This was coming from a jilted lover – as I sought a break from a series that burrowed its way into my heart when I was a mid-teen – that time when your lifelong passions really start to…