Life vs. Art

Note: First time in a while since I chimed in on the ol’ blog. When I started this two-plus years ago I envisioned blogging on a regular basis. Turns out the combination of work, raising six and four-year-old boys, and home-owning makes blogging an easier-said-than-done hobby. For the few who have followed my infrequent musings, […]

Die Hard: 30 Years

So Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have passed. Each year the cable and satellite stations treat us to the usual collection of classic Christmas movies. A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf… know the routine. One topic that has gained massive traction in recent years is the debate over whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas […]

The Great American Franchise

Last month saw the theatrical release of Creed II, the latest in a long list of sequels from the Rocky franchise. Though I haven’t had the chance to see it yet, (and probably won’t until its home release) I’m probably like millions of others who can say I’ve seen every other film in the series’ history. Ranking […]

The Frightful Four (Part 1)

It’s once again that time of the year: Tricks, treats, costumes, and of course, frights! Every year ushers in AMC Network’s month of horror flicks, and Halloween night usually offers up some scary classics on various other channels up and down the dial as well. (ok, showing my age with the “up and down the […]

Jeff Bridges: Renaissance Man

So the other night I got to do something I don’t get an opportunity to do very often anymore…..enjoy 2 hours of uninterrupted time watching a movie. The film, Hell or High Water, was a damn good one at that. Starring young talents Ben Foster and Chris Pine, it was the third star of the film […]

Star Wars films: A History

Between the original 3 movies and the famous Kenner toy line, Star Wars was a huge part of my early childhood. I vaguely remember where I was the first time I saw it. Though today’s generation knows the film as “A New Hope” or “Episode IV,” when I was a kid we knew it simply […]