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…..you 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 […]

Tombstone: A Modern-Western Classic

  Earlier today I was checking the Facebook and saw that an old college friend posted a clip from the 1993 classic, Tombstone. If you know the film, you’ll remember the scene: While in Wyatt Earp’s saloon/casino, Cowboy Johnny Ringo meets the legendary Doc Holliday for the first time. They exchange unpleasantries back and forth […]

T.V. Shows Better Than Movies?

Sunday, March 12, 2017 When Did T.V. Shows Become Better Than Movies? Image Credit: flickr.com Remember watching television when you were a kid? Sure, there were shows we loved and watched every week, but how many of those shows were actually good? Think about it. Being a kid in the ’80s, prime time t.v. was […]