The weekend is upon us once more, which means it’s time for another Open Thread discussion! This time around, we want you to sound off on the most disappointing sequels you’ve ever seen. For me, this is a question with…Read more →
Monthly Archives: May 2019
The Caine Mutiny: What Lies Beneath a Man
Herman Wouk (who is remarkably still with us as of this post at 103), was the author of a book that garnered a Pulitzer Prize: The Caine Mutiny. This would have put it on the radar for a film version…Read more →
Here’s This Week’s Notable Blu-ray and DVD New Releases!
As we prepare to say hello to June, let’s take some time during these waning days of May to enjoy this week’s new Blu-ray and DVD releases. Classics from yesteryear take center stage this time out, so let’s take a…Read more →
Movie Trailer of the Day: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Go “Boom!”
Making its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut this week is Boom! Adapted from the Tennessee Williams play The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, the 1968 release was a notorious box office dud, bringing in only $2,000,000 on a budget estimated…Read more →
In Space No One Can Hear You Turn 40: Celebrating Four Decades of “Alien”
It’s been 40 years since Ridley Scott‘s Alien redefined the moviegoing experience by combining an enthralling blend of science fiction and horror. It also featured a female protagonist (Siguourney Weaver as the trailblazing space trucker Ellen Ripley), something that was…Read more →
Poll: What’s Your Favorite Indiana Jones Film?
Now that the summer movie season is here, we find ourselves thinking about blockbuster movie franchises. One of the best is Steven Spielberg and George Lucas‘ Indiana Jones films. (Four to date, though a fifth, in which Harrison Ford is…Read more →
Frank Capra Fights the Good Fight
In this post, Jim Brymer looks back at Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series of films. On Dec 7, 1941 the United States was catapulted into the escalating war with the Axis Powers of Germany, Italy and Japan. The event…Read more →
Tune In To These TV Treasures That Are Now On Sale
If last week’s successful broadcast of old episodes of All in the Family and The Jeffersons with new casts proved one thing, it’s that there’s still a huge audience for classic television. Well, obviously! We love vintage TV favorites so…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: Little Shop of Horrors
This week’s Create-A-Caption pays tribute to Little Shop of Horrors, Frank Oz‘s 1986 musical version of the Off-Broadway hit that was itself based on the Roger Corman cult classic from 1960. Thanks to its great songs and winning performances from…Read more →
Just How Many People Were Killed in the “Death Wish” Movies Anyway?
The original Death Wish is a smart and thoughtful rumination on what justice means in the seemingly lawless New York City of the 1970s. In the film, non-confrontational architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) is pushed to his breaking point after…Read more →