Category: Reviews, Reviews, Reviews

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – So, Pirate Zombies Again Is It?

Pirates of the Caribbean 4 – So, Pirate Zombies Again Is It?

| December 15, 2010 | 7 Replies

The trailer to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is the fourth movie in the franchise, is out and it looks pretty solid. The movie is based on a superlative novel called (surprise!) On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers. If the movie hews close to the book, then it will likely be the […]

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The Delivery Presents – Two Things Are Certain, and They’re Both in This Show

The Delivery Presents – Two Things Are Certain, and They’re Both in This Show

| December 9, 2010 | 1 Reply

I originally had three or four topics lined up for each half of Episode 68 but, as so often happens, I got on a roll and had to leave a few of them on the table. I imagine we’ll be talking about the President’s tax deal for at least the rest of the year, and […]

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“Sax and Violence” and a Little Bell

“Sax and Violence” and a Little Bell

| December 4, 2010 | 2 Replies

I really miss the Muppet show. The more I watch it as an adult the more I realize how grown-up the humor and music really were. Also, how many chances did you have to see two of my favorite Muppets who never got much of the spotlight, Zoot and the Manah Manah Guy?

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The New Zombie Apocalypse: Darabont Fires All His Writers

The New Zombie Apocalypse: Darabont Fires All His Writers

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Reply

I admit, I got excited when I learned that AMC was going to turn the very well-regarded comic series “The Walking Dead” into a television series. I’m a fan of zombie apocalypse fiction and figured that a good dramatic end of the world series was long overdue (actually, I was hoping for Robert McCammon’s Swan […]

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John, Paul, George, and…Samwise? Oh, Thank You, Mr. Tolkien!

John, Paul, George, and…Samwise? Oh, Thank You, Mr. Tolkien!

| November 9, 2010 | 3 Replies

We should all be thankful to J.R.R. Tolkien today. Not only did he give the world one of the greatest creative gifts ever in Middle Earth, but he also saved us from a disaster that would have haunted us through the generations to this very day. What disaster, you might ask? Well, how about a […]

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The Television Series is Afoot!

The Television Series is Afoot!

| October 25, 2010 | 3 Replies

I did not get to see the American premiere of the BBC’s new Sherlock Holmes series, but it’s tucked into the digital safety of my DVR, so I’ll get to it this week when I have time to settle in and give it a good watch. I’m usually very hesitant to watch “reimagined” television shows […]

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I Was Fine Until the Mi-Go Showed Up

I Was Fine Until the Mi-Go Showed Up

| October 20, 2010 | Reply

I’m going to have a hard time waiting until 2011 for this movie to get released. “The Whisperer in Darkness” is another adaptation of a very good H.P. Lovecraft story done by the same folks who turned “The Call of Cthulhu” into a very entertaining silent movie. Here’s the second trailer (the first is here). […]

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If the “Heat” Isn’t On, It Should Be.

If the “Heat” Isn’t On, It Should Be.

| October 17, 2010 | Reply

I have had Heat among my favorite movies ever since I saw it for the first time in the mid 1990s. It is one of the best-written, best-acted movies I’ve ever seen, with at least two action scenes that will take your breath away (almost literally!), and a cast that is as strong from top […]

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Labor Unions Hold The Dreams of Millions of Geeks Hostage

Labor Unions Hold The Dreams of Millions of Geeks Hostage

| September 27, 2010 | Reply

If you didn’t have enough reasons to hate labor unions, let me give you another one: An international group of actors’ unions, including SAG, has warned members not to work on “The Hobbit” because of failed efforts to organize the film’s New Zealand production — a move Peter Jackson disparages as a “power grab.” Members were […]

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“The Expendables” Review: Why Can’t Hollywood Make More Action Flicks Like This?

“The Expendables” Review: Why Can’t Hollywood Make More Action Flicks Like This?

| August 16, 2010 | 2 Replies

Here is my short review of Sylvester Stallone’s star-studded action flick The Expendables: It’s a nigh-perfect popcorn movie that has absolutely no pretense at being anything else. Stallone and company deliver clever quips, gunfire of such quantity you could walk across it, and lots of deliciously large explosions. In the process, they bring back the […]

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