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 [...]

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

Jimmie on October 25th, 2010

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 [...]

Continue reading about The Television Series is Afoot!

Jimmie on October 20th, 2010

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). [...]

Continue reading about I Was Fine Until the Mi-Go Showed Up

Jimmie on October 17th, 2010

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 [...]

Continue reading about If the “Heat” Isn’t On, It Should Be.

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 [...]

Continue reading about Labor Unions Hold The Dreams of Millions of Geeks Hostage

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 [...]

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

Men, are you sick and tired of wussified chick flicks and metrosexual leading men? Does the flood of glittery vampires from Hollywood cause the bile to rise in your throat? Has the Oprahfication of our culture left you craving real entertainment red meat, with explosions and scenery-chewing villans and hot women and heroes who toss [...]

Continue reading about Here It Is, the Greatest Movie Trailer I Have Ever Seen.

Jimmie on July 5th, 2010

Hollywood, I’m warning you. Don’t you do this. Don’t you dare do this. I realize I can’t stop you from releasing this theatrical assault on the childhoods of millions of good Americans, this Gulf Oil Spill of cultural ruination you are about to visit on the pelicans and little baby turtles that we call our [...]

Continue reading about This is No Good, No Smurfing Good At All.