Thursday, November 15, 2018

Farewell to "The Man"

Some people you just kind of expect to keep going forever.

That makes it a shock, even at ninety-five, when they don't.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Facebook Film Foolishness Part 6

Here is a reminder of what this week is“10 DAY MOVIE CHALLENGE.”
Following the same guidelines as the animated films, after the original list of course:

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Guardian Born, Devil Again

Season Three of Daredevil has ramped up all the successful elements of Netflix Marvel to incredibly impressive levels.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Facebook Film Foolishness Part 5

While I was racking my brain for weeks to whittle down my original list, (And my other list, and my other other list) Jeff challenged me again with a fellow Facebook film fan Chris's more difficult “10 DAY MOVIE CHALLENGE.”

The rules are: you have to post an image of a NONHUMAN NONBLOCKBUSTER movie character that affected you in some way. Even if it was in the background or had only 5 seconds of screen time. Doesn't matter. ***NO JAWS, STAR WARS, ALIEN, THING, ETC. IT'S A CHALLENGE***

Thursday, November 1, 2018

So Far, His Youth is Pretty Darn Good

The whole Disney Trip Clan of my immediate family drove out to Port Washington, New York to see my Nth Cousin Xce Removed Bobby Conte Thornton in his oneish man show: Blame it on My Youth, at Eight PM on Friday October 19. 

Because he had a special guest in something he normally does alone (with a four piece backup band) I called it a “oneish” man show.

Because we were worried about making it through start of weekend traffic from New Jersey to Long Island, we left…


Monday, October 29, 2018

Facebook Film Foolishness Part 4

There is another whole group of ten movies that are portions of my soul that didn’t meet the original requirements, or last week’s

They say the first few years of life are key for imprinting on a language. My theory is that the teen years are key for imprinting on movie quotes.  This is a series of films from the 1980’s with varying degrees of mystical or fantastic elements that in most cases I don’t remember the first time I saw them. However, as years have passed they’ve wormed into my brain to a level that most weeks will not pass without me quoting many of them.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

We Are Pleased

Usually, I can easily spew forth all kinds of observations about movies, and then I’ll agonize trying to come up with a fun title.

I’ve had this title and a blank page for over a week, and I’m not sure why.  Its late enough that some spoilers probably snuck in.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Facebook Film Foolishness Part 3

Welcome back to me obsessing about how many movies have driven my personality.

Here’s a whole other top ten list of movies disqualified based on my already describing the effects of the first time I saw them in previous posts. Clicking on the titles will take you to those posts.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bayonned Beyond Belief

No, there are no reviews again this week. (Though I will say that Jodie Whittaker is KiILLING IT!!! Love the authoritative flourish she wields the Sonic with.)  Instead is a special - off schedule-  George Award for myself due to shattering a previous record.

This post contains bad, foul, filthy and unacceptable language - the words that “will curve your spine, grow hair on your hands and maybe, even bring us, God help us, peace without honor.”

This is not a post for children.  Kids, take a hike.
This is also not a post for those adults who are offended by this type of language.  Do yourself a favor, and go read some of my cute stuff before moral outrage can kick in.
Just about everything else on this blog is clean…Stupid sometimes, but clean.

End of Warning.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mr. Bemis’s Happy Ending

Venom came out, but with a sinus infection, band performance and a homecoming dance we didn't have time to see it.
I know…priorities.

And there’s a new Doctor. She’s British, she’s fun, she's commanding, and she’s mad, I"m still sure she'll be fine.  But, since we’re starting at the beginning to step by step new viewers in again, I’d really like to see another outing or two where she’s settled in before posting all my thoughts.

I have been watching the Twilight Zone however…

Monday, October 8, 2018

Facebook Film Foolishness Part 1

My friend Jeff on Facebook nominated me for a 10-day movie challenge.

The rules were: Post an image, no explanation (which could have killed me), from 10 movies (and only ten which also could have killed me) that had an impact on me.

Because I love films far more than I hate chain letter type things, I actually did this one, but nominated anyone who wanted to do this and hadn’t been challenged yet instead of putting someone on the spot.

Because after a month of trying to reduce the list it remained in the high twenties, I had to invent my own extra rules.

Here, then, are ten films that had an impact on me…
And I can vividly remember the effect of the first time I saw them…
And I haven’t blogged about that experience already…
And I could miss the beginning on the first viewing but not the end…
And they went on to become “part of me.”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Predator, and "The Predator"

There’s a new Predator film out.


See down below for a spoiler free review.

More importantly, this serves as an introduction to a long delayed tour of the whole franchise.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Atlantic City Summer 2017: Day 6- Almost Blinded

August 11, 2017

These anniversary posts are getting less and less commemorative.

Here's our last day of the trip for post number 800.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Delayed Disney Deconstruction Descriptions

Given its concept and cast, my daughter and I both had Christopher Robin on our radar since it was announced.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

War for the Planet of the Apes through a Kid’s Eyes

Once again, a review for a franchise that insists on only releasing films when I’m vacationing off the continent is delayed.  The delay extended because my daughter, who laughed at Carpenter’s The Thing and the original Poltergeist  didn’t want to watch “the scary monkeys.”

Unpredictability- the never ending gift of parenthood.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Atlantic City Summer 2017 The Almost Tradition

With our family in desperate need of new summer traditions following the epic level unpleasantness of the loss of Up the Lake, a week of beach days down Atlantic City way seemed a prime contender.

We made it two years in a row before things started to wobble.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

A Fold In Time

I guess I’ve gotten behind in my viewing, with this being the first of three increasingly late film reviews.  Blame the flood of superheroes and dinosaurs (Woo!) in cinema.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Sweet Christmas! In July

I don’t have a whole lot to say about season two of Luke Cage, but I couldn't resist the title.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Astonishing and Wondrous

Sorry for the delay, I had to go see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom again.

After the heavy weight of Infinity War, Marvel reminds us these stories are supposed to be fun with Ant Man and The Wasp.

And succeed they did!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Teacher Tributes: Physics

Surprisingly, considering the nature of physics, this tribute is probably the least scientific of the lot.

I had fantastic science teachers through most of high school, but the biggest help I got from one of them had almost nothing to do with the curriculum.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Braveheart Through a Kid’s Eyes

Sure, as kids grow older, there are tiny tot moments that no longer occur…

But the breadth and depth of media and other experiences you can share with them constantly increases.

Instead of goofy comedies or “so bad its good” films, I intended to elevate our father daughter viewing one night with the star packed, five Oscar award winning, critically acclaimed if historically inaccurate film, Braveheart.

Turns out encouraging her to enjoy biting satire, and Mystery Science Theater 3000 while encouraging the passing on of my own smart-ass genes came back to bite me in the butt.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Jurassic World 2 *TITLE DENIED*

Sorry, my daughter has banned me from anymore Boogaloo sequel jokes.

Let’s get this out of the way:


OK, on with the review.  No spoilers for most of the post, but there are items from the previous outings that need to be referenced. I’ll warn before new spoiler type thoughts.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Some Smashing Comics for Dealing with Grief

Technically this is “Bad Geek Confessions: The Hulk” but I liked the other title.

After years of confusion, I finally figured out how and why I read the Hulk

And also why I suddenly have a long box filled with the Green Goliath’s adventures.  

For a long time, I decided I viewed him the same way I view the Punisher: a fantastic guest star to see how other heroes dealt with him, but his solo adventures normally didn’t interest me.

Except for the times that they did.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Star Wars Rebels Season Four

This is it folks. The season that brings the Clone Wars/ Rebels era of Star Wars cartoons to a close.

16 Episodes, Oct 16, 2017- March 5, 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Since when is Happiness Boring?

Continuing the weirdness- today is a look at another “normal” movie.

I believe the Greatest Showman is a magnificent example of why movie critics should be ignored as often as possible.