Thursday, November 7, 2019

Thursday, October 31, 2019

In the Vicinity of Ookiness

I saved my review of the new, animated Addams Family film for Halloween…

So I can spend most of it pointing out why the Addams Family shouldn’t be Halloween based if they follow the TV series, which they should because it was awesome, and I'd much rather talk about it.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In the Presence of Shatner

Hey cool! This is my 100th post referencing Star Trek!

It seems appropriate for it to document the first time I've ever been in the same room with a Starship Captain.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bat-lets Season 2 Part 1

My daughter hasn’t quite worked up to full commentary on each episode, but its growing.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Seriously Stupid and Smart Movie

Somehow, in some way, I went through about a hundred films that impacted my life, and missed one that fits in almost all of the categories I was talking about.

It’s from the Eighties with fantastic elements, I quote it regularly, I remember when I first saw it with my sister in the theater, I watched it frequently on multiple rentings and cable viewing, it has an appearance of an odd non-human thing (a Tasmanian Devil, sorta), and it has random musical numbers worked into the narrative.

It also gives me an uncontrollable urge to eat apples.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Litany of Godzilla: Reiwa Series – Abandoned Planets

Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters

In honor of the 900th post of this blog. GODZILLA WON!
Sadly, the viewers lost. 

Anyway- on to the story.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Litany of Godzilla: Reiwa Cartoons

There is a reason these are late that has nothing to do with the fact that I didn’t notice they were on Netflix until a couple of weeks ago.

Well…almost nothing.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bat-lets Season 1

On William Dozier’s opening narration about cheering the heroes and hissing the villains:
“Welcome to Batman… time to hiss!”

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cookie Monster- Master Philosopher

The above concept came from Danger after hearing “C is For Cookie.”

Possibly the extended disco version.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Intro/ Index I guess

We've begun the family viewing of the fantastic Batman television series from 1966, after I got it as a birthday present. (Thanx Mom!)

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

I’m Really Strong…And Sticky

Can the Marvel Movie Machine survive the giant emotional overload of Infinity War and Endgame?

Yes…yes it can!

This was a fun, exciting and heartfelt standalone film, and an outstanding post script to the giant Avengers phase ending.

In honor of Tom Holland, there will be spoilers.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Debut Album Support

Hey, remember last fall when I reported on my Nth cousin Xce removed Bobby Conte Thornton's Rat Pack/ Broadway style one man show?  (Click here if you don't)

Well, he's trying to release a CD to have it recorded for posterity.

Since I want a copy, I'm using today's post to plug it and help make sure he meets his goal.  I know I'm behind on reviews, but this is an Italian family thing, they take priority.

Click here for the kickstarter link.   There's a sample of an Alan Menken penned song he performs there.

I can personally vouch for both the awesomeness of his performing and his grandmother's lasagna.

When I first saw the playlist, I was a little disappointed that "The Worst Thing I Could Do" didn't make the cut.

Then I thought about it, and realized you really gotta see that one live to get the full impact.

The rest of the set more than makes up for it, and if it does well, we'll probably get more live shows too.   Bonus!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Through a Kid’s Eyes

I’ve been a Monty Python fan from before I can remember thanks to Dad

I CAN remember hoping New Year’s Eve would line up with Sunday nights so I’d be allowed to stay up and watch The Flying Circus and Fawlty Towers on channel 13.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Through Multiple Kids’ Eyes Part 1

There is something amazing about being surrounded by human creative achievement from all over the world throughout history that has increased our visits and my desire to relate them.

There is also something about combining children with Five Thousand years of artistic output that always becomes a source of comedy gold.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

No Rest for the Wicked (Long Trip)

As engineering responsibilities and my title increased, yet old requirements lingered on, I tried to clarify two things up the chain of command.

A) One of the main reasons I’ve stayed at my company over twenty-five years is an almost negligible amount of travel away from my family was required, which is also a main requirement to extend this time past a quarter century.

B)  I felt I was spending an excessive amount of time working on and explaining a specific one of our review systems, and hoped to get others more well versed in its use, allowing me to focus on other avenues.

The response to this was, naturally, to assign me to the corporate wide team to come up with overall guidance on that review system, requiring a trip for all of us to have a several day face to face meeting at our New Hampshire campus.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Most Egregious Omission

Last fall when I went on yet another of my “Movies that define me” obsession filled rants I referred to the Bill and Ted franchise only as an aside:

“Yes, I am a fan of the Bill and Ted films.  While they are very enjoyable, and do a spectacular job of Time Travel in a fixed time stream consistency, they don't quite reach "impact" level.”

Clearly the only reason I made that statement, was it had been far too long since I saw those most excellent (*air guitar!*) movies.