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
2017


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 for...um...Bat-lets 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.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

“Avengers…” *Spoilers* Layer 1


There’s really no way to talk about this film without spoiling it. (Click here for last week’s post for an attempt)

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Delayed Disney Reconstruction Descriptions


Instead of taking apart and analyzing what made the original version work, new home and theatrical releases by Disney traveled new paths to show why the core themes of the originals are still relevant.

For the home release it was Mary Poppins Returns.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

George Awards: You’re a Winner, Pick It Up, Put It In Your Pocket…


Warning
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.

Monday, April 15, 2019

George Awards: That's the Trouble with Zombies, They're Unreliable!



Warning
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, April 11, 2019

Dracula Through a Kid’s Eyes


Because she had read the novel, and seen the Coppola version, I finally was able to coax my daughter back to the world of Universal Horror with the original of the main franchise. 
In 1931, it was an instant classic, and a fresh take on horror.

In 2019, it is an extremely early cinematic experience with primitive effects and overblown stage acting magnified by the camera.

I think we’ll be watching more now.

Monday, April 8, 2019

George Awards: A Special Automotive Harassment Squadron


Warning
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, April 4, 2019

Detective Comics 1000


We picked Michael Cho’s 1950’s “Night of 1000 Batmans” cover for this one, because it reflected the multi-faceted nature of the character throughout his history. 

OK, I picked it for that reason, the rest of my family voted that way because it was fun!

Monday, April 1, 2019

George Awards: Bet You Can’t Eat Just One


Warning
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.