Monday, August 29, 2022

Denver 2022 day 1: May 4- The Ugly Monkey Revealed

Anabelle completed her first year at Villanova. (Stellarly! Woo!)
Due to having projects and papers instead of final exams, even though her tests and classes finished the previous week, we went to pick her up after work Monday night.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

A Textbook Case of How to do a Great Adaptation

Neil Gaiman waited several DECADES for the proper medium, technology and creative control to make a live action adaptation of the Sandman series. In that time he worked on other adaptations to learn what he needed to.

And the result is freakin' brilliant on all levels.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Mummy's Curse Through a "Kid's" Eyes

The last of the original Mummy films. 

For anyone who thought the whole idea of a slow moving killer going from movie to movie following one story line and killing those who survived the previous film started with Eighties slasher stories...
Nope, Kharis and friends did it back in the Forties. 

Granted all four of these movies are only an hour long. That likely means, if you took out the recaps, it's just about enough material for two films today.  Still I feel I was harsh at first stating the Mummy sequels really dropped in quality. These are all fun, and the continuing storyline through four films is impressive.

Monday, August 15, 2022

Wrestling Moments: WrestleMania XX, March 14 2004- Madison Square Garden

I saw this moment well after the fact, 
and even weller after the days I watched wrestling in my youth. 
Therefore it shouldn't count as part of this list.
But it will, for "reasons."

I caught it on an "Undertaker's Greatest Matches" show before all the wrestling stuff vanished off of Netflix when the WWE (and everyone else in the world) made their own streaming service.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Not a Miss but a Marvel

 I was not the target audience for this show...

and that's fine.

I still enjoyed it a great deal because it was set in a world where they know me well.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Wrestling Moments: Summerslam 1992, August 29, 1992- Wembley Stadium

It should be clear at this point that I am, and ever have been, an old softie. Three of these moments are finishes that looked like they would create or amplify feuds, but instead led to reconciliations.

I love a happy ending.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

House of Frankenstein Through a "Kid's" Eyes

The first of the big "Monster Mash" films with the Big Three, plus some other familiar looking references.

We almost went out of order here in this three movie year, because Rosa wanted to know how the heck the Mummy returned again. 

Boris Karloff is back! This time he's a human "monster," the mad scientist Doctor Neimann
And he is awesome and terrifying without any Jack Peirce masterpiece glued to cover his whole face.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Wrestling Moments: WrestleMania VIII- April 5 1992 Hoosier Dome (Indiana)

Hey, remember back in the index when I said I didn't know which two moments would be replaced by ones I'd talked about before?

I lied, it's this one and the next one.