I’ve always taken an interest in books, and films, that surround the lives of people of notoriety. Whether they are an actor, musician, or historical figure, it has always intrigued me. We’ve seen these people in the spotlight many times, but it’s what’s behind the scenes that interests me, and grabs my attention. The new film, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, is about the iconic rock ‘n’ roll band, QUEEN, in particular, the bands larger than life lead singer, Freddie Mercury.
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The 1980′s was the high point of what is known as the “slasher film” genre. You could bet your bottom dollar that every October you’d see a sequel to FRIDAY THE 13th, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, and yes, HALLOWEEN, playing at your local movie theater. It was a fun time in film, and moviegoers really got into these over the top gore fests, no matter how bad they were. However, many of these franchises burned themselves out, and became movie marathons for those die hard fans, in their own homes.
Posted November 4th, 2018. Add a comment
THE DOCTOR’S CASE, was first published in 1987, in the Centennial Collection of, The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It was later reprinted in the Stephen King short story collection, NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES, in 1993. The story is narrated by an aged Dr. Watson, who tells the tale of the murder of Lord Hull, which brings the famous Sherlock Holmes out of retirement to solve what just might be his last case.
Posted August 28th, 2018. Add a comment
This review takes us back into the MARVEL Comics Universe with…ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. It’s the sequel to the 2015 hit, ANT-MAN, and the 12th film in the MARVEL Universe. Director Peyton Reed, once again returns to bring this action-superhero film to the big screen.
Posted August 4th, 2018. Add a comment
It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago in June of 1993, the first JURASSIC PARK film was released in movie theaters world wide. I saw it with my family at the theaters across the boulevard from my home, in Sherman Oaks, CA. I remember the mind blowing experience of seeing the amazing dinosaur F/X for the first time. Steven Spielberg opened the door to a whole new world when he created JURASSIC PARK. That film made a zillion dollars, and was the number one film of all time, for a very long time.
Posted July 7th, 2018. Add a comment
In 1977, John Travolta was a box office superstar with his disco hit film, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Not only did he return to the big screen dancing, but this time he sang his way in to our hearts, with yet another box office smash, GREASE, which takes place in the 1950′s. The film GREASE was based on the hit stage musical of the same name, and featured an all-star cast.
Posted June 26th, 2018. Add a comment
JAWS 2… is the other film that was released on June 16th of the same year, and is a sequel to JAWS, the box office mega hit. This film is the polar opposite to that of the musical I just reviewed. I’m talking about returning to the dark, frigid waters of Amity Island, which was also the setting of the first film. You might be asking yourself, what’s so special about this film? Well, besides being the 40th anniversary, it is also a decent sequel, and horror film.
Posted June 26th, 2018. Add a comment
On May 25th 1977, the genre of science fiction changed forever. The release of what was thought to be one simple film trilogy, has now spanned over four decades, marking 2018, as the 41st year of its ongoing story, a tale that just about every generation, since its original release, has enjoyed.
Posted June 11th, 2018. Add a comment
When we begin talking about the summer blockbuster season, it’s generally in the month of May. However, the folks at Marvel decided to release the new film Avengers: Infinity War a little earlier, in the last full week of April. Could it be that Marvel is just that excited about celebrating their 10th year making films based upon comic book superheroes? If so, they are sure doing it up in style with this mega release, and has it ever been successful so far.
Posted May 1st, 2018. Add a comment
This film is animated, however not the animation of those childrens stories we are use to, and have come to love. Rather, this film is truly done in the style of Impressionist and post-Impressionist artist, Vincent van Gogh. It won several awards, and was also nominated in the Best Animated Film catagory, sadly it lost to Pixar’s COCO.