Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Comic Book Inventory Software

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Not so much a review as an adventure For several years I had been using CBI - Comic Book Inventory - on iOS. It was pretty nice and did everything I needed it to do for inventory management. Well, thise days are gone. Looks like the developer decided to no longer ...

American Vampire

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Last night we watched American Vampire. Mid-90s film involving beaches, vampires, and a darn, bloody ghoul. Released in 1997, it is a bit of a cult classic, especially with fans of the Beach movies from the mid-60s that starred Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, it's actually a pretty good film. The ...

Review – The Last Jedi

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Spoilers abound Okay, I admit it, I am a bit disappointed with The Last Jedi. Question - am I the only person around who thought they were watching a bad remake of The Empire Strikes Back? The parallels between the two films are numerous. Seriously, the Empire has found the Rebel ...

Review – The Greatest Showman

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

I took the family to see The Greatest Showman over New Year's weekend. To start off with, we all enjoyed the film very much. This is the story, fairly well fictionalized (Barnum was not orphaned, whereas is partner, Baily, was orphaned), done for artistic reasons, of P. T. Barnum and ...

The Flash – Season 3, Episode 21

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

"Cause and Effect", Season 3, Episode 21, needs a real scientist to check their facts. First off, this was not much more than a throw-away fluff episode. "Let's erase Barry's memory and see what happens" says Cisco. That part was bad enough. But then we get the "Speed Force Bazooka". ...

Scooby Apocalypse #1

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

As mentioned previously, DC Comics is doing reboots of a number of Hanna-Barbera properties, and one of them is Scooby-Doo and Gang. Based on the cover art, I was a bit skeptical, more so of this one than any other in the set. Howard Porter's pencils and inks, are nice, but ...

Future Quest #1

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

When DC announced a few months back that is releasing a new line of Hanna-Barbera comics, re-envisioned for the 21st Century, I was rather skeptical of what they would be like. Future Quest #1, written by Jeff Parker, art by Evan Shaner and Steve Rude, plus a host of other ...

The Rolling Stones

Friday, March 11th, 2016

I recently read The Rolling Stones, one of Robert A. Heinlein's young adult novels. I am going to say it is a lot of fun to read. Following the misadventures of the twins, Castor and Pollux, as the Stone family takes an extended vacation in our solar system, visiting Mars ...

Review: Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

I've been meaning to read this book for a long time. I can tell how long as the receipt from when I bought it (dated 1998) was still stuck in the book. Interstellar Migration and the Human Experience, edited by Ben Finney and Eric Jones, is a collection of papers ...

Fury, One of the Best WW2 Films in a Long Time

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Last night I went to see the movie Fury with a couple of my friends (Mike and Linda). Fury is the latest film starring Brad Pitt, set in the last days of World War 2. It is the story of a tank crew of a M4E8 Sherman tank, and their ...

The Search for Sergeant Rock

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I have a search going on, or, rather a quest. You see, when I was a young kid, about my daughter’s age now, I wrote the only fan letter I have ever written. It was to Joe Kubert and the DC Comics series Our Army At War, featuring Sgt. Rock. ...

Gilligan’s Island Season 1 DVD

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

One of the great things about parenthood is introducing a new generation to the things I loved as a kid, and in many cases, I still love these same things. Gilligan's Island is one of these things, and we recently finished watching season 1 of Gilligan's Island. Without a doubt, Gilligan's ...

The Movie THEM!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Recently on one of the very few groups on Facebook that I participate in, there was a discussion about the movie THEM!, mostly because a very young Leonard Nimoy had a small, uncredited role in the film. I remember watching this film a couple of times as a kid and ...

Review: Soylent Green

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Soylent Green is a long time favorite film of mine, and am glad I had the opportunity to watch it again over the weekend. Based loosely, and I do mean loosely, on the 1966 harry Harrison novel, Make Room, Make Room, we are introduced to a dystopian society where there ...

The Right Stuff Blu-Ray

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Recently we celebrated the 66th anniversary of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier. I was surprised to learn that my wife had never seen the movie The Right Stuff. And I was delighted to learn that there was a new 30th Anniversary (for the movie) Blu-Ray edition out. I am ...

Review: Fool Moon

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

A few years back I read Stormfront, the first book in Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files. Although I liked the story, I didn’t like the main character harry Dresden, nor did I like the number one supporting character Detective Karrin Murphy. I thought Harry Dresden was a class-A jerk, and ...

Review: On Basilisk Station

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

On Basilisk Station by David Weber is the first book in the Honor Harrington series. Weber chose the name to have the initials H.H. for the main character knowing that his series would be compared to C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series. Honor Harrington, a commander in the Royal Manticoran Navy, has ...

Review – The Ghost in the INvisible Bikini

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

My daughter had requested we watch The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. Sadly, I don’t have this in our video collection, but, as luck would have it, Amazon Prime did have it for streaming video, and there was much rejoicing. The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini is a departure from ...

Review: How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

One of the joys of parenthood is introducing your children to the things you loved growing up, and hoping they love them too. So it was the past Saturday night when, after dinner of too many burgers with a couple of friends, we decided to watch a movie to let ...

Review: The Avengers

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Well, I finally got around to seeing Marvel’s The Avengers. I am, unfortunately, sadly disappointed by it. If you love violence, destruction, special effects, and little character development and story, then this is a film for you. If you prefer something with a little more substance to it, then wait ...