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 ...

Battle: Los Angeles Rocks!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I went to see Battle: Los Angeles last night. I had heard very little of the film, in fact I had only recently heard about for the first time. Yesterday I ran across a review of the film by John Nolte over on Big Hollywood and decided that I really ...

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Friday, December 31st, 2010

It's been awhile since I had last seen The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and I was able to steal away the time to do so this week. This has always been one of my favorite John Wayne films, and for good reason. Shot in black and white, for a ...

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

On Saturday we (Me and the family) went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This is the third movie in the series. It was also a merry adventure getting to and home from the theater as Snowpocalypse Now! was ragging through Minnesota. First off, I would ...

The Expendables

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The other night I attended a private screening of The Expendables. Yes, I am a little late getting to the dance for this Box Office smash from Sylvester Stallone, but better late than never. Oh, and by private screening, I mean that I was the only one there. Not surprising ...

Non-SF Genre Movies

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

I'm doing a panel at an upcoming convention on non-SF/F/H genre movies that fans should see. This panel was a big success at Convergence last year, so now I'm taking it on the road. I have also added a fw new films to the list. Here is the new updated list: To ...

Zucker’s An American Carol

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

David Zucker's new film, "An American Carol" is a look at the life a liberal documentary film-maker who is visited by a series of American Spirits who teach him what patriotism is. After seeing the trailers and various film clips, I really wanted to see this film, and had high ...

Non-SF Films To See

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I am doing a panel at Convergence on what Non-Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror films people should see. It's a long list, about 80 films, and thought I would share it here as well. To Have or Have Not(1944) Casablanca(1942) The Big Sleep(1945) The Maltese Falcon(1941) We’re No Angels(1955) The Petrified Forest(1936) The African Queen (1951) The Searchers(1956) Stagecoach(1939) The Man Who Shot ...

Prince Caspian

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Let me start off by saying that I have (regrettably) never read the Chronicles of Narnia. When The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe was released in December of 2005, I wanted to see it, but with a new born daughter in the house, it just wasn’t practical to get ...

Film Legend Charlton Heston, Dead At 84

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Charlton Heston, one of the greatest film stars and strongest advocate for Liberty, passed away over the weekend. He was 84. Heston starred in many of the great epics of the ‘50s, most notably Ben-Hur and the Ten Commandments. Amongst his many notable films there is El Cid, 55 Days In ...

Firefly movie deal in works

Tuesday, July 15th, 2003

From SciFi Wire, Josh Whedon has announced he is close to closing a deal for a film version of the series Firefly. A theatrical version is hinged on getting all of the regular cast members back for the project. I for one hope it bears fruit, as Firefly ...