Tag Archive: geek

Spotlight On: Cloris Leachman

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Recently we mourned the loss of a beloved veteran of film and television, Cloris Leachman. A former beauty pageant contestant, Leachman trained in the art of acting under the tutelage of legendary filmmaker… Continue reading

Ode to Physical Media

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We live in a world where entertainment has solidified its place on the screens of our iPads, iPhones, iSewing Machines, smart TV’s, computers etc. No matter if you want to watch the newest… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tom and Huck’

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During the 1990’s Jonathan Taylor Thomas was arguably the top young star in show business. Given that the platform for his success was the TV show Home Improvement on the Disney-owned ABC, it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Son of Frankenstein’

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Mary Shelley’s creation is arguably the crown jewel of the Universal Monsters franchise. The creature make-up artist Jack Pierce and director James Whale crafted for Boris Karloff to show-off has become nothing short… Continue reading

Creepy Mystery: The Unknown Sailor

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In 1945, the US Public Health Service Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts primarily served to patch up wounded servicemen from the war. Given they were in Boston the bulk of these patients were sailors… Continue reading

Predicting the Future of Cinema

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Throughout this pandemic have frequently heard the phrase “return to normal”, but with something which impacted the world at this level there is no going back to the original normal. I could go… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tammy and the T-Rex’

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In 1994, Stewart Raffill who wrote and directed the legendarily terrible 1988 film Mac and Me was approached by a man with an animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. This man was taking the mechanical dinosaur… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Undertaker and His Pals’

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Anyone who has read many of my Retro Reviews know that I have a love for sleazy, cheap, exploitative, grindhouse flicks. While these movies are fun, there is a common complaint that many… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Poltergeist’

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Horror is often used as a mirror for the dark side of our society. In Reagans’ America the rich got richer and the nuclear family headed in record numbers to the suburbs to… Continue reading

My Favorite TV Shows of 2020

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Normally I abstain from making “Best of” type lists annually, mainly because I do not have the time see everything. I feel it would be a disservice to a movie/comic/show that I missed… Continue reading