Browsing: Cinema & TV

A Brief History On October 4, 2019, the latest and perhaps greatest of the DC Comics related movies will be released to an eager and avid public.  Joker is projected to be a “stand alone” movie, while centered on the Batman/Gotham City mythology it is not tied into the other DC Cinematic Universe films that have already been produced and are to be produced.  We previewed this film on October 1, 2019, and found it to be every bit as dark, depressing, frightening, and engrossing as we had anticipated.  What a movie!  Despite idiotic and pervasive fears about the film…

A Brief History On September 24, 2019, we have the sad news for our readers and fans of horror movies that actor Sid Haig died on September 21, 2019 at the age of 80.  Though appearing in numerous films of all types, he is probably best remembered for his iconic performances as Captain Spaulding in the Rob Zombie horror shockers, The Devil’s Rejects, 3 From Hell and House of 1000 Corpses.  (Captain Spaulding is the patriarch of the Firefly Family, the clan of weirdos that murders people for no apparent reason other than to amuse horror movie audiences!) Digging Deeper…

A Brief History On September 5, 1927, long before he became famous for his feature film cartoons and amusement parks, Walt Disney’s production of Trolley Troubles, an animated cartoon featuring the character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, was released by Universal Pictures.  A far cry from what we now associate Walt Disney with, Trolley Troubles was only just over 6 minutes long and was in black and white, and although it did not feature sound to go along with the animation, music and sound effects were added years later.  Oswald became a popular cartoon character and Disney was on his way…

A Brief History On September 4, 1972, The Price is Right, created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, made it television debut with Bob Barker as host.  The show would go on to become the longest running American television game show, and Bob Barker, host from 1972 to 2007 (when Drew Carey took over) was the longest tenured US television game show host.  The remarkable show is still going strong, still with Drew Carey at the helm.  In 2007, TV Guide Magazine called The Price is Right the greatest game show of all time.  Considering the incredible array…

A Brief History On September 2, 2019, we take a moment to review a nifty “What if?” horror film, Brightburn.  The title comes from a mythical small town in Kansas, one that is more or less analogous to Smallville in the Superman super-hero franchise.  But what if little Kal-El came to Earth and turned out to not be on our side?  Brightburn kind of addresses that question. Digging Deeper With a modest budget of less than $12 million, you would not expect spectacular action and gaudy scenes that show off cutting edge special effects.  And you would be right!  Although…

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