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“LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!” Ah-nold is Back in a Brand New Terminator Film and the Best News is, This One Doesn’t Suck (Much)!

OK, to start off by answering the most important non-question of all, no, Terminator: Genysis isn’t anywhere near as good as the first Terminator movie or T2: Judgment Day. But it is worlds better than the absolutely disastrous T3: Rise of the Machines or the much-lamented Terminator: Salvation. However, keep foremost in your mind that [...]

“Gloom, Despair And Agony On Me!” The 2015-16 TV Schedule is Announced, The Best Show on Broadcast TV Just Got the Axe, Sci-Fi Returns to SYFY and Did You Ever Stop to Think-Maybe Your Superhero is Just Not That Into You?

Well kids, it’s summer vacation and in between double-teaming some of the summer’s biggest movies with your popGeezer (it occurs to me that sentence may have come out wrong), it’s time once again to reach into the TV Grab Bag to see what bites back.
HANNIBAL GETS SERVED, BUT THE AUDIENCE GETS THE CHECK. I had [...]

BOOM BOOM! ACKA LACKA LACKA BOOM! “Jurassic World” Walks The Dinosuar To Half A Billion Dollars Worldwide! [Double-Team B]

Second Time Director Colin Trevorrow (with a little help from Chris Pratt and Steven Spielberg) Resurrects an Extinct Movie Franchise-But Is It Any Good?
It was obvious to me Friday night that there was something going on with Jurassic World. I showed up for the 7 PM IMAX 3D show at my local theatre, and it was [...]

“Dyno-Might!!” – “Jurassic World” Consumes The Box-Office & Recaptures The Spirit of Two Decades Ago! [Double-Team A!]

First, a quick hop back to 1993….
Steven Spielberg had a a banner year. In the Summer, he reinvented the summer tentpole he created with Jaws in 1975, by  releasing Jurassic Park. This post-modern monster thriller fully made CGI a regular part of a filmmaker’s tool kit. Simultaneously brand new and old-school, this giant crowd -pleaser [...]

Start Your Engines, ‘Cause George Miller Has Two Hundred Horses in His Pocket and They are Ready to Roar! [Double-Team B]

When the original Mad Max came out in the lost and forgotten bygone year of 1979, I wasn’t impressed. To the jaded eye of this freshly-minted college graduate and his yet-to-be-road-tested Theatre degree, the whole thing seemed too low budget and low brow for my taste. The entire film either sailed far over my head [...]

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