« Previous Entries

“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 [...]

Some Assembly Required: Can “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Overcome A Bloated Run-Time, Too-Many Plotlines & An Over-Abundance Of CGI To Defeat Ultron & Save The Box-Office? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!) [Double-Team Review B]

No doubt about it, the first Avengers movie was a perfect storm of a motion picture. Marvel had been teasing it for four separate movies at this point (the first two Iron Man films, the first Thor and the first Captain America), and not only was the world waiting to know if Marvel could catch [...]

The Surprising Dangers Of “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” (Spoilers, Because Society Forces It….) [Double-Team Review A]

This is not the review it was supposed to be. Originally, this was going to start with a 1950’s-1960 definition of epic film-making – i.e. The Sound Of Music, Lawrence Of Arabia, Cleopatra, et. al. – and how the frequency of these mid-century blockbusters made them the exception, not the rule, of studio movies. I’d [...]

A Few Words About Today…

I can’t control how you feel about this picture. I will tell you how it makes me feel, on this particular MLK Day….
Proud. One man was the focal point for a movement which brought genuine change to the laws of this country.
Inspired. One man’s amazing words reach forward to our time, inspiring multiple new generations [...]

The Gospel According To Phil Robertson

Well, here’s Phil Robinson (pictured, far right), founder of Duck Commander, in the newest issue of GQ – in context:
Out here in these woods, without any cameras around, Phil is free to say what he wants. Maybe a little too free. He’s got lots of thoughts on modern immorality, and there’s no stopping them from [...]

« Previous Entries