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2 days ago

Up until today, the movie that will reveal the young Han Solo, before he ran into the Skywalkers, did not have a name. Now we can all refer to it as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Am I the only one not impressed?

3 days ago

Marvel Studios just released the full length trailer for Black Panther. Fast paced with a thumping soundtrack, the premiere implies a visual thrill ride of a film, typical of the studio in recent offerings.

6 days ago

When we look around at the tragedy, terror, and evil found in the world today, we all need something soft to hold. At least for right now, we need Porgs.

2 weeks ago

During ESPN’s NFL game on Monday night the new trailer for Star Wars – The Last Jedi was unveiled.

2 weeks ago

The movie trailer for The Death of Stalin, had us crying with laughter. It is a comedy, albeit a dark one, that envisions the political machinations following the death of the Communist dictator of Russia.

3 weeks ago

If there is one thing 21st century politically-minded people from all across the spectrum have in common, is that they love their boycotts. As a capitalist, I understand this reaction, but I’ve never been good at these things.

4 weeks ago

I binge watched Season 1 and am dying to see what Season 2 brings. Still full of kitschy 80”s references and a good old fashioned doses of psychological terror according to the trailers, Season 2 lands just in time for Halloween 2017.

8/1/2017
The Marvel Universe has a large expanse of Dork Matter. That is, an amorphous blob of good think which is choking out a good percentage of their potential readership. Daddy Warpig lays out the contro...
5/30/2017
This weekend, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales had the honor (if you want to call it that) of being in the top slot of one of the worst Memorial Day box office weekends in several year...
5/30/2017
Remember the hit television show The West Wing? It ran from 1999 to 2006 and was highly rated, winning three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Emmys. Even with its overt left-wing bias, Sorkin’s storylines g...
5/24/2017
Well, I can knock another concert off my bucket list, but not for the reason I wanted. This time, it's Todd Rundgren, whose Bang On The Drum All Day and Hello, It’s Me were constant mix tape choices ...
5/3/2017
Stephen Colbert’s disgusting, homophobic rant about President Trump; special snowflake safe spaces on college campuses; and news media pretenses about press rights being eviscerated under our new fasc...
5/2/2017

About a month ago I went on a Groucho Marx YouTube binge, watching the videos then moving on to the recommended links. I ended up on the Friar's Club roasts of the early Seventies. Although I was a ki...

5/2/2017
Please keep in mind that whenever I say “you” in this piece, I don’t mean you. I mean somebody else who isn’t you. This also goes for “we” and “our.” When I say we, I mean other people including me, b...
4/23/2017
In "A Lesson for Today," first shared by Robert Frost in 1941, was his reflection on the purpose of writing poetry. Frost explained it as his personal "lover's quarrel with the world." Poetry as an ar...
4/18/2017

Tom Brady has found a bit of success as a professional football player. Yet despite this, he still has a chip on his shoulder from being drafted late by the New England Patriots. People inevitably fin...

4/18/2017

Action figures belonged to boys. Not girls. Girls had "dolls." Boys didn't own dolls. That's crazy talk. Don't @ me. I remember owning Star Wars action figures, a Luke Skywalker with extendable light...

4/17/2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 wrapped up Sunday, and boasted a good number of highlights: the heart-crushingly sweet tribute to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher, the announcement of the game Star ...

4/7/2017
By now, everyone from comics bloggers to news sites (both left and right-leaning) has had their say about comments by Marvel Comics vice president of sales David Gabriel saying the onslaught of divers...
3/28/2017
Bob Barker, host of The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007, beloved by millions worldwide, is not a nice man. Oh sure, he's charming, witty, promotes animal rights, has roots back to the Native American...
3/23/2017
In an earlier piece I pointed out how moribund the Star Wars/Star Trek franchises had become, and despite the endless movies, TV shows, and novels produced in these worlds, they provided nothing new, ...
3/17/2017
Not just ANY jerk. THE Jerk, as in the one portrayed by Steve Martin, a 1979 comedy written by Martin and directed by Carl Reiner (although I spent years thinking it was a Mel Brooks movie and to this...
3/14/2017
CONTAINS SPOILERS! Logan is for mature audiences and for the first time, “mature” doesn’t mean there’s a sex scene. Hugh Jackman’s final X-Men movie is a somber farewell told in the style of the com...
3/8/2017
The Oscars were no surprise this year, as always. There was talk about racism, women's rights, the evil rich white guy (except for them), and the need for artistic beauty, and blah, blah, blah. Yet ea...
3/6/2017

Netflix gave us the first look at the upcoming Iron Fist with the trailer it released in February. In a little less than two weeks, the series debuts in full. Will audiences want yet another adaptatio...

2/23/2017
I am a nerd. You will never insult me by calling me a nerd, because that’s exactly what I am. I came to grips with my nerdiness decades ago. For a season, I tried to disguise it because I thought I n...
2/23/2017
The buzz is that Saturday Night Live is exploring a prime time news comedy show spinning off their Weekend Update segment. Saturday Night Live never shied away from political parody and perfected "f...
2/17/2017
Watching Miss Sloane is an exercise in endurance unlike any movie you will ever experience. It’s longer than Robert Altman’s 3-hour epic Short Cuts, the Director’s Cut of The Lord of the Rings: The Re...
2/16/2017
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment are part of the New York Army National Guard, with the headquarters of the unit being at the famed Armory on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. So w...
2/7/2017

Months ago, Twentieth Century Fox teased the first look at Logan with Johnny Cash’s cover of “Hurt,” and it set movie fans on fire by how different that music choice was from the choral music that nor...