Category Archives: lists
First, there was Rocky, a classic film, a character study of the most likable character possibly ever. Then, there was the sequel, Rocky II, and we dove further down the rabbit hole and got an extra montage. I imagine that Rocky III was supposed to be the final installment, and I think you could argue cases for this being the best and the worst Rocky movie up to this point. Let’s dig in! Read the rest of this entry
Only Fischer Stevens (racist 80s stereotype character) and Tim Blaney (the voice of Johnny Five) return from the original cast in Short Circuit 2, a movie that exists because there was money to be made on the brand. The first movie was a harmony of creativity, old ideas with a new twist and commercial appeal, while this movie just cashes in on the first installment. Here are 4 reasons Short Circuit 2 doesn’t live up to the original. Read the rest of this entry
You gotta love the title for this post, right? Rolls right off your tongue.
Anyway, the early 1990s saw a musical culture in flux; it wasn’t the 80s anymore but Grunge Rock and Gangsta Rap had not yet electrified the landscape. In 1991, the biggest song of the year was from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via Brian Adams’ “Everything I do (I Do It For You),” and in that tradition, I bring you 2 Songs From The Early 90s That Are More Christian Than I realized At The Time, because I’m just noticing this now. Read the rest of this entry
To My Fellow Dog Lovers,
You own a dog and therefore you’re great! If you adopted a dog instead of buying one, you’re AWESOME! Hopefully, you’re doing everything right when it comes to caring for your dog and interacting with the community… but in case you’re not, here are 5 tips for dog owners when you’re out and about. Read the rest of this entry
I gotta be honest with ya; Interstellar had some cool ideas and I LOVE Christopher Nolan movies, but this movie didn’t work for me. I like that the Nolans trust me enough to appreciate the difference between a worm hole and black hole, but wow, they sure did f@ck up the ending. Here are 10(ish) points on the ending of Interstellar and why is ruined the movie. Read the rest of this entry
We love to hate the antagonist (bad guy) in movies and the crazier they are, the better the movie (Battlefield Earth aside). Sometimes, a movie villain will makes the leap from “Give me all your money!” to “Give me all your intestines!” and this is when we get a bad guy that is truly out of their mind. Here are six movie villains that fit the proverbial bill.
Coincidentally enough, the villains from Over the Top don’t quality… Read the rest of this entry
If you grew up during the 1980s (or were simply alive) and you watched movies, you know that nobody makes comedies like that anymore. I guess the threat of total nuclear annihilation is a good incentive to leave it all out on the field, because back then, people would commit! As such, here today I humbly present to you my own picks for the 10 Best Comedies of the 1980s in no particular order.
The new WordPress.com posting system is now the default; you can never go home again – or rather, back to the old posting form. This has been an optional beta post page for a long time and it doesn’t seem like they’re ever going to change the things I thought they obviously needed to update, so now that we’re stuck with it, here’ my laundry list of complaints. Read the rest of this entry
I developed an interest in movies at an early age, but maybe my affinity for film would have flickered and died if not for Kevin Smith. An everyman from my own New Jersey made movies I could connect with on so many levels… it’s hard to put into words, so instead, I’ll just go through his filmography and rank the movies from my favorite to the one I probably won’t watch again. Read the rest of this entry
There’s no subject I love more than U.S. Presidents… except for maybe Star Wars… Star Wars is awesome. But anyway, the American Presidents were (and still are) fascinating men. Here are three facts I betcha didn’t know about George Washington, Lyndon Johnson and John Quincy Adams from “Oh, interesting,” to “Holy Potato Balls!” And just FYI, that reference to “balls” is foreshadowing. Read the rest of this entry