Longtime readers of this blog know that for as long as I’ve had cell phones, I’ve been a BlackBerry loyalist. Trust me, I stuck with the ‘Berry through eight different iterations, until Verizon’s network would no longer support by ‘Berry and I was forced to change to a Google Pixel 6 Pro. I say “forced…Read More
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The attempts to make a modern Little Nemo in Slumberland film.
I’ve blogged in the past about Winsor McKay’s greatest creation, his Sunday cartoon Little Nemo in Slumberland. I’ve also noted that there was a time, in 1911, when Winsor McKay created a short animated film featuring Nemo and the rest of the Slumberland characters. Here’s that film. Well, in the 1980’s, there was an attempt…Read More
That one moment at the Oscars that really screwed up everything.
I really enjoyed the Academy Awards last night. Seven statues for Everything Everywhere All At Once. A trophy for Brendan Fraser, whose performance in the film The Whale was nothing short of mesmerizing. Jamie Lee Curtis took home an Oscar, something that her Oscar-nominated parents didn’t get to do in their lifetimes. And “Naatu Naatu”…Read More
100 years ago, an animated dinosaur became a sensation.
Winsor McCay was an incredible comic strip artist. His detailed creations and wide-scoping stories are still studied and adored to this day. If he did nothing else in his career, his creation of the sleeping imagination of Little Nemo in Slumberland would cement his legacy. Well, the thing is … Winsor McCay was also a…Read More
Stop what you’re doing and watch this movie called RRR right now!
I’ve heard so much buzz about this film. I’ve heard it’s packed with action scenes. I’ve heard it’s got two charismatic lead actors. I’ve heard it’s a sweeping epic with spectacular cinematography and eye-popping special effects. And it’s called RRR. I don’t know why it’s called RRR, but it’s on Netflix, and I have a…Read More
They’re making another Left Behind movie? Why? No, seriously, WHY?
The Left Behind novel series – 16 books, to be precise – tells the story of the people left behind after the Christian Rapture, and their attempts to prevent an antichrist from taking over the world. There. I just saved you 5,000 pages and $20 at the used book store. You’re welcome. Seriously. The Left…Read More
So I want to see this movie about a man called Otto…
I’ve heard some tremendously positive buzz about this upcoming Tom Hanks movie, A Man Called Otto. Originally it was based on a Swedish film called A Man Called Ove, which had a very successful worldwide run. Here’s that trailer. There it is. The story a widower who wants to end his life, only to be…Read More
Top Gun on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club
“Let’s go see Top Gun: Maverick,” she said to me. “Okay,” I agreed. “But I have to see the first movie, or else I won’t know what’s going on with this one.” “You’ve never seen Top Gun?” she replied, as if I had not experienced biology classes in high school. And with that … I…Read More
I want to see this “Franklin” movie. Someone make it happen here.
In 1983, one of the most important and significant ecological challenges took place in Tasmania in Australia. There were plans in place to build a hydroelectric dam along the Franklin River, which would have provided gigawatts of hydroelectric power in the area – but would have also caused immeasurable ecological damage. There were protests through…Read More
City Lights was the greatest film ever made, and I will fight you if you say otherwise.
It was a comedy. It was romantic. It had heartbreak. And it was innovative. In 1931, silent motion pictures were all but dead, but film star / director Charlie Chaplin believed he could still make a film that did not contain spoken dialogue. And he did it. He created City Lights, a romance between a…Read More