I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more. Or maybe we are.

There is news today that a major movie studio is planning a new interpretation of the original classic The Wizard of Oz, which could be a re-imagining of the original 1939 motion picture classic. Here’s the link to the story. Now I wouldn’t completely consider myself an Ozphile, but I totally understand the dedication and…

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Could the new Spider-Man movie bring all the Spider-Men together?

Okay, follow me on this. In 2002, Sony Pictures – who currently holds the rights to Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man, as well as all associated characters, released a blockbuster motion picture. It starred Tobey Maguire as the web-slinger, against Willem Dafoe as the Green Goblin. A few years later, the even more popular Spider-Man 2 came…

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Footloose on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

Yes, I know I’ve never seen Footloose. It came out in the early 1980’s, and I never honestly had a chance or a desire to see it.  Yeah, I heard all the songs from the movie on my radio, and I saw the music video with clips of the film all the time on MTV.…

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So I did Dark Side of the Rainbow last night…

I really have to hand it to the Jericho Drive-In.  They’ve been able to rise above this godawful pandemic and make a movie season worth enjoying. It seems like each night, there’s something special happening at the Glenmont ozone movie palace.  They’ve hosted a dozen high school graduations, they’ve hosted a wedding (which was later…

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Hamilton on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

Okay, I realize this is stretching the boundaries of the rules for the Royale with Cheese Movie Club, in which I review films that everyone in the world has seen (except me). But technically, it seems like EVERYONE has seen this Broadway show at some point or another, either in New York City or as…

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The Warner Bros. cartoons that should stay out of circulation

I had thought about this blog post for a while, and I wasn’t really sure how to approach it. In fact, I shelved this blog for a while. Until I heard that HBO Max was bringing back the Warner Bros. cartoon characters in a new iteration of Looney Tunes cartoons. See, in bringing back the…

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Excellent! (air guitar riff)

Thirty years ago, I watched an amazing comedy movie, one that at the time was so far out of left field it could have been in an other stadium.  Two slackers, tasked with writing a high school history paper, use a time machine to travel back in history, they meet up with famous people, they…

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My Neighbor Totoro on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

My son Kris is a big fan of Hiyao Miyazaki films.  Kris even has some of the Miyazaki characters as personal tattoos. So when my HBO Now subscription upgraded to HBO Max, and I discovered I now had access to the entire Miyazaki catalog, I asked Kris which film I should start with. “You could…

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The “Three Word Movie” Game

I had fun yesterday on Facebook with a bit of a friend-participation game.  It’s a challenge, a fun challenge at that. Take any movie, and try to challenge people to identify it. But you’re only allowed to use three words to describe the movie. And, as a tougher challenge, you’re not allowed to use any…

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