The Royale with Cheese Movie Club: Don’t Look Up

For the uninitiated, the Royale with Cheese Movie Club is a list of films that, for one reason or another, I finally watched after it seems everyone else in the world has seen them. Yesterday, I was able to enter a new tally into the Club by finally watching the film everybody has an opinion…

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To love the Three Stooges is to love America.

My blog buddy Roger Green recently wrote about the Three Stooges, specifically, one of their classic stage routines, the iconic “Niagara Falls” bit. Also known as “Slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch.” Here’s the clip in question. Crazy thing about this clip. It wasn’t originally filmed as part of the “Gents Without…

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New Spider-Man movie trailer! This is not a drill!!!

We’ve all been waiting for the new Spider-Man movie trailer. Trust me, Sony Pictures has more riding on your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man than you can imagine. And last night … in the middle of the night, mind you … The trailer dropped. Yeah. The one involving a multiverse and all that. Wanna see the trailer?…

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Using the Human Torch as a springboard in the MCU

The Human Torch, also known as Johnny Storm, is one of the four members of the legendary comic book quartet Fantastic Four. Based on a similar character from the 1940’s, the Human Torch can burst into flame and fly. He’s essentially a living, cognizant fireball. And at some point in time, he and the Fantastic…

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The Marvel Sacred Timeline

Tony Goldmark is a really good person. I met him at a few “Weird Al” Yankovic fan conventions (yes, I go to “Weird Al” Yankovic fan conventions, deal with it), and Tony’s created several different podcasts and YouTube features over the years. He’s an expert on Walt Disney’s theme parks, and he’s written detailed synopses…

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The Jericho Drive-In is back – with first-run movies!!

It’s no secret to my blog readers that the Jericho Drive-In in Glenmont was one of the few places of relief during this COVID-19 pandemic. I saw several films there, and the owners were gracious enough to let me photograph a custom signage on their marquee last year, a photo of which I’m entering in…

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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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