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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How the West Was Won on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

So it’s Saturday night, and I see that Turner Classic Movies is airing the 1962 sweeping epic How The West Was Won. It’s been a while, but I figure it’s time to watch this film as part of the Royale With Cheese Movie Club. The Royale With Cheese Movie Club, in case you’re joining the…

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The Royale with Cheese TV Club: HBO’s Deadwood

One of the subjects of my blog is the Royale With Cheese Movie Club, an observation of films that everyone in the world has seen – except me.  Whether it was through circumstance or happenstance, I never got around to watching that film when it first came out, and after people tell me “You’ve never…

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Black Mirror: USS Callister on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

I had no desire to watch the Super Bowl yesterday.  Hell, I don’t even know who won, although I suspect that with all the memes on Facebook this morning, I wouldn’t have been happy with the results.  Something about the refs giving the victory to the Patriots.  That, and Maroon 5 doing the halftime show. …

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“Frozen” on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

Chuck, are you telling me you’ve never seen Frozen?  Everybody’s seen it. My kids have seen it.  They’ve seen it seventy zillion times.  They make me watch it every single time.  I know every single song and I can’t just let it go, let it go-o-o-o-o… Yep.  And as of last night, I was one…

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The Princess Bride on the Royale with Cheese Movie Club

Chuck, how in the world have you NEVER seen The Princess Bride?  Oh my God this is the greatest fairy tale of our time and you’ve never seen it?  Inconceivable.  Inconceivable.  What in the world is wrong with you? Hey, cut me a break.  That’s what the Royale With Cheese Movie Club is designed for…

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“The Big Lebowski” on the “Royale With Cheese Movie Club”

Okay, you blog-readers all voted.  I gave you several titles a few weeks ago for my next Royale With Cheese Movie Club choice – films that everybody in the world has seen except me – and you chose “The Big Lebowski.” I should say that in watching this film, I was a bit out of…

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Pick my next “Royale With Cheese” movie!

Here’s how this works.  The “Royale With Cheese Movie Club” is based on my having not seen the film Pulp Fiction until a couple of years ago.  Yep – I saw it after everyone else in the whole wide world had seen it. So after that film, I added a few more films to my…

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“The Breakfast Club” on the Royale With Cheese Movie Club

Are you serious, Chuck? You’ve NEVER seen “The Breakfast Club,” not once, not ever? Do you know what Molly Ringwald does with her lipstick?  Or when Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez get in that fight over – If I “knew” all these things, I wouldn’t need to see the film, now would I? Nearly 30…

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Elf on the “Royale With Cheese Movie Club”

Okay, okay, stop smelling like beef and cheese, I just discovered that my local cable company is showing it as an On Demand selection.  Okay, okay, for $2.99 I’ll watch Elf.  Happy? Here’s the thing.  I’m not that much of a Will Ferrell movie fan.  And Christmas movies tend to bore me – they’re often…

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