Pulpy Goodness for Seniors

There is a “movie night” every Wednesday at the retirement home where I work that’s sometimes called “Rooney’s Request.” “Rooney’s Request” is, in effect, a warning placed before the title of the movie on the events calendar. This is because Mr. Rooney almost always requests something barely palatable to the rest of the community. No…

No Insurance Against Happy Accidents

The day almost ended without my posting on The Blog. And let me tell you, it was not because I’ve been sitting around eating chocolate truffles, watching college football, and reading movie magazines. No. I’ve been up since 6:30 working on building my publishing/media empire. Adding pages to my website. Creating more promotional materials for…

Ghostbangers?

Now. I ask you: why are these women going from men directly to water creatures and spirits without even trying out having sex with other human women? Believe me, it’s not just a ghost who could make a woman say, “It was very strange, but the sex was amazing!”

From Russia, with Love

Imagine being a child of the 80s – someone who grew up during a time when we all thought the cold war wouldn’t end until the Soviets pushed the button and blew up the world – imagine having that in your memory bank and then seeing that you’re being “followed” by Russia Observer.

Born on This Day: Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieri was born on this day in 1750, and was later – much, much later – made famous in the movie Amadeus. But was he really? Did F. Murray Abraham play a character that was truly based on Salieri, with all the attendant quirks and strong emotions flying every which way whenever Mozart was around…

Born on This Day: Louis, Duke of Burgundy

Today is the birthday of Louis, Duke of Burgundy, who was born in 1682 and died in 1712. Blah blah blah – born at Versailles, Louis XV’s dad – blah blah. Who cares? I want to talk about something else that might seems but is not at all related to Le Petit Dauphin‘s birthday. Now:…

Not a Review: Phantom Thread

Other titles for this movie: Phantom Plot Phantom Reason for Existing Phantom Justification for All Those Oscar Nominations Stray Observations (in title form): You’ll Feel Like You Sat There for Seven Bloody Hours Daniel Day-Lewis is Inherently Creepy Why Not Roller Girl As Woodock’s Muse Why Not Mark Wahlberg as Woodcock Now I Understand How…

Not a Review: The Shape of Water

At First At first I did not want to see it. For one thing, I don’t like science-fictiony things or fantasy-things or scary-things – which are all -things I know Guillermo del Toro is known for. Also: Sally Hawkins has never been someone I enjoy watching – she usually creeps me out as much as…