The Last Movie Star

The Last Movie Star

Merriam-Webster: Superstar (noun) – 1) a star (as in sports or the movies) who is considered extremely talented, has great public appeal, and can usually command a high salary. 2) one that is very prominent or is a prime attraction. Both of those define what Burt Reynolds was when he was at his height of fame, […]

Soft Core…Art

Soft Core…Art

In February 2016, Playboy released what was to be its last issue with nudity. Now, in August 2018, HBO very quietly killed all of its adult entertainment and programming. (Playboy would reverse its decision in March 2017, but I’m pretty sure HBO is going to stay its course.) This includes the long-running shows Cathouse: The Series, which was based […]

R-I-P A-R-E-T-H-A

R-I-P A-R-E-T-H-A

“Chain Of Fools,”  “Respect,”  “Think,” and “(You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman.”  Those are just four songs she sang, but I could go on and on…“Freeway Of Love,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” You see what I mean. There’s a reason why she is called the “Queen of Soul” because she really was. She did it with grace, […]

‘THE MEG:’ A Few Thoughts

‘THE MEG:’ A Few Thoughts

I wanted to do a “stream of consciousness review” for this movie, but in order to do that, you must be able to walk into a movie and take it on its own terms without any baggage.  I couldn’t do that with this movie. To be fair, this movie sets out to be nothing more […]

‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’

‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’

On August 6, 1945, U.S. forces dropped one of two atomic bombs; one called “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The second atomic bomb would be dropped three days later, on August 9th, on the Japanese city of Nagasaki; it was called “Fat Man.” You can ask why we would want to remember […]

CASTLE ROCK is No ‘Stranger Things’

CASTLE ROCK is No ‘Stranger Things’

The new series from Stephen King and JJ Abrams, set in King’s eponymous town of Castle Rock, deputed on Hulu on July 25th. They released the first three episodes right away, with a new one appearing every Wednesday after. After watching the first four episodes, I can finally say… I’m checking out. I really wanted to […]

What To Do With James Gunn…

What To Do With James Gunn…

Walt Disney summarily fired James Gunn for a number of offensive Tweets he made in 2007 and 2008. James Gunn admitted he made those Tweets, and made no move to defend or apologize for them. He simply said he was not the same person today as he was when he made those Tweets. It made no difference […]