Happy 50th, 55th…  105th?!

Happy 50th, 55th… 105th?!

Hello, everyone, and welcome back to the article where we mention the movies celebrating significant birthdays this year. We’ll start with the movies turning 50, and end with the movies turning 105… I’m really trying to keep this brief! 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid – If you didn’t watch it when William Goldman died last […]

There’s Something About Lebowski

There’s Something About Lebowski

I would be remiss if I let the year end, and I did not write about two great movies from 20 years ago. Although, I know by the time I turn in this article and it is published, it will be 2019. I saw one of these movies in the theater, and from that moment I […]

The Day the Fun Died?

The Day the Fun Died?

January 2, 2019. “Mean Gene” Okurland I woke up to the news that “Mean Gene” Okurland died. If you don’t know who that is, you never watched any WWF (now WWE) wrestling—and you definitely don’t remember the high-tension stakes that was WrestleMania III when the two titans of WWF, Hulk Hogan and André the Giant (formerly […]

Superman… Forever?

Superman… Forever?

Superman: The Movie celebrated its 40th anniversary on December 15th, and The Hollywood Reporter ran a wonderful article, espousing the greatness of Superman the movie. I agree wholeheartedly with the article and the reporter’s opinion. Superman: The Movie is the benchmark against the way all other superhero movies will be judged. The reporter admitted that the […]

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

When Creed came out in 2015, people were initially unsure what to make of it. The story of Apollo Creed’s son who wants to get into boxing and seeks out Rocky Balboa to train him? It sounded like a cash grab. For me, Rocky Balboa was the only final word this franchise needed. The film Creed […]

Death and ‘Buster Scruggs’

Death and ‘Buster Scruggs’

Above all else, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a meditation on death, which means it is also a mediation on life because you can’t have one without the other—and as the trailer for the new live-action adaptation of The Lion King (something I am entirely against, by the way) reminds us, courtesy of Elton […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -“Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Grey, 1751 We recently celebrated Veterans Day. On that same day, November 11th, we also celebrated the 100th […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump got upset at CNN’s Jim Acosta and pulled Acosta’s White House press pass—meaning Acosta is no longer welcome at the White House. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then released a doctored video that had been sped up in which it appeared that Acosta was delivering a judo […]

Fade Out: William Goldman

Fade Out: William Goldman

FADE IN: William Goldman is dead? Inconceivable! If you look William Goldman up on IMDb, the first five words of his mini bio are, “Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author.”  I think they could have just gone with one word: storyteller. William Goldman was the consummate writer. If you don’t know his name offhand, you definitely know […]