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 […]

Happy 15th and 20th: Movie Birthdays

Happy 15th and 20th: Movie Birthdays

We celebrate our birthday, therefore why shouldn’t we celebrate a movie’s release day, too? This originally started as a an in-depth article about There’s Something About Mary turning 20 this year. In my opinion, it is the funniest movie to be released in the last 20 years, though I would accept South Park: Bigger, Longer & […]

Portrait of the Artist

Portrait of the Artist

Martin Scorsese’s seventh feature film was The King of Comedy released in 1982; Quentin Tarantino’s seventh feature was Inglorious Basterds released in 2009; Kevin Smith’s was Clerks II released in 2006; and Kenneth Castillo’s seventh feature is Marigold the Matador, an urban fable about a single mother, a schizophrenic homeless man, and an 11-year-old matador. With luck, Marigold […]

The Legacy of ‘HALLOWEEN’

The Legacy of ‘HALLOWEEN’

The roots of Halloween go back centuries, and it is debated as to whether or not it began as a Pagan Festival or has its roots in Christianity to honor the dead, including the saints and martyrs. That’s all fine and dandy, but that’s not the Halloween we’re here to talk about. We’re here to […]

‘The Connors’ Return!

‘The Connors’ Return!

They’re back! …And they even brought their couch! Last Tuesday, we saw the return of the Midwestern family made famous by Roseanne Barr who was notably absent from this repurposed, rebooted, rebranded, and retooled version that is now called The Connors. To add, Roseanne is not present in the show, and it shouldn’t shock anyone; […]

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, […]