VINTAGE VAULT:  MR. HOBBS TAKES A VACATION

VINTAGE VAULT: MR. HOBBS TAKES A VACATION

Earlier this summer my family and I went on vacation. We often hit several of the National Parks on our trips. It’s cheaper than Hawaii. I do enjoy these times, but I often think that I get very little rest […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STUFF

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE STUFF

Do a search for “movie spy gadgets” and you’ll pull up a list of the very best tools used by the very best secret agents in the biz. Most of the film canon’s best heroes have some sort of invention […]

TGITDNMAR: 07/31/15

TGITDNMAR: 07/31/15

I very quickly want to say something that I very rarely say: I was wrong. Last week, I said that Adam Sandler’s terrible excuse for a film, Pixels was “going to win the week with right around $30 million,” and in this […]

JUST THE WORST

JUST THE WORST

A few weeks ago, Dustin Hoffman made a pronouncement that films were “the worst they’ve been in 50 years.” While some critics agreed, others argued that Hoffman was just being bitter because he no longer had a guaranteed place in […]

PANNING THE STREAM: I SAW THE DEVIL

PANNING THE STREAM: I SAW THE DEVIL

Last week a friend shared an article on Facebook about ten or so Netflix instant films you must watch immediately. The list contained more than a couple of films that I’d pinned for later at some point long ago. With a fresh […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  HEAD

VINTAGE VAULT: HEAD

When I was a kid one of our local Chicago area UHF stations would show reruns of The Monkees each summer. This was always one of my favorite shows and to this day I consider it one of the best […]

TGITDNMAR: 07/24/2015

TGITDNMAR: 07/24/2015

So here’s the deal… Pete Conway and I are both extremely busy people. We understand that you folks are too and to hear that isn’t ground-shaking news. But the reason that I’m bringing it up is because for the time […]

THE KEEPERS OF THE GATE

THE KEEPERS OF THE GATE

I have very mixed feelings about fandom. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I want to destroy it with fire. But most of us – at least, those of us with a vague tendency to obsession and an inveterate love of […]