PANNING THE STREAM: PATCH TOWN

PANNING THE STREAM: PATCH TOWN

This weekend I made the wife sit down and experience just a tiny portion of today’s selection, Patch Town. After the scene was over, I explained the plot of the film to add context to which she replied, “How do […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT

VINTAGE VAULT: THE RELUCTANT ASTRONAUT

Don Knotts will always be known primarily for his television roles. In the early 60’s he’s created the iconic character of Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. When I was a kid he was Mr. Furley on the 70’s […]

HORROR THURSDAY: UNFRIENDED

HORROR THURSDAY: UNFRIENDED

You never know what you’re going to get when a horror film is built around a technology gimmick. This could be a plot device like The Ring making you fear video rental stores or Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CHOOSING CHARACTERS WISELY

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: CHOOSING CHARACTERS WISELY

Sometimes a main character’s success is contingent on being surrounded by equally successful supporting characters. Sometimes the best character in film history is made all the more unforgettable by amazing supporting characters. It’s not hard to find a movie that […]

PANNING THE STREAM: OUTCAST

PANNING THE STREAM: OUTCAST

I’d like to interrupt the string of enjoying streaming flicks we’ve been reviewing to bring you the stream’s latest Nicolas Cage film. Actually, Netflix recently made Lord of War available as well, and though it’s older, I’d highly recommend watching […]

VINTAGE VAULT:  THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES

VINTAGE VAULT: THE COMPUTER WORE TENNIS SHOES

Throughout its history, Disney has often had a stable of young stars that the studio would regularly turn to for their film and TV projects. Today most of those young stars appear on Disney Channel series’ and movies, but if […]

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FIGHTING POWER

ETERNAL CHARACTERS OF THE FILM LOVER’S MIND: FIGHTING POWER

2009’s Fish Tank, starring newbie Katie Jarvis is an undeniably assertive drama about the role that power and exploitation plays in a young woman’s life. The film’s 15 year old protagonist, Mia, opens the story by convening an admirable toughness […]

PANNING THE STREAM: WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD

PANNING THE STREAM: WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD

Sorry for being MIA with a post last week. August has been filled with tons of running around with little to no rest in sight. But as they say, no rest for the wicked. When I did find a handful […]