Category Archives: Movies

Revisiting Thalia and “The Last Picture Show”

I’ve been rereading some of Larry McMurtry’s writing since his death earlier this year. Most recently, I took a trip back to Thalia to visit with Sonny and Duane and Jacy and Ruth and Sam the Lion and all the … Continue reading

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Revisiting an Old Outlaw Friend, Kid Blue

Writing about Larry McMurtry’s recent death and reading tribute articles and the such spun me off into reading and re-reading some of Larry’s work I had sitting around, starting with one of his slim non-fiction volumes, A Literary Life: A … Continue reading

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More Sci-Fi B-Movie Binge Fodder

Continuing yesterday’s theme of bad sci-fi flicks from years gone by… Enjoy a wee weird walk through the b-side of sci-fi life as seen in the 1950s and 1960s — and beyond… The Snake Woman (1961) When in doubt, horror … Continue reading

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Binging B-grade Sci-Fi Flicks from the 50s & 60s

or Down the Recommendations rabbit-hole… For each movie on Amazon Prime, they suggest movies for you based on “Customers who watched this item also watched…” And if you click on one of those titles, you see another set of other … Continue reading

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I’m not usually one to start Christmas early. I love Thanksgiving, and certainly, Sara and I have our reasons to make that a biggie every year. Also, I grew up with my brother’s birthday being December 17. To avoid overshadowing … Continue reading

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Late ’60’s Flashback — Chicago Conspiracy Trial

I got excited when I heard Netflix had produced an original movie, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Unlike most of my recent reading in history books of various sorts, this was a bit of history that resonated with me … Continue reading

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Films, Films, Films — One World, Many Movies

Tribeca Enterprises, YouTube, and a number of the world’s most prestigious films festivals have joined together to offer a free 10-day event called “We Are One: A Global Film Festival.” Organized to benefit the World Health Organization’s Covid-19  Solidarity Response … Continue reading

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Virtual SXSW Film Festival on Amazon Prime

COVID-19 disrupted my life over 7 weeks ago when they announced the cancellation of SXSW the day after we arrived in Austin for SXSW Edu. As disappointing as that cancellation was to me, it was devastating to hundred of filmmakers … Continue reading

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Friday Freebies for Easter Weekend

Recently, I’ve posted a number of lists of freebies, from music to movies to artwork to books to virtual tours. At the risk of becoming repetitive, here’s another list of more freebies. I mean — who doesn’t love free? Andrew … Continue reading

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Freebies for the Lockdown

This too will pass… Current estimates have close to 20% of the world’s population on lockdown due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Panic buying and hoarding have driven us all  a little crazy and staying at home for weeks … Continue reading

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