Category Archives: Movies

Former and Further Adventures of Ralphie

Christmas means many things and around here, it always involves movies —and we crown our days of viewing old favorites with “A Christmas Story,” reserved for post-Christmas dinner. I shared my back story with Ralphie several years ago, relating how my … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go…Once Again!

This past Thursday was double-up time on our newer Star Trek shows: the final episode of Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard dropped as well as the new prequel series, Strange New Worlds. Two new Star Trek episodes in one … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole with Tim McCanlies

Finding a movie to watch these days can be both a challenge and an adventure, given such an abundance of options. Between streaming services and DVDs, the possibilities can be overwhelming. The streaming services’ algorithmic recommendation engines offer unlimited opportunities … Continue reading

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Coming to the Classics via Comic Books

I’m re-reading Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus for the first time in many years. That last time I read it, circa the 70s I think, I had a dog-eared copy picked up for a buck in a … Continue reading

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Reelin’ in the Years

A new gadget arrived for me a day early. I wasn’t expecting it until today but was delighted to get my hands on it yesterday. Having just re-opened a doorway to the past by resurrecting my old record collection, I was … Continue reading

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A Christmas Collection

Merry Christmas, everyone! ‘Tis the season for Christmas music and Christmas movies and more, so here’s a few suggested reruns from the back porch of Christmas past. Our Favorite Christmas Movies (2019) Goodness knows there are Christmas movies a-plenty to … Continue reading

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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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