Category Archives: Movies

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Tells It Like It Pretty Much Is

As some of you may know, I worked in Hollywood for a bit. I’m not famous or anything, but I did spend quite a bit of time doing what they call “Production.” Briefly, that’s the nuts and bolts, day to … Continue reading

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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Is One I’m Looking Forward To

I don’t always have a lot of enthusiasm for upcoming movie releases. Some of them don’t appeal to me due to the subject matter or I know they’ve had trouble and are not going to be nearly as good as … Continue reading

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‘The Wolf of Bedford Falls’

I was having a discussion recently with some pals on Facebook in which we postulated what elements a sequel to Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life would contain. The possibility of a sequel was in the news recently … Continue reading

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All the Extra ‘Return of the Jedi’ Footage In One Place

This has been going around the Interwebs for some time now but I thought I would just put it here also for easy findability. Yeah, I know, that’s not even a word. So? As I always say, if you don’t … Continue reading

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‘FDR: American Badass’

There’s a fine tradition in Hollywood of so called “B” movies. These are the movies that don’t usually feature major stars or have big budgets and often their plots, acting, sets, special effects and pretty much most aspects of the … Continue reading

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Trailer for ‘Police Story 2013′ with Jackie Chan

One of the things you learn quickly when you have a new baby in the house is your time stops being your own. The baby becomes the priority and many of the other things you might want to do have … Continue reading

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The Original ‘Empire Strikes Back’ Teaser Trailer

If you saw this teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back today, I wonder, would it make you excited for the movie? Trailers sure have come a long way in the last 30 + years. Of course, filmmaking has also … Continue reading

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A New ‘Robocop’ Trailer for a Friday

As movie remakes are as inevitable as death and taxes (I won’t try to fight it anymore), there’s a remake of the sci-fi movie Robocop that’s out there in the world and on the way. No, it hasn’t been released … Continue reading

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Hit Girl vs. Mother Russia In ‘Kick-Ass 2′

As I said recently, I was (and am) a big fan of Mark Millar’s comic Kick-Ass. It’s a great series and became a very good movie in the hands of director Matthew Vaughn. The second Kick-Ass movie is on the … Continue reading

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An Awesome TOHO-Style ‘Pacific Rim’ Trailer

When I was growing up, one of my favorite things to do was watch giant monster (aka Kaiju) movies from Japan’s TOHO Studios featuring Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and more in titles such as Mothra vs. Godzilla, King Kong vs. Godzilla, … Continue reading

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8-Bit ‘Kick-Ass’

I’m a fan of all-things Kick-Ass. I thought the comic by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. was great and the movie, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Aaron Johnson, Chole Moritz and Nicholas Cage, captured the spirit of the … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs, An American Legend

I haven’t said much about the upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs, featuring Ashton Kutcher as the iconic Apple frontman. I’ve done that mostly because when I first heard about it, I was sure it was going to be a disaster, … Continue reading

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