Best of the 80s: Race in Beverly Hills Cop

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is Eddie Murphy’s cleverly disguised story of racial discrimination, which comes from real life experiences.  An early scene features Murphy’s character Axel Foley being thrown out a ground-floor window… Continue reading

Best of the 80s – Police Academy?

I think only Porky’s or maybe Naked Gun tops Police Academy as one of the most infamous comedies of the 80s, but it was a big success, proving that even something simple and… Continue reading

Best of the 80s – The mother of Aliens

Aliens (1986) is a product of an era when action movies had to get faster and faster, more thrilling and action-packed to be successful.  I think maybe this started with Conan, Scarface or… Continue reading

Best of the 80s #2 – Why does Ferris Bueller go to a museum?

I’ve always wondered why Ferris Bueller and his friends skip school to go to a museum.  Ferris, Sloane and Cameron go to the Art Institute of Chicago on a lark and it becomes… Continue reading

Best of the 80s #1 – Temple of Doom and the Hero’s Journey (1949)

You’ve really got to hand it to Steven Spielberg and George Lucas for turning a sure thing on its head with a brand new tone, a bunch of gross-out scenes and a horror… Continue reading

80s Festival Announced – Top 10 80s movies?

I was a kid in the 80s but movies from this time period hold a special feeling of nostalgia for me.  One of the first serious movies I saw as a kid was… Continue reading

Knightfall Season Finale – Return of the King’s Pride

Okay so King Phillip finally grew a pair and tried to teach everybody a lesson, which produced some mixed results.  The Holy Grail is still at the center of this show for some… Continue reading

Did you watch the Cloverfield Paradox? Why?

One of these times, I think the horror sci-fi genre needs to do something like Cabin in the Woods did and pretend the audience is smart, because The Cloverfield Paradox isn’t.  It’s a… Continue reading

Greatest Sherlock Holmes: Who is The Illustrious Client?

The Illustrious Client is a Sherlock Holmes short story written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about a mysterious person who hires Sherlock Holmes to stop an evil, evil man.  Pretty simple.  The episode… Continue reading

Knightfall – Binge Watching Subplots, Murder, and Holy Grail Searchings

So I binge-watched Knightfall episodes, the melodramatic faux-historical series on the history channel, and God said unto me: it was good.  To top it all off, they’ve renewed Knightfall for a second season,… Continue reading

Knightfall episode 2 – A second chance

Knightfall episode 2 on the History Channel got it’s second chance to impress me, and I admit, it was entertaining.  There were about three or four storylines working through this episode, and I… Continue reading

X-Files Plus One Review

For the first time ever in the history of the X-Files, this show felt hammy.  The premise of the episode “Plus One” revolves around a pair of brother/sister mentally ill psychic killers, so… Continue reading

Hidden TV: Knightfall (2017) on the History Channel

The little known TV show Knightfall (2017) tries to mix intrigue, action, and history into an engaging show, and does so with a little bit of success.  The weakest thing about this series… Continue reading

The X-Files Returns and It’s Something, Alright

I’m a really big X-Files fan and I could nitpick the first episode with the same guile in which I attack B-Movies, but that’s not gonna happen, and I didn’t think it would… Continue reading

Great Debate: Is there a Star Wars contraversy?

I’m not sure who stared this “thing”, but Vanity Fair and other “news” organizations are now passing around a Star Wars Backlash story to see if anyone will click on it.  This is… Continue reading

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