Who cares about cable ratings?

Okay so cable doesn’t get the ratings that network TV shows do, but everyone still gets all upset.  There must be some standard I’m missing.  Cable is going to get lower ratings by definition,… Continue reading

Why’d they have to turn Dick Benedict into a snake #Sssssss

There is some on-screen text at the beginning of Sssssss (1973) thanking the crew for working with snakes that might have killed them in under thirty seconds, but they should’ve thanked Dirk Benedict… Continue reading

What happened to the summer movies?

It’s not turning out to be the best start for Summer movies, because all of the movies I’ve seen so far have been crap.  The Summer months of May, June, July and August are… Continue reading

Episode four and five are both low in saturated fat and gluten free #12monkeys

Kirk Acevedo carries episode four of the 12 Monkeys and you’ve got to respect him for that.  He’s got a more even performance and his dialogue is better.  That’s probably because he’s almost… Continue reading

Was Sherlock Holmes Bad at Playing the Violin? #sherlock

Seems to me that somebody that practices so much and buys a Stradivarius is compensating for something.  Violins and violin playing is mentioned in a lot of the original Sherlock Holmes stories and… Continue reading

Rosebud from the Mouth of Orson Welles

Orson Welles did not have huge success with Citizen Kane in 1941, mostly because the main character was a loose depiction of newspaper mogul, William Randolph Hearst.  Hearst did his best to suppress the movie,… Continue reading

Don’t Cause a Paradox in WWII with your 12Monkeys #12monkeys

Episode numero three was another solid one from the 12 Monkeys team, but it fooled me into thinking it was going to be a 40s romance, which I guess was a dumb assumption, because… Continue reading

The Others (2001) has mood up the yin-yang

Some critics (my friends) really hate The Others (2001), but I think it’s not that bad.  It’s a haunted house movie starring Nicole Kidman back when she had a career, and she does… Continue reading

What are the Bruce-Partington Plans?

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans feels like a precursor to the modern spy thriller and it’s a fun Sherlock Holmes story.  It’s inspired by real life crimes around 1905 and 1907, and has… Continue reading

12 Monkeys – Episode #2

Episode 2 of the Second Season picks up where the opener left off, playing around with the new old characters they’ve developed.  Cassie is in the same place where Cole was last season, pretty… Continue reading

How did they afford the Blue Man Group?

This episode was pretty good, and the Blue Man Group makes a guest appearance.  Cole and Ramsey are back together carrying the show again, which is good to see.  They have some good… Continue reading

The Man Who Walked Like a Zombie and Broke Stuff

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie has him playing a man who recently lost his wife, so he walks through life like an uncaring zombie.  Demolition (2015) is not about the zombie apocalypse, despite Gyllenhaal’s best efforts… Continue reading

Vampires and Comedy and Dead Celebrities

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) was recently on television, and I finally got to see this rare horror comedy first hand.  This was the last movie Sharon Tate ever did before being murdered by the Manson Family.… Continue reading

What happened to Kevin Costner?

I don’t which is worse, 3 Days to Kill (2014) or Kevin Costner’s latest crappy movie, Criminal (2016).  His career developing the opposite of Liam Neeson, who starred in a low-budget action movies late in… Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes and a pearl of DEATH

A pearl of death usually isn’t good.  This 1944 Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes adventure is a decent one, although the series is declining into B-Movie country at this point.  I say decent, because there’s… Continue reading

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