Comedy

Bugs Bunny and the Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator

Well, here’s a surprise. Turns out we earthlings owe our planetary survival to Bugs Bunny. You likely didn’t expect that, and we didn’t either. You can see the whole ordeal unfold in the Looney Tunes short, Haredevil Hare (1948). It begins, as ordeals generally do, on a bright, sunny day. Scientists drag a reluctant Bugs… Continue reading Bugs Bunny and the Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator

Drama

Charlie Chaplin Says Goodbye

At the time, Limelight (1952) was intended to be Charlie Chaplin‘s last film. Although he did make two more films* after relocating to Europe, Limelight was his final Hollywood production. It is a last testament of sorts; a farewell to his Little Tramp character. Limelight was made during a difficult period in Chaplin’s life. The FBI… Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Says Goodbye

Comedy

Doris Day: The Most Glamorous Curmudgeon in NYC

Once upon a time, there was an inconvenient telephone arrangement called the “party line”. Never heard of it? Here’s a description from Mental Floss: A party line was a local telephone loop circuit that was shared by more than one subscriber. There was no privacy on a party line…anyone on your party line could pick up… Continue reading Doris Day: The Most Glamorous Curmudgeon in NYC

Drama · Science Fiction

George Orwell’s 1984 as Melodrama

Even if you haven’t read George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, you’re familiar with its dark political satire. A cruel dictator is named “Big Brother”, the Ministry of Love conducts hate rallies, and the Ministry of Truth redrafts history. It’s a cautionary tale for any age. Sadly, because human history has recurring themes, despotic governments are… Continue reading George Orwell’s 1984 as Melodrama

Comedy · Mystery

Michael Caine: Outsmarting Your Opponent to Death

Sometimes nothing is more tedious than a person who will go to Any Lengths to prove a point. There’s no getting around it with these folks; the rotation of the earth is threatened if they can’t beat you about the head with their Point. Sometimes the Point is noble, such as fighting for safe drinking… Continue reading Michael Caine: Outsmarting Your Opponent to Death

Excitement

The Time Travel Blogathon – Day 3

We’ve had a magnificent time, going back and forth through the ages with the Time Travel Blogathon. Thanks to all who participated. You exceeded our expectations and made it a whole lotta fun. Also thanks to Rich of Wide Screen World for suggesting the idea and being a great co-host. A complete list of entries… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon – Day 3

Comedy · Science Fiction

The Best Time Travel Movie You’ve Never Seen

If you’re in the mood for a shrewd, off-the-wall flick, then you’ve come to the right place. Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) is a Czechoslovakian* sci-fi/comedy about time travel and outsmarting the person you used to be. It’s also about time travel as a profitable tourist activity. Now, to travel… Continue reading The Best Time Travel Movie You’ve Never Seen

Excitement

The Time Travel Blogathon – Days 1 & 2

Whee! What a terrific first day of the Time Travel Blogathon! As co-host Rich of Widescreen World says: Whether you’ve come from the Middle Ages, jousting with knights in armor, or from the 25th century, hanging out with aliens, welcome to the Time Travel Blogathon! If you’d like to join us, there is still time… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon – Days 1 & 2

Excitement

The Time Travel Blogathon Starts Friday!

Climb in and hang on! The Time Travel Blogathon starts this Friday. Rich of Wide Screen World will host Friday and Saturday (March 9-10), and yours truly will host Sunday (March 11). There’s still time to join the fun! Just leave us a comment below and we’ll add you to the roster. You can find… Continue reading The Time Travel Blogathon Starts Friday!

Horror · Science Fiction

Why You Should Watch One of the Worst Movies Ever Made

Edward G. Wood, Jr. was a very, very thrifty filmmaker. He would shoot scenes in one take, allowing him to barrel through numerous scenes per day. Did the acting and sets lack finesse? Who cares! He could appropriate enough stock footage and pre-recorded music to detract from these, uh, quirks. Also, he didn’t worry about… Continue reading Why You Should Watch One of the Worst Movies Ever Made