On the 18th Day of Blogmas…

What makes a movie a Christmas movie? The answer is really in the eye of the beholder. It all depends on the standard by which one measures the Christmas in the movie. Is it because the movie happens to take place at Christmas time? Is it because Christmas decorations are obvious in many of the … Continue reading On the 18th Day of Blogmas…

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On the 17th Day of Blogmas…

I'm running out of Christmas-y ideas for this whole Blogmas thing. And there are still 8 days left until Christmas. Anyway... Here's my top 10 Christmas movies... 10. Home AloneIt's Ferris Bueller meets Saw. What's not to love? You can't tell me that Kevin McAllister didn't grow up to be a complete sociopath. But, hey, … Continue reading On the 17th Day of Blogmas…

On the 13th Day of Blogmas…

When I was a kid, One Magic Christmas was one of those Christmas movies that we watched all the time. Honestly, I’m not sure why that was. I don’t remember ever thinking that it was such a great movie. But it’s there. All over my family memories of Christmas. It could be because, at one point, we … Continue reading On the 13th Day of Blogmas…

Some Thoughts After Seeing E.T.

I know what you're thinking... What?! This guy who claims to be obsessed with movies has never seen a beloved classic like E.T?! Calm down. Of course I've seen E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial. But until this past weekend, I'd never seen it on the big screen. Or had I? See... here's the thing... I have … Continue reading Some Thoughts After Seeing E.T.

A Star Wars Question

You wouldn't believe the things that keep me up at night. Anxieties about whether I got the right thing signed for work (of course I did!). Random pains in my back. Trivial thoughts about pop culture issues dealing with fictional worlds that have no bearing on what happens in real life. Last night I was … Continue reading A Star Wars Question

Some Thoughts After Seeing Love and Thunder

Thor: Love and Thunder 2022 Directed by Taika Waititi Quick synopsis... Thor's plans for finding inner peace in retirement end abruptly when he's called upon to halt Gorr the God Butcher's plans to eliminate the gods. Joining Thor in his quest are King Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster. Here we go... Oh, I should … Continue reading Some Thoughts After Seeing Love and Thunder

Warning Signs

Have you ever noticed the hazard signs that are posted on the backs or sides of trucks that are hauling some kind of hazardous materials from one point to the next? Sure you have. You probably just don’t pay much attention to them. More often than not, it’s a little red sign that warns other … Continue reading Warning Signs

45 – Ran

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 45 – Ran

46 – Howl’s Moving Castle

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 46 – Howl’s Moving Castle