The Eyes of the Dragon

The Eyes of the Dragon Stephen King 1987 Slowly making my way through Stephen King's bibliography, I've come to The Eyes of the Dragon. In reality, I should have read it some time ago since I'm trying to accomplish this feat by reading novels in the order in which they were originally published. When I … Continue reading The Eyes of the Dragon

Rewatching Angel – Episode 58

Welcome to Rewatching Angel, the part of the blog where I rewatch the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off: Angel. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love these shows so many years ago. Couplet Remember how the Groosalug showed up at the end of the last … Continue reading Rewatching Angel – Episode 58

Rewatching Buffy – Episode 114

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 22 years ago. Older and Far Away Buffy's running out on Dawn... She's got some slaying to do... Buffy fights … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episode 114

The 2010s: A Decade in Review

Today is the last day of 2019 and, therefore, the last day of the 2010s. What can we say about the decade that was? I'll be honest... 2010 doesn't feel like it was 10 years ago. Though, I suppose the older I get, the faster time seems to go by. I'll be 40 years old … Continue reading The 2010s: A Decade in Review

My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi 1983 Directed by Richard Marquand Quick synopsis... George Lucas delivers the finale to his original epic space trilogy with the rebel forces' last stand against the Empire and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) fateful confrontation with his nemesis, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Skywalker tries to rescue Han Solo (Harrison … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

I Took My Mom to See a Star War

If the title didn't give it away, let this first line be your fair warning... THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER. I don't mean to blatantly spoil a movie that has only been in theaters for a week and a half, but it's going to happen. I don't think I can … Continue reading I Took My Mom to See a Star War

My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer 1991 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... In this stylish action-adventure, a stunt pilot stumbles across an experimental Nazi jet pack that transforms him into a one-man air force -- and soon becomes a target for mobsters, spies, FBI agents and millionaire Howard Hughes. How quietly majestic is this movie's score? Welcome to The … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Willow 1988 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

The Goonies 1985 Directed by Richard Donner Quick synopsis... A group of misfit children discovers a pirate-treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the riches in this beloved 1980s classic. Along the way, they battle curmudgeonly crooks and squabble with one another in their quest for fortune. I know that there are people out … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past 1999 Directed by Hugh Wilson Quick synopsis... Following a bomb scare in the early 1960s, eccentric inventor Calvin seals himself and his pregnant wife in a state-of-the-art underground shelter. Thirty-five years later, their son Adam emerges. This movie is another one of those that I'm a little surprised that it's in my … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past