Posted in April 2017

On Minority Report

On Minority Report

Featuring Tom Cruise (Interview with the Vampire, Top Gun), Colin Farrell (A Home at the End of the World, Total Recall, Daredevil) Neal McDonough (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), and Kathryn Morris (Xena: Warrior Princess), and directed by Steven Spielberg (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Back to the Future film series, *batteries not included, An American … Continue reading

On The Duchess

On The Duchess

Featuring Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean film trilogy, Pride and Prejudice), Ralph Fiennes (The Avengers, Maid in Manhattan), Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Charlotte Rampling (London Spy), and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!, Captain America: The First Avenger), The Duchess is a film based on Amanda Foreman’s biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat … Continue reading

On Interview with the Vampire

On Interview with the Vampire

Featuring Tom Cruise (Top Gun), Christian Slater (FernGully: The Last Rainforest), Kirsten Dunst (Bring It On!), Thandie Newton (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Chronicles of Riddick), and Stephen Rea (Underworld: Awakening), Interview with the Vampire is a drama horror film directed by Neil Jordan. It is based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne … Continue reading

On Top Gun

On Top Gun

Directed by Tony Scott (Enemy of the State, Unstoppable), I remember seeing Top Gun at the house of my friend Marlyan with, then best friend, Jennifer back in South Lawrence ages and ages ago. It was a nice summer day when this happened, certainly, and fairly close to the O’Connell South Common. The film features … Continue reading

On Daredevil

On Daredevil

Featuring Erick Avari (Stargate, Stargate SG-1, Independence Day, The Mummy), Jennifer Garner (Dude, Where’s My Car?, Pearl Harbor), Colin Farrell (A Home at the End of the World, Total Recall), Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy), and Ben Affleck (Dogma, Good Will Hunting, Pearl Harbor, Forces of Nature), Daredevil is directed by Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider film series) based upon … Continue reading

The Best and Worst of Charmed: Season 3

The Best and Worst of Charmed: Season 3

Season 8 Season 7 Season 6 Season 5 Season 4   Season Three introduces the character of Cole Turner, as an Assistant District Attorney (and demonic assassin known as Belthazor) working for the the Triad. He had been dispatched by the Source of all Evil himself to kill the Charmed Ones, but ends up falling in love … Continue reading

On Idle Hands

On Idle Hands

Featuring Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four film series), and Vivica A. Fox (Independence Day, Batman & Robin), Idle Hands is a stoner dark comedy body horror film directed by Rodman Flender, and written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer. Notably, the film features the band, The Offspring, which was … Continue reading

On A Home at the End of the World

On A Home at the End of the World

Featuring Colin Farrell (Total Recall), A Home at the End of the World is a film with a screenplay adapted by Michael Cunningham based on his 1990 novel of the same name. I have always found it to be a very good film. According to the Ten Years Ago blog post on the film: A … Continue reading

On Sordid Lives: The Series

On Sordid Lives: The Series

Serving as a prequel to the independent film Sordid Lives, the series features Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls, Mama’s Family, Maude), Olivia Newton-John (Grease), and Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch). Having watched the series, I found it wonderful, beautiful, and easy to relate to, even though I have not seen the original film. According … Continue reading

On Maude

On Maude

Like The Jeffersons, Maude was actually the first spin-off of All In The Family, having two years of development by the time The Jeffersons first aired. Featuring Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls) as Democrat Maude Finlay, and Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls, Mama’s Family) as Vivian Harmon, the sweet and scatterbrained second wife of next-door neighbor, … Continue reading