Archive for the ‘Latest Movie Columns’ Category

So Long 2013, and MatchFlickers!

December 31, 2013

In my first column of 2013, I talked about how 2012 actually had a bunch of good films, which came as somewhat of a surprise. Well, either it was a fluke or we’re in a bit of a renaissance, because it looks like 2013 was even better. (read the rest)

The Season for Peace, Presents, and Puncture Wounds

December 17, 2013

So, Christmas is almost upon us again, and that means it’s time to spread cheer and happiness and spend a fortune doing so. There are certainly enough holiday-oriented things to watch this time of year, but when you get bored with your Charlie Brown Christmas and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET and are looking for a little more action, it’s time to turn to the dark side of Christmas entertainment. (read the rest)

Women are Once Again Kicking Ass

December 3, 2013

I watch a lot of old movies. Because most movies today aren’t terribly interesting to me, I find myself adding a lot of 30-year-old-plus films to my Netflix queue. I particularly like 70s exploitation films, the ones with low budgets, not great acting, violence, and gratuitous T & A. The quality of most of these films isn’t great by any means, but they are fun and entertaining, the two most important aspects of a film, in my opinion. (read the rest)

Chewing the Scenery

November 19, 2013

Thanksgiving, that great gluttonous holiday is almost upon us, and it got me thinking, as it usually does, about food in the movies. Here are some films with well-known restaurant scenes and where they really took place. (read the rest)