“Those nerds are a threat to our way of life.” Stan Gable, Alpha Beta Brother, Revenge of the Nerds I first saw Revenge of the Nerds while on a summer camp trip climbing the Shawangunks in 1984. I went to an all boys camp and the the reason why I was rock climbing instead of say playing […]
Last year there was a movie about Thanksgiving, Turkeys and Time Traveling Aliens. It was awful. My VPR piece you can read and listen to here has nothing to do with those kinds of aliens or that kind of turkey.
Crude and slow clansman, your attack was no better then that of a clumsy child. – Sean Connery as Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez in The Highlander I need to go back through some of my previous posts to determine how many times I said a movie was in my all time top three or five […]
“I’m sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner drug store, but in 1955 it’s a little hard to come by.” – Doctor Emmett Brown The 1980s were truly a time of miracle and wonder when it came to cinema (and music). And the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future was no exception. […]
“I guess some mistakes you never stop paying for.” – Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs in The Natural I’ve never really understood sports. I mean I simply do not understand why people watch them on television. I get the live game, but that is more about community then the sport itself. For me, watching any […]
Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Peter Venkman: What? Spengler: Don’t cross the streams. Venkman: Why? Spengler: It would be bad. Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”? Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in […]
You shouldn’t have to order a decoder ring to be able to understand our politicians. Here’s my second attempt at a VPR commentary.
“Will you shut up and listen to me! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya? Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!” – Luke Skywalker You remember the trash compactor scene from Star Wars […]
“Thank you, sir! May I have another?” – Kevin Bacon as Chip Diller in Animal House Kevin Bacon is omnipresent. Who among us has not played “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” So popular is the game that Google even has a special “Bacon Number” function. That’s right, type “Bacon Number” and then the name of an […]
The 2009 Film Watchmen is based on a graphic novel from the mid-80s and takes place in a semi-dystopian future/past. The Watchmen are a group of super/anti-heros who with the exception of the god-like “Dr. Manhattan” (photo at bottom) have no actual superpowers. They are merely humans trying to make sense of a often nonsensical […]