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NY Comic Con ’16: Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

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“You wanna get nuts?  Let’s get nuts!” exclaims Batman as he brandishes some brass bat-knuckles. I grew up watching reruns of the 1960s Batman TV series on Nickelodeon on weekday evenings (which was nicknamed Nick-At-Nite).  Adam West brought such hilarious … Continue reading

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The Howling (1981)

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“A secret society exists, and is living among all of us.  They are neither people nor animals, but something in-between,” says Karen White. 1981 was quite a year for wolves in cinema.  Michael Wadleigh’s Wolfen gave us wolf spirits who … Continue reading

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The Omen (1976)

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“These are knives.  He wants me to stab him!  He wants me to murder a child,” says Robert Thorn.  Keith Jennings responds, “It’s not a child.”  Thorn replies, “How can he know that?  Maybe he’s wrong.  It’s insane.  I won’t … Continue reading

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Frankenstein (1931)

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“It’s alive! It’s alive! In the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!” exclaims Henry Frankenstein. Boris Karloff worked in Hollywood for over a decade, often being cast in small parts and sometimes playing … Continue reading

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The Fisher King (1991)

“I don’t mean to be flippant or to enrage you or anything, but you’re a psychotic man,” says Jack Lucas.  Parry says, “I know.”  Jack responds, “A very nice psychotic man.”  Parry replies, “Thank you.” After having made the critically … Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange (1971)

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“One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy, dirty old drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking, … Continue reading

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The Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon Has Arrived!

My Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon has arrived!  Below are the entries that have been submitted so far (the list will be updated as entries come in; click here for the blogathon roster).  Click on … Continue reading

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

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“Nice climate you have here.  High oxygen content,” says Commander John J. Adams.  Robby the Robot replies, “I seldom use it myself, sir.  It promotes rust.” 50 years ago, Gene Roddenberry unleashed his new TV series Star Trek upon the … Continue reading

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One Day Until the ‘Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon’!

In one day, my Keep Watching the Skies! Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s Blogathon will start.  I am delighted I can honor my favorite decade of my favorite film genre.  Whether you’re watching a cheesy, crappy one or a … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Star Trek!

Star Trek officially turns 50 today.  A low budget sci-fi show that debuted in 1966 and only lasted three seasons, it gained popularity through re-runs and its fandom grew, leading to the creation of fan conventions and a resurrection through big screen … Continue reading