The Gumball Rally

Three reasons: 1. The cars. With all due respect to The Dead Milkmen, now that’s a bitchin’ Camaro. And a bitchin’ Shelby Cobra, and a bitchin’ Ferrari Daytona, and a bitchin’. . . 2. The cultural impact. Per the Wiki entry, “There are annual Gumball Rallies in Michigan, Florida, and California,” and “in 2010, a […]

Read More The Gumball Rally

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

I missed seeing Fast Times at Ridgemont High in the theater. I was fifteen at the time, and although I have seen bits and pieces over the years, until tonight I had never seen the film in its entirety.  As part of TCM/Fathom Events classic film series, I finally got to see it on the […]

Read More Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Philadelphia Story (Re-Watch)

Connections are the only thing that really matter in life, and one’s happiness is directly proportional to the quantity and quality of these connections. The big cosmic joke on us is that forming deep, meaningful connections with other people turns out to be really, really hard. It’s not just that men are from Mars and […]

Read More Philadelphia Story (Re-Watch)

Lost in Translation (re-watch)

Lost in Translation was the subject of my second blog entry four years ago when I first started blogging. I re-watched it the other day, and it made me want to write about it again. In my original entry, I compared Lost in Translation to Ozu’s Tokyo Story (speaking of great movies), and I think […]

Read More Lost in Translation (re-watch)

Princess Aura in Flash Gordon

This is my second entry for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon, whose aim is to share “favorite character crushes”  from “film, television, or books.”  I thought it would be fun to choose a “good girl” and a “bad girl,” so I chose Jennifer Mack from Wargames for my first entry and Princess Aura from Flash […]

Read More Princess Aura in Flash Gordon

Jennifer Mack in Wargames

For my first entry into the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon, I picked Ally Sheedy’s Jennifer Mack from the 1983 thriller Wargames. I was sixteen in 1983, and, like Matthew Broderick’s Lightman, I thought she was perfect.  So, I watched the movie again with pen and paper in hand, waiting for something to key on, and […]

Read More Jennifer Mack in Wargames

Wonder Woman

What I liked about it: The casting.  Gal Godot is amazing. She’s feminine and strong and successfully pulls off all the aspects of the role needed to really hit a home run with the character. And Chris Pine is good as Steve. Actually, everyone is good in it, even the ones who aren’t given a […]

Read More Wonder Woman