Stepping Up To Stop Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve known too many people who were victims of domestic violence. Their relationships, and using that word very loosely, didn’t end. They escaped. And that’s the word they used and it sends a chill down my back. So, I’m asking you to please help out the executive director ofContinue reading “Stepping Up To Stop Domestic Violence”

Suicide Prevention Should Be More Than A Fad

September is Suicide Prevention Month, but it should be more than something people change their FB profiles to acknowledge. Suicide is the one thing that no one wants to talk about but everyone has someone in their family or a circle of friends, who either attempted it or sadly, was successful. There’s a new phraseContinue reading “Suicide Prevention Should Be More Than A Fad”

‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Steinbeck Meets Mexican Horror

A movie like From Dusk Till Dawn doesn’t have any right to be as good as it is. Released in the middle of January in 1996 in what is traditionally the “Dump Months” by studios, it starred a hot actor, George Clooney riding high from the TV drama ER; written by a hot screenwriter, QuentinContinue reading “‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ Steinbeck Meets Mexican Horror”

Speaking Your Mind Is A Two-Way Street And People Drive Erratic

As September ends, we’re already nine months into the Joseph Biden Administration. Former President Donald Trump is still trying to act like he can be reinstated. The Arizona recount proved once again that Biden won the state and won it with more votes, with Trump receiving less votes. The number one reason people say theyContinue reading “Speaking Your Mind Is A Two-Way Street And People Drive Erratic”

Sleepy Hollow Gets Disney Treatment

For the most part, I learned about the Robin Hood legend from the animated Disney movie from the 1970s in which the animals were portraying the characters. Disney also introduced me to another work of literature with The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad. Released in 1949, the animated movie was a two-parter first focusingContinue reading “Sleepy Hollow Gets Disney Treatment”

‘Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island’ Is A Killer Addition To The Franchise

By the time Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island was released on the home video market in the fall of 1998, an entire generation had watched the Great Dane mutt who could talk and his gang of youngsters solve mysteries for almost 30 years. It all started off with Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? and went through severalContinue reading “‘Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island’ Is A Killer Addition To The Franchise”

In Memory Of A ‘Baadasssss’ Filmmaker

Melvin Van Peebles passed away recently on Sept. 22 at the age of 89. He was a filmmaker and actor, even though you may not remember him in many things. I first saw him on an episode of the HBO sex comedy Dream On. He had a small role in the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang.Continue reading “In Memory Of A ‘Baadasssss’ Filmmaker”

‘Crimewave’ Isn’t Gangbusters But As A First Offense Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

Every famous director has that one movie they’re not proud of. Steven Spielberg doesn’t think too highly of Hook or 1941. When Martin Scorsese showed Boxcar Bertha to John Cassavettes, the late actor-director reportedly called it “piece of shit” and told Scorsese he should work on better things. Sam Raimi, who has gone in 40Continue reading “‘Crimewave’ Isn’t Gangbusters But As A First Offense Shouldn’t Be Overlooked”

‘The Dead Zone’ Remains One Of Stephen King’s Best Adaptations

Recently on a friend of mine’s YouTube series, they were discussing the movie The Dead Zone. It came up in passing with they were talking with Christopher Burke, a composer and producer, who famously did the music score for The Toxic Avenger and other movies. They said they didn’t think TDZ was one of DavidContinue reading “‘The Dead Zone’ Remains One Of Stephen King’s Best Adaptations”

No Special Treats For ‘Reservation Dogs’

The following contains spoilers so if you haven’t watched the complete first season of Reservation Dogs, I’ll be giving away some details. When I first heard about six months ago, there were going to be filming the first season of Reservation Dogs here in Oklahoma, about an hour from where I live, I paid goodContinue reading “No Special Treats For ‘Reservation Dogs’”