Film Reviews

Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, Tim Curry, Director: Chris Columbus Kevin McCallister finds himself left behind over Christmas again, but this year, he caught the wrong flight and ended up in New York. While his ingenuity gets him into the Plaza Hotel, his old enemies The Wet Bandits have broken out… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Home Alone 2 (1992)

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Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz Director: John Pasquin A divorced Dad has his kid for Christmas Eve and it's not going well, when an accident means he becomes Santa Claus. Over the course of the next year, he learns some lessons about being a Dad and about Christmas. What Is It? Tim Allen,… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Santa Clause (1994)

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Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenbergen, Zooey Deschanel, Bob Newhart Director: Jon Favreau When an orphaned baby accidentally gets taken to the North Pole, Santa decides to keep him and he's raised as an elf. But one day, he finds out he's adopted and decides to head to New York to meet the father… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Elf (2003)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

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Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Starring: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith Director: Jimmy T Murakami, Dianne Jackson It's Christmas, and a little boy builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure, including a meeting with Santa Claus. What Is It? This animation is almost totally silent, except for the famous, haunting song, "I'm… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: The Snowman (1982)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Created to cash in on the highly successful slasher flick Halloween which came out in 1978, Friday The 13th revolves around Jason Voorhees, a child who drowned at a school camp. Initially, he's the motive for the killings, and later the killer himself, as anyone who tries to stay on Crystal Lake falls under the… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

podcast

Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

I had a lot of fun doing a little guest appearance on this podcast. It's Howard Casner's Pop Art podcast. It compares one more modern, pop culture movie with a classic or cult film that shares themes or ideas. For this episode, I picked 80s classic The Running Man from 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Howard… Continue reading Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

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Unhinged (2020)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson Director: Derrick Borte Rachel (Pistorius) is running late and having a bad day when she gets annoyed at a man (Crowe) ahead of her at an intersection. When she beeps her horn at him aggressively, he follows her and asks for an apology, but her response… Continue reading Unhinged (2020)

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Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

I caught up with Damien Riley on his podcast, Riley on Film. He loves to talk about scary movies, which is great because I do too! We focused on two films. House On Haunted Hill from 1959 and Luz from 2019, and also chatted about Vincent Price, Deepak Chopra, life and why it's not crazy… Continue reading Podcast: Guest Appearance on Damien Riley on Film, House on Haunted Hill, Luz

australian films

Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

Starring: Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter Director: PJ Hogan You're terrible, Muriel. Toni Collette and Rachel Griffiths star in this film about not fitting in and learning to stand out. Muriel dreams of getting married, and ends up stealing her parent's money to finance a vacation to meet the man of her dreams. Instead,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Muriel’s Wedding (1994)