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The Andy Griffith Show Christmas Story remains endearing 6 decades later
The Andy Griffith Christmas special is a classic The Andy Griffith Show only broadcast one Christmas episode during its eight seasons on CBS (1960-1968). They must have decided that when you have the best you don't need the rest because this episode has been beloved for 6 decades. Loyal fans continue to enjoy it 63 years later." “Christmas Story” first aired on December 19, 1960, during the first season and has been warming the hearts and bringing back fond memories of fans every year since.
How Did I Become a Film Critic?
When I was a kid I fell in love with watching Siskel & Ebert, the absolute gold standard of televised film criticism. As I am sure it inspired hundreds of others to want share their love of movies with the world, I wanted to be Roger or Gene. I wanted the job of going to the movies. I had no idea that someone could get paid to go to the movies. That was insane to me and I wondered why everyone didn't seek that same job. In later years, I would learn that relatively few people actually pursued film criticism as a career.
The Sleep of Reason
The scene could be a selection from a feverish nightmare. It could simply be a metaphor for the callous "care" shown by the bourgeoisie toward the starving peoples of the Third World. Do they really get off on watching their victims twist in pangs of desire and hunger, while they dole out the literal equivalent of Marie Antoinette's famous cold-blooded quip?
Killers of the Flower Moon - A Movie Review
You’ve got to take back control of your home. Killers of the Flower Moon is a 2023 crime-thriller film based on the novel written by David Gran. The story centers around the true story of the Osage Indian murders in the 1920s and the investigation of the newly formed FBI. A conspiracy of lies exposes oil surrounding the Osage community.
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
“It’s October,” they said. “Watch something scary,” they said. So, I thought what could be scarier than an old woman?
"Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November..."
"The State sanctifies its own violence as law. Yours it calls crime." Max Stirner I've quoted the above little observation by proto-anarchist and egoist Max Stirner, author of The Ego and What it Possesses, many, many times; perhaps too often, but there is no other way I could think to introduce an essay on Alan Moore's V for Vendetta, the most important graphic novel ever penned, a book so transcendent in its scope, so vast in its vision of humanity (both dark and light), it has become a piece of cultural iconography. The Guy Fawkes Face Mask is now an endemic, ubiquitous symbol of covert rebellion. Adopted by the Anonymous hacker group, it has gone the rounds of the internet and the face of the globe, a way for the most radical and dedicated and subversive elements of cultural fuckery to disguise themselves, as well as meld into one single "hive mind"; a collective unit pushing against repression and corruption; or, alternately, pushing the world forward past the edge of the envelope of nihilistic rebellion. V for Vendetta, more than any other single comic book creation I can think of (outside of Superman and Batman) has transcended the realm of mere entertainment into having a permanent place in the cultural zeitgeist.
Why I Walked Out: A Film Critic Shares the Times He Walked Out on a Movie
A question that I get regularly in my line of work as a professional film critic is "Have you ever walked out of a movie?" The answer is simply, yes, I have walked out of a movie. I have, in fact, walked out of two movies. I also went on to publish remarkably negative reviews despite not having finished watching these two movies. I felt strongly that I had seen far more than enough of each of these movies to make a value judgment about them and I don't feel any sort of ethical qualms about it. These were appalling films that were unlikely to improve markedly following my leaving.
Miss Chanandler Bong
Let's sit together on the burnt-orange, mohair couch in our favorite bustling coffee shop, Central Perk. Let's raise a mug of piping hot coffee to our friend and comedic legend, Miss Chanandler Bong, I mean...Matthew Perry. What a gift he had and what a wonderful legacy he has left behind.
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In a stunning episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, CM Punk made his much-anticipated return to the ring. Eschewing the expected fiery diatribe against AEW or Vince McMahon, Punk instead chose a more nuanced approach. This decision, likely perplexing to some, could very well be regarded as a masterstroke in the months to come.
David S Lee portrayed Gil Carter on Days of Our Lives
Gil came and went with the wind on Days of Our Lives "Who was that masked man" or rather who was that villain is what some viewers of Peacock's one and only soap opera are asking. "Gil" came and went in Salem so fast that some viewers may not have paid attention. He was a bad guy who had a short run on Days of Our Lives and was recently murdered by Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) when he tried to rape her. Gil was supposed to oversee the drug operation that was taking place at Ava's restaurant and she was forced to allow Gil to do business in her back room but Mr. Carter went too far.
Classic Movie Review: 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
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Book Review: "Trust" by Hernan Diaz
I had been looking at this book for some time and for some reason or another, just never got around to reading it. Every other book seemed to be more important and I am not going to lie when I say this: the blurb on this book does not do it any favours in making it sound even remotely interesting. I have a few mixed feelings here and there, but I think I have come to a lawful conclusion on what I think overall. Let's take a short look at what the book is about and how it is split up.
My Review of "Loki: Season 2"
Loki: Season 2 was released in 2023 and everyone is raving over it. I admit that I liked the first season, however I'm not totally a fan of this season. Granted if you really loved season one you will love this second season. It goes deeper into the multiverse storyline that the first season started up. I'm unfortunately not clever enough to keep up with all the craziness from one episode to the next.
My Review of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out back in 2011. It was a bit of a shocker when this movie first came out. No one thought that the franchise had legs to keep going. The Tim Burton remake of the movie in 2001 that bombed pretty bad in the box office. I never saw the original movies. I didn't know what to make of this reboot.
Movie Review: 'Napoleon' is a Throwback to Old Hollywood Epics
Napoleon (2023) Directed by Ridley Scott Written by David Scarpa Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vanessa Kirby
A Wish Unfulfilled? Reviewing Disney's Latest Animated Adventure
Make your wish genuine to your heart. Wish is a 2023 Disney Animated film. The story follows the enchanting tale of Asha, a young girl with dreams that lead her to a magical kingdom, where she discovers the power of wishes. Upon her wish, she gets more of a direct answer than what she bargained for.
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