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Flashback Review: Stargate

In The Early 1990’s, German filmmaker, Roland Emmerich, (Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012) was hired to direct a film called Universal Soldier starring Jean-Claude Van Dame, after its director decided not to participate in this project. 705 more words


The Thing: the Remake vs the Original

This week I watched John Carpenter’s The Thing and its 2011 companion for the first time. The Thing is a sci-fi horror flick from the 1980s, critically acclaimed, it is seen as one of the genre’s all-time greats. 579 more words


Break On Through To The Other Side - Stargate (1994)

I seem to have been on a bit of a Kurt Russell kick lately. Just recently I wrote about The Mean Season, which starred Russell as a reporter who has to track down and confront a serial killer, and now it’s 1994’s… 819 more words


"For I acknowledge my faults; and my sin is ever before me."*

So how is your Lent going so far?

Here’s a little book –“A Few Words About Lent”–that may interest you. It was written in 1861 by Charles Todd Quintard, whose feast day is today on the Episcopal Church calendar. 479 more words

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

Did you know Kurt Russell was the very last thing Walt Disney said before he died?!

Actually, that’s not true. It was, however, one of the last things he wrote down, mostly because Kurt Russell was an up-and-coming teen star at the Walt Disney Studio, having appeared in… 1,397 more words


When The Reporter Becomes The Story - The Mean Season (1985)

I was having a chat the other day with a friend of mine. It started as a discussion of the new Tom Hanks/Meryl Streep film… 642 more words


The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight is somewhat ironically the eighth film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Walton Goggins (among many others) in a murder mystery type film which mostly takes place in a cabin in a middle of a blizzard. 260 more words