Altered States (1980)

When was the last time you heard “I can’t wait to see that new William Hurt movie”? I’m fascinated by those performers who have had long, storied careers with lots of recognition, but who never really become what would be considered “stars”. William Hurt had a really strong run in the 1980’s, complete with three … Continue reading Altered States (1980)

Jaws 3-D (1983)

In my review of Friday the 13th, Part III, I only briefly touch on the second wave of 3-D movies, which really got going in 1981, and started slowing back to normal in the spring of 1983. During this short period, there were three notable horror sequels that made use of the gimmick. The first … Continue reading Jaws 3-D (1983)

Who I Am Now

So it’s been about a week since I started this little introspective tangent, and I guess now we’re getting into what one could term “the good stuff”. Here’s where I deal with the big realities, in the order they came. I’m not straight. I only allowed myself to believe this near the end of my … Continue reading Who I Am Now

April 20, 2021 – State of the State: 420 Edition

On a national level, things seem to be moving along at a decent clip. Though President Trump had historically been in favor of legalization, the 2020 GOP wasn't about to let that slide. The election of Biden and a gain in Democratic seats theoretically provides the best chance marijuana legislation has had since 2016. Unfortunately, … Continue reading April 20, 2021 – State of the State: 420 Edition

The Snowman (2017)

When I first saw the trailer for The Snowman, I was genuinely interested. The Scandinavian murder mystery aesthetic is one that’s just sort of clicked for me. It’s hard to describe, but there’s a certain moodiness seen in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and television like The Killing that I’m particularly drawn … Continue reading The Snowman (2017)