Lisa Beth Kovetz and I on the latest segment posted now at YouTube. Lisa Beth is a great host and it was a lot of fun seeing all the different movie clips she worked into our discussion.
Abortion is not the topic of many movies, and good films that handle the issue well are few and far between. For this month’s theme, I decided to rewind and take a look at a few features that tell a compelling story about women faced with unexpected pregnancies, and how it affects their lives and… Continue reading Is there ‘Life’ in the Movies?
I should not have been surprised to learn that Ian Fleming’s Bond series of novels was inspired by Dennis Wheatley’s earlier success with the Duke de Richlieu and his intrepid team of adventurers. The Forbidden Territory came out in 1933, featuring the Duke and Simon Aaron on a perilous journey into Soviet Russia to rescue… Continue reading Monsieur le Duc, Meet Mr. Bond…
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug is easily the worst of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien films yet. English: The location of Hobbiton, as used in the Lord of the Rings films. Near Matamata in New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’m mystified by critics who say the film is lousy–but better than the first. Ty Burr of the Boston Globe typifies this.… Continue reading Review: Why The Hobbit And Peter Jackson Are Going Underhill and Overhill
Christopher Lee turned 90 on May 27th, and I had a chance to do a little video Q&A with him to celebrate.