The '80s were not a kind time to James Bond. Always an actor-driven franchise, it rolled into the decade in the waning years of Roger Moore, who would from The Spy Who Loved Me on through Octopussy and A View to Kill, his last entry, see declining profitability in the franchise as people lost ... More >>
God only knows what we did here to deserve the honor, but The Undefeated, the much-hyped 90-minute info-mercial for Sarah Palin, made its debut right here in little old Denver on Friday -- well, actually Highlands Ranch, but, you know. At any rate, given the maniacal fervor Palin inspires in ... More >>
There are some movies you'll watch on TV no matter how many times you've seen them before. Yesterday, I called these "catnip movies" and unloaded my list of flicks that grab my attention and keep it, commercials and all.
Among the movies on my list were Westerns with Clint Eastwood, either G ... More >>
For my dad, it's Some Like it Hot. For me, it's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. They're catnip movies: the films you'll watch when they come on TV no matter how many times you've seen them before. Commercials? Yes. Edited scenes? Yes. I don't care. Hand me a bowl of popcorn and keep the remot ... More >>
Once upon a time, cartoons were silly. Consider the original Batman series of the 1960s, a show so jokey it had villains named both The Laugher and The Giggler and starred a not-exactly-ripped-but-still-wearing-spandex Adam West playing the world's most block-headed straight man -- even Tim B ... More >>
Image via towerofyouth.orgIrv KershnerRest in peace, Irvin Kershner, you director of RoboCop 2 and some film called The Empire Strikes Back.
Born in 1923, he died over the weekend at the age of 87 and left behind an oeuvre of great filmmaking -- including no small number of sequels. So it ma ... More >>