Category Archives: Movies

Spanish Ladies (Traditional) by Robert Shaw Chorale (1960)

Now here’s one for the real old fogies out there. Back in 1956-1957, Robert Shaw (played Captain Dan Tempest in The Buccaneers. Tempest was a former pirate, now pardoned by the King and serving as a privateer after New Providence … Continue reading

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Valerian is worth the watch

So we finally watched Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. We watched it just for the video effects because Valerian looked so poorly cast and because many people said the story was a muddle. Well, many people were … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower (2017)

I just watched the movie, and really, it is not too bad. Everyone said it was disjointed and hard to follow, but it wasn’t. It was pretty clear what was going on. The main problem was how much they shoved … Continue reading

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Warning, Warning Will Robinson! Beware of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

I just finished watching this movie and was utterly appalled. I cared not a whit for the main characters, nor for the magical Nazis who apparently pass for mages in New York City. The movie has a lot of special … Continue reading

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The Mound of Dead Bards

While writing my preceding post, I came across this image, which I just had to share. If you haven’t watch The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008), do yourself a favor and rent it or find it on YouTube.

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Enjoying “The Expanse”

We started watching The Expanse this weekend, and are greatly enjoying it. A complex story with few major problems (so far). It is a SyFy channel series, and is a hard sf space opera involving a Cold War between Earth … Continue reading

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The Seventh Seal by Scott Walker

I stumbled onto this song during my expeditions into the depths of YouTube. An over-produced bit of weirdness from the 1960s, but for some reason it grows on me. So I’m sharing it out for you folks, who might dig … Continue reading

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Avenger of the Seven Seas

After desperately looking for a movie to watch on YouTube, I stumbled across Avenger of the Seven Seas (1962) with Richard Harrison as David Robinson, Australian convict who becomes a British officer, mutinies, gets tied to the rocks to drown … Continue reading

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The Cartoons that Shaped my Childhood

My role-playing (and my brain for that matter!) were shaped by the cartoons of my childhood. Most of those you probably know: Spiderman, Star Trek, Space:1999, and of course the classic Looney Tunes, for example: and of course, “I guess … Continue reading

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Maleficent : Awful, Awful, Awful

I just watched Maleficent at my daughter’s behest, and the entire family agreed it was a complete waste. Rotten Tomatoes is overly generous with its rating, crediting Jolie with a fine performance (yes, it should be — she gets to … Continue reading

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