Finally getting back to my movie review series. I let it sit for a little bit, which is an odd thing given everyone’s at home due to covid, but I didn’t find the desire to do it. Until I thought about having done the series of Star Wars films, and then thought what other series could I do? Well, I decided to hit Star Trek. So a couple of nights ago I watched the first Star Trek film from 1979, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture”. Here’s my thoughts on that.. As usual, I assume you’ve seen the movie, so spoilers ahead…
Just a quick note that I’ve enabled SSL on here. My blog is now an https site.
Those of you who have followed my stories about my days at Apogee/3DR will know one of my friends then was the late William Scarboro. He died of an asthma attack at age 31. That was really sad, and whenever I turn my thoughts to the past, I’m sad about that. I wish my old friend was with us now, could use one of William’s patented belly laughs. But that’s not why I’m writing today, I wanted to write a note about his mother, Pearle. [Read more…]
Here’s a music anniversary post that will mean more to me than pretty much anyone else. My parents split when I was young – they divorced in 79, and separated a little before that – I was 12 when they first split up.. I have very few memories of my family unit with both my parents, but one of the ones I do is Harry Chapin. Listening to his 70’s stuff was a positive memory I have. [Read more…]
I’ve had AMC’s A-List plan where you get up to 12 movies per month for a flat fee. I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it, and it’s afforded me opportunities to see movies in theatres that I wouldn’t normally see. This movie was one of that type. Usually I go to movie theatres to see big spectacle movies – you know. Star Wars, Terminator, The Matrix, stuff like that. Nothing blows up in this movie. No car chases, none of the stuff I usually go out for. These smaller movies aren’t ones I generally seek out in a theatre. But this one I did. Rather glad I did too, as I enjoyed it.
One thing, I’m not holding back on spoilers, so if you don’t want to know what happens, I suggest not reading this. Only saying this as it’s still a “relatively” new-ish movie.
So, my wife and I decided to add another film to our “Educational List” of movies. By that it’s a list of films that we think she should see and not just know current movies. My wife felt like watching Die Hard, so I went with it. Actually had been awhile since I had seen Die Hard, so I was due for a refresher.
It’s the first in my movie review series that wasn’t a Star Wars film, so here goes…
.. and then we get to “The Last Jedi”. This film seems to have divided fandom more than any other. Even the Holiday Special. I watched this film last weekend as part of the movie project, but I’m finding it difficult to think of what to write about it a week later. I really did like it, I don’t agree with those who slam it, but part of me wants to go with “What’s wrong with you people?” as my full review :)
My favorite thing about the Force Awakens has NOTHING at all to do with the movie itself. It’s to do with my daughter. She was born about 3 weeks before “Revenge of the Sith” came out. She was too young to go see it, and while technically alive for that movie, she couldn’t go. So when they announced that this was coming out, I was super excited. Because I could take my daughter to see it. She loved the other Star Wars films, and I was more jazzed to take her than I was to see it myself. [Read more…]
The next movie down in my #watchemall series has been completed – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. It is a week late, due to some illness in the family. I need to get them all in before Episode IX, which as I write this is now 12 days away. Anyway, I watched it last night, and as expected, I really enjoyed it. While Empire is still the King of all Star Wars movies, it’s difficult for me to decide which of the other two OG movies I like second. I tend to vacillate, but there’s a lot in this one that’s fun.
“If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”
It’s Nov 30, 2019. An album that dominated my musical landscape like no other was released 40 years today. It’s The Wall by Pink Floyd. I’m here to write a few words about it today. When this album came out, it was right at the time I was in my sophomore year of High School, and also about to hit a troubled time in my life (with my parents divorcing), so the call of “We don’t need no education” hit me strongly.
This post is my recollections of “The Wall”, what I thought of the album, and a few other appearances of the material over the years. [Read more…]