Outpost: San Antonio, TX

Remember The Alamo! My family and I took a quick trip to San Antonio, TX a few weeks ago and, as always, the place didn’t disappoint us at all.  We arrived late in the afternoon but had enough time to venture to the Alamo, where Texian and Tejano soldiers and numerous volunteers from the UnitedContinue reading “Outpost: San Antonio, TX”

Throwback Thursday: Godzilla (1998)

Twenty Years Ago Today’s edition of Throwback Thursday may not necessarily be a good memory for some of my readers.  It features an infamous version of a beloved kaiju that was meant to be a tentpole franchise for TriStar Pictures.  Sadly, the film was ripped to shreds by critics and fans had mixed reactions toContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Godzilla (1998)”

Calcasieu Serialfest Chapter 5!

Sulphur, LA If you’ve ever enjoyed watching films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Rocketeer, Star Wars, or almost any of the current crop of superhero films, you owe a little debt of gratitude to the classic serials of the early twentieth century.  Almost every aspect of modern action and adventure films hasContinue reading “Calcasieu Serialfest Chapter 5!”

DC Impresses At SDCC

Positive Positive is a word that hasn’t been used very much when talking about the DCEU.  With Justice League failing to attract large audiences last year (despite actually being a decent film) and BvS and Suicide Squad underwhelming critics, DC’s lone shining star in recent years at the movies was Wonder Woman.  But news outContinue reading “DC Impresses At SDCC”

Throwback Thursday: Blade

The Daywalker Before Black Panther‘s rise as a significant film in Marvel and cinematic history for its success and cultural impact and before Deadpool was erroneously declared the first R-rated superhero film, 1998’s Blade gave us an African American lead based on a superhero and a strong R-rating (But even Blade wasn’t the first R-ratedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Blade”

Adventure! Danger! Romance!

The Edge Of Your Seat! This Saturday, July 21st, at the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur, LA, the epic cliffhangers of the 1930’s and 40’s will make a grand return at Calcasieu Serialfest!  I’ve personally attended this event all but one year and have enjoyed it every time.  I’ve blogged about this event before, and allContinue reading “Adventure! Danger! Romance!”

Throwback Thursday: Lon Chaney, Jr.

“When The Wolfbane Blooms…” Today’s throwback is special.  Why? Because today we celebrate one of my favorite actors of all time: Lon Chaney, Jr.  Yes, I could have blogged about him in one of my Focus On features, but I decided that he needed to be highlighted today because on this day, July 12th, inContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Lon Chaney, Jr.”

Tunes: Vixen Is Back!

The late 1980’s Vixen first rose to fame in the late 80’s with their self-titled debut album that featured the hits Edge of a Broken Heart and Cryin.  They followed up that album with Rev It Up.  Despite a solid track list that included How Much Love and Love is a Killer, the album failedContinue reading “Tunes: Vixen Is Back!”

Outpost: Austin, TX

Weird City Keep Austin Weird.  It’s a sentiment shared by plenty of people across the city of Austin and pretty much all over the state of Texas.  Austin is definitely something of a strange bird when compared to the rest of the state that it calls home, but it somehow manages to be something toContinue reading “Outpost: Austin, TX”

Throwback Thursday: 3-2-1 Contact!

The Early 1980’s I’m old.  I’m getting older.  But one of the things that keeps me young is revisiting things that I loved as a child.  PBS provided me with a lot of excellent programs that I fondly remember and I often look for episodes of these shows not only to reminisce, but to shareContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 3-2-1 Contact!”