“Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets.” Entirely over the top and insanely fun to boot, 1980’s Flash Gordon is loud, brightly colored, and completely bonkers. It features a stellar cast loaded with actors who are well known in the science fiction and fantasy genres and boasts a soundtrack written and performed by none other thanContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Flash Gordon (1980)”
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Throwback Thursday: Krull (1983)
“The Black Fortress…where does it rise?“ My relationship with the 1983 film Krull is an odd one. I didn’t actually see the film when it was first released in theaters but my parents bought me the Atari 2600 game that tied into the film because I was enthralled with the movie. I also had aContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Krull (1983)”
Throwback Thursday: Willow (1988)
“You’re not warriors. You’re pigs! You’re all pigs!” While the work of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg commanded most of my attention as a child, a third person who doesn’t get enough recognition from fandom in my opinion also took up a lot of my time. Ron Howard may not be one of the firstContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Willow (1988)”
Toss A Coin To Your Blogger…
The Witcher Spins A Wonderful Tale Outside of the occasional advertisement for the popular video game based upon it, I was completely unfamiliar with Andrzej Sapkowksi’s book series, The Witcher. I knew that the game looked cool, but I’m not much into modern gaming as I am the old school console games, so my knowledgeContinue reading “Toss A Coin To Your Blogger…”
The Next Chapter Is Coming!
Sulphur, LA For the sixth year in a row, the cliffhangers of yesteryear are returning to southwest Louisiana at Calcasieu Serialfest! This free event will once again be held at the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur. You’ll get to watch selected chapters from serials of the 1930’s and 40’s featuring such heroes and adventurers as SpyContinue reading “The Next Chapter Is Coming!”
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: A Visit To The Texas Renaissance Festival!
Way Back When I always purchase at least two tickets to the Texas Renaissance Festival every year during their spring sale. Last year, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to visit TRF. This year, my daughter and I decided to make a spontaneous trip to the festival (with two tickets in tow). We arrived about thirty minutesContinue reading “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year: A Visit To The Texas Renaissance Festival!”
Throwback Thursday: Dragonheart (1996)
In The Days Of Dragons Just over twenty years ago, Dragonheart was released in theaters. It told the story of Bowen, a knight of the Old Code, and Draco, believed to be the last living dragon on Earth, who join forces to take on the evil King Einon, a tyrant that has a unique connectionContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Dragonheart (1996)”
Throwback Thursday: The Goonies (1985)
They Are Good Enough 1985 will go down in history as one of my favorite years. The NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) was test marketed in the United States, eventually leading to a countrywide roll out early in 1986. Artists such as Duran Duran, Madonna, The Cure, and Bruce Springsteen had huge hits on pop radio. TransformersContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Goonies (1985)”
Throwback Thursday: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
What’s This? I apologize for posting two Tim Burton related Throwback Thursday topics in a row, but with Halloween right around the corner, you really can’t blame me. Also, The Nightmare Before Christmas celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary on October 29th of this year, so it’s a perfect time to highlight this wonderful classic. ForContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)”
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!”