Back in the Day: “Dead Calm” (April ’89)

      In this week’s “Back in the Day,” we pick on, I mean, look at a good thriller that was Nicole Kidman’s breakthrough role as a damsel in distress – and wet clothes – aboard a yacht with a lunatic.  Back in the 80’s, many a teenage boy scoured the HBO guide to…

“Back in the Day” on the CK

Howdy and welcome to another post about movies.  I recently told you about a film and entertainment website called The Cinematic Katzenjammer at/for/on which I occasionally write film reviews.  I now have a weekly feature on that site, and it’s called “Back in the Day.” Amongst the staff at CK, I’m basically the resident grumpy…

The Great Movie Post – Finalé (6/6) Guilty Pleasures

This is for the movies I’ve loved that juuuust don’t seem to fit into the regular categories, and with good reason.  They’re not right.  They’re a little – off.  They got issues.  And they rock.  Feel free to list YOUR guilty pleasures in the comments. ______________________  Bad Santa  – 2003 Directed by Terry Zwigoff Written…

The Great Movie Post (5/6) For the Family

Time for the family unit to sit and watch things together.  C’mon, you can do it.  Just post a Facebook update that says “BRB” and put down the cell phone for about an hour and a half. BTW – sorry about the absence.  ran away to Mexico for about a week. Animation cartoons, stop motion,…

The Great Movie Post (1/6) – For the Adrenaline

There will be six of these, each containing about five films. _______________________________________________  1. Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981  (Action/Adventure) Close 2nd – Deliverance Directed by Stephen Spielberg Written by Lawrence Kasdan and George Lucas Desert dust by Tunisia Oscars won for best art/set decoration, visual effects, film editing, and sound  “Archeologist and adventurer Indiana…

The Great Movie Post – intro

This is not a list of the top 10 greatest movies of all time.  This is not a list of films that are so “great” you have to attend lectures and festivals so that someone can explain just how “great” they are.  If a film needs an explanation, can it really be that great? This…