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Ghost Stories, a movie that has some Martin Freeman

Just some. Ghost Stories gave me a bit of deja vu.  I may have seen it before, but that might just be a figment of my imagination. I would opt to forget it again, but I don’t want to risk … Continue reading

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Turkey Shoot (1982) – there and back again

A movie about hunting, reeducation, an inexplicable man beast, and Converse. Continue reading

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The Valley of Gwangi – or Parque Jurásico Vaquero

I finally saw the newest Jurassic World movie.  Fallen Kingdom.  Yeah, sure, it’s like the real fallen kingdom is all the dead rich fellers.  Killed by their own hubris.  Death, uh, finds a way.  Sure, sure. Look, I love dinosaurs.  … Continue reading

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Tree slaughter, Tree revenge, and the Navy

It seems like every other day, one of my favorite trees gets hacked down.  I’m told by the gub’ment that it’s because of the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer beetle, but I think it’s probably the anti-squirrel lobbyists at work. Pour … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

I didn’t get to see the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century here in the outlaw town of Chicago, but I did get a Blood Moon, as you would expect. A one hour and 43-minute totality.  That’s the kind … Continue reading

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Return of the Moonwalker

It’s Friday the 13th and we have ourselves a supermoon, whether you see it or not.  It’s also hot as Hades and I have a migraine. In my brain addled state, I thought it was a good idea to watch … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam

Happy Independence Day and Canada Day and boiling hot summer.  Everything’s just great.  Pick up a tariff on your way out.  Everyone gets one. Let’s talk Independence Day horror movies. Then again, maybe we shouldn’t.  They’re mostly about sharks and … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary, say it like you mean it – shaken, not stirred

Once again, I’m not going to watch any of the Friday the 13th movies just because it’s Friday the 13th.  Probably.  Don’t judge me. What I did was give some thought to superstition and then watch Urban Legends: Bloody Mary … Continue reading

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Without Name deserves a better name, something like Gun Anam

It’s good ‘ol St. Paddy’s Day, and Syfy is running a Leprechaun marathon.  Of course, I’ve been catching some of that as I sit bundled up waiting for the HVAC guy to come fix my heater. Believe me, 57F is way … Continue reading

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Pi(e), man

It’s March 14.  Pi day. This is great because I like maths and I like pie.  I like all kinds of pie. It’s hard to come up with pie I don’t like.  Apple is classic for a reason. I can … Continue reading

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