Was this past Christmas season a bust for you? I suppose after the blizzard, if you had electricity you were way ahead of a lot of people, and being able to afford a can of knock-off Spam in today’s economy put you that much higher up (our Christmas feast consisted of a Quicken loan denial letter and some bouillon cubes). At least we could sit down for some serious holiday TV and movie viewing.Continue reading ‘The Steve Coogan Collection’: The best from comedian that brought us Alan Partridge!
You know what sports I played as a kid? My TV, that’s what. And my favorite of all time was catching Big Time Wrestling coming out WXYZ, Detroit’s Channel 7. When Bobo Brazil, after breaking free of The Sheik’s camel-clutch hold, would give his skull-crushing “Coco Butt” to lay the Sheik out, well…why the hell would I want to go outside and toss around a ball and maybe miss that?Continue reading ‘The Roller Derby Chronicles’: 2 documentaries & tons of vintage game footage!
2022 marks the 45th anniversary of the death of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Elvis Presley. Continue reading ‘Elvis: The Miniseries’ (2005): Slick production tiptoes around big questions
Perfectly acceptable first-run syndicated tripe, as Xena meets Baywatch in the Disney/M-G-M Studios Florida jungles. Continue reading ‘Sheena’ (Season 1): 2000s take on jungle heroine an agreeable time-filler
Mill Creek Entertainment has taken three Adolf Hitler-themed documentaries (one feature length, and two long-form TV outings), and put them together in a newly-monikered set, Secret Stories of Hitler. Continue reading Secret Stories of Hitler: ‘Swastika’ & TV documentaries highlight DVD collection
This review is an exercise in pure laziness and crass curiosity. Continue reading ‘Baby Looney Tunes’ (Volume 3): Puddle Olympics: Why ‘baby-fy’ these classic adult characters?
During this Christmas season, if you want your child to believe that the world is coming to an end from greed and indifference, Continue reading ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’ (2006): Nominee for worst-ever Christmas movie
A guilty pleasure that leaves you wanting more than the less-than-30-minute run time of the episodes. Then again, that could be what makes it work. Continue reading ‘Californication’ (Season 1): Adults fail at adulting