Sometime last fall, I took one of my sons to see director Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. Perhaps the most interesting thing about it was that it was in black and white. That’s striking because it’s an extremely rare occurrence for an animated film to be released that way.
You know those lists that often appear this time of year that say this person is “in,” while that person is “out”? Well, I’m not sure who’s “out,” but I can tell you that Alfred Hitchcock is “in.” That’s right, Alfred Hitchcock, the long-deceased British director who relocated to Hollywood in 1940 and became the indu
Happy holidays! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Season’s greetings! Merry Winter Solstice! Happy Festivus! New Year’s greetings! Belated Chanukah wishes! Peace to one and all! I love the holiday season. There’s good food, good spirits, meaningful traditions, and (usually) time off from work to spend with family. What’s not to love?
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, as of 2012, The Beatles have sold 177 million units in the United States, more than any other artist.
Two months ago, I started this blog with a post about Iowa-born movie icon John Wayne. At the end of that post I mentioned that I would return to The Duke at a later time in full spoiler alert mode. Well, here we are, so if you don't like to know the outcome of movies that you haven't seen, you may not want to proceed past the first four paragraphs of this post.