Are the Muppets “Selling Out”?

Muppets Most Wanted (2014) First of all, let’s throw something away from this discussion. While it may be convenient shorthand to reference the situation, I don’t care for the phrase “selling out” — it reminds me too much of the jealousy of one artist towards another who is more financially successful. That being said, let […]

One of My Favorite Films: Buckaroo Banzai

Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension Warning: This appreciation contains a few modest spoilers. The first time I saw The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension, was at Wiscon in February or March of 1986. I sat down with a friend to watch it in the film room, and was instantly hooked by […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – My Take

So my lovely wife T and I took in the latest installment of Peter Jackson’s Tolkein franchise last night. I have to admit, after seeing the first part last year, I went into this with lowered expectations. I was STILL disappointed. I will do my best to leave out spoilers for those of you who […]