Synopsis: Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) enjoyed a starring role in the popular television western, BOUNTY LAW, during its run in the 1950s. However, by 1969 he and his stunt man Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) are no longer rising stars. Rick struggles to get jobs as the heavy in a variety of television shows, while Cliff […]Read more "I DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE: ONCE UPON A TIME . . . IN HOLLYWOOD"
One comic book property (among many, many others) is lighting up our viewing of late. That would be the Amazon Studios original series THE BOYS (2019), which is based off the satiric, horrific, disgusting, but nevertheless fascinating comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Now, Ennis has long been one of my favorite scribes for […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: CASTLEVANIA"
Synopsis: Following a massive earthquake strong enough to break off LA from the continent and Christian fundamentalism’s rise to take over US government, America becomes a proud, pious utopia (or a dystopia to those who aren’t buying in to that particular form of Christianity). An elected for life President (Cliff Robertson) rules the nation with […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAY: ESCAPE FROM LA"
Synopsis: Where do I even begin to describe what happens in this flick? We open with an extended short film about a man called Swaz robbing a bank with a kid because his wife is in the hospital and he needs the money, and then fleeing but not quite getting away from hordes of police […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: BAD BLACK"
Synopsis: The last time expert wheelman Crunch Calhoun (Kurt Russell) worked with his no good brother Nicky (Matt Dillon) on a job (swindling a painting from a European mobster), he ended up in a Warsaw prison for seven years. Well, five and a half with good behavior. Now that he’s out, Crunch is no longer […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: THE ART OF THE STEAL"
After a career spent successfully balancing works published under his own name and those published under pseudonym, Westlake found his next series work hampered by a miscommunication with (if not skulduggery from) his publisher. He wanted his new “detective” series to go out under a pseudonym, and although the name on the covers was indeed […]Read more "CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: ONE OF US IS WRONG"
So, June has become an unofficial month for enjoying Kurt Russell movies around the Robichaud household. He’s an actor that just doesn’t get enough credit for the pictures he has made both within the sf/f/h genre as well as outside. This week, we will be checking in with one of the overlooked flicks from his […]Read more "MOVIE MONDAYS: SOLDIER"