Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Rated: 2.5 / 5 So there was studio meddling with this film. A rough cut exists that's, well, rough. Unfinished special effects, not all shots are in it that should be (a few of which made it into the theatrical cut), but it is a more cohesive vision. In particular, the film clearly becomes something … Continue reading Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1993

Magic the Gathering makes its collectible card gaming debut at the Origins Game Fair in Dallas, TX. 1 second is added to the clock. President Clinton fires FBI director William S. Sessions. Fire in the press box at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon. The first of four photos of … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1993

On his 35th birthday, Prince announces that he is changing his name to an unpronounceable symbol. This led to him being called The Artist Formerly Known as Prince until 2000. Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton. Ken Griffey Jr. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1993

Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off (2022) thoughts

Rated: 4 / 5 My first experience with skateboarding was primarily watching other people doing it, seeing videos of it, or playing videogames on it. Never really tried it myself (I'm not an adrenaline junkie, not like that). Tony Hawk Pro Skater (PS1, 1999) was the big game that the friends of my time (my … Continue reading Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off (2022) thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QixQMUu4CKI South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections. Major League Baseball's owners overwhelmingly approve a six-year joint venture with ABC and NBC; the venture, eventually dubbed "The Baseball Network", displaces CBS as MLB's primary network television package holder. Judd Nelson pleads no contest to kicking Kim Evans in the head. Intel's new Pentium processor is unveiled. 274th & final "Cheers" episode airs on NBC. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1993

No Country for Old Men (2007), thoughts

Rated: 3 / 5 It's alright. I laugh myself sometimes. Ain't a lot else you can do.Ed Tom Bell Nihilism is what many say about the themes of this film. That there is no rhyme or reason to many things. It's just chaos. Things just happen. Concepts of fairness and justice are social constructs that … Continue reading No Country for Old Men (2007), thoughts

The Hunted (2003) review

The tagline is hilarious, because the alternate one is, "Some men should not be found." But it could be worse, like, "If you're it... you're dead!" Rated: 3.5 / 5 One of the most underrated movies out there. I honestly don't get the hate people have for this. The hatred isn't because the camerawork is … Continue reading The Hunted (2003) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993

Alan Bennett's play "The Madness of George III" premieres in London. Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis). Jury … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1993

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1993

Authorities near Waco, Texas, negotiate (unsuccessfully) with Branch Davidians. Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion. Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant. Blizzard of '93 hits north-east USA. US Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire. IRA-bomb kills 3 year old in Warrington, England. Pope John Paul II beatifies Duns … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1993