Category Archives: Movies / TV

TV Terror

When I was young, my father called the TV the ‘boob tube’. He felt that the programming made us idiots. He was right. I loved THE THREE STOOGES. Later my father railed against the senseless violence on the TV. “Only will breed violence.” He was right again. This country is full of violence, but some […]

Rex Trailer’s Boomtown

Since the beginning of time humanity has risen thanks to the memories billions of people scattered across the globe. My recollection of names, places, and faces run back into the 1950s. At this point in time I figuredI’ve seen about fifty millions people in the voyages across America, Canada, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, Canada, France, England, […]

TOUCH OF EVIL Opening Scene

According to Wikipedia many critics considered Orson Welles’ three-minute, twenty-second tracking shot in TOUCH OF EVIL as one of the greatest long takes in cinematic history, especially considering that it’s the opening scene. Here’s the synopsis. On the U.S.-Mexico border, a man plants a time bomb in a car. A man and woman enter the […]

FINALLY by Peter Nolan Smith

All through the summer I have been jokingly asking couples if they would contemplate a menage-a-trois with me. The response varied from disgust to a laughing rejection. I spared no one my query and no one accepted the challenge. The ludicrous proposition was strictly a joke, but last weekend I attended the rescreening of the […]

John ‘Wabbit’ Wayne

In 1969 John Wayne appeared on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In as a pink rabbit. His performance got plenty of laughs, but not as much as Sean Connery for his he-man throng outfit in ZARDOZ. The things actors do for their art. Hairy balls alert.