Robert Siodmak:  Phantom Lady, Criss Cross, The Killers

A trio of film noir from director Robert Siodmak. A movie refugee from Germany with his brother Curt, who was a writer. One of the best and most prolific of the noir directors, he also did Son of Dracula and Cobra Woman for Universal when he was starting out. Phantom Lady (1944) was his first noir and this was the… » 5/10/15 2:08pm 5/10/15 2:08pm

The Outsiders - Gerald Seymour

Library book. A 2012 thriller from Gerald Seymour. I don’t know why Mr. Seymour doesn’t get more attention. He has been writing thrillers since the 70s, beginning with the excellent Harry’s Game, and continues to be among the best in the business. This one is about a Russian crime figure who has been implicated in the… » 5/07/15 7:44pm 5/07/15 7:44pm

Caine x 3: The Man Who Would Be King, Too Late the Hero, Play Dirty

Trio of favorites starring Michael Caine that I watched together by happenstance. All three also may be a little underrated. Starting with The Man Who Would Be King (1975). Directed by John Huston and co-starring Sean Connery. » 4/25/15 7:39am 4/25/15 7:39am


Any fans of TNT's MonsterVision? Airing on TNT from 1993-2000, which would explain why I hardly ever saw it because those were the years I didn't have cable. Penn & Teller were guest hosts in the beginning and then full time host duties were taken over by Joe Bob Briggs. » 4/10/15 6:42am 4/10/15 6:42am

Geoffrey Lewis, RIP

Sad to see that one of my favorite character actors has died. Geoffrey Lewis. Father of Juliette Lewis. Star of such films and TV as: High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Every Which Way But Loose, Magnum P.I., X-Files, and many more. I just watched Bad Company (1972) again last week.… » 4/08/15 8:14am 4/08/15 8:14am

Sphere - Michael Crichton

Used paperback I rescued from my mother's at Easter. I had been looking for this book. Rereading Crichton is always fun and it may have been 25 years since I read it last. A huge spaceship is found on the ocean floor in the Pacific. A crackerjack team of scientists must use a submarine base to try to determine… » 4/08/15 3:32am 4/08/15 3:32am

Solarbabies (1986)

Recorded from this-TV. Directed by Alan Johnson. Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, Charles Durning, Richard Jordan, Lukas Haas, Peter DeLuise. After the apocalypse roller skating is all the rage. Bathing, not so much. » 4/07/15 10:41pm 4/07/15 10:41pm