Category Archives: Film

In Memoriam: Stan Lee 1922-2018

It may be the nostalgia talking but for my money the time period between the late 1980s and early 2000s was the true golden age of children’s television. One of the leaders in this programming was the Fox Kids Network. … Continue reading

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What’s This? Celebrating 25 Years of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas #2: Halloweentown

Part of the reason  it seems strange to see the seasonal displays for Christmas and Halloween at Target is the simple, and obvious fact that they seem have very little in common. The most enduring symbol of Christmas is a … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to this Blog…

Dinosaurs. Wookies. Vulcans. Hobbits. Fauns. Superheroes. A kind little alien far from home. Even a beagle with a big imagination. These are just some of the wondrous creatures Jonathon D. Svendsen has already examined. Now, what’s this? He has another … Continue reading

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“Why So Serious?” Celebrating 10 Years of The Dark Knight

It is very rare that a sequel can be better than the first film. For a vast majority of movie goers are The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek: First Contact, and Toy Story … Continue reading

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“Earn This…..” A Saving Private Ryan 20th Anniversary Retrospect

They have been called the “Greatest Generation” and for good reason. Few, especially those in my day, would probably be willing to do what they did on that infamous day back in June of 1944. For decades their valor was … Continue reading

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“Don’t Make Me Angry” An Incredible Hulk 10th Anniversary Retrospect

As far as the core members Avengers go, I’ve always been a fan of the big green monster known as the Hulk. I first became a fan of the character when I was about three  years old through reruns of … Continue reading

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Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #8: The Dinosaurs

For film remembered for winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, the dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park film only show up on screen for a minimum of 15 minutes in the 2 hour runtime. For any one growing up … Continue reading

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