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Hang On, It's Gonna Be A Wild Political Ride (For Some)

"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least." -  Robert Byrne

Ah, politics.  You gotta love it.  No, you really do.  I mean the Presidential debate Monday night was the closest thing we could get to the rowdy Prime Minister Question Time in Britain's Parliament.  In fact, it was billed as the showdown of the two most loathed Presidential candidates in this Nation's history.  And, I think, it didn't disappoint.  NO, I'm not going to crown a winner... 'cause that's...

They're Gonna Put Me in The Movies And Make a Big Star Outta Me

"Great geniuses have the shortest biographies." -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We get word today from our friends at Variety that a bio-pic of the great Stan Lee is in the works.  As I tweeted (@Tfullysarcastic) this is both predictable AND long overdue.  If you don't know (and reside under a column of large rocks) Lee is the mastermind behind comic book greats such as Iron Man, Spider Man, Thor and Captain America.  I, for one, don't know too much about his early years, so I think a movie about...

One Season Ends As Another Begins to Ramp Up

"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn." -  B. C. Forbes

Ahhh... Autumn.  Where it's so long Summer... and hello cold, windy, dreary and miserable weather.  But the (unofficial) end of Summer also means what I like to call "Good Movie Season" is about to begin.  No more tent pole action flicks (or shitty and useless remakes) to clog the box office.  Just well done movies looking to get seen ahead of awards voting.  THIS, my fellow...

A Little Nonsense... Is Sure To Be Missed

"So much time and so little to do.  Wait a minute.  Strike that.  Reverse it."  -  Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka

I find myself faced with writing another blog in remembrance of one of my favorite comedic icons.  First Robin Williams.. and now Gene Wilder.  His performances in "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Silver Streak," and "Stir Crazy" rank among my all time favorites.  His seemingly effortless comedic style was one to be both envied and emulated.  And, as the train wreck remake...

Do You REALLY Need The Money?

"A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart." -  Jonathan Swift

Stop me if you've heard me say this before: "Ben-Hur will be a colosSal flop!"  Well, guess what, I was right, yet again.  Hey, it's not hard to do when remake retreads keep flowing out of Hollywood faster than police chases on the 101.  But, in keeping with my promise to NOT bash the glut of remakes, I will instead chose to focus on those IN said remakes.  Have you Hur-ed Morgan Freeman was in this remake?...