I’ve adored Peter Gunn (and its score by Henry Mancini) for years. At some point I also ran across Staccato, but didn’t get very far into the series until I recently found the show’s soundtrack which was composed by the legendary Elmer Bernstein. Staccato premiered a year later than Peter Gunn, but both shows were […]Read More Peter Gunn versus Johnny Staccato
Just between us (here on the internet), I love watching TV that I hate. True confessions: I have binge watched seasons 1 – 18 of America’s Next Top Model. It gives me something to rant about and a reason to binge/hate watch something. I recently “hate watched” a little series called Mad Men with the […]Read More Mad (wo)Men
I watched a boatload of westerns as a teenager and not even because I had a western-crazy dad or grandpa. I just adored classics, and it was genre I fell in love with about a decade ago — alongside of screwball comedies and Film Noir. But I mostly kept to the glossy westerns of the […]Read More I watched a Spaghetti Western and lived to tell about it.
Last week was kind of the worst for me. In my rage filled mind, the best movie to watch would be a violent R-rated movie. I was browsing on Amazon Prime for films, this one was free, and I accidentally clicked it. Side note: the last film I watched containing Kristen Stewart was Twilight(Yes, I do hate […]Read More American Ultra | Requiem for a Monday
Before going to see GOTG I read a review on Buzzfeed written by Alison Willmore. I was very disheartened by her review. She inferred that Vol. 2 didn’t feel like a GOTG film because it was slow moving and dealt with characters and their feelings in an almost reverent way. She was not impressed by […]Read More Guardians of the Galaxy No. 2
I was sucked into watching this film purely because of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar victory. Initially, I didn’t feel the need to check the film length because it is 2016 and all good films are about 2 hours long. Right? Unfortunately, this film was 2.5 hours long and felt even longer. DiCaprio was nearly brilliant, dragging himself (literally) […]Read More “The Regret” Oh, wait. I mean, “The Revenant”
I was super excited when I saw the promos for NBC’s fall show Timeless. Five episodes in, and so far, it’s been rather promising. Essentially, this show is doing what it said it would do…have people chasing around trying to preserve history. At some point, someone will probably write this series into an awful corner […]Read More Timeless