“Halloween Kills” (2021) offers brutal tricks, but few treats…

******PUMPKIN SPICE SPOILERS!!****** After more than a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Halloween Kills” is finally getting a release. Like the Godzilla franchise, Halloween’s continuity has been rebooted multiple times since the classic 1978 original. Halloweens 2, 4, 5 and 6 were (more or less) a straight line series of diminishing quality that…

William Shatner, 90, takes a brief, real-life Star Trek…

These are the voyages of New Shepard… This past week, something amazing happened; something that I have complex feelings about, and that I feel obligated to mention here. William Shatner, Star Trek’s “Captain Kirk” himself, at 90 years old, took a suborbital hop roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) above the Earth and back in an…

Musings for Halloween: “The Changeling” (1980)…

*****SPOOKY SPOILERS AHEAD!***** Many years ago, I remember seeing a trailer for a then-new horror movie coming out which featured George C. Scott (“Patton” “A Christmas Carol”) living in an apparently haunted house. The one thing that made me nearly wet my seat was the sight of an antique wheelchair, shrouded in cobwebs and sans…

“Fantastic!” Russell T. Davies returns to “Doctor Who”…

Davies and the Debut of New Who. Very recently, I wrote about my anticipation of Doctor Who’s much maligned (and short-lived) resurrection in 1996 with the “Doctor Who: TV Movie,” starring the talented Paul McGann as the Doctor. While that attempt to bring the Doctor back to the airwaves ultimately wasn’t successful, it did manage…

A brief sampling of Disney’s “Star Wars: Visions” (2021)…

*****STAR DESTROYER-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!***** With the recent avalanche of Star Wars product on DisneyPlus since “The Mandalorian” opened the floodgates to the Disney streaming service in November of 2019, there has been an almost nonstop menagerie of new Star Wars content, with a lot more on the way (“The Book of Boba Fett,” “Kenobi” etc)….

From “Saturday Night Live” to outer space: Norm Macdonald (1960-2021)…

Short and Sweet. Keeping this column short, as I’m still recovering from recent hand surgery, and typing with a keyboard is still a bit difficult at the moment, but I wanted–no, needed to put this one out there. Norm Macdonald. While I generally write about sci-fi/fantasy/horror entertainment in this column, I just wanted to pay…

Biting the bullets: “From Dusk Till Dawn,” 25 years later…

*****BLOOD-SUCKING SPOILERS!***** Dawn of “From Dusk…” I still vividly remember trying to get my friends to come with me to see the new vampire/crime-drama flick from director Robert Rodriguez (“Desperado” “Spy Kids”) and writer/actor Quentin Tarantino (“Pulp Fiction,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” ) back in February of 1996. I was a bachelor in…