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…

“The Suicide Squad” (2021) is a big, brutal, mean-spirited time killer…

******KEIJU-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** Good News and Bad News. The Good News. If you are, as I am, still skittish about returning to movie theaters during the current COVID-19 pandemic? You can still catch 2021’s reboot of “The Suicide Squad,” directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) on HBOMax, without an extra access code, now through…

All Our Yesterdays: My reviews of the “Star Trek” movies…

Now that I’ve reviewed all of the Star Trek movies for this column, the collector-nerd part of me wants them on one convenient, easy-to-find shelf for easier perusal. So this column will act as a one-stop ‘box set’ for my 13 Star Trek movie reviews, from “The Motion Picture” to “Beyond.” With Star Trek celebrating…

“The Immortal” (1969-1971) was a short-lived ‘Fugitive’ with magic blood…

******TYPE-O SPOILERS!!****** “Try Try Try to Understand…He’s a Magic Man.” Ben Richards, as played by Christopher George (1931-1982) is a race car test driver who learns that his blood–after donating some of it to a dying old industrialist named Jordan Braddock (Barry Sullivan)–has unique regenerative properties that will allow him to live virtually forever (barring…

Final report on Las Vegas’ “55 Year Mission”…

“But first, some scenes from Part 1…” “The 55 Year Mission” in Las Vegas is a Star Trek convention by any other name. Creation Entertainment, which has traditionally held the license to host “official” Star Trek conventions was forced to rebrand their world-famous Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this year, after losing the official…