Rejudging “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” 30 years later…

Pre-Judgment (1984). *****TERMINAL SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Way back in late fall of 1984, I remember my sister coming home to tell us about a movie she just saw called “The Terminator” (1984). The title didn’t impress me at all, because it sounded like a million other cheapie action-exploitation movies on shelves of video stores at that…

“ALIENS” (1986) took a lone monster and turned it into an army…

Haunted House In Space. Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror masterpiece “ALIEN” took a simple, 1950s ‘monster on a spaceship’ B-movie story and wrapped it in glossy, A-movie production design and quality. Its status among fans has since become legendary, on a par with horror films such as “The Exorcist” and “Psycho” as well as sci-fi…

“The Walking Dead”; where rigor mortis set in for me…

*   Nights of the Living (and thriving) Dead. AMC’s “The Walking Dead”, based on the Robert Kirkman graphic novel series, used to be must-see television for me.  When new episodes aired I ignored my phone, rescheduled most socializing, and basically put my life on hold for that one hour on Sunday nights when a new…