Personal favorites of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close (thank goodness!  It’s been a brutal and ugly year…), I decided to take stock of the entertainment I’ve enjoyed over the year.   I’ve made two lists, for movies and for television, here goes… FAVORITE MOVIES OF 2016: 1. The Arrival.   This year’s “The Martian”/”Interstellar”; smart science fiction movie…

“To me, she’s royalty…” RIP Carrie Fisher, 1956-2016

Because 2016 hasn’t been enough of a dick punch?  Today we just lost Carrie Fisher, who clung to life for days following a heart attack on an international flight from London to LAX.   She was only 60.  And to guys and gals of my generation?  She will be (like it or not) forever Princess…

Cinematic Star Wars

***** If you’ve not seen Star Wars or any of its sequels, there may be spoilers ahead, so quickly; go watch ALL OF THEM RIGHT AWAY so you can come back and read this as soon as possible (hehe) ***** Okay, now that we have that bit of business out of the way, onto this…

“Rogue One”: a spoiler-filled review

***** The following review contains big, fat, hairy spoilers all over the place.   So, if you’ve not yet seen “Rogue One” and you don’t realize that it’s a prequel about the theft of the Death Star plans that leads to the battle station’s destruction as depicted in the 1977 “Star Wars” movie?  Then I can’t…