100 Years of Ray Harryhausen

100 Years of Ray Harryhausen

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late and great Ray Harryhausen. This man was a visionary pioneer of the visual effects and film industry in general. His artistic style was distinct and inspired. His last film, Clash of the Titans, remains my favorite to this day. Would the world be any [...]

Batman 1989

Batman 1989

Being what I consider to be the first of the modern comic book movies, Batman 89 brought us into a new world of capes and cowls on the big-screen. There were other Superhero films long before this one, but they didn't have that comic book movie feel that this movie did. Superman got close but [...]

2018: Forty Years Ago, in a Place Seven Hours Away…

2018: Forty Years Ago, in a Place Seven Hours Away…

    2018... this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special!   Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970’s. I was 8 on November 17, 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but [...]

Power Rangers Day

Power Rangers Day

   I would be remiss if I allowed the passing of this day without mention of the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers.    The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers came out when I was 23, honestly I didn't even notice them. Then one day I clicked in right when there was some pretty impressive fight [...]

Happy Anniversary Action Comics!

Happy Anniversary Action Comics!

   Today, Action Comics number one debuted 80 years ago! Action Comics One Thousand hits local comic shops, and millions of nerds will celebrate this milestone. Action Comics, of course, is a Superman vehicle. Superman is the reason that we are all here now. The character was the beginning of the superhero genre in the [...]