Monthly Archives: June 2018

Things Get Savage in Part Three of ‘Detour’

If you’ve been following this movie, you’ll know that I mentioned Ann Savage in the early stages of the film. Well … Ms. Savage is about to make her appearance. And, I assure you, she does live up to that … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Vesper’ (2017)

In an interesting twist of social media fate, Vesper came to my attention through a Facebook message. The only reason I didn’t write this review sooner can be blamed on my unfortunate tendency to ignore Facebook—messages and all. However, be … Continue reading

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Part Two of ‘Detour’

It’s now time for the next part in the depressing surreal somewhat downbeat saga of Al the Piano Player and his cross-country journey from the foggy dreary streets of New York City to the Golden State where his True Love … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You, Movie Lovers

Ever feel like you’ve found your Internet tribe, so to speak? I feel like I’ve found mine here. The thing is, even though I’m an author of mysteries, one young adult, and one thriller novel, plus various screenplays (as yet … Continue reading

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Bloggers, Here’s Looking at You

Originally posted on Silver Screenings:
Image: Warner Archive We admire you, fellow bloggers. You know the ups and down of the Blogging Life. Sometimes the ideas come so quickly you can’t keep up. Other times, writer’s block is so wedged-in…

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Part One of ‘Detour’

It’s a sincere thrill to bring you another B-movie for this week’s Saturday Matinee! In the interest of mixing things up a bit, I decided to feature a B-movie that actually doesn’t suck works as a film. Upon first viewing … Continue reading

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My Review of ‘Mystery Street’ (1950)

This movie is unique among the film noir canon in a few ways. Before I get to that, here’s a brief synopsis of the plot. A blonde bimbo girl named Vivian (played by Jan Sterling) calls a mystery man, complaining … Continue reading

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Bette Davis for the Defense

As a long-time Perry Mason fan, I know that Raymond Burr had taken time off from playing the eponymous defense attorney for various health reasons. However, until recently, I had no idea that Bette Davis (of all people) had played … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland’

This book is no hagiography. It reveals in great detail all that was amazing, inspiring, and outright maddening about its subject. And it starts before the woman who would become Judy Garland was born. Her parents, Frank and Ethel Gumm, … Continue reading

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‘Killers From Space’ – Part Six

And now finally, the big finish to this serialized sci-fi movie! It’s Part Six of Killers From Space! Tune in next week, because you never know what you might find here! 🙂

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