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Hey, Remember – When McDonald’s Was Fun

Remember when McDonalds was funLong before it was catching flak for serving up junk, being irresponsible and not having enough nutritious food on their menu, McDonald’s was a junk food palace and everyone knew it and loved it.

It was filled with wacky, bizarre characters pitching to kids to come in for a heavenly break, buy some gift certificates and get their latest collectible glass. The biggest concern was hoping they didn’t run out of cookies when you got there. McDonald’s was a much sunnier experience a long time ago. READ MORE


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A Review

Star Wars Rogue One Felicity Jones

The Star Wars universe is treated to another prequel. This time we learn the tale of how those plans for the Death Star are obtained and gotten into the hands of the rebels – resulting in the good movies in the Star Wars franchise.

It’s looking like I’m one of the few who didn’t like Rogue One. I thought it was a convoluted, dull, drab adventure film that left me caring for none of the characters or the tale that is told. Oh sure, there’s some pretty Star Wars stuff that happens, but that wasn’t enough to save it for me. READ MORE


I Wish All in the Family Was Still On

All in the Family cast Archie Bunker classic comedy tvMy friend and I are huge All in the Family fans. We got to talking about how great it would be if it was still on the air right now offering up its raw comedic perspective on the current political landscape.

We know that once Donald Trump got elected as President a fuse would have been lit in the Bunker home that would have erupted in some of those hysterical arguments between Archie Bunker and his son-in-law Mike Stivic. READ MORE


The Death of Carrie Fisher

carrie fisher death princess leia star warsWith the year coming to a close another beloved celebrity has died – Carrie Fisher.

Millions of fans have loved her in her iconic role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. She was a huge part of a generations childhood – myself included – and an enduring legacy. That’s the part she’ll be forever known for. Of course she had acted in a variety of films and was a talented writer, but first and foremost will be her performance as Princess Leia that people will remember her as.

I take a look back on my memories of Fisher and the impact she had on me. READ MORE


An Observation About Donna Reed In It’s A Wonderful Life

Donna Reed It's A Wonderful Life beautiful MaryIt’s A Wonderful Life. We know the story – Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey is down in the dumps. Guardian angel Clarence comes along and has a unique way of showing George his existence is important and he has made a difference.

He plops George into a world where he was never born so he can witness the fates of everyone he knew in his town of Bedford Falls had they never known him.

People are dead, mentally unbalanced, corrupt, angry, greedy, shallow and his poor beautiful wife Mary played by Donna Reed…..is a librarian!

What???

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Casino Royale 1967 Review

It’s an all-star cast in a big-budget big-screen adaptation of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale!
And oh boy, what a movie! Luckily all the fun behind-the-scenes stories is a heck of a lot more entertaining than the actual movie. So that’s something.


Fantastic Voyage – 50 Years Later

Fantastic Voyage 1966 50th anniversaryFifty years ago movie audiences sat down in darkened theaters to witness a film that would take them to ‘where no one has ever been before‘.

They learned from the intriguing title card that ‘No eye-witness has actually seen what you are about to see. During an era where going to the moon would soon be upon us and where the most incredible things are happening all around us, someday, perhaps tomorrow, the fantastic events you are about to see can and will take place‘.

What a build up from an opening title card! Folks, we’re about to take a FANTASTIC VOYAGE! READ MORE