Review – The San Fernando Valley Bites (“Day Shift”)

Mix John Carpenter’s Vampires, Van Helsing, and From Dawn Til Dusk, and you’ll have this dark comedy about vampire hunters in Reseda. Oh, they’re also hunting blood-suckers in my hometown of Simi Valley, so there’s that. Jamie Foxx stars as Bud Jablonski, a disgraced vampire killer who is trying to get back into his union.…

Review – Whatever You Do, Do NOT Look Down! (“Fall”)

If you saw the spectacular rock climbing documentary, Free Solo, where real-life climber Alex Hannold risked it all to scale Yosemite’s El Capitan sheer mountain, then strap yourself in for this fictional, but scary tale of two girls having a really bad day. After a disastrous rock climbing accident that cost the life of her…

Review – Native Americans vs Predators? (“Prey”)

Okay, after six Predator movies (which include crossover films with Aliens), now we have a prequel where those nasty Predators are attacking/hunting people in the Comanche Nation sometime in the 1700’s. This should be interesting! Y’know, it’s tough growing up in 1719 in the Great Plains, but as a Comanche Indian teenage girl? Fuggetaboutit! Naru…

R. I. P. Clu Gulager 1928-2022

Clu Gulager was one of a handful of actors/musicians I met when I first moved to California while working at a convenience store in LA. He seemed genuinely surprised to be recognized and more so when I spoke to him of his work in “The Glass House”, a television adaptation of a short story by…