Review – Running With Scissors (“Blade Runner 2049”)

The long awaited sequel has finally arrived, courtesy of visionary director Denis Villeneuve, who gave us the very strange Arrival in 2016. Aided with obnoxiously loud and roaring throoooooommmming bassoon and horn sounds, startling graphics, and Harrison Ford back as Deckard, your senses get a full work-out. * * Yup, thirty years have passed and…

Review – Balls Out (“Battle of the Sexes”)

As a teenager, I saw the whole televised match of Riggs vs King and thought is was all very silly, not understanding the subtle nuances that were being played out in the background between the world’s #1 tennis pro, Billie Jean King, and that crazy hustler and gambler, Bobby Riggs. 44 years later, I finally…

Review – Bourne in the USA (“American Assassin”)

Looks like Jason Bourne or John Wick have a copycat cousin with this potentially new franchise of a secret FBI group of rogue assassins called Orion, taking on the dirtiest of jobs that happen in the world. And good ol’ Michael Keaton is there to lead them on, and this time without his Vulture costume…

R. I. P. – Richard Anderson (1926 – 2017)

I had the privilege of interviewing actor Richard Anderson at an absolutely terrible convention five years ago. You might recognize him from  Forbidden Planet, Paths of Glory, Seven Days in May, and, of course, The Six Million Dollar Man. He was extremely gracious and was delighted that I asked him about work that no one…