RALEIGH— I enjoy movies. Particularly movies which allow me to escape the every day and see something that could only be seen in a movie. Avatar is just that. Continue reading “Avatar”
Until May, 1960. That date saw the first publication of an extraordinary new title from National Comics, now DC. The book was called “Tales of the Black Freighter”, and while its sales never quite topped those of the E.C. giants such as PIRACY and BUCCANEERS, in terms of critical acclaim and influence upon later books of the same type, TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER made an impression upon the comic book landscape that remains to this day. Indeed, with DC comic currently reprinting the first classic thirty issues of the title and apparently meeting with considerable success, it would seem that its impact remains undiluted despite the quarter century that has elapsed since the original publication.
—Excerpt from Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, 1986
LONG BEACH— Watchmen. At the time of its release this was considered a classic. It is the only graphic novel to make the TIME All-Time Top 100 novel’s list. It’s also the only book I’ve ever read which seemed to foreshadow its own life cycle within a subplot. Continue reading “Watchmen”
LONG BEACH— It seems like about every ten years or so one of these movies comes out. The type that pulls you in, depresses you, and pushes you back out. The Wrestler did just that. But I found this one to be more tolerable than the previous. Continue reading “The Wrestler”
LONG BEACH— I saw Benjamin Button’s story today. It was a great way to greet the new year. Continue reading “Benjamin Button”
ATLANTA— The Quantum of Solace is definitely worth seeing in the theatres- it was all action from the very beginning. For $10, it was worth Continue reading “DOUBLE “O” DEATH! Why I Am Not a Fan of Daniel Craig as James Bond”
LONG BEACH— Stephen King can write a thriller. Continue reading “Dolan’s Cadillac”
His career spanned a wonderful catalogue of movies. I’ve enjoyed every film I’ve seen of his. Though I admit I haven’t seen them all. There was just something about his style and the way he went about his work that just worked. I think my favorite film of his was aside from Cool Hand Luke, was Absence of Malice. I haven’t seen this film in a long time. I think I will watch it again this weekend.
What are your favorite Paul Newman flicks? I’m interested to know.