Quick Hits: June 25-26

The Omen, starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick, was released on June 25, 1976. The film received mixed reviews but it was a box office success and spawned a franchise that includes three sequels and a remake. The Omen also launched the directing career of Richard Donner, whose next feature – 1978’s Superman – wasContinue reading “Quick Hits: June 25-26”

Quick Hits: June 9-10-11

***** CONTENT WARNING: DRUG ABUSE ***** ***** SPOILER ALERT: CONTAINS CLIPS FROM STRANGER THINGS 4 ***** On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen. On June 9, 1980, Richard Pryor suffered second- and third-degree burns over half his body. Pryor had become addicted to freebasingContinue reading “Quick Hits: June 9-10-11”

Quick Hits: May 27

Ray Liotta was found dead yesterday morning at the age of sixty-seven.I know many of the tributes will be about either Goodfellas or Field of Dreams – and rightfully so, he’s sensational in both – so I’d like to go in a different direction. In his second film appearance, after the 1983 Pia Zadora vehicleContinue reading “Quick Hits: May 27”

Quick Hits: May 13

Happy Friday the 13th! The fear of Friday the 13th (known as friggatriskaidekaphobia) has its roots in Norse and Christian mythology. As the Norse myth goes, twelve gods were having dinner at Valhalla when an uninvited thirteenth guest – mischief-maker Loki – crashed the party and tricked Höðr into killing his brother Baldr (son of OdinContinue reading “Quick Hits: May 13”

Quick Hits: April 15

The Stranger Things 4 trailer is finally here, and it’s a doozy! Here’s an exclusive interview with the Duffers, who break down the trailer for us in a non-spoilery way: The RMS Titanic, under the command of Captain Edward Smith, sank into the North Atlantic one hundred and ten years ago today, so it’s aContinue reading “Quick Hits: April 15”

Quick Hits: February 19

Stranger Things 4 FINALLY has a release date, or rather, two release dates. The season will be split into two parts; volume one will be released on May 27, volume two on July 1. The Duffer brothers have also confirmed that season five will be the final season. POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT: there has been internetContinue reading “Quick Hits: February 19”

2022 Preview, Part I

We’ve said goodbye to 2021 (good fucking riddance), and now that a new year has arrived, it’s the perfect time to look ahead at what’s to come in the world of pop culture. Partway through this piece, I realized it had gotten too long for a single post; I’ll publish part two in a fewContinue reading “2022 Preview, Part I”

It’s Stranger Things Day!

This post contains some of my season four theories, which – if I turn out to be correct – could constitute spoilers. You’ve been warned. Today is the fourth annual Stranger Things Day, and Netflix gave me ALMOST everything I was hoping for. Why do we celebrate Stranger Things Day on November 6th? Because NovemberContinue reading “It’s Stranger Things Day!”