About that Sleepy Hollow season three finale…

FOX’s Sleepy Hollow has been an entertaining diversion for me for three seasons. The show – about a Revolutionary War solider appearing in present day America to battle demons – has filled a niche missing since The X-Files and Fringe went off the air. Essentially a supernatural police procedural,  I found the historical aspects of… Continue reading About that Sleepy Hollow season three finale…

2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen. The real big screen.

Last week I had the rare opportunity to view director Stanley Kubrick’s classic space film in 70mm at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater. The screening was part of IndyFilmFest’s Roving Cinema series. The film played to an at-capacity crowd of mostly film buffs and college students. Yes, it was an intellectual nerd fest. 2001 (1968) was originally filmed in… Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey on the big screen. The real big screen.

Awakening: Thawing out the themes of Buck Rogers

Universal Studios originally planned Buck Rogers in the 25th Century as a series of TV movies. After the Battlestar Galactica TV pilot became a hit movie overseas, the studio chose to launch Buck into space with a theatrical version. The movie was successful and made about $21 million in North America, according to Wikipedia. Networks took notice, and soon Buck Rogers made the… Continue reading Awakening: Thawing out the themes of Buck Rogers

Revisiting World War Z

World War Z

  World War Z (Max Brooks, $9 on Amazon) is one of my favorite books. It was the first book I read after my mother’s death. You are probably thinking that a zombie horror novel is pretty dark read after such a tragedy, but I found the book to be comforting. Mass media often depicts… Continue reading Revisiting World War Z

Cutting cable? Here’s some advice

Roku 3 is my pick for the best streaming box.

My friend Stephen wrote to me asking recommendations for cutting cable. Based on his description of his family’s viewing habits, he seems to be the ideal candidate. You also might be an ideal candidate. Besides viewing habits, location, services and technology are also considerations when deciding to tell the cable company to take a hike… Continue reading Cutting cable? Here’s some advice