They’re Coming Back! – Independence Day: Resurgance

  We knew this day was coming.   For 20 years. They’ve come back. Independence Day was a huge hit, it was classic 1950s B-movie alien invasion story, with state of the art special effects, and a talented cast, including a Fresh Prince, on his way to becoming one of the biggest stars in the world. Will Smith‘s Captain Steve Hiller won’t be returning to save the day again, but there are plenty of familiar faces, like former fighter pilot and President of the United States Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman), and computer genius David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) showing up in this … Continue reading

May The Schwartz Be With Mel Brooks so He Can Make Spaceballs Sequel

  Look out, it’s the Spaceballs! and they’ve gone to plaid! Comic Legend Mel Brooks recently took part in Adam Carolla’s podcast Take a Knee, during which he confessed that he wants to do a follow-up to his 1987 Star Wars parody.   The timing now would be particularly fortuitous, with Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens headed to theaters at the end of the year. Key to Brooks’ plan is to have as much of the original cast back as possible. (John Candy, who played Barf, the half man/half dog Chewbacca role, passed away in 1994, and Joan Rivers, … Continue reading

Miracle Day has arrived.

Hopefully for you, it’s rare in your life that someone dies.  But what would happen to the world if no one died?  That’s what’s happening to the world in the STARZ/BBC series TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY. It sounds nice doesn’t it?  But now think about the people who get hurt, and those who are terminally ill or aged.  They stay the same, no matter how badly they’re injured, even crushed in a car accident, or burned in explosion, or shot or impaled on metal pikes.   Who do you call to figure out what’s going on?  There used to be a team … Continue reading

A Torchwood Primer

The Torchwood Institute is coming to the United States.  Beginning on Friday July 8 at 10pm, the new series Torchwood: Miracle Day begins on the STARZ network.   But maybe you are not familiar with Torchwood.   If you aren’t, let’s take a moment to look back. If you are a fan of the British Television sensation Doctor Who, you’re probably already be familiar with the secretive group, but unless you have already seen any of the 31 episodes that aired on various BBC networks (the show first premiered on BBC3, and moved to BBC2, before the show’s most recent r part … Continue reading