Tag Archives: William Shatner

For the Love of Spock

Adam Nimoy, the son of Leonard, started this documentary as a project focusing on the star’s most famous character, Spock in Star Trek, but after his death in 2015 it developed into a movie about Nimoy’s whole life, from his son’s perspective. Adam appears on camera and conducts interviews with many actors and filmmakers who … Continue reading For the Love of Spock

Judgment at Nuremberg: After Göring

THE EVENT THE WORLD WILL NEVER FORGET.  One of the most interesting and influential, but rarely discussed, TV shows of all time has to be Playhouse 90 (1956-1960). Over four years, this anthology series brought original TV plays into people’s living rooms, written and directed by some of the best in the business. Several of … Continue reading Judgment at Nuremberg: After Göring

Lincoln in Movies: Serene, Forgiving and Freaky

The death of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 was naturally a great shock to a nation that had just survived a war that tore it apart. That, as well as a 19th century kind of sentimentality, is probably what inspired some artist in 1865 to produce the image above where George Washington greets Lincoln in … Continue reading Lincoln in Movies: Serene, Forgiving and Freaky

Fanboys

NEVER TELL THEM THE ODDS.  In 1998, Star Wars nerd Linus (Christopher Marquette) learns that he has only months left to live and decides, together with his friends, to break into George Lucas’s ranch and steal a print of the upcoming Episode I. This movie has a somewhat troubled history, and was generally panned by … Continue reading Fanboys

Boston Legal: Bonding On a Balcony

I hate writing this review. I’m doing it because the last episode of Boston Legal has aired and it is time to close the book on a show that I love, one that should have lasted longer but didn’t because the audiences weren’t big enough and ABC weren’t willing to support it anymore. The creator, David E. Kelley, had … Continue reading Boston Legal: Bonding On a Balcony

Star Trek: Boldly Going to the Big Screen

THE HUMAN ADVENTURE IS JUST BEGINNING. The Star Trek mania had built throughout the ’70s ever since the original TV series went into syndication. The time was ripe for the first movie adaptation and the studio managed to tie a big-name director to the project. Unfortunately, Robert Wise wasn’t exactly the right person for it, and the … Continue reading Star Trek: Boldly Going to the Big Screen

Over the Hedge

GET OVER IT. RJ, a raccoon, helps a group of foragers steal food from suburban households, but he fails to tell his new buddies that he needs the food to appease an angry bear. Considering how many similar animated comedies about wisecracking, perky animals there are, it’s quite a surprise to learn just how good … Continue reading Over the Hedge

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

As FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) tries to find the kidnapped Miss USA, she is also saddled with a new partner (Regina King) who hates her guts. This sequel that no one asked for has the gall to run for almost two hours. Along the way, it offers a few smiles but hardly a … Continue reading Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Miss Congeniality

UNPOLISHED. UNKEMPT. UNLEASHED. UNDERCOVER. Butch FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is tasked with posing as a glamorous candidate in a beauty contest in order to expose a terrorist who threatens to strike during the finale. We all knew that Bullock would have no problem turning herself into a beauty queen. But watching her and … Continue reading Miss Congeniality

National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1

SEE IT BEFORE THEY MAKE THE SEQUEL. Cops Jack Colt and Wes Luger (Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson) team up to hunt down a general (William Shatner) who’s been smuggling cookies laced with cocaine. A comedy in the vein of Airplane! and The Naked Gun that draws a big, fat target on primarily the Lethal … Continue reading National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1

Star Trek Generations

TWO CAPTAINS. ONE DESTINY. A scientist (Malcolm McDowell) ruthlessly intends to take advantage of an energy ribbon that contains a place of true happiness called the Nexus. The seventh film in the series marked the Great Change when the original crew stepped aside for the new gang – the characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The meeting … Continue reading Star Trek Generations