“The Alamo” (1960) Never Looked Better

John Wayne’s 1960 film The Alamo has been marred in the home viewing market for years. The director’s cut or “roadshow edition” was badly damaged over the years in storage and was never even released on DVD because of such poor quality amongst the cut and later restored scenes. The standard, shorter version of the…

HALLOWEEN 2K16: “The Exorcist III” Director’s Cut Blu Ray Is Out

I blogged about this in January when Morgan Creek had sent a series of cryptic tweets regarding the possibility of a long-awaited director’s cut of The Exorcist III. I followed the story for a few more months and then it appeared that all was for nothing. You could imagine my surprise this morning when I saw…

Food & Spirits: Half Moon Restaurant (Kennett Square, PA)

Restaurant: Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon Date: August 25, 2016 Location: 108 West State Street, Kennet Square, PA After an abominable meal the night before, I desperately needed something good to bring me back. We visited The Mushroom Cap which is a store in town devoted entirely to mushrooms (and includes presumably the world’s only “Mushroom…

More on “The Exorcist III” and Possible Director’s Cut

The Exorcist III plays in the background as I type this. I had to just give it another watch to get me in the mood in case a director’s cut is actually coming sometime this year. I also wanted to post a follow-up to yesterday’s article about the possibility. It was pretty well-read, so I…

1,000 Movies!

This weekend I finally reached a milestone: 1,000 movies viewed. This is according to my IMDB account where I keep track of the movies I watch by rating and adding them to lists in order to categorize them. I strongly recommend you to try the IMDB list feature. Users make them for all kinds of reasons, either…

“The Wild Bunch” and My Dream Movie Prop

I have seen nearly a thousand movies in my life, each unique in its own right, and coming with a slew of potential props that we might love to get our hands on if the opportunity arose. I actually own two movie props, both from the 2004 film The Alamo, which starred Billy Bob Thornton…

Historical Inaccuracy in the Preview of “Texas Rising”

When the History Channel comes out with a preview of their next production, I no longer get excited. Instead, I cringe. When I heard that they would be releasing a Texas and Alamo themed mini-series this May, my heart almost stopped, because of the soft spot I have for the Alamo story and how I…

The Worst Alamo Movie Ever Made Now Preserved Forever on DVD

Before a bloating Alec Baldwin was causing trouble with his bicycle in New York, he was starring as the dashing commander of the Alamo garrison in the Texas War for Independence, Colonel William Barret Travis, in the 1987 television mini-series The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory. However, his performance is far from perfect, even though…

Reviews of Three Forgettable John Wayne Movies I Recently Watched

John Wayne is a man’s man. His movies are often packed with action and require little thinking (which can be refreshing), but sometimes, he churns in a very good performance and his film goes down in history as legendary. According to my IMDB, I have seen more than 50 of his movies, meaning if you…