Category Archives: Celebrities

Six Degrees Below Zero

I guess it’s the holiday season now, so whoop-de-doo and dickory-dotch, and here are some things that I watched. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special – Like the movies, this special doesn’t take itself particularly seriously, but it does … Continue reading

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Heffalumps and Woozies

After two years when it just wasn’t possible, we finally had an in-person OzCon International this year. It was in Pomona, California again, and it was one day and some change, so I initially thought it wouldn’t make sense to … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Room

SPOILER WARNING for a few recent Kids in the Hall projects! Beth and I recently watched the new season on Amazon Prime, which, strangely enough, doesn’t cost any extra beyond the subscription fee. (Seriously, it seems like so much of … Continue reading

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Of Bunnies and Bonnets

Picture by Helena Nelson-Reed Happy Easter! Some years ago, I wrote a little about the origins of the Easter Bunny and the name of the holiday. I don’t have a whole lot to add, but there’s some, so I might … Continue reading

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Making a Killing

The Killing – Stanley Kubrick’s 1958 film noir heist picture, filmed in black and white. It’s about a conspiracy to rob a racetrack during a big race, presented in documentary style with a narrator and some scenes appearing from different … Continue reading

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Standing Tall on the Wizard’s Dreams

The 1976 Oziana is the first with Jay Delkin as editor. The cover has an Oz alphabet designed by Bill Eubank. I know The Baum Bugle used these to start articles for a while, and at the time I was … Continue reading

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God Loves You, He Really, Really Does!

There Will Be Blood – Another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, which was really famous, but I didn’t know much about it. I remember seeing a marquee that looked like it said, “There Will, Juno, Be Blood,” and I also recall … Continue reading

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Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas

We watched a few Christmas-related things this month, and I wasn’t necessarily planning to post about them all at once, but that’s kind of how it worked out. There were some things for which I don’t necessarily have a full … Continue reading

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Screw Your Eye

Darkman – Back in the nineties, there was a program they showed around Halloween for a few years called Horror Hall of Fame, hosted by Robert Englund and the Crypt-Keeper, that discussed recent horror movies. Sometimes they had to stretch … Continue reading

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California Scheming

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – This was a quite ambitious movie for its time, bringing together many of the most famous comic actors of the time. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Phil … Continue reading

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