The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome

Has The Movie Industry Run Out Of Ideas? by Melissa Minners             There has been a trend in the movie industry; a trend that may have begun long ago in a galaxy far, far away…or even further back than that.  Once upon a time there was a thing called the serial movie.  Basically, the powersContinue reading “The Remake-Prequel-Sequel Syndrome”

How Early Is Too Early?

Rushing the Holidays By Melissa Minners             When I was a kid, I looked forward to the beginning of the holiday season.  Just a week or two prior to Thanksgiving, my teacher would have us draw paper turkeys, using our hands as guides.  Holiday specials would begin to appear on television.  Snoopy and the gangContinue reading “How Early Is Too Early?”

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Distributed By: Warner Home Video Reviewed By: Melissa Minners                 I’m a huge fan of Peanuts and have been since I was a little kid.  I’ve watched every animated feature, the animated television series, read the comic strips and compilation books, but I can’t seem to get enough of the animated holiday specials.  One ofContinue reading “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Halloween (1978)

Distributed By: Compass International Pictures             It’s that time of the year again.  Time to break out the Halloween decorations, candy and old movies.  Time to dim the lights, throw those movies into the DVD player and try to scare the crap out of ourselves.  I have an annual tradition that takes place around thisContinue reading “Halloween (1978)”

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