I’ve spoken on this topic before. Ad nauseum. You know what I mean. The secret of happiness is always looking forward to something. In my world, that something is largely entertainment choices—new seasons of television or streaming series, a new video game or book, movies, stuff like that. However, as I’ve explored this topic with […]Read more "The Last Blockbuster (documentary) — a review"
Chaos On The Bridge is a documentary written, directed and narrated by William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk. This hour-long documentary is about the turbulent first years of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Documentaries are a minor component of my on-going pursuit of entertainment, but I was directed to this one by Matt Mira and […]Read more "Chaos On The Bridge (a Star Trek: The Next Generation documentary) — a review"
Comic Book Confidential is a cool documentary from 1988 about the history of comic books. I recommend it just to see a young Frank Miller with hair. Otherwise, you already know the stuff in this documentary. Superman, EC Comics, Dr. Frederick Wertham, underground comics—nothing really new. But, there are a lot of filmed interviews with […]Read more "What Stan Lee Said (Or: Not a Review of Comic Book Confidential )"
It’s more than possible that I’ve watched this before. I’ve seen versions of at least parts of the documentary about the making of the “Trilogy” on several occasions. Plus, I’ve listened to DVD commentary tracks, so some of the voices are familiar to me even when the faces may not be. My Star Wars game […]Read more "Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy — a documentary review"
On other occasions, I’ve mentioned that one of the benefits I’ve discovered in being an Amazon Prime member is my access to an untold number of television series, movies and documentaries that I might not otherwise watch through Prime Video. Geek, and You Shall Find was one of the documentaries the computer suggested I might […]Read more "Geek, and You Shall Find (2019) — a documentary review"
One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member, for me, is that I get to watch a lot of documentaries that I probably wouldn’t watch otherwise. Chris Claremont’s X-Men is one of these. My bona fides as a comic book geek (a collector during my teenage years; a sporadic aficionado thereafter) are a […]Read more "Chris Claremont’s X-Men — a documentary review"
I may have seen parts of the documentary on television before. Parts of it seem very familiar. I am familiar with director Penelope Spheeris. She directed two comedy movies I liked a lot: Wayne’s World and the Chris Farley/David Spade Black Sheep. Spheeris also directed the “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video for Wayne’s World. The rumor […]Read more "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years — a documentary review"
I was a part of the Image Revolution. Not the part that reaped millions of dollars, fancy sports cars, giant toy companies, and tremendously huge egos. That was for the founders of Image Comics, and they earned all of that. No, I was part of that mass group of humanity who was funding the cars […]Read more "The Image Revolution — a documentary review"
While it has become difficult for me to watch any documentary these days without thinking about the brilliant Fred Armisen/Bill Hader mockumentary series on IFC, Documentary Now!, I will still watch one when the subject matter appeals to me. You know what subjects appeal to me, of course. Just read the titles of my posts […]Read more "Batman & Bill (2017 documentary) — a review"