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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Thoughts of a Sci-Fi Cynic

Long ago, in a galaxy not that far away, George Lucas had the visionary insight to rip off every sci-fi story of the ’40s through ’70s to create what would become the most bafflingly beloved and fiercely defended science-fiction saga… Continue Reading →

Murder on the Orient Express: A Thanksgiving Treat

The latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel is excellent. I went to see Murder on the Orient Express the other evening with my parents and we all enjoyed it. If you’re looking for a movie to see while you visit… Continue Reading →

Discussing Nashville Ballet’s The Raven with Chris Stuart

First thing’s first: This isn’t just an interview with Chris Stuart, who is the choreographer for The Raven that recently played at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, but he also happens to be a dear friend of mine, so this… Continue Reading →

Nashville Haunted Woods Opens For Its Inaugural Season

Greetings folks and welcome back to another episode of #HauntLife. This week, I am going to preview Nashville Haunted Woods at Priest Lake, the newest outdoor haunted attraction to hit the Middle Tennessee area. Before I go any further, though,… Continue Reading →

Midnight, Texas is Light Summer Fare

Midnight, Texas is not a clone of True Blood, even though it is inspired by the same author, Charlene Harris. I came into the show thinking it would be simply a low-rent version of True Blood on NBC. I can… Continue Reading →

Iron Fist: In Defense of a Defender

Anyone who’s taken the time to run a search on Iron Fist or Danny Rand in the past week likely knows that the show hasn’t been well received. It’s been plagued by negative criticisms since its outset. Truthfully, the only… Continue Reading →

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Extracurricular Activities

Fans celebrate their favorite movies and books in a variety of ways. Some collect the memorabilia. Others love to cosplay as their favorite characters. But there are some who live beyond the books and the screen and the convention circuit. Wannabe… Continue Reading →

Monster Mountain: The Peak of Terror in Tennessee

Oh, October. How I have missed you! In my world, haunting and horror is a year-round passion. There is something special about this time of year. Trees start changing color. There is a chill in the air. And all the… Continue Reading →

Westworld: Bizarre, Expensive, Surreal, Intriguing

So, Westworld… “Trippy,” as the kids say. The premise of this story, in case you didn’t happen to recall it from the now-dated film by the same name, or the trailers, is a high-tech Western-themed amusement park inhabited by androids,… Continue Reading →

Recapping the Unique Themes from FX’s Fargo

Outside of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other instant-watch services, the traditional airing of televised shows tends to fit neatly into seasonal slots throughout the year. For narrative TV shows, the networks typically adhere to the following release schedule: Premiering early spring shows, late… Continue Reading →

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