American Sniper, a short review

American Sniper the story of Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and deadliest sniper in US military history opened in limited release on Christmas Day. One of the cities it opened in was Dallas, TX.


Classic Pick O’ the Day — Netflix Edition

Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss from “What About Bob?”

What About Bob? (1991). Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Murray, Julie Hagerty, Charlie Korsmo. Directed by: Frank Oz. PG.Netflix Streaming. A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation.

This […]

Classic Pick O' the Day -- Amazon Prime Edition

Dark Passage (1947) A man falsely accused of his wife’s murder escapes to search for the real killer. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead Dir: Delmer Daves BW-106 mins, TV-PG. Amazon Prime Streaming.

Lauren Bacall was one of the queens (of not THE) of film noir for a reason. Her icy […]

Classic Pick O' the Day -- Netflix Edition

Perry (Robin Williams) and Jack (Jeff Bridges) scope out the “castle” wherein lies the Holy Grail.

The Fisher King (1991) A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake. Director: Terry Gilliam. Cast: Jeff […]

Music Trifecta

Looking for something to watch but have maxed out your Netflix options? I’ve got a few suggestions for you in the documentary category…

1. Muscle Shoals is amazing. The small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama along the Tennessee River was, during the 1960s and 70s, if not the center of the musical universe, it […]

The Lone Ranger -- a Mini Review

Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as The Lone Ranger

Yeah, I saw it. Floyd R. Turbo — taking one for the team so you may not have to fellow Threedonians. You’re welcome. The long and the short of it? I wanted to like it. It was insulting. Why? Good question. Here are […]

Makin' flippy-floppy

Fewer things more satisfying on the schadenfreude scale than watching yet another lefty message movie tank at the box office. Eh, I’m sure the Obama sycophants at the studios (but I repeat myself) thoughts go a little something like, “At least White House Down made more in one weekend than our 20+ Bush-bashing movies […]

Film Review: Iron Man 3

Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Sam Cooke, Kurt Cobain, James Dean, River Phoneix – name your favorite artist who passed too soon and play the game. What if? What if Hendrix found another sonic barrier out there, or Joplin wedded her blues with her prodigious talent and a hint of stability in her […]


Martin Scorsese wrote a great review of The Searchers last week for The Hollywood Reporter.

The Searchers has been more or less officially recognized as a great American classic. But I have to admit that I never really know what that kind of recognition amounts to. The film turns up on many 10-greatest-films-of-all-time lists, […]

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Director Christopher Nolan’s challenge in making his third Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises,” was simple enough – how do you top the untoppable?

It’s a question that hovers over Rises like a shadow in the twilight. Success breeds its own set of challenges, and the challenge for Nolan, who directed what many consider […]