The Mind Reels

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V – 30 Years On

The Visitors arrived 30 years ago this week. Kenneth Johnson’s aliens who came to earth posing as our friends while hiding not only a horrible appearance but an equally terrifying … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – Steven Spielberg

Welcome to 1982, one of the biggest years for number of science fiction films EVER! And an amazing number of good ones! In fact the next 5 titles being visited … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

5-25-77 – Patrick Read Johnson

Every now and then a movie comes along that speaks to you, that defines you. A movie, that as you watch you can not only relate to the characters of … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Got It, Need It, Got It…

I can remember the waxy feel of the paper as you opened up a fresh package of trading cards, and shoved the cardboard-like stick of gum in your mouth, it … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Moment

My friend from The Matinee, Ryan McNeil and I, were talking today about films that impacted us, made us realize there was more to them than we’d realized. He was … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · 9 Comments

Film Scores – A Whistler’s Tale

I’m a whistler, and a dreamer… and “Binary Sunset” is one of my favorite thoughtful, hopeful and slightly sad things to whistle, especially when I’m thinking about my future, and … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 2 Comments


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