Richard Matheson

Shopping the local B&N late one evening for some trashy sci-fi to read, I spotted a copy of a book of stories by Richard Matheson. I’d never heard of him, actually, but I had indeed heard of “The Incredible Shrinking Man.” You remember the classic black-and-white movie, featuring the climactic battle between the title character […]


Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Last month marked twenty-five years since the release of the original “Blade Runner,” and in recognition “The Final Cut” was released theatrically and on DVD. I picked up my copy last week, and compared it with my memories of the original. Now I’ve always had a weakness for sci-fi in general, but Blade Runner set […]


Tin Man

The SciFi channel was pushing this mini-series in a big way a few weeks ago, so I carved out some time to watch it. It’s a reinvention of “The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz,” the rest of L. Frank Baum’s delightful series of Oz books. The 1939 movie has sucked most of the oxygen out of […]



I don’t want you to think I make a habit of seeing movies based on 1980s Japanese children’s toys. It’s just that A. had already ordered it up on pay-per-view. Anyway, how bad could it be? I remember my nephew J. loved those things when he was little and now he’s working on his PhD […]


A Few Movie Reviews

These movies really don’t have anything in common other than the fact that I’ve seen them in the last week or so. First is “The Untouchables,” which was airing on AMC under the rubric of a “20th Anniversary.” I loved this movie when it came out, and rented it a bunch of times, but haven’t […]