Review of “The Capes We Wear” by Avra Margariti

Plot:Wonderboy, with his sidekick (and uncle), the Shield, defends Trafalgar Square against an attack of flying robot monkeys. One of the monstrosities bites Wonderboy, who calls out to his Uncle Elijah before he blacks out. The Shield removes a glove and blasts the monkey into oblivion. He sees the attack as the sloppy work ofContinue reading “Review of “The Capes We Wear” by Avra Margariti”

Review of Island of Terror (1966)

As promised, monsters and cheesy specials effects. Saturday night pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Plot: On isolated Petrie Island off the Irish coast, Mrs. Bellows (Joyce Hemson) notices her husband Ian (Liam Gaffney) hasn’t come home. She contacts Constable John Harris (Sam Kydd) and asks him to go look for him. Meanwhile, oncologistContinue reading “Review of Island of Terror (1966)”

Review of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder

On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.

Review of “The Judas Goat” by K.S. O’Neill

Plot: This visitor tells the story of the Judas goat. It’s not the goat’s fault. It knows no more about radio collars than it does about God or quantum physics. It just knows that it likes to be with other goats. The goats are invasive on the Galapagos. As bright as men are, they can’tContinue reading “Review of “The Judas Goat” by K.S. O’Neill”

Review of “Son of Dracula” (1943)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night with Svengoolie. Yum Plot: Katherine Caldwell (Louise Allbritton) is teased by her family and long-time beau, Frank Stanley (Robert Paige), about her interest in the metaphysical and all things occult. During a trip abroad, she met Count Alucard (Lon Chaney Jr.) and has invited him to visit her familyContinue reading “Review of “Son of Dracula” (1943)”

Review of “The Snow Creature” (1954)

As hot as it’s been lately, it was nice to see some snow, even it was artificial and older than I am. A late entry in to Saturday pizza and bad movie review: Plot: Botanist Frank Parrish (Paul Langton) and photographer Peter Wells (Leslie Denison) leave for an expedition to the Himalaya region to exploreContinue reading “Review of “The Snow Creature” (1954)”

Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night lived up to its name. On the bright side, we’ve been buying enough pizza that we scored a freebie! It tastes better if it’s free, I think. We watched this gem with Svengoolie. Plot:Arizona rancher Cole Hillman’s (Rory Calhoun) land is plagued with rabbits. The rabbit overpopulation resulted fromContinue reading “Review of “Night of the Lepus” (1972)”