You’ve come to Nottingham once too often…

Errol Flynn was born today in 1909. After a life of hard, hard living, he died at age 50. Before the end, he made many movies. A lot of them are among my all-time favorites, including The Adventures of Robin Hood, the inspiration for the name of this blog. In honor of Flynn's day of … Continue reading You’ve come to Nottingham once too often…

Passengers, a classic love story disguised as science fiction

Usually when I write about science fiction movies on this site, it is to complain about how bad they are. Today will be different. Today I am going to rave about Passengers, starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence. While this film is categorized as science fiction, it is really a classic love story. The futuristic … Continue reading Passengers, a classic love story disguised as science fiction

Star Trek Beyond leaves the Enterprise in smoldering ruins

Amy and I watched the latest Star Trek film tonight on disk from Netflix. I can say that this is easily the worst Star Trek film ever. It may be one of the worst big budget films ever. That the Enterprise is completely destroyed in the first 20 minutes serves as the perfect metaphor for … Continue reading Star Trek Beyond leaves the Enterprise in smoldering ruins

Errol Flynn — the only true Robin Hood — was born today in 1909

"Welcome to Sherwood, my lady." That's just one of the famous lines from The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, who was born today in 1909 in Hobart, Tasmania. Few actors could buckle a swash like Flynn. Though hard living in real life killed hill at age 50. Since I took the name of … Continue reading Errol Flynn — the only true Robin Hood — was born today in 1909

The Revenant – my reactions

[Revised version.] I finally got to see The Revenant this weekend on a DVD disk from Netflix. There is much to admire about this movie. Great performances by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Breathtaking imagery. And the scene in which DiCaprio's character, Hugh Glass, is mauled by a grizzly bear is stunning filmmaking. SPOILERS AHEAD All … Continue reading The Revenant – my reactions

Garner and Bacall

With the death of Lauren Bacall, one more member of the Hollywood elite has passed on. Was there ever a more beautiful actress? I'll always remember her guest appearance on The Rockford Files. She and James Garner made a great pairing. Bacall always did like the rogues.

Delaney & Bonnie Together (but not for long)

On this snowy day, when school, er... I mean work is cancelled, my wife, Amy, and I are listening to classic albums. One of these is Together, by the husband-wife duo of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett. This is such a great album, filled with wonderful songs, including two of D&B's biggest hits, "Only You Know … Continue reading Delaney & Bonnie Together (but not for long)