The Essence of Being John Wayne

John Wayne in True Grit

There is a scene in True Grit which presents the essence of the American hero: John Wayne’s Rooster Cogburn faces of with a gang of bad guys, all alone, ultimately managing to defeat them all. It is a splendid shot, in which it is pretty clear … [Continue reading]

The Birth of Barnabas

Barnabas Collins

The teenagers went nuts when we brought Jonathan on. That’s when the show took off. This is what Joseph Caldwell (one of the original writers of Dark Shadows) said about bringing Barnabas Collins as a main character. According to the writer, the … [Continue reading]

Poor Decisions in The Walking Dead

Lori

Some of the poorest decisions ever made in the series also belong to some children, who didn’t know how to react during a given situation (such is the case of Sophia, who runs away frightened even if Rick told her otherwise, only to end up as a … [Continue reading]

Tom Waits’s Song Facts

Tom Waits

Rain Dogs is an album released in 1985, containing 19 tracks. According to Tom Waits, the album is about all the people that have lost all and now have no sense of direction. They are lost not in the sense in which one loses his keys, but in a … [Continue reading]

The Best Hawkeye Episodes

Hawkeye

In The Army-Navy Game, M.A.S.H. spoofs bureaucracy and has Hawkeye, Trapper and Frank trying to deal with an unexploded bomb that landed in the compound. Since everybody is busy listening the football updates at the radio, it is up to these three to … [Continue reading]

The Importance Of Controversy

Madea

Tyler Perry isn’t the first actor/director to turn to controversy in order to achieve success – Madea stands an example for this, being universally bashed by the critics. However, success wasn’t the only thing he had in mind when creating this … [Continue reading]

Bukowski and Women

Charles Bukowski and his wife

Many of times Bukowski was seen as a misogynist, with plenty of lines and even interviews showing his presumed true colors as to what women represented for him. And, taking a look at his biography (particularly his childhood and even his later years, … [Continue reading]

Bruce Lee’s Influence On The Genre

Bruce Lee

There is a reason why most people would answer Bruce Lee when asked about the most influential martial artist turned actor. His movies (as few as they were) were not just a success in his home country, but also shaped the way action heroes were … [Continue reading]

A Few Facts About Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke

While she hasn’t as many movies and TV series under her belt as the other co-stars from Dukes of Hazzard, Catherine Bach is definitely one of the favorite characters in the show, even more liked than the brothers themselves. Of course, he … [Continue reading]

Shocking The Fans With Doctor Who

John Hurt in Doctor Who

Dark Waters – this will be an episode to remember, and not just because of the shocking death of Danny Pink. In this episode, we also saw how the world spins around the Doctor, not always in his favor. However, what other shocking moments did we … [Continue reading]