Sadly, I don't have a whole lot to report this morning. I did spend some time last night and this morning updating July 25th so that I'd have a 75 citations announcement for you folks today, but that's about it. I do have a movie that was sent to me to review -- believe it or not, I was fortunate enough to snag a promotional release of that 80's gem Swamp Thing (from Wes Craven) -- and I'll need to spend a bit of time with it. The package looks loaded with goodies, and -- like so many of you -- I'm a sucker for those things especially on older releases. (Newer films just don't have all that many great stories to tell behind-the-scenes; and the companies who shuck these older re-releases truly put in some admirable time in assembling quality packages.) Also, I've had a handful of Horror productions come my way via streaming; so I'll have to set aside a bit of extra time to work through those as well. I did review one yesterday, and I'll be sharing it online today. (I posted it yesterday, but I wanted to give the company some time to respond regarding a question.)
Last night, I also sat through the disappointing finale to The Walking Dead: Dead City. I've seen a lot of folks online who are totally digging the show, and -- for the life of this old dog -- I can't figure out why. It's really bringing nothing new to the creative table. While, sure, it's great to get a bit more of Maggie and Negan, the writing has been fairly ... erm ... well, I'll say it ... fairly stupid and uninspired that I'm not sure I'll tune in when it returns next season. Likely, I will ... but it'll only be out of some obligation I might feel to finish its run (should that prove the end of all things). I might dump reviewing it, though, as it's become a bit of a slog since I've very little to say substantively about it. Time will tell.
In any event, here's the link to the joy that awaits you today ...
There's a lot of good stuff up there today, so please please please check it out, and feel free to both share online, encourage family and friends to discover the site, and never hesitate to drop me a line personally (through the website) if you have a suggestion to offer or something else you wanna say about anything. Creative talent? If you're out there -- and I know a few of you do read things fairly regularly -- you're also welcome to give me an email if you've anything you want known as well. I realize that -- due to the writer and actor's strikes -- you're somewhat prohibited from engaged in promotion; but we can always talk about something else. Older projects are usually vastly more interesting to me anyway.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!