We're on a mission from God.

I think I might attend church more often if it was led by the Godfather of Soul.

This is the first installment of our John Hughes Movie Reviews or The Hughes Reviews. I will be taking a look at most of the major ones every month until June, when we finish up with National Lampoon's Vacation. I wanted to have footage from the film to go along with it, but due to sickness and tech issues I was sadly unable. Let me know what you think and if you like what you see, link back and tell your friends. -Rob Out.

Tim Burton's Batman is a milestone for me in my development as a film lover. It was released in 1989 and I have never forgotten the experience. That was a huge year for film hype and everyone was on board. Today we take for granted hype for movies and have somewhat become desensitized to it.

Better late than never, I originally had this planned for Halloween, but things got crazy. Anyway, hope you enjoy it. As mentioned in my update video, if you have any suggestions for movies you would like to see reviewed, let me know... or any suggestions, questions or comments at all on the videos or the website. -Rob Out.

I can't name anyone within my circle of friends, that doesn't have a favorite Bond film. This is a testament to the character's longevity after forty eight years. Even after some less than thrilling installments, the character keeps coming back. Six actors in total have portrayed the character in over 22 (official) films. Since his screen debut in 1962, with Dr. No, Bond has found a welcome home in pop culture. Making appearances in games, spin-off novels and toys, the character is everywhere.

I could speak much longer on the subject of this film, but it's better to keep it short and sweet. Therefore here are a few other (short) thoughts and tidbits regarding this film.

The opening includes a slight reference to the Dark Tower Series of books by Stephen King.

This video is longer than I wish it was and yet still doesn't contain most of what I saw. Shame. The next time I go, I'd like to get more footage of movie locations as well as interviews with the people behind Project Twenty1. Here's to Philadelphia 2011!

Since we took a look at an homage to John Carpenter's The Thing last week, I thought we'd continue with the Carpenter theme by looking at the video for Armand Van Helden's song Into Your Eyes, which homages Carpenter's They Live.

John Carpenter is considered by many to be a master of the horror genre. With his creation of Michael Myers in Halloween (1978) which is heavily influenced by Hitchock's Psycho (1960) he's also added several notable entries to the genre such as The Fog (1980), Christine (1983), Prince of Darkness (1987), In the Mouth of Madness (1995) and of course The Thing (1982). Carpenter's The Thing is a remake of the 1951 film The Thing from Another World, which in turn is based on the novella Who Goes There by John W.


Getting settled into our new place.-so far so good (We can actually walk around in/cook in the kitchen.) This weekend will mean unpacking boxes and trying to make our new place more inhabitable, instead of just a giant playground for the cats. So I should have my office/Lair/Command Center up and running completely by the end of next week. On to things of note...

Recently just got back from the Philadelphia Filmathon, had a wonderful time, expect a video blog very soon.