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From the DVR: The Good Shepherd (2006)

The 2006 film The Good Shepherd is a fictionalized take on how the Central Intelligence Agency came to be, using the failed Bay of Pigs invasion as the starting point of its narrative.  Senior counterintelligence agent Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) learns that the operation was compromised by a leak inside the agency, and his investigation… Continue reading From the DVR: The Good Shepherd (2006)

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Workin’ for the (freeview) weekend

Good news, everyone!  DISH has bestowed upon us a "freeview" weekend of the Epix movie channel...and that's always most welcome here in the House of Yesteryear because while I'll admit their film offerings may suffer from a mild case of same-ol'-same-ol' (we're only getting the free weekend because Epix is promoting a new series entitled… Continue reading Workin’ for the (freeview) weekend

Bad Movies

“I hate to break the news to ya…but I think you’re a vampire!”

There’s a straight-to-video feature film—released in 1996—entitled Star Hunter…which I will charitably describe as a homage (French for “rip-off”) to Star Wars and Predator.  The presence of Roddy McDowall and Stella Stevens does not mean that this is a good movie, but what may be of interest to the Thrilling Days of Yesteryear faithful is that the direction of this cheesy… Continue reading “I hate to break the news to ya…but I think you’re a vampire!”

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I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

Faithful TDOY readers are aware of this but for those of you just joining us…I am woefully behind in catching up with recently-released movies.  Granted, it’s not something that keeps me awake at night because I’ve rationalized that there are too many older and classic films still on my “Must-See” list but occasionally it does cause me… Continue reading I knew there was a reason why I haven’t stepped inside a multiplex for three years now…

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I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis (as opposed to those who just look at the pictures) are no doubt aware that last July some fast-talking CSR at CharredHer Cable convinced me I could save a little bit of money on my monthly cable bill by adding Showtime /The Movie Channel, etc. to… Continue reading I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letterbox

Classic Movies · Stuff You Should Know · Television

“I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

I learned back in November of last year from my Facebook chum and blogging compadre Jaime “Something Old, Nothing New” Weinman that NBC was going to institute a three-hour block of sitcoms on Thursday nights beginning this January 20th and this event cannot arrive here soon enough for me…because it means the return of Parks and Recreation to the… Continue reading “I’m Ron @#$%ing Swanson!” and the Age of Ophiuchus

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Never Steal anything small

Dr. Albert C. Barnes, born into a working-class family from Philadelphia, put himself through medical school as an amateur boxer and amassed an immense personal fortune in the pharmaceutical business by patenting a drug called Argyrol (a silver nitrate substitute used in the prevention of venereal disease in newborns). He used his wealth to obtain… Continue reading Never Steal anything small