Archives 2006
 
Nolan's Pop Culture Review is an online fan magazine published weekly. Old issues go into the Archives Tuesday morning and new issues go online usually by Wednesday afternoon any given week. Deadlines flex, but basically end mid-week. Only editorial revisions, corrections and updates (not entire columns) continue through Friday morning when generally the issue is considered complete and "final". Submissions are always welcome, but must be received early in the week to avoid being bumped to the next week. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support!---Nolan

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353........(December 25--31, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Happy New Year From All of us at Crazed Fanboy!
by Nolan B. Canova. Memories and recent passings. Plus....The Year That Was, Part 2....May They Rest in Peace (Celebrity Passings), Part 2, July-Dec....Tampa Indie Film: The Good News and Bad News....The Graveyard of Fallen PCR Columns....Final Thoughts.
Casino Royale, The Book and The Movie: An Appreciation áby Greg Van Cott
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Dreamgirls" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Crappy Anniversary: 20 Years Without Cult Movies áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- That Time of Year....Blowing Our Horn....Passing On....Top 10 Movie Lines....Next Year....My Favorite Films, Part 52: "Die Hard" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

352........(December 19--24, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....PCR Christmas Party and Get-Together....Personal Notes....Website Changes....The Year That Was, Part 1....May They Rest in Peace (Celebrity Passings), Part 1, Jan-Jun 2006.
LA FLORIDIANA -- Harry and the Haunted Packing Plant....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From PCR and La Floridiana áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Rocky Balboa" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Give the Gift of Cult Films this Year....Publix - Where Shopping Costs a Treasure....Christmas Greeetings áby Andy Lalino
MY MIDDLE TOE -- A Prophetic Rocky Balboa Article áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Oscar News....Quite An Honor....Was "Phantom Menace" Taken?...Passing On This Week....Passing On This Year....My Favorite Films, Part 51: "A Christmas Story" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

351........(December 11--18, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Under The Gun
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....PCR Christmas Party Invite....Year-End Issue of PCR Reminder. Plus....First Screening: "Dark Dimensions"....and....The Tampa Film Review for December áby Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region, Part Two áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Eragon" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Charlotte's Web" áby Mike Smith
CHILLER CINEMA -- Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! Part 3 áby Drew Reiber
ODDSERVATIONS -- DVD Grindhouse: Horror Classics - 50 Movie Pack DVD Collection (Part 1)....Peter Boyle is Gone áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- The Globes....Texas Boud....Passing On....Next Year....My Favorite Films, Part 50: "1941" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

350........(December 4--10, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Getting There
. Including.... The Josh Sullivan Art Show áand On a Personal Note: The Return of Doug Deal áby Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region, Part One áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Blood Diamond" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Movie Theater Memories áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- A Rocking Good Time....Theater Memories....It's Awards Time....Yeah I Say That All The Time.... My Favorite Films, Part 49: "Love Actually" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

349........(November 27--December 3, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Winding Up To Wind Down
by Nolan B. Canova. Once again, chronic illness dogs my existence. Also....Tampa Film Network Meeting for November áby Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA -- Thanks For The Memories....Denis Lebrun, The Man Who Never Existed....The Aftermath áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Fountain" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Recent Stuff....Flying While Muslim....What A Coinkydink....Play Ball....Down On Main Street.... My Favorite Films, Part 48: "Unforgiven" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

348........(November 20--26, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
by Nolan B. Canova. The Michael Richards incident....O.J.'s book....Why it Paid to be a Former Catholic Today. Plus.... Return of the Godfather: Herschell Gordon Lewis áby ED Tucker
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Bobby" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Horrorfest Report....Jack Palance Remembered....Robert Altman is Gone....Happy Thanksgiving áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- A True Master....Now I Guess We'll Never Know....Kosmo, Kosmo....PS....'Tis The Season To Give....Happy Turkey Day.... My Favorite Films, Part 47: "The Wizard of Oz" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

347........(November 13--19, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Back to Normal.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also.... The Tampa Film Review for November áby Chris Woods and Nolan B. Canova.... The Tampa Comic Con and Indie Film Fest IV áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Casino Royale" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival (M.I.F.F.) Returns to the East Coast....Holy Family Catholic School Celebrates 50 Years ľ A Reunion....The Florida Collectibles Show featuring Will Moriaty, Dennis LeBrun, and Charlie Carlson áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Thanks, Rush!... Do They Know It's Christmas? ... $60,000??? ... Juiced? ... Happy Birthday .... My Favorite Films, Part 46: "Goodfellas" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

346........(November 6--12, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Election Results.
by Nolan B. Canova. The midterms are over---largegly. Also....PCR format seems to be reversing itself...."Milk Crate Scars" plays at the Tampa Film Review.
LA FLORIDIANA -- La Floridiana Lite áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Babel" áby Mike Smith
HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW -- The 2006 Holiday Preview áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Get Miff'd!....Concert Review: THE CULT áby Andy Lalino
CHILLER CINEMA -- Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! Part Two áby Drew Reiber
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Birthday....Bond Is Back....And There Was Much Rejoicing....In Texas, "Doing A Great Job" Means "You're Fired!"....I H8 You!...What??...But Can He Bite The Head Off A Bat?...Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 45: "All That Jazz" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

345........(October 30--November 5, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Halloween Greetings!
by Nolan B. Canova.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "BORAT: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" áby Mike Smith ...... Indie Film Review: "Blood Descendants" by Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Horror-Mania: Three Big Events áby Andy Lalino
CHILLER CINEMA -- Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! Part One áby Drew Reiber
MIKE'S RANT -- Hey Everyone, Let's Put On A Show....Music That Rocks (And Rolls)...Land Shark Ho!...Where In The Hell Was She Staying?...Get Well Soon....Back In The '70s....Coming Soon....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 44: "Annie Hall" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

344........(October 23--29, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Staying The Course
by Nolan B. Canova. The politics and news of the season. Also....The Tampa Premiere of "The End is Blossoming" áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Prestige" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Hitting Home....El Rush-bo....But What Are You Going To Do For Me?...What? No A-Ha?...Maybe Next Year....Passing On....Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Beat Me, When I'm 64?...My Favorite Films, Part 43: "Halloween" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

343........(October 16--22, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Now This Is More Like It
by Nolan B. Canova. The PCR writers return amid a windfall of events coverage and I am swamped! The Tampa Film Review For October.
Also... Monster Mish-Mash: ScreamFest '06 by ED Tucker.... The Halloween Horror Picture Show '06 by Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Flags of our Fathers" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Things Are Changing In Tampa! áby Mark Terry
CHILLER CINEMA -- Attention Movie-Going People! áby Drew Reiber
MIKE'S RANT -- Remembering Buck....This Won't Get You To Heaven....What's That You Said?....The End....It's Not A Dream, You're Fired....Brother, Can You Spare A Dime....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 42: "Used Cars" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

342........(October 9--15, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Showtime
by Nolan B. Canova. All the October Halloween-themed shows. Dearth of PCR writers this week, likely due to preparations for ScreamFest, et.,al.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Infamous" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- How Much Is That In Credits?...Buck....Also In Passing....No Wonder She Never Smiles....My Favorite Films, Part 41: "American Graffiti" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

341........(October 2--8, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Troubled Times
by Nolan B. Canova. The flu bug is hangin' in there. Also....Draggin' On: DragonCon '06 áby ED Tucker
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Departed" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Fall...AFM Time áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- Halloween Monster Mayhem Contest....Is Bush Anti-American?...Republican Homos áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Excuses, Excuses....Funny Book Movies....My Favorite Films, Part 40: "The Breakfast Club" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

340........(September 25--October 1, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Bug Going Around
by Nolan B. Canova. Down with the flu and running behind. Also this issue: The Tampa Film Network Meeting for September áby Chris Woods, and On The Set of "A Quiet Place" áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The U.S. vs John Lennon" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Jackass a Success! áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- Halloween Monster Mayhem Contest....Is Bush Anti-American? áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Ouch....Save Me A Tribble....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 39: "True Romance" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

339........(September 18--24, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Frontpage
. Birthdays. Tampa Film Network meeting.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Jackass: Number Two" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Dentistry and Wisdom Teeth áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- ZOOTV on DVD....Mickey Hargitay is Gone áby Andy Lalino
MATT'S RAIL -- Happy Birthday to the Mikester....Camp Amity....Monster Poll....Monsters From The Vault áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- A Great Cause....The Acknowledgement That I'm Old....Which Reminds Me....Boo, I Want My Money Back....My Favorite Films, Part 38: "Young Frankenstein" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

338........(September 11--17, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Five Years Later
on the anniversary of 9/11  by Nolan B. Canova. Also:....The Tampa Film Review For September áby Nolan B. Canova .... And...ED Tucker interviews The Royal Guardsmen.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Black Dahlia" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Hollywoodland" áby Nolan B. Canova
THE AUDIO PHILES -- The 20 Best Heavy Metal Albums of All Time áby Terence Nuzum
ODDSERVATIONS -- Crazed Fanboy Live! The Musical....Andy's Expedition to Tyrone Square Mall....VHS Grindhouse: "Midnight" áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Great Company....Set Phasers on Numb....Speaking of Star Trek....Musical History....Speaking of Music....My Favorite Films, Part 37: "Hoosiers" by Mike Smith

LETTERS

337........(September 4--10, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Crocodile Hunter Down
 by Nolan B. Canova.
LA FLORIDIANA -- Labor Day Magic 2006 áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Little Miss Sunshine" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Suggestion áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- Congratulations, Katherine!...VHS Grindhouse - ôDr. Jekyll and Sister Hydeö áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Irony, Defined....Is The Head Dead Yet?...Is Her Name Pronounced Su Li?....My Favorite Films, Part 36: "Superman The Movie" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

336........(August 28--September 3, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Winners and Losers
 by Nolan B. Canova. Dodging Hurricane Ernesto....Case Dismissed Against John Karr....The Emmys....Gilligan's Boat For Sale?
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Trust The Man" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- An Open Note To Rick Danford áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- There's No '80s In Your 30s....VHS Grindhouse - "Terror in the Haunted House"....Disney Authorization áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- I Shot JFK....Goodbye, Pa Kent....My Favorite Films, Part 35: "Carrie" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

335........(August 21--27, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Another Weird Week
 by Nolan B. Canova. News Ratings....The Last Birthday Comment or Can I Plead Senility?...I Wish to Welcome George S. Roth....Alas, Poor Pluto. Also... The Tampa Giant Comic Con and Toy Show; Creature Productions' Indie Film Fest for August......Special Feature: A Simple Solution To Accidental Nuclear War by George S. Roth.
LA FLORIDIANA -- La Floridiana Tidbits áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Idlewild" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Tampa Comic Con....Cracked Magazine Makes News....VHS Grindhouse: "Legend of the Werewolf" áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Ducks on a Pond....It's Only Money...Movie News....My Favorite Films, Part 34: "Tombstone" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS THIS WEEK TO BE COMBINED WITH #336

334........(August 14--20, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Another Year Older
 by Nolan B. Canova. Also:   Birthday "Bash"/Nolan Micro-NanoCon....Mike Douglas Dead at 81....The JonBenet Ramsey Case. Plus:  The Tampa Film Review for August
MOVIE REVIEW -- Summer '06 in Review áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Las Vegas....Small Markets....Hollywood East áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- Mike Douglas is Gone....VHS Grindhouse: "House of Terror" (1975)....By George -- He's a Dustman!...New York Dolls Back in the News....Screem Magazine Review (#12) áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Seen the King Lately?...Movie News....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 33: "Blazing Saddles" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

333........(August 7--13, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Onward and Upward
 by Nolan B. Canova. Plus... Birthday Watch....The Return of Andy Lalino's "Oddservations"....Tampa Film Review reminder
MOVIE REVIEW -- "World Trade Center" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Happy Birthday Nolan....This Time Last Year....Future Goals áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- Odds are, I'm Back!...Catching Up with Oddservations....VHS Grindhouse....Mel Gibson...."Talladega Nights" áby Andy Lalino
MATT'S RAIL -- Amity Island Excursion áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- You Say It's Your Birthday....Welcome Back....Will It Never End....Off To I-O-Way....My Favorite Films, Part 32: "Major League" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

332........(July 31--August 6, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Thoughts & Stuff
 by Nolan B. Canova.  Worth a Mention....Mel, Mel, Mel....The Return of Matt's Rail....The Joker's Wild. Plus....Are Fidel Castro's Days Numbered?...."Fahrenheit 9/11", Revisited
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Talladega Nights" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Is It Worth It? áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- I'm Back...."Superman Returns"....Oprah Runs The GOP....PJ "King Kong" Director's Cut áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Wacky Mel....Movie Notes....The Countdown Begins....Never Heard of Him....My Favorite Films, Part 31: "The Deep" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS THIS WEEK TO BE COMBINED WITH #333

331........(July 24--30, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Mike's PCR
 by Nolan B. Canova. Due to illness, I sit this one out while Mike Smith takes over!.....The "Clerks 2" Interview: Jeff Anderson and Brian O'Halloran,áby Michael A. Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Lady in the Water" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 30: "L.A. Confidential" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

330........(July 17--23, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Headline Section
.....   On The Set of "The End is Blossoming", a Guzzo Bros Production áby Nolan B. Canova....The Tampa Film Review for July áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Clerks 2" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- VSDA áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- I Meant To Mention This Last Week....Anne Francis Stars In....Love Those Wings....My Favorite Films, Part 29: "The Godfather" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

329........(July 10--16, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- The Passing of Syd Barrett
at 60 -- thoughts by Nolan B. Canova.   Also......The Third Sanford Summit áby Nolan B. Canova....On "Superman Returns" áby ED Tucker....On "Superman Returns" áby Greg Van Cott....Tampa Film Review Reminder áby Paul Guzzo
MOVIE REVIEW -- "You, Me and Dupree" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Shine On You Crazy Diamond....Tribute to Syd....Still Sucking....But He'll Have Company....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 28: "Jesus Christ Superstar" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS THIS WEEK TO BE COMBINED WITH #330

328........(July 3--9, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Headline Section
:...... "Superman Returns", Other Views áby Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA -- ...And Justice for All....Tampa Bay Muse áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Devil Wears Prada" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Creature from the Black Lagoon, Cine Gear 2006, and up coming VSDA in Vegas áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Waiting For Ed's Opinion....Guess Who's Sucking Satan's Balls?...Time To Make North Korea Brink....My Favorite Films, Part 27: "Back to the Future" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

327........(June 26--July 2, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Headline Section
:.......   Superman Returns in a big way! áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Superman Returns" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Superman Returns" áby Nolan B. Canova
LISA ON THE LEFT -- "The Times", They Are A' Changin' áby Lisa Zubek
MIKE'S RANT -- Coming Soon....Letters....What's 2 Foot Tall and 35 Years Old?...It's Official....Passing On....My Favorite Films, Part 26: "Pulp Fiction" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

326........(June 19--25, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Headline Section
:....  Thumbscan purchases....Superman is gay?....On Dan Rather....Stem cell research breakthrough áby Nolan B. Canova...PLUS...Lisa on the Left áby Lisa Zubek
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Click" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Are Film Festivals a Scam/Waste? áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On....Lost In Translation....Ratboy....My Favorite Films, Part 25: "Bull Durham" áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK

325........(June 12--18, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Headline Section
Plus....  The Tampa Film Review For June by Nolan B. Canova
LA FLORIDIANA -- A Ghostly Tour of a Jungle Prada áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Nacho Libre" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- The Dark Side Winds Again....Speak Up....My Favorite Films -- Part 24: "Jaws 2" áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK

324........(June 5--11, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- This Week
by Nolan B. Canova. Billy Preston Dies....Josh Sullivan & Can't Do It on Tour....Batwoman Returns as as Lipstick Lesbian....Plus:  Sex, Lies, and Constitutional Amendments by Lisa Zubek...and....Tampa Film Review Reminder by Paul Guzzo
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Omen" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Gas Prices Affecting Movies áby Mark Terry
CREATURE'S CORNER -- "The Da Vinci Code"....Manatees Off The Endangered List áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Matthew Has Left The Building....Billy and Vince Have Just Left....Don't Drink and Drive....My Favorite Films -- Part 23: "Grease" áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK

323........(May 29--June 4, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- The Long and the Short of it
by Nolan B. Canova.   X-Men: The Last Stand sets Memorial Day record. The Alien-in-the-Duck X-ray on eBay....Also....You Must Be This Many Inches Tall To Enter Prison.
LA FLORIDIANA -- A Botany SuperStar áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Break Up" áby Mike Smith
CREATURE'S CORNER -- "X-Men: The Last Stand"....52 áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On...My Favorite Films -- Part 22: "Rocky" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

322........(May 22--28, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Summer's Here
by Nolan B. Canova. Going into summer. PCR's New Look. WOOPS! Mea Culpa. Maddie Sousa graduates. Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!
Also.... Ľ  The Tampa Film Review for May  Ľ  The Tampa Film Network Meeting for May
MOVIE REVIEW -- "X-Men: The Last Stand" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Skype, Andre the Butcher, and Thoughts on Straight-to-Video áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Someone Owes Me Five Bucks (I Told You He'd Do It) .... Isn't Edgartwon on Martha's Vineyard? ... Congratulations ....Bar-Roid Bonds.... Who You Gonna Call?... Guess He'll Have To Feed Himself .... Passing On .... My Favorite Films -- Part 21: "Gone With The Wind" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

321........(May 15--21, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- New Direction...Again
by Nolan B. Canova. Format Change for the PCR! Back to the Drawing Board....Will's UFO Report
Also....Ľ  2006 Summer Movie Preview  Ľ  Crisis In Infinite Comics: The Man Who Hated Laughter  Ľ  Anouncements
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Da Vinci Code" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- It's Just A Movie....What A Great Privilege....Passing On...My Favorite Films -- Part 20: "Star Wars" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

320........(May 8--14, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Still At It
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....The Tampa Giant Comic Con and Toy Show for May....Tampa Film Review Reminder
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Florida Collectibles and Memorabilia Show....Charlie Carlson's Summer Program áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Poseidon" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Mark Terry, a Felon? áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Mother's Day....Cruising to #1....Oh To Work With Jackie Chan!...My Favorite Films -- Part 19: "Slap Shot" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

319........(May 1--7, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Re-direction
by Nolan B. Canova. On politics and the PCR. Plus....The Florida Collectibles Show in St. Pete....Tampa Film Review Reminder for May....Indie Film Review: "Delivery"....Fake Ronda Storms Page Removed....Announcements
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Mission: Impossible: III" áby Mike Smith
BLACK DOG BITES BACK -- Illegal Immigration Day....New Orleans Jazz Festival....Visa the New Green Card? áby Josh Montgomery
MIKE'S RANT -- Mission: Impossible....I Didn't Mean Me!...Day Without Immigrants...OK, Now I Understand....Hey, Who Do I Have To Sleep With...Movie Notes....My Favorite Films -- Part 18: "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

318........(April 24--30, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Communication Repair?
by Nolan B. Canova. Tony Snow replaces Scott McClellan as White House Press Secretary. Plus...Review of Tampa-based film, "99"....Florida Collectibles Show reminder....Clyde Butcher update....The passing of Herbert D. Carrington, Sr.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "United 93" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Clash of the Titans áby Mark Terry
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Neil Young's Chrome Dreams áby Terence Nuzum
MIKE'S RANT -- Fantastic Voyage....There's No Need To Fear....When You're Hot You're Hot....Uh, Guys, It's Only A Movie....My Favorite Films -- Part 17: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

317........(April 17--23, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- This Week's Headlines
by Nolan B. Canova. Sami al-Arian Pleads Guilty....Newest Case of Cannibalism....Art Bell Shocks Audience with Surprise Move....20 Years Since Chernobyl
MOVIE REVIEW -- "American Dreamz" áby Mike Smith
CITIZEN X -- For Immediate Release....Citizen X Hero Of The Week....Quote of the Week....Civil War in Iraq. Move On, People, Nothing To See Here! áby Vinnie Blesi
MY MIDDLE TOE -- The Guzzos in Hollywood....Duke University Men's Lacrosse Team....Hot Female Teachers Having Sex With Male Students...."Clash of the Titans" and Ray Harryhausen áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Reunited .... Stunned .... TomKitten .... My Favorite Films -- Part 16: "Field of Dreams" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

316........(April 10--16, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- A Most Divisive Time
(Immigration/Gas Prices) by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Memories of a Videotape Trader by ED Tucker. Annoucement of the Florida Collectibles Show
MOVIE REVIEW -- Scary Movie 4 áby Mike Smith
CITIZEN X -- New Column!  Why A New Column?....The Back Page áby Vinnie Blesi
MY MIDDLE TOE -- On Tampa Indie Film....Fuji Eterna vs Kodak Vision II áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Easter....Read Any Good Movies Lately?....They Write The Songs....My Favorite Films -- Part 15: "Caddyshack" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

315........(April 3--9, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- This Weeks Headlines
by Nolan B. Canova. Tom DeLay Quits. Katie Couric Leaves NBC For CBS. Homeland Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charges. Also....The Tampa Premiere of "Unearthed". 10 Years of "Creeping Death". Announcements: Dan Curtis Dies at 79....Strange Agents to Appear at Ybor Fest....Upcoming Premiere of the Guzzo Bros' "99".
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Ice Age: The Meltdown" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- WRESTLEMANIA 22, Reviewed áby Mark Terry
BLACK DOG BITES BACK -- Border Security is a War on Terror. áby Joshua Montgomery
NICHOLAS REX -- Matters of Faith áby Nick King
CREATURE'S CORNER -- Lizard Talk....Moon Knight....Tampa Indie Film Fest IV áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Hate To Say I Told You So....07-27-07....The Turtle Triumphs....5,256,000 MINUTES....That '70s Show....Kill Me Now....Passing On....My Favorite Films -- Part 14: Two this week. "Jaws: The Revenge" (for laughs), and "Glory" (for real) áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

314........(March 27--April 2, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- NewsQuake!
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Writers Raptured?...."I'm Looking For This Video"....Nolan Goes Broadband!....Andrew Card resigns; Josh Bolten new Chief of Staff....Zacarias Moussaoui: The 20th hijacker?....The Strange Case of the Preacher's Homicidal Wife....Terri Schiavo, One Year Later....The Jesus Papers....Buck Owens Dies at 76....Can Arnold Play "The Terminator" a fourth time?
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Basic Instinct 2" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Live Evil In Production áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Family Guy....Bury Bonds....Root Root Root For The Home Team....You Must Supply Your Own Cape!...Passing On....My Favorite Films -- Part 13: "A League of Their Own" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

313........(March 20--26, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Press Conference: No Changes
by Nolan B. Canova. Also...What My Opponents Say....Plus: descendent of Wyatt Earp plays Earp in play.
LA FLORIDIANA -- A City Called "Destiny"....Florida Indie Movies Review: "The Bite" áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Inside Man" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- "Live Evil" Update and Congrats to "Unearthed" áby Mark Terry
SPLASH PAGE -- Moore is no Joke....Suess Birthday....A "Blackification" Day áby Brandon Jones
MIKE'S RANT -- God Bless....We Are Family....My Favorite Films -- Chapter 12: "Smokey and the Bandit" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

312........(March 13--19, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- 6 years, 7 Volumes, 312 Issues
by Nolan B. Canova. Also...The Tampa Film Review for March....Solfege Studios opens in Clearwater....The Tampa Film Network Meeting for March....Announcements....This 'n' That
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Tampa Bay Watershed and Its Importance To You -- Part Three....Proposal to Sell Off Our National Forest Lands áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "V For Vendetta" áby Mike Smith
NICHOLAS REX -- Alone áby Nick King
MIKE'S RANT -- Everything But a Grammy....Movie Notes....My Favorite Films -- Chapter 11: "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" áby Mike Smith

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311........(March 6--12, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- The 78th Academy Awards
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Tampa Film Review Reminder....Indy Film Announcements (Tampa Film Network..."Unearthed" premiere).
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Tampa Bay Watershed and Its Importance To You -- Part Two....In Other News... áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Failure To Launch" áby Mike Smith
SPLASH PAGE -- The Inspirational Couple....The Last Stand....And the Oscar goes to the IRS?...The Bottom 100 áby Brandon Jones
COUCH POTATO -- Gasparilla Art Fest/Booty Art Expo....The Heaven and Hell Car áby Vinnie Blesi
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Lot Going On....Oscars....24....Live Evil Is In Full Production áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Another Sad Week....Those Whacky Oscars....Hope He Looks Good In A House Coat....My Favorite Films -- Chapter 10: "Boogie Nights" áby Mike Smith

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310........(February 27--March 5, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- MEGACON 2006
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....MegaConned '06 by ED Tucker....Four Sad Celebrity Passings....Mike's Oscar Predictions....New Nolan Radio Episode.... Terence's 30 '80's Bands Piece Hits Strange Agents Radio.
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Tampa Bay Watershed and Its Importance To You -- Part One....President Bush Proposes Selling Off Portions of the Ocala State National Forest áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "16 Blocks" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- It Begins Again áby Mark Terry
SPLASH PAGE -- MegaCon 2006: Redux....Carpe Diem....Pessimism is Killing You....Arrogance is Killing Me....Slushpile of Comments áby Bradnon Jones
MIKE'S RANT -- Great Work....What A Sad Week....And One More....A Sticky Problem....Now This Is Truly Karma....My Favorite Films -- Chapter 9: "The Exorcist" áby Mike Smith

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309........(February 20--26, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Port Authority
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....MegaCon reminder....The return of "Creature's Corner"....Birthday and Indie Film Announcements (Sunscreen Film Festival and Solfege Studios).
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Capote" áby Mike Smith
CREATURE'S CORNER -- A Tale of Two Sergeants...."When a Stranger Calls"....Rain áby John Lewis
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Haunt X áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Birthday....Pulling The String....Passing On....My Favorite Films--Chapter 8: "Taxi Driver" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

308........(February 13--19, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- The Shootist
by Nolan B. Canova. Also.... Peter Benchley Dies .... Tampa Film Review for February .... Nuptuals ....Graveyard Shift AM off the Air .... Indy Films at MegaCon
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Freedomland" áby Mike Smith
THE DROW -- About Valentine's Day áby Dylan Jones
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Florida Filmmakers Helping Each Other áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- Peter Benchley....Rondo Awards Voting áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Cheney's Got a Gun....Thank You....You Can't Buy This Kind of Publicity....My Favorite Films--Chapter 7: "Do The Right Thing" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

307........(February 6--12, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Convention Season
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....MegaCon Plans....The Passing of Al Lewis....Tampa Film Network's First meeting....Tampa Film Review Reminder For February....The Florida Extravaganza Collectibles Show (F/X '06) by ED Tucker
LA FLORIDIANA -- La Floridiana Lite: Upcoming Events áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Firewall" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Don't Cry. Steelers are World Champions. áby Mark Terry
MIKE'S RANT -- Make Up Your Mind....Thank God I'm Losing My Hair....Congrats....Passing On....My Favorite Films--Chapter 6: "A Hard Day's Night" áby Mike Smith

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306........(January 30--February 5, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- State of the Union
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Tampa Film Network reminder.
LA FLORIDIANA -- La Floridiana Lite: Will to Appear at Florida Collectibles and Vintage Memorabilia Show....Fall Debut Shows Redux áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- The Academy Award Nominations áby Mike Smith
SPLASH PAGE -- MegaCon 2006: Looking Ahead, Part 1....Profanity in "Deadwood"....Remembering the Challenger áby Brandon Jones
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Oscar Snub áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- Wal-Mart Mess....Rondo Reminder....Bush: The Liar....Masters of Horror Update áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Reunited....But Then He Lost Me....Oscar Time....My Favorite Films--Chapter 5: "Groundhog Day" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

305........(January 23--29, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Complications Abound
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Bush's Press Conference....Computer Crash and Recovery....Thanks to Filmmakers....Delayed Lettercol
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Matador" áby Mike Smith
COUCH POTATO -- The Controversial Column áby Vinnie Blesi
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Steeler Fandom áby Mark Terry
MATT'S RAIL -- I'm Glad I'm Not Her....Twisting The Tongue....Rondo's Rocking áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On....Die And You Forfeit The Game....Yeah, I Might Get Hurt--That's The Ticket....Matt Is Now Hyperventilating....Get Well Soon....Next Week....My Favorite Films--Chapter 4: "Ghostbusters" áby Mike Smith

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304........(January 16--22, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- Spy vs Spy
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Vampire Runs For Governor....Shelley Winters Dies at 85....The Golden Globe Awards....The Tampa Film Review for January
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Match Point" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Kong vs Kong vs Kong áby Mark Terry
THE DROW -- Hell is War, War is Heaven... áDylan Jones
MATT'S RAIL -- I'm a Rondo Nominee!!!..MOH Updates....Birthday Wishes....Peter Jackson's King Kong áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- But First....What 'Choo Talkin' 'Bout, Ray?...Award Time....Did You Hear That Pin Drop?....Please Grow Up!...One More....Passing On....See Ya!...My Favorite Films--Chapter 3: "Network" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

303........(January 9--15, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- This Week's Headlines
by Nolan B. Canova. Sad Passings: Lou Rawls and Ramona Bell....The Coffeehouse Film Review, Renamed and Returned....The Simultaneous Release of DVDs and Theatrical Movies....Pat Robertson Sanity Check
LA FLORIDIANA -- La Floridiana Lite: Florida Tidbits. More Names of Counties. Charlie Carlson Update. áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Hostel" áby Mike Smith
COUCH POTATO -- The Case of Blight on Tampa, or Where is the Public Art? áby Vinnie Blesi
DEADGUY'S DEMENTIA -- A Million Half-Truths áby Mike "Deadguy" Scott
MY MIDDLE TOE -- The Coffeehouse/Tampa Film Review áby Mark Terry
THE DROW -- The Cost of "Freedom" áDylan Jones
NICHOLAS REX -- Rex's Rant: Abramoff....Pat Robertson....Howard Stern...."Hostel" áby Nick King
MATT'S RAIL -- Birthday Boy....The Rondos Are Here!!!...Does Jesus Christ Exist áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Dedicated To....Passing On....Speaking of Baseball....My Favorite Films--Chapter 2: "Clerks" áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

302........(January 1--8, 2006)
FRONTPAGE -- HAPPY NEW YEAR!
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....New Year's Rockin' Eve....Welcome to the Refurbished Crazed Fanboy Homepage....What's New in 2006.
LA FLORIDIANA -- Book Review: Sunshine Skies: Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia....PhyMed Partners, Inc.: From the Criminal to the Civil áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Producers" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE IS LONGER THAN YOURS -- Is Tampa's Film Community Obsessed with B-Movies? áby Mark Terry
DEADGUY'S DEMENTIA -- A Shot In The Dark áby Mike "Deadguy" Scott
SPLASH PAGE -- 2005 ľ A Year to Forget?...Looking Ahead....Can't Believe What We Read? áBrandon Jones
MATT'S RAIL -- Bush Is Great!!!...King Kong DVD....The Return of Dick Clark....Masters of Horror Update áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy New Year....Passing On....Miscommunication....Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards....My Favorite Films--Chapter 1: "The Buddy Holly Story" áby Mike Smith

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