Archives 2007
 
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. Editorial revisions, corrections and updates 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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405........(December 24--31, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Happy New Year!
by Nolan B. Canova. Plus....The Top 10 Christmas Movie Challenge....Quote of the Year....Story of the Year....I Want To Thank....Most Valuable Players....The Graveyard of Fallen PCR Columns....The Year That Was, Part 2....Hooters PCR "Office Party"....Hooters: The "Lost" Pics...."CANOVA" the comic, next episode
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Keys To A Great Vacation, Part One by Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" á>by Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Soggy Noodle Awards - First Annual áby Andy Lalino
FANGRRL -- We've Come A Long Way, Baby -- Or Have We? From 1972 To 2007 áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- Time Warp Toy Box: Week 4 áby ED Tucker
MATT'S RAIL -- Hitler Is Good?... NFL Gets It Right .... Story Of The Year by Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- The Year That Was .... Thanks For Everything .... Finally! .... Fanboy Calendar .... They Said It .... Passing On .... Sorry I Missed You, Part 2 .... by Mike Smith

LETTERS

404........(December 17--23, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Crazed Fanboy!
by Nolan B. Canova. And:...Sad Passings....2007 Musings....The Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time, Cont'd....CANOVA, the Comic: "Prologue"....The Year That Was, Part 1....Plus: The Tampa Film Review for December áby Nolan Canova and Terence Nuzum
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by Mike Smith
FANGRRL -- My Best of 2007 List áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- Time Warp Toy Box: Week 3 áby ED Tucker
MATT'S RAIL -- Dan Fogelberg....Dark Shadows DVD Update....Top Ten Christmas Movies áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- This Week .... Movie Notes .... Those Who Can't Do, Teach .... Passing On .... Sorry I Missed You: Part One áby Mike Smith


403........(December 10--16, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Season's Bleatings.
by Nolan B. Canova. Plus....Matt's Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time Challenge...."Canova" Comic First Installment Next Week.... PCR Writers Alert: The Upcoming Year-End Issues.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "I Am Legend" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- I'm Your Man, Unique Video Fan Club Card, Viva Knievel, "Canova" áby Andy Lalino
FANGRRL -- My Worst of 2007 List áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- Time Warp Toy Box: Week 2 áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- Great Issue, Guys! .... Ike! .... No Joy In Mudville .... Here Come The Awards .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 36: The Final Chapter by Mike Smith

LETTERS

402........(December 3--9, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Moving Ahead
by Nolan B. Canova. Closure on Sandsmark. Evel Knievel, RIP....Our Creature Feature Online Store Now Open....J. Miller's "Canova" Comic Strip To Debut.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Golden Compass" áby Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Time Warp Toy Box: Week 1 áby ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Dr. Lisa's Devilishly Delicious December Design áby Lisa Ciurro
MATT'S RAIL -- Dot.TK Free, My Butt....Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow....And The Winner Is....Top Ten Christmas Movies? áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Fra-gee-lay! It Must Be Italian .... And So It Starts .... Evel .... Hall Of Fame Time .... Will Arnold Be Back? .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 35: Fred Ward áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

401........(November 26--December 2, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- End and Beginnings
by Nolan B. Canova. Also...To all PCR Writers....Kevin DuBrow, RIP....Robert Sandsmark, RIP
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Enchanted" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Robert Sandsmark - R.I.P., DVD Grindhouse: "Rats...Night of Terror" áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: HELP! áby ED Tucker
MATT'S RAIL -- Metal Health....Mr. Karloff....House of Dark Shadows to DVD? áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- I Know They Have Hannauka Songs, I've Heard Them .... Giving Up His Day Job .... Ho Ho Honolulu .... Hogan Knows Best? .... And So This Is Christmas .... Passing On .... Andy's Challenge .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 35: Next Week! áby Mike Smith


400........(November 19--25, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- PCR #400! And Happy Thanksgiving to Everybody.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also...Old Business....Another Sad Passing....Funky Fossils....Rome Wasn't Built In A Day, But....Cristina's Court and Eddie Munster....PCR Writers, Wherefore Art Thou?...For Numerology Buffs.
MOVIE REVIEW -- 2007 Holiday Movie Preview Guide áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "No Country For Old Men" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Happy #400 & Thanksgrave-ing, VHS Grindhouse áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- Show Review: Renningers Antique & Collector Extravaganza áby ED Tucker
MATT'S RAIL -- Happy Thanksgiving....The Big 400....Famous Monsters of Filmland Coming to an End áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Age Is Only Relative .... Passing On .... Strike! Strike! Strike! .... How Come I've Known This Since I Was A Kid? .... Happy 400! .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 34: Robby Benson áby Mike Smith


399........(November 12--18, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Comic Books and UFOs
by Nolan B. Canova. Including: Ex-Pilots Demand Re-opening UFO Investigations. Plus...The Tampa Film Review for November by Nolan Canova and Chris Woods....And....The Tampa Giant Comic Con and Toy Show for November by Nolan Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Tampa Comic Con Report - Nov. 11, 2007 áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "Mothra vs Godzilla" áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- Next Week .... Passing On .... Now I Can Concentrate On World Peace .... Golden Globe Time .... Should I Get In Line Now? .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 33: Sean Connery áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

398........(November 5--11, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Writer's Strike
by Nolan B. Canova. Plus... Star Trek Central Casting.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Bee Movie" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Halloween 2007 Wrap-Up, Screamfest '07 on Demand áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- The Giant Spider Restoration áby ED Tucker
MATT'S RAIL -- The Greatest Mom In The World....Thanks To Friends....Halloween áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Garth .... Strike One .... Down By The Lazy River .... Passing On .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 33: Next Week: Sean Connery by Mike Smith

LETTERS

397........(October 29--November 4, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Fall to Winter
by Nolan B. Canova. CULT-O-WEEN....Robert Goulet....Thanks for the Top 10 Horror Lists
MOVIE REVIEW -- "American Gangster" áby Mike Smith
THE ENLIGHTENMENT -- Halloween Potpourri part 2 -- a Casanegra Halloween. áby Terence Nuzum
RETRORAMA -- Retro-Ween áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Halloween & Horrors Overload Pt. II: Beach Theatre Terrorthon and Cult-O-Ween áby Andy Lalino
FANGRRL -- I Went To Cult-O-Ween And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt áby Lisa Ciurro
FILM BIZ 101 -- Grow or Die: Art and the Review áby Corey Castellano
MIKE'S RANT -- The Nominees Are .... Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 32: Charles Durning áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

396........(October 22--28, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Convention Weekend
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....A Late-Arriving Top Ten List....Cult-O-Ween....Creature Feature episode update....The Top 10 Horror Movies of All Time (Completed lists, FINAL APPEARANCE this issue). Plus.... The Screamfest '07 Experience áby Chris Woods....Halloweenapalooza: The Halloween Horror Picture Show '07 áby C. A. Passinault
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Dan in Real Life" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Halloween & Horrors Overload -- 4 Big Events Over One Weekend áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- Screamfest 2007 áby ED Tucker
FILMLOOK -- Documenting Living Saints áby Paul Guzzo
MIKE'S RANT -- Last Week .... The Gang's All Here .... And? .... Where's The Treat? .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 32: Charles Durning - Next Week! áby Mike Smith


395........(October 15--21, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- More Horror Fun
by Nolan B. Canova. The Top 10 Horror Movies of all Time Continues: Corey's list makes it in. Also...The sadding passing of comedian Joey Bishop. Plus....The Tampa Film Review for October áby Nolan Canova, Terence Nuzum, Chris Passinault and Chris Woods
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Gone Baby Gone" áby Mike Smith
FILM BIZ 101 -- Getting Started áby Corey Castellano
FANGRRL -- Tell Me Again Why I Want A Bigscreen TV? áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- ôI Was a Teenage Blood Slave! - The Tricia Anderson Storyö áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Terror in Orlando haunted house, Hallows Point premiere áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On Part 1 .... Passing On Part 2: So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersien... .... Too Bad He's Still Alive .... Welcome To The Hall .... Movie Notes .... Nobody Had To Tell Me .... .... .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 31: Armand Assante áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

394........(October 8--14, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Horror Month Continues!
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Matt's mom passes on....The return of The Enlightenment....Readers comments glitches....My Top 10 Horror Movie list finally makes it in, as does Lisa Ciurro's!
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Eastern Promises" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando 2007 áby Andy Lalino
THE ENLIGHTENMENT -- Halloween Brew: A Potpourri of Halloween Recommendations, Pt. 1--Books and Music áby Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- Book Review: The Birthday Party by Panos Karnezis áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: Blood of Dracula's Castle áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- Mom .... Movie Notes .... Don't Tell Terence .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 30: John Rhys - Davies áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

393........(October 1--7, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Horror Month
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Happy Anniversary to Sputnik....Britney....October Surprises from Crazed Fanboy....We Welcome a New Sponsor....The Top Ten Best Horror Movies of All Time. Most PCR writers have their submissions in this first issue.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Heartbreak Kid" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Let's Scare Jessica to Death..."Blecch"? áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "The Dick Tracy Show, Volume 1" áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- Conquering Thrush .... Pay Up .... Passing On .... Gee Wally .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 29: Daniel J. Travanti by Mike Smith

392........(September 24--30, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Ahmadinejad
by Nolan B. Canova. Plus....Sad Passings....Mike's Rant upgraded....Creature Feature plans....Prepare your Top 10 Horror Movie lists
MOVIE REVIEW -- "In The Shadow of the Moon" áby Mike Smith
FILM BIZ 101 -- Goals, Part 2 áby Corey Castellano
FANGRRL -- Book Review: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "Underdog: The Ultimate Collection Volume 1" áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Renaissance Night and The Demzarah Gypsy Show áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Birthday .... Can't Wait .... Barry Bonds .... If A Mime Dies Does He Make A Sound? .... Look Out Ronnie .... Extra, Extra .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 29: Next Week áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

391........(September 17--23, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Celebrity Cesspool
by Nolan B. Canova. O.J., Britney, etc. Whatever. Also.....The Tampa Film Review for September áby Nolan Canova and Chris Woods.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "3:10 to Yuma" áby Mike Smith
FANGRRL -- Rant by Chuck Palahniuk áby Lisa Ciurro
FILMLOOK -- Reviewing a Reviewer: The Story Behind Bob Ross áby Paul Guzzo
RETRORAMA -- Loose In Las Vegas: Ray Steckler Update áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Movie Premiere: "Secrets of a Medicine Man" Documentary áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Ocean's 14 .... Barry Bonds .... Sid Won't be There .... No Shadow Puppets This Year .... She Was So Drunk (How Drunk Was She?) .... Bond. James Bond .... Whatever Happened To -- ? Chapter 28: George Dzundza áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

390........(September 10--16, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- 9/11.
by Nolan B. Canova. On the 6th anniversary of the tragedy. Also -- PCR Upgrade Progress Report .... Petraeus / Betray Us .... Britney's Meltdown
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region, Part Four áby Will Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Brave One" áby Mike Smith
FANGRRL -- The Swap by Antony Moore áby Lisa Ciurro
FILM BIZ 101 -- Goals, Part 1 áby Corey Castellano
RETRORAMA -- Loose in Las Vegas: Ted Mikels Update áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Ray Bradbury at 87 .... VHS Grindhouse: The Undying Monster áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Maybe He Can Room With Hinckley .... Just A Coincidence .... Finally .... Passing On áby Mike Smith


389........(September 3--9, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Early Halloween.
by Nolan B. Canova. Rob Zombie's remake of a horror classic smashes Labor Day records. Senator Larry Craig reconsiders his resignation. Hurricane Felix. The world loses Luciano Pavarotti.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Halloween" áby Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Loose in Las Vegas 2007 áby ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Book Review: "Dead Girls Are Easy" by Terri Garey áby Lisa Ciurro
MIKE'S RANT -- Voices Silenced .... This And That .... Larry Craig áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

388........(August 27--September 2, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- The Fool on the Hill.
An indictment of a Republican Senator's hypocrisy by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Not much feedback on the resignation of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Resurrecting the Champ" áby Mike Smith
FILM BIZ 101 -- So You Wanna Work In The Movies... áby Corey Castellano
ODDSERVATIONS -- A Comic Book Saturday: Comic World & Comics & Critters Too / Sat. Terrorthon! áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "Jason of Star Command: The Complete Series" áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- The Week That Was áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

387........(August 20--26, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- The Storm.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....We welcome a new columnist....Terence returns with Audio Philes....New content management program initiated at Crazed Fanboy....FANGRRL delayed....Plus.... The Tampa Giant Comic Con for August and It Came From The PO Box: Battle in Outer Space áby Nolan B. Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Superbad" áby Mike Smith
THE AUDIO PHILES -- American Band: The Byrds, from folk rock to country rock. áby Terence Nuzum
FILM BIZ 101 -- New column!  Whadda You Wanna Do With Your Life? áby Corey Castellano
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "Space Academy: The Complete Series" áby ED Tucker
ODDSERVATIONS -- Tampa Comic Con Chronicles .... Comic World 25th Anniversary áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Great Issue .... Who Said This?... How 'Bout Dem O's .... Barry Bonds .... Everything's Up To Date in Kansas City .... I'm a Traveling Man .... Whatever Happened To? -- Chapter 28: Next Week .... The Answer áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

386........(August 13--19, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Merv.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also... Birthday Boy, Hooters Pics. Plus... The Tampa Film Review for August áby Nolan Canova, Terence Nuzum, and Chris Woods.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Invasion" áby Mike Smith.
ODDSERVATIONS -- Birthday Bashers....Flash - Ahhh-Ah! áby Andy Lalino.
FANGRRL -- Book Review: "Fangland" by John Marks áby Lisa Ciurro.
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: ôGodzilla Raids Againö áby ED Tucker.
MIKE'S RANT -- Missed Birthdays .... Musical Notes .... Poison Me Elmo .... Barry Bonds .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 27: Brad Sullivan áby Mike Smith.


385........(August 6--12, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Bridge of Sighs
by Nolan B. Canova. More Sad Passings: Ingmar Bergman, Lee Hazelwood, Kerwin Matthews. Happy Birthday to Me as I approach my 52nd birthday, August 13th.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Becoming Jane" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Operation: Woronov áby Andy Lalino
FANGRRL -- What's In A Name? áby Lisa Ciurro
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: ôDonĺt Be Afraid of the Darkö áby ED Tucker
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Birthday .... Passing On .... Is This Logical?... Barry Bonds .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 27: Delayed Until Next Week áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

384........(July 30--August 5, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Tomorrow Never Knows
by Nolan B. Canova. The death of Tom Snyder at 71....Plus....ED Tucker's Retrorama debuts.....Woops! Website Down! My Bad!
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Simpsons Movie" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Stan Ridgway in Concert - July 29th, 2007 .... Remembering Ingmar Bergman and Laszlo Kovacs áby Andy Lalino
RETRORAMA -- New column!  Welcome to Retrorama! áby ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Book Review: Resurrection Angel by William Mize áby Lisa Ciurro
MIKE'S RANT -- Art House Sorrow .... Ironic .... Geeks Rejoice .... Nice Timing....Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 26: Steve Guttenberg áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

383........(July 23--29, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Back to Business
by Nolan B. Canova. Passings: Lßszlˇ Kovßcs ASC, Tammy Faye Messner. Also....Will The Internet Help Decide the Next President?...Tampa's Public Access TV Threatened.....Welcome FANGRRL.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Hairspray" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- A Tribute to Elizabeth Haslam: Memories of Haslam's Book Store áby Andy Lalino
FANGRRL -- New column!  Allow Me To Introduce Myself... áby Lisa Ciurro
MIKE'S RANT -- This Week's Issue....Happy Birthday....What About The Shat?...Going To The Hall....Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 25: Joe Pantoliano áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

382........(July 16--22, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Carrying On
by Nolan B. Canova. The sad passings of Lady Bird Johnson and character actor Charles Lane. New PCR columnists on the way. Future techno-tweaks for Crazed Fanboy. The pics from Hooters are on the TFR page. And speaking of TFR.... The Tampa Film Review for July áby Nolan Canova, Chris Woods, and Chris Passinault.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Moz Mania: Morrissey in Concert....Crowded House is Back! áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Asshole....Anyone Seen Raymond Burr?...Baseball....Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 25: Joe Pantoliano áby Mike Smith

Due in part to the popularity of the Message Board and the homepage's Readers Comments section, as of this issue, the more infrequently-used Letters to the Editor archive status will be posted on an as-needed basis only.

381........(July 9--15, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Summer's Peak?
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....On Readers' Comments Launch....Hitmonster....Summer Peak....Transformers...Plus....It Came From The PO Box: "Inside Section One" (book)
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Proud Pop .... What??? (Top 10 Horror Films) ....Get In Line Now .... Break A Leg .... Doesn't She Watch The News? ... Speaking of Weird Couples .... Whatever Happened To -- ? Chapter 24: Roy Scheider áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

380........(July 2--8, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Happy Independence Day!
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Scooter Libby's "pardon"....The 60th Anniversary of The Roswell Incident....New Feature: introducing Readers Comments! Plus....An Interview with Frank Granda, Jr. of Unique Video áby Andy Lalino
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Transformers" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Crazed Conspiracies....Hot July New Wave Concerts áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- I Love Rock and Roll .... Oh Lucky Day .... Scooter .... Reunited .... Whatever Happened To -- ? Chapter 24: Roy Scheider áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

379........(June 25--July 1, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Another Challenging Week.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Paris Hilton emerges from jail....iPhone Debuts....WWE's Chris Benoit....PO BOX Update. Plus....The Tampa Premiere of "100 Tears" áby Nolan Canova
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Live Free or Die Hard" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- My Response to Puff Chrissy's 1987 - The "Big Wrong Turn" áby Andy Lalino
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Thoughts on Chris Benoit Days Later áby Mark Terry
CREATURE'S CORNER -- Heroclix....Comics Update áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Rest In Peace .... Idiot!... Transformers .... Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 23: Charles Martin Smith áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

378........(June 18--24, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Tears of a Clown.
by Nolan B. Canova. The anticipation of 100 Tears and the build-up to release. This Week's Crazed FanPoll: Of the 5 major films released nationally so far this summer, all sequels, which is your favorite to date? The World of Nolan and Radioactive Television back in production. Also.... It Came From The PO Box: "The Shark Is Still Working"
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Evan Almighty" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- RaxiP 4000 Commands You to See Ratatouille áby Andy Lalino
CREATURE'S CORNER -- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer....Comics News áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Amity Road....You're Fired....Blucher!....Directors' Notes....Whatever Happened To--? Chapter 22: Warren Beatty (Cont'd from last week) áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

377........(June 11--17, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Barring Further Catastrophe.
by Nolan B. Canova. Webhost relocation woes continue with frequent outages. Fixes implemented toward week's end. Plus.... The Tampa Film Review for June áby Nolan B. Canova and Terence Nuzum
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Ocean's 13" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Comics & Critters Too - Largo's Newest Comic Book Store - Grand Opening Weekend áby Andy Lalino
CREATURE'S CORNER -- When It Rains, It Pours áby John Lewis
MIKE'S RANT -- Everything Just Goes Black....Danger, Bruce Banner....Where's Helen Slater?....Whatever Happened To --? Chapter 22: Warren Beatty áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

376........(June 4--10, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- ▄ber Changes.
by Nolan B. Canova. Crazed Fanboy.com moves to a new web host. Delays in production caused by Tropical Storm Barry.
LA FLORIDIANA -- J. Lamar McMichael -- Forgiven áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Knocked Up" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Gals & Gays -- How They've Betrayed Cult Cinema áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Why Am I Smiling?...This And That....Return of The Big Macca....Big Week In TV....Whatever happened To -- ? Chapter 21: J. T. Walsh áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

375........(May 28--June 3, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Markers
by Nolan B. Canova. On the Anniversary of Star Wars.  Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End mini-review....Brief website outage explained....Power outage precedes Tropical Storm Barry.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Bug" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- The Greatest Thing We Can Do to Honor the "Star Wars" 30th Anniversary is To Abolish the First Three "Episodes"....Charles Nelson Reilly Has Died....The Ed Wood of presidents calls W "The Worst"! áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- The Week That Was áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

374........(May 21--27, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Who's Worst? Best? Winners, Losers, etc...
by Nolan B. Canova. Jimmy Carter calls Bush administration the worst in American history (Includes CrazedFanPoll). Also....Ye Humble Editor on WebVid once again....American Idol....On The Lot....Radioactive Television homepage refurbished. Plus....Chris Woods submits a no-holds-barred spin on The Legends of Wrestling in Tampa Bay
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- It's a Mainstream, Mainstream, Mainstream, Mainstream World áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- A Long Time Ago....Movie Notes....Idol Music....Whatever Happened To...? Next Chapter: on Hiatus till Next Week áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

373........(May 14--20, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Media Mingling
by Nolan B. Canova. My first forays into somebody else's digital video domain as I share the stage with Bob Ross, then am interviewed by Tampa Digital Studios. Also....the passings of Rev. Jerry Falwell and former MPAA Jack Valenti. Plus.... The Tampa Film Review for May áby Nolan B. Canova and Chris Woods
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Shrek the Third" áby Mike Smith
MY MIDDLE TOE -- Joe D. Casey, R.I.P. áby Mark Terry
ODDSERVATIONS -- George Miller, It's Time to Return to the Road....Tampa Comic Con - May 2007....28 Weeks Later....Local Filmmaker JD Casey Passes....July 2007 Shaping Up to be a Great New Wave Concert Month áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Wasn't That--?....Passing On....Technical Glitches, Yeah, That's The Ticket....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 20: Dennis Franz áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK.

372........(May 7--13, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- "Spider-Man 3" Breaks All Box Office Records.
by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Ye Humble Editor Lends Talents to Online Endeavor. Plus....The Tampa Giant Comic Con and Indie Fest for May
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region -- Part Three áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Georgia Rule" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- Summer 2007 Movie Preview áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Maybe They Should Ban Fried Foods, Too....Do You Hear What I Hear....Movie News....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 19: Judge Reinhold áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

371........(April 30--May 6, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- "Zotz!" I Say.
by Nolan B. Canova. Sad passings of legendary Hollywood supporting players Tom Poston, Dabbs Greer, and Tommy Newsom.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Spider-Man 3" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On....Add One More....The True Final Frontier....While I'm Remembering Space Travelers....It's In The Numbers....No More Monkeeing Around....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 18: Michael Smith áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

370........(April 23--29, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Updates
by Nolan B. Canova. The Passing of Boris Yeltsin at 76. New, Earth-like planet found, may support life. Kryptonite discovered on Earth? Pictures from Hooters. First hosted chatroom took place this week.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Shark Is Still Working" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Gamebox 1.0" áby Mike Smith
FILMLOOK -- Who Are Our Gracious Hosts Each Month At the Tampa Film Review? áby Paul Guzzo
MIKE'S RANT -- Get Back to Where You Once Belonged....In The Hall (Well, Not The Hall)....Get Well Soon....Revenge of the Chicken....Passing On....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 17: Kevin Dunny áby Mike Smith

LETTERS NOT POSTED. WILL BE COMBINED WITH ISSUE 371

369........(April 16--22, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Tragedy at Virginia Tech
. The media's "celebrification" of a madman, by Nolan B. Canova. Also...The Tampa Film Review for April áby Nolan Canova, Terence Nuzum, and Chris Woods
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Vacancy" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- "Grindhouse" - What Happened? áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Today I'm a Hokie....Revulsed....Speaking Of....Forget the Ides of March....Let's Not Forget....Movie Notes....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 16: Gary Busey áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

368........(April 9--15, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Grindhouse Redux
. The Last Word on "Grindhouse" by Nolan B. Canova. Also....Don Imus Fired Over Remarks (includes poll)....The R.I.P.s come in Threes: Bob Clark, Johnny Hart, Kurt Vonnegut....TBO.com Lists Crazed Fanboy as a Top Area Blog....Patty G. Henderson's Book Trailer. Plus.... The Sunscreen Film Fest '07:  My Personal Encounter áby Chris Woods
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Perfect Stranger" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Horror Director Bob Clark Has Been Taken From Us....Grindhouse Sneak Preview....Johnny Hart's Passing áby Andy Lalino
MATT'S RAIL -- Don Imus....The Masters of Horror....Congrats, Nol áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Black and White....Grindhouse....Passing On....Whatever Happened To..? Chapter 15: James Woods áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

367........(April 2--8, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- "Grindhouse", and the Retro Look
by Nolan B. Canova. (Includes poll on B-movies.) Also...The Crazed FanChat Room is Now Open....The Very Nutty Keith Richards (includes poll)....R.I.P.: Bob Clark....R.I.P.: John Winter (Tampa TV meteorologist)
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Grindhouse" áby Mike Smith
FILMLOOK -- The Garden State Film Fest '07 áby Paul Guzzo
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On....Trivial Notes....Dice-K....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 14: Bill Macy áby Mike Smith

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366........(March 26--April 1, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Politics As Usual
by Nolan B. Canova. Joe Redner's run for City Council in Tampa (Crazed FanPoll introduced).
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Blades of Glory" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- VHS Grindhouse Lite - "Stryker" áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Solving The Night Stalker Mystery....Trivial Pursuit....Movie Notes....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 13: Trey Wilson áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

365........(March 19--25, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Loose Ends -- Finally!
by Nolan B. Canova. Scooter Libby Conviction....The True Tomb of Jesus? (includes poll)...Guilty Verdict for John Couey....On the 8 Fired Fed Prosecutors....Steve Stanton's Sex Change....Mike's New Rant Picture....Matt's New Rail Picture. PLUS.... Munchkin Mall Mayhem! áby ED Tucker
MOVIE REVIEW -- "TMNT" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- John Waters Goes to Court áby Andy Lalino
MATT'S RAIL -- The Shark Is Still Working....The Rondo Controversy Update áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Me And The Munchkins....Passing On....Happy Birthday....Words and Music....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 12: John Savage áby Mike Smith

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364........(March 12--18, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- No headlines
by Nolan B. Canova. Got too behind, sorry. But not before Terence and I pounded out The Tampa Film Review for March áby Nolan B. Canova and Terence Nuzum
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Premonition" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- The New Futurians: Frederick Pohl, Harry Harrison, Prof. Rick Wilber, and Rusty Hevelin at USF áby Andy Lalino
FILMLOOK -- Gasparilla Film Fest Memories áby Paul Guzzo
MATT'S RAIL -- Rondo Awards....Brad Delp -- RIP áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Who Is That Guy....Rock and Roll Band....Was Gary Cherone Busy?...Coming Soon....Don't Mind Me, Mr. Blackmore....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 11: Treat Williams áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

363........(March 5--11, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Swimming in Film
by Nolan B. Canova. Commentary on the first-ever Gasparilla Film Festival. PLUS... Event review on the first-ever Horror and Hotties Film Festival áby Chris Woods.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "300" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Horrors & Hotties Film Festival: Aftershocks....MegaCon '07 áby Andy Lalino
MATT'S RAIL -- Rondo Countdown....Scooter Me This, Batman....Bitchin' Cold áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- Scooter....Smooth Criminal....Passing On....Sounds Like?...Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 10: Scatman Crothers áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

362........(February 26--March 4, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- The 79th Academy Awards
by Nolan B. Canova. And how we picked 'em! Featuring predictions by Mike and Matt and the final tally. PLUS....MegaConned '07 áby ED Tucker
LA FLORIDIANA -- An Interview With Paul Guzzo áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Wild Hogs" áby Mike Smith
MATT'S RAIL -- Greetings and Salutations....The Rondos Are Here! The Rondos Are Here!...The Musicality Of It All áby Matt Drinnenberg
MIKE'S RANT -- And The Oscar Goes To....And The Anti-Oscar Goes To....The Real Deal....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 9: John Belushi áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

361........(February 19--25, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Loose Ends
by Nolan B. Canova. Orlando MegaCon no-show....Anna Nicole Smith....Britney Spears.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Pan's Lanyrinth" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- Peter Straub Lecture at USF áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Couldn't She Have Entered An Ass-Kicking Contest....Britney and Anna Nicole....Sorry--Kind of....Oops....Movie Notes....DJ....Happy Birthday....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 8: Gerrit Graham áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

360........(February 12--18, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Weirdness and News
by Nolan B. Canova. The Tampa Film Review for February, and Loren Cass: A Florida Indie Film Review áby Nolan B. Canova....Plus....Weird Magic in Sanford, FL! áby ED Tucker
LA FLORIDIANA -- Ginnie Springs - - Skunk Ape Central?...Just What Happened on the Wacaser Farm in 1956? áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Breach" áby Mike Smith
MIKE'S RANT -- Concerts....The British Oscars....Passing On....Movie Notes....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 7: Josh Mostel áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

359........(February 5--11, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- The Weirdness Continues...
by Nolan B. Canova. Unprecedented tornado activity in Florida....The female astro-nut arrested for attemtped murder....PLUS: The Florida Extravaganza and Collectibles Show 2007 áby ED Tucker
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Norbit" áby Mike Smith
FILMLOOK -- The Former Oliva Cigar Factory To Host Art & Film áby Paul Guzzo
ODDSERVATIONS -- FAIL! FAIL! ROCK & ROLL!....Monty Python Invades Tampa (sort of): Spamalot! áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- The Stars At Night Are Big And Bright....While You've Got Them Crossed....Very Creative....Let The Wookie Win....3Vs and David Lee....Passing On....Congratulations....May 22, 2008....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 6: Geoffrey Lewis áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

358........(January 29--February 4, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Weird Week.
by Nolan B. Canova. Ice from space? Strange fish reports. Filmmaker updates.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Because I Said So" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- FX Show 2007 - Quick Report áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Congratulations--Never Mind....Speaking of Death....What The Hell Was He Taking?...Who Reads The PCR....Go Colts....Passing On....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 5: William Smith áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

357........(January 22--28, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Politics...As Usual.
by Nolan B. Canova. Hillary's candidacy confirmed....Hillary vs Obama?...Bush's State of the Union Address....E. Howard Hunt Dead at 88....Also...On The Town: Hooters Get-together, and Terence meets Dinosaur, Jr! PLUS...Final Oscar Nominations
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Smokin' Aces" áby Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- Oscar Nominations: Reaction áby Mike Smith
FILMLOOK -- The Tampa Film Review: A Retrospective áby Paul Guzzo
ODDSERVATIONS -- Ordinary World....How About that Jackie Earle Haley?!? áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Sniff Sniff....Love That JEH!...They Can't All Be Winners....Da Bears....American Idol....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 4: John Cazale áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

356........(January 15--21, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Big Week.
by Nolan B. Canova. Writing my ass off to cover ED Tucker's visit to Tampa (Spider Invasion) and the Tampa Film Review for January (3rd Anniversary!).
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Letters From Iwo Jima" áby Mike Smith
THE AUDIO PHILES -- The Top 20 Albums of 2006 áby Terence Nuzum
ODDSERVATIONS -- Putzo's Top 10 Worst Moments in Fandom....The Giant Spider Invasion starring Ed Tucker....Goodbye to Yvonne De Carlo áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Whatever Gets You Through The Night....Passing On....Movie News....Awards Time....Oscar Time....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 3: Dennis Christopher áby Mike Smith

NO LETTERS THIS WEEK

355........(January 8--14, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Stuff I Meant To Get To
by Nolan B. Canova. Saddam Hussein....UFOs Over O'Hare....Rock From Space....Multi-Media Comeback....Tampa Film Review Reminder....Yvonne DeCarlo Dead at 84
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Alpha Dog" áby Mike Smith
ODDSERVATIONS -- DVD Grindhouse: Horror Classics - 50 Movie Pack DVD Collection (Part 2) áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Birthday....Hall Of Fame News....Passing On....Movie News....Whatever Happened To...? Chapter 2: Barry Miller áby Mike Smith

LETTERS

354........(January 1--7, 2007)
FRONTPAGE -- Shake-ups For The New Year
by Nolan B. Canova.
LA FLORIDIANA -- 2006: The Year in Retrospect áby William Moriaty
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Little Children" áby Mike Smith, PLUS The Top 10 Movies of 2006 áby Mike Smith
FILMLOOK -- An Open Letter To The Publishers of Creative Loafing áby Paul Guzzo
ODDSERVATIONS -- A Message from PUTZO, the Clown Who Loves Lousy Fandom!....Don Dohler is Gone áby Andy Lalino
MIKE'S RANT -- What A Swinger....So Does Billy Preston Own "Get Back"?....Don Dohler....Indy 4....Whatever Happened To..? Chapter 1: Tim McIntire áby Mike Smith

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