Delving into the comedy world, The Best of George Carlin Time Life DVD box set is an absolute treasure for any humor enthusiast. A collection spanning the illustrious career of this legendary comedian, it provides a truly comprehensive experience of George Carlin’s wit, wisdom, and societal insight.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter Atkins, the man who wrote Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III, Hellraiser: Bloodline, and Wishmaster. We talked about his work on the Hellraiser franchise, including the 30th anniversary of Hellraiser III, the upcoming Hulu movie, and the HBO TV series. We also talked about what it was like working with two masters of horror: Clive Barker and Wes Craven. Peter shared his thoughts with me on Doug Bradley, Nightbreed, his books, including his new release this fall, and much more. We spoke for three hours, so grab some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy our conversation. You can watch the full interview below.Continue reading
HBO recently released its two-part, four-hour George Carlin documentary, which is excellent, and it got me in the mood to listen to several audiobooks by and about George. The first I’m going to review is Seven Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin by James Sullivan. Read on for my thoughts on this book.Continue reading
George Carlin’s American Dream is a two-part, four-hour Judd Apatow HBO documentary about the greatest comedian that ever lived: George Carlin. Should you watch it? Read on for my thoughts.Continue reading
Over the weekend, I watched King Richard. Currently available for a limited time on HBO Max, this movie stars Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams. Is it any good? Read on for my thoughts.Continue reading
This September Jean Smart turns 70, and 2021 is one of the greatest years in her illustrious career. Not only did she play a phenomenal role as the mother of Kate Winslet’s character in HBO’s Marre of Easttown, an exquisitely crafted crime drama replete with dark humor unpredictable twists — but she’s also absolutely killing it as Deborah Vance in Hacks, an HBO Max Original. The last couple episodes of Hacks were released today, and two days ago the show got renewed for a second season. If you haven’t watched Hacks yet, please do. Read on for my thoughts on this tremendous new comedy.Continue reading
Tina Turner is the greatest female rock and roll singer of all time. At 81-years-old she has touched the lives of millions of people the world over with her music and life story. That wonderful music and inspirational tale are the centerpiece of the new documentary entitled Tina on HBO Max.Continue reading
Five years ago, today, the smartest man I ever met died: George Carlin. No one has made me laugh harder or think more critically. He was a comedic genius and a modern-day philosopher that left an indelible mark on my life. I’ll always smile – and laugh – when I think of George.
The first comedy special of his I saw was You Are All Diseased. Below is a terrific clip from that show about society’s fear of germs. Enjoy!Continue reading