Blaze of Glory (2018 Dec 14)

Death, as a strength and weakness, in the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" franchises.

Fading Stars (2018 Nov 03)

Throughout the 1900s, if there was one principal that Hollywood adhered to, it was that movie stars sold movies. Yet, it the space of less than two decades, that has gone away.

My First Foursome (2018 Sep 20)

Fond reminiscences of the first four films I saw theatrically: "King Kong", "Star Wars", "Oh! God", and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

The Rest of the Story (2018 Aug 27)

Speculation about what the future multiplex may look like and how Hollywood could marry streaming with theatrical releases.

The 2018 Halftime Top 10 (2018 Aug 18)

A list of my top 10 films released in the period beginning January 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2018.

Kirk Lives Again (2018 Jun 21)

How advances in digital imaging technology could make it feasible in the near future to produce new "Star Trek" adventures with the original crew...played by the original actors.

What Would George Do? (2018 Jun 14)

In 1971, George C. Scott refused the Oscar for "Patton." Would any actor today take such a dramatic stance to support, for example, the #metoo movement?

How Many Times? (2018 May 29)

Movies you watch over and over and over and over again.

The Tipping Point (2018 May 24)

An analysis of the 2017 box office and what it may imply for the current state of the movie industry.

Updating the Top 100 (2018 Apr 28)

The latest, greatest version of my personal Top 100 list, with four new additions as of April 21, 2018.

The Bare Truth (2018 Apr 22)

Nudity - male, female, both, and neither - as it can be found in today's R-rated movies and whether its availability on TV has diminished its luster for theaters.

Big Implications of a Little Screen (2018 Apr 14)

Big screens, small screens - what home theater has become in 2018.

More Than a Century of Scares (2018 Mar 07)

A brief chronology of horror movies through the years - from the silent era to the PG-13 and "Found Footage" flavors.

Creature Double Feature: An Appreciation (2018 Mar 02)

Reminiscences about old monster movies and how I first saw them - the infamous (and now defunct) Saturday afternoon TV show, "Creature Double Feature."

The 90th Academy Awards Ballot, Berardinelli Edition (2018 Feb 26)

My fearless predictions for the 2018 Oscars - try not to laugh.

Dead Again (2018 Jan 31)

The lives and deaths, rises and falls, of the two longest-lived TV science fiction series: "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who".

Stars, Thumbs, and Veggies (2018 Jan 22)

Sizing up the ratings game and what it all means.