• Film review – Happy Hunting (2017)

    “An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.” And no, that is not the lead-in to The Doctor’s essay on how I spent my Labor Day weekend. It is instead the synopsis to the highly enjoyable indie horror...
  • Film Review – It

    Are you one of those unfortunate souls with a lifelong fear of clowns? Many kids of The Doctor’s generation were permanently traumatized after seeing Poltergeist for the first time. Apparently it’s a real condition known as coulrophobia, or something like that. I don’t judge – it would not be...
  • Film Review – Mother!

    Another school year has begun anew across the American heartland, bringing with it the change of seasons and the promise of football. Most importantly, it marks the time of the year when your favorite Doctor can begin leaving the office early to attend 4 PM movies on weekdays, as...
  • Film Review – Atomic Blonde (2017)

    I admittedly knew nothing about the plot of Atomic Blonde, and it was obvious from the trailer what the bigwigs were selling: Charlize Theron as some sort of secret agent who wears sexy outfits and goes around kicking the living shit out of anyone who looks at her crossly....
  • Cigar Review – CroMagnon Black Irish

    Cigar: CroMagnon Black Irish (5 x 56) Company: RoMa Craft Tobac Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf & Candela Barber Pole Binder: Cameroon Filler: Nicaraguan Price: $10.99 Acquired: Purchased from Habana House Lake Creek (Austin TX) Elements: Corner Of No Hope / Tipsy Vicar Stout by Barrow Brewing Company      ...
  • Film Review – 47 Meters Down (2017)

    Just when The Doctor thought it was safe to go back to the movies… I have a bone to pick that has nothing to do with the actual film, so I will place my grousing in a footnote for those who are interested * An authentically scary horror movie...
  • Film Review – The Mummy (2017)

    Certain turns of events had transpired against me recently in The Doctor’s office and caused me to reason, in as much as I am capable of sound reasoning anymore, that time had called for a sojourn to the local movie theater. I even went sober – well, sober-ish –...
  • Review – Skinny Mummy cigar by Tatuaje

    When The Doctor informed me that he recently watched the new Tom Cruise film The Mummy and felt compelled to write an upcoming review, well it inspired me to dig through the remaining Tatuaje Skinny Monsters in my humidor and resume our legendary Monster Series of film/cigar reviews. Cigar:...
  • Film Review – A Dark Song (2017)

    “For in much wisdom is much grief. And he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” Just because I am a man of science doesn’t mean that your favorite Doctor cannot also be a man of religion and occasionally quote scripture. The above snippet from Ecclesiates would serve as a warning...