• Film Review – Ready Player One (2018)

    Eons ago, The Doctor came to the realization that books and movies are two entirely different entertainment mediums and should be judged accordingly. More to the point, books should be judged against other books and movies should be judged against other movies; crossing the streams is an unfair exercise....
  • Hope Springs Eternal

    Hope Springs Eternal Imagine the changing of the seasons, if you will. The Super Bowl has ended and the doldrums of winter’s short days have enveloped the soul. All of existence seems to have been coated in a viscous, choking grey mist reminiscent of Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. New...
  • Film Review – The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018)

    Perhaps there are some who consider the horror subgenre known as the slasher film to be an antiquated relic of the not-so-glorious past, and with good riddance. Nothing more than lowbrow entertainment for beer-drunk simpletons like The Doctor and others of his ilk, they say. Well, I say that...
  • Cigar Review – CroMagnon EMH Fomorian

    CroMagnon EMH Fomorian Size: 5 x 56 Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Candela Binder: Cameroon Filler: Nicaraguan Price: $8.99 (Habana House, Austin TX) The first cigar I ever smoked was a green candela. My uncles were my heroes growing up and my Uncle Dave was a cigar smoking, race car driving,...
  • Film Review – Death Wish (2018)

    The time has long since passed when your friendly Doctor used to complain about the dearth of originality that resulted in so many films being remade. I’d say I was intemperate in my youth, but I’m not exactly temperate now; one just sometimes has to settle into a mode...
  • A Tuesday Night Cigar Club Tribute: When Movies Were Fun and Men Were Men

    I was consuming milk thistle and gently massaging my liver in a hotel room prior to a recent Tuesday Night Cigar Club podcast when the remote control organically found its way to the Turner Classic Movies channel. Thanks to a cosmic twist of fate, the early evening movie was...
  • Film Review – Hostiles (2018)

    These days western films enjoy a theatrical release about as often as The Doctor’s Dallas Cowboys win playoff games – well, that’s unfairly inaccurate, there have been more than two westerns released in the last twenty years, but I’ve made my point. Whenever a tale of the old west...
  • Cigar Review – 7-20-4 Lancero

    7-20-4 Size: 7.5 x 38 (lancero) Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina Binder: Costa Rican Filler: Nicaraguan, Honduran, Mexican, and Colombian Price: $8.35 Acquired: Christmas Gift Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon         The cap twist off perfectly which resulted in an open draw and no additional scissor-work required. There were...
  • Cool Groomsmen Gifts

    The folks over at Cool Groomsmen Gifts were kind enough to ask our opinion on some of their cool gifts. Here’s a clip from Tuesday Night Cigar Club episode 65 where we discuss their Big Slug Mug! Cool Groomsmen Gifts delivers a quality product at a fair price, we...