• Film Review – Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

    When I was but a lad, frolicking innocently in the not so leafy glades of central Texas, my childhood merriment often focused around Star Wars. The now defunct toymaker Kenner had produced a splendid and diverse cache of toys from the Star Wars universe; in fact, the toys were...
  • Film Review – Toxic Shark (2017)

    What happens when you combine a Puerto Rican island singles resort for toned hotties with a man-eating shark?  What if said shark is also capable of projectile spitting a stream of poisonous, green sludge at its would-be victims?  And what if the same horrid toxins that infected the shark...
  • Drew Estate’s Florida Barn Smoker

    The third annual Florida Barn Smoker by Drew Estate commenced on the 19th of May and the Tuesday Night Cigar Club descended into the Sunshine State to capture the proceedings for posterity. After landing at Orlando International Airport – the less said about that place, the better – we...
  • Film Review – Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)

    There are some closeminded individuals, probably sanctimonious and dull, who do not believe in such things as fate or destiny. Your favorite Doctor is proudly not of their ilk. Deep Blue Sea 2 is more of a quasi-remake than a sequel to the 1999 thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson...
  • Film Review – Super Troopers 2 (2018)

    In his unforgettable performance as The Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman, Jack Nicholson asked “Haven’t you people ever heard of the healing power of laughter?” The Doctor certainly has, and I celebrate this healing power every day. In fact, I possess a lifelong affinity for what the sober and...
  • 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,...