review

  • Review – Halloween 6 (1995) & Florida Sun Grown cigar

    Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers is an interesting film, to say the least. Although the Akkad family was still involved, Halloween 6 was released by Dimension Films, and the collective powers that be had to make a crucial decision on how to proceed with the franchise following...
  • Episode 80 – Summer of 84 (2018) / Cinco Décadas cigar / Summer Solstice ale

    Well boys and ghouls, we are officially smack dab in the middle of our annual “Countdown to Halloween Bootacular & Spooktastic Drinking Extravaganza”! As loyal listeners of the show know well by now, the TNCC loves this time of year and we always look forward to programming a fun...
  • Review – Halloween 5 (1989) & Liga Privada Nasty Fritas cigar

    Any long-term run of success will have a valley or two hidden amongst the glorious peaks. After all, Babe Ruth’s Yankees didn’t win every World Series. I’ve already mentioned how Cade and I relish the fact that horror movie sequels were a ubiquitous feature of the 1980’s movie landscape*....
  • Review – Halloween 4 (1988) & Joya de Nicaragua Silver cigar

    Halloween 4 is what The Doctor refers to as a “desert island movie.” Allow me to explain: I am stranded alone on a remote desert island in the South Pacific like Tom Hanks in Castaway. My diet consists of coconut water and sand crabs (this almost certainly results in...
  • Review – Halloween II (1981) & Liga Privada T52 Corona Viva

    THE FILM – HALLOWEEN II (1981) The Doctor differs from his peers who dabble in critical reviews in at least one major way, and I am not referring to my complete lack of prestige. No, what I refer to is that I do not sit in utter disdain of...
  • Episode 79 – School Spirit (1985) / Whiskey Row cigar / Devil’s Envy Barrel-Aged Ale

    A fun night full of interesting pairings, a long lost 80’s T&A classic, what else could one possibly ask for? Nothing, the correct answer is nothing. So click on the links below to watch or listen to the show and join the party. That’s right folks, our annual “Countdown...
  • Review – Halloween (1978) & Liga Privada No 9 Corona Viva

    Ah, the autumn season begins its turn. The fiery orange of sunset seems to take on an even more magical hue. Maybe your lady friend has traded in her summer shorts for jeans and a light sweater, but she is still beautiful just the same. The bourbon begins to...
  • Cigar Review – Factory Smokes Maduro

    THE CIGAR – FACTORY SMOKES MADURO by DREW ESTATE Size: 6 x 52 Wrapper: Not Disclosed Binder & Filler: Indonesian Price: $1.70 (bundles of 25 cigars retail for $42.50) Tonight’s Pairing Partner: Cheap Red Wine Yes, you saw that price point listed above correctly. And, yes, I’m drinking tonight...
  • Film review – Fender Bender (2016)

    The sun dappled lakes of summer camp romance begin to recede but let not that vision bother your state of mind. Rather, let us change with the seasons and relish the promises of autumn, like football and the lengthening of the shadows. We may not quite be ready to...