Archives 2010
 
Nolan's Pop Culture Review is an online fan magazine published weekly. Old issues go into the Archives Tuesday morning and new issues go online usually by Wednesday afternoon any given week. Deadlines flex, but basically end mid-week. Editorial revisions, corrections and updates continue through Friday morning when generally the issue is considered complete and "final". Submissions are always welcome, but must be received early in the week to avoid being bumped to the next week. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support!---Nolan

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561........(December 20--26, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- The Year That Was, Part Two by Nolan B. Canova. Merry Christmas! .... Rare Lunar Eclispe .... Lettercol 2010 .... The PCR Christmas Party 2010 .... Awards & Recognition .... The Graveyard of Fallen Columns .... The Year That Was, Part 2
MOVIE REVIEW -- "True Grit" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- A Very Fanboy Christmas 2010 by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Deck The Halls With The Off The Wall! by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Five Deadly Venoms by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- You're Gonna Need A Bigger Sleigh .... Challenging! .... In The Beginning .... Famous Firsts .... January 1967 .... My Own Top 10 .... I'd Like To Thank The Academy .... Breaking Up Is Hard To Do .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Abbey Road - the Beatles .... Soundtrack: All That Jazz - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Mike Smith


560........(December 13--19, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- The Year That Was, Part One by Nolan B. Canova. R.I.P., Blake Edwards .... Another Retro TV Sighting .... Reflections .... The Year's Top Five News Stories .... The Decade's Top Five News Stories .... The Year That Was, Part 1
MOVIE REVIEW -- "TRON: Legacy" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Time Warp Toy Box 2010 by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- The Simpsons Christmas Special 1989 by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Death Note by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Merry Christmas .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: The Beatles Christmas Album - the Beatles .... Soundtrack: Hoosiers - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - music composed and conducted by Jerry Goldsmith by Mike Smith


559........(December 6--12, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Cold by Nolan B. Canova. Jim Morrison Pardoned .... On The Anniversary of John Lennon's Assassination .... Brrrr...! ....WikiLeaks
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Tourist" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- John Lennon Remembered by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Lady Snowblood (1973) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Rocking Rick .... Passing On .... And So It Begins .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Living in Oz - Rick Springfield .... Soundtrack: The War of the Worlds - Jeff Wayne by Mike Smith


558........(November 29--December 5, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Another Year by Nolan B. Canova. As We Approach 2011 .... R.I.P., Irvin Kirshner .... R.I.P., Leslie Nielson .... R.I.P., Ingrid Pitt
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Holiday Movie Preview" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: Gamera vs. Everybody by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Rock n'Roll Cop (1994) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Ronnie .... Class Of 2011 .... Passing On .... Him Too .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: John Lennon - Live in New York City .... Soundtrack: Beatlemania - Original Broadway Production by Mike Smith


557........(November 22--28, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Thanksgiving by Nolan B. Canova. Happy Thanksgiving To You and Yours! .... On the Anniversary of the JFK Assassination .... "Harry Potter" Set To Break "Star Wars" Record .... Preacher Bans Flock From Using Facebook: UPDATE
MOVIE REVIEW -- "127 Hours" .... "Tangled" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Show Review: Renninger's Antique Extravaganza 2010 by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- November's Album of the Month: Smashing Pumpkins Teargarden By Kaliedyscope V.2 by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Yukio Mishima by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: RINGO - Ringo Starr .... Soundtrack: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Original Soundtrack and Music by Mike Smith


556........(November 15--21, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Search Me by Nolan B. Canova. R.I.P., Karen Deal .... Preacher Bans Flock From Using Facebook .... Man Shoots TV, Gets Arrested After Standoff .... David Cassidy's DUI .... New Airport Scan-and-Patdowns Unpopular
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" .... "Fair Game" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- The Lost Drive-In: Nature Runs Amuck! by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- USF Japanese Picnic by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Don't Grope Me Bro! .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Spirits Having Flown - the Bee Gees .... Soundtrack: Back to the Future - Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack - Composed by Alan Silvestri by Mike Smith


555........(November 8--14, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Good Times by Nolan B. Canova. Dino De Laurentiis, Dead At 91 .... "Mystery Missile" UFO Spotted Off California Coast .... The Tampa Giant Comic Con for November
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Unstoppable" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Films: Bless the Beasts & Children by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Midnight Video: The Gateway to Horror Movie Imports by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Female Prisoner: #701: Scorpion by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Remembering .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf --- Album: Rumors - Fleetwood Mac .... Soundtrack: Superman the Movie - Original Soundtrack - Music composed and conducted by John Williams by Mike Smith


554........(November 1--7, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Votes! by Nolan B. Canova. A Halloween Pic For You .... Florida's Final Tally .... Alex Sink Concedes Race to Rick Scott .... Still Waiting .... Election Day in Florida
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Megamind" .... "Due Date" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Dark Star: The Hyper-Drive Edition by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Greatest American Ninja by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: The Return of Bruno - Bruce Willis .... Soundtrack: Television's Greatest Hits - A Collection of Television Show Themes by Mike Smith


553........(October 25--31, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Dark. by Nolan B. Canova. Happy Halloween From PCR/Crazed Fanboy .... R.I.P., James MacArthur .... R.I.P., Monsignor John Scully .... "Hiccup Girl" Arrested For Murder
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Conviction" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Friday the 13th: The Legacy Part 2 by ED Tucker
GUEST EDITORIAL -- Halloween Horror Nights 2010: Been There -- Glad It's Back by Brandon Tomasello
THE AUDIO PHILES -- October's Album of the Month, Swans-My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope...... by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- The Great Yokai War by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- They're Dead .... They're The Walking Dead .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Their Satanic Majesties Request - the Rolling Stones .... Soundtrack: Dark Shadows - Original Music from the ABC Television Series - Composed by Robert Cobert by Mike Smith


552........(October 18--24, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Where At? by Nolan B. Canova. R.I.P., Tom Bosley .... R.I.P., Johnny Sheffield .... Where Have All The "T"s Gone? .... Where Have All The UFOs Gone? .... R.I.P., Barbara Billingsley
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Hereafter" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- It's Halloween In Florida, Part Two by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Friday the 13th: The Legacy - Part 1 by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- BOOK REVIEW: Rapture by Thomas Tessier by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Oldboy by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Mr And Mrs C. .... Don And Cosmo Back On The Big Screen .... Apologize To This .... This Just In .... Just In Time For Halloween .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Shaved Fish - John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band .... Soundtrack: Let It Be - The Beatles by Mike Smith


551........(October 11--17, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- High by Nolan B. Canova. Ticketmaster Faces Class-Action Lawsuit .... K2 "Herbal Incense", The New Marijuana
MOVIE REVIEW -- "RED" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- It's Halloween In Florida, Part One by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Spooky Empire 2010 by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- The Weekend that was Spooky Empire 2010 by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Japanese Pizza: Merry Misadventures in Gastronomy by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Oklahoma Is O.k. .... One Off The Bucket List .... Another Great Tribute .... Mike's Record Shelf---(Postponed until next week). by Mike Smith


550........(October 4--10, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Dark Tidings by Nolan B. Canova. The Next Reboot: "Superman" .... The Next Reboot: "Wonder Woman"? .... "Apocalypse Boyz" Premieres at the Tampa Pitcher Show
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Life As We Know It" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Works of John Randal McDonald, Part Three -- Long Overdue Recognition by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Friday the 13th: 30th Anniversary by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Sisters of Gion (1936) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Greg's Back .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John .... Soundtrack: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. - Original Music from the Television Series - Music by Hugo Montenegro by Mike Smith


549........(September 27--October 3, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Strange Vibes by Nolan B. Canova. NBC To Reboot "The Munsters"? .... R.I.P., Tony Curtis .... Enlightenment PCR #115 Repaired .... UFO Conference .... US Gov't Wants to Spy on Facebook Users .... R.I.P., Gloria Stuart
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Let Me In" by Mike Smith ....and.... "The Social Network" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- Architecture Series, Part 13. The Works of John Randal McDonald, Part Two, The Church Building: Transcending the Material to the Spiritual by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Films: Stop, Look, and Laugh by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- September Album of the Month: Neil Young Le Noise by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Rock And Roll Honors .... How Much Money Can I Make From These Movies - Let's Find Out .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: The Beatles Anthology 1 - The Beatles .... Soundtrack: Smell The Glove - Spinal Tap - Original Soundtrack for the film "This is Spinal Tap" by Mike Smith


548........(September 20--26, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Fall by Nolan B. Canova. Fall TV Redux .... Fall TV .... Recession is Over (Who Knew?)
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- The Fabulous Architecture of the Tampa Bay Region, Part 12 by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Dark Night of the Scarecrow by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- September Album reviews: Weezer,Interpol, The Walkmen, and Boston Spaceships! by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- Pop Culture Potpourri: Anniversaries R Us ... R.I.P. Luna Vachon by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Battle Royale by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- You Say It's My Birthday .... Hate To Say I Told You So (no I Don't) .... The Big 5-o .... Where Was Matt? .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Biggest Hits - Chubby Checker .... Soundtrack: West Side Story - Original Soundtrack Recording by Mike Smith


547........(September 13--19, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- All in the Timing by Nolan B. Canova. Six Florida Stories That Went Global (But Probably Shouldn't Have) .... R.I.P., Kevin McCarthy
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Town" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- Miami Memories: Part Two of Two by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Loose in Las Vegas: 2010 – The Deuce by ED Tucker<
GROWING UP FANBOY -- When MTV Played Music by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Man, Woman, and the Wall by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... And Now, A Special Note From Mrs. Smith .... Mike's Record Shelf---(Postponed until next week) by Mike Smith


546........(September 6--12, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- God Almighty by Nolan B. Canova. Preacher Reverses on Burning Koran---Or Maybe Not .... I Hope The Romulans Don't Find Out: Klingon Opera .... Machete .... Stephen Hawking Says God Did Not Create The Universe .... Glenn Beck's Rally .... Deranged Preacher Named Jones Set To Burn Koran
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The American" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- Miami Memories: Part One of Two by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Nearly Almost Famous by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- DVD Review: Strip Club King:The Story of Joe Redner by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Nothing on the Horizon by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- I'd Like To Thank The Academy .... Burn Baby Burn! .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: The Traveling Wilburys: Volume One - The Traveling Wilburys .... Soundtrack: Footloose - Original Soundtrack - featuring Kenny Loggins and Bonnie Tyler by Mike Smith


545........(August 30--September 5, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Battles by Nolan B. Canova. The Emmys .... Out of Iraq
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Machete" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- She Flies! by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Films: Little Fugitive by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Album of the Month, August- The Arcade Fire: The Suburbs by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Sukiyaki Western Django by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Thriller - by Michael Jackson .... Soundtrack: The Wiz - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Mike Smith


544........(August 23--29, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Nuttiness by Nolan B. Canova. Weekend Video Revamp .... The Flying Dutchman--Florida-Style .... Philly Wants Bloggers Licensed .... The Magic Words .... Florida Primaries Final .... Ebonics Lives! .... The Primaries
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Piranha 3D" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- Will's 2009 South Florida Adventure: Part Two by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- The Lost Drive-In: Demented Double Features by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Zeiram 2 by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Dad .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf ---Album: Goats Head Soup - The Rolling Stones .... Soundtrack: Voices - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Original Songs by Jimmy Webb by Mike Smith


543........(August 16--22, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Good Times by Nolan B. Canova. Bankrupt Messages .... One More Retro .... More RetroTV Sightings .... Good Times
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Switch" by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- Will's 2009 South Florida Adventure: Part One by William Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Series Retrospective: Legends of the Superheroes by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Woking by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Moody Blue by Elvis Presley .... Soundtrack: Paradise Alley - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music by Bill Conti by Mike Smith


542........(August 9--15, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Friday the 13th by Nolan B. Canova. Weekend Video Takes Weekend Off .... Tampa Comic Con for August .... Friday the 13th .... R.I.P. Patricia Neal, 84
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Eat Pray Love" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- DVD Reviews: Roger Corman’s Cult Classics by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Summer Memories: Storytown USA by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Zeiram by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- #1 .... Give Til It Hurts (The Bottom Line) .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Tommy - Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chambre Choir with Guest Soloists .... Soundtrack: Tommy - Original Soundtrack Recording - featuring Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Elton John and Tina Turner by Mike Smith


541........(August 2--8, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Even More by Nolan B. Canova. Summer PCR Anniversaries .... One More Retro TV Surprise .... Mitch Miller, Dead at 99
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Other Guys" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Happy Together Tour 2010 by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Summer Vacation Cinema Therapy:Ten Movies That Make You Happy To Stay Home This Summer by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Where Are The Victors? by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- 8/8/2010 - Updated - Patricia Neal Passes Away! .... Question Answered .... Movie Notes .... Q-bert Was Robbed .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles .... Soundtrack: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Featuring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton by Mike Smith


540........(July 26--August 1, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- This Week by Nolan B. Canova. More Retro TV Surprises .... This Week .... Congratulation to Tampa Bay Rays
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Kids Are All Right" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- The Hat Trick by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- July Album of the Month: Dark Night of the Soul by Terence Nuzum<
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Ultraman, Series One by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- They Call Me Coach .... Congratulations .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "aja" by Steely Dan .... Soundtrack: FM - Original Movie Soundtrack - Featuring songs by Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty and Steely Dan by Mike Smith


539........(July 19--25, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Hot and Cold by Nolan B. Canova. Who's Running the Board at FOX13 News? .... Hot and Cold
MOVIE REVIEW -- "SALT" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Starr Struck: Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Book Review: Empty Rooms Lonely Countries by Christian A. Dumais by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Donald Richie: Japanese Scholar by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Paul Is Definitely Alive! .... Passing On .... Happy Birthday .... Mike's Record Shelf -- Album: McCartney - by Paul McCartney .... Soundtrack: Magical Mystery Tour - Original Soundtrack to the Color Television Film - The Beatles by Mike Smith


538........(July 12--18, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- To Wit by Nolan B. Canova. Gulf Oil Spill Capped! .... R.I.P. George Steinbrenner, 80 .... R.I.P. Harvey Pekar, 70 .... Mel, Mel, Mel
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Inception" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Gamera Vs. Barugon (1966) by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Summer Memories: Sylvan Beach Amusement Park by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Fuji Sushi by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Please Stick Hot Needles Into My Eyes .... Mike's Record Shelf (postponed until next issue) by Mike Smith


537........(July 5--11, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Comments by Nolan B. Canova. Weekend Video .... Ringo Starr Turns 70 .... Prince Says the Internet is Dead .... No Sense of Humor at Work .... R.I.P. Readers' Comments
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Predators" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- EYEBORGS by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Way of the Dragon (1972) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Honoring # 39 .... Happy 50th! .... Spy Vs Spy .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: "The Way I Feel" by Leonard Nimoy .... Soundtrack: Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Original Soundtrack - Composed and Conducted by Jerry Goldsmith by Mike Smith


536........(June 28--July 4, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Staying The Course by Nolan B. Canova. Tampa Manhunt Update .... Happy 4th of July! .... $100,000 Tampa Manhunt .... ABC News Story's Ironic Ending .... This Week's Movie Review .... Weekend Video .... Message Board .... News Bits .... Readers Comments (final installment)
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" by Phillip Smith
RETRORAMA -- Happy Anniversary Video Watchdog! by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- June Album of the Month: Alejandro Escovedo-Street Songs Of Love by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- Book Review: The Flamingo Rising by Larry Baker by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Kamikaze Girls (2005) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Staring Down "The Last Airbender" .... Passing On .... Another Thing I Hate .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: The Concert For Bangladesh - Music by George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Others .... Soundtrack: Woodstock - Music From the Original Soundtrack and More - Joan Baez, Joe Cocker and Others by Mike Smith


535........(June 21--27, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Then What by Nolan B. Canova. Michael Jackson Deathiversary .... Then What .... Oh...F**king Great
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Knight and Day" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Astro-Zombies M3: Cloned – Florida Premier by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- FANGRRL Goes to the Florida Premiere of Astro-Zombies: M3: Cloned by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Tampa’s Natsumatsuri by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: School's Out by Alice Cooper .... Soundtrack: High Anxiety - Original Soundtrack Music - Composed by John Morris by Mike Smith


534........(June 14--20, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- What's Next by Nolan B. Canova. Oh...F**king Great .... RadioActive TV: Episode 4--"A Grave Matter" .... What's Next .... Little Orphan Annie .... R.I.P. Jimmy Dean
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Karate Kid" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Comic Book Confidential: The Seven Soldiers of Victory by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- Father's Day Cinema Therapy:Ten Film Fathers Worse Than Yours (Or Mine) by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Ako (1965) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Merle .... Mike's Record Shelf --- (postponed till next issue) by Mike Smith


533........(June 6--13, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- New Phase by Nolan B. Canova. Lost Silent Movies Saved .... Sloot Hoot .... Return of Pastor Haggard .... PCR Change Update
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The A-Team" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Supersonic Man by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- My Favorite Band, Genesis by Chris Woods
FANGRRL -- Book Review: Lincoln in the Basement by Jerry Cowling by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Silmido (2003) by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- City Of Brotherly Idiots .... Hearing What They Want To Hear .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent .... Soundtrack: Carrie - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music composed and conducted by Pino Donaggio by Mike Smith


532........(May 31--June 6, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Crisis and Change by Nolan B. Canova. Sports Talk Surprise .... Crisis and Change .... Passings: Dennis Hopper and Gary Coleman
MOVIE REVIEW -- Still up: Summer Movie Preview .... "Splice" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: Island of Terror by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- More May Albums! by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- Summer 2010 Book Preview by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- John Woo’s "Hard Boiled" (1992) by Jason Fetters
SPORTS TALK -- I’m Back!!!! .... Super Bowl In The Meadowlands? .... Officially Blind .... Favre Watch .... Can’t Keep Big Ben In The Pants .... Storm Season .... Cleveland, Say Goodbye! by Chris Munger
MIKE'S RANT -- R.I.P. Little Man .... Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: Pure Gold Collection - brought to you by the good people at K-tel .... Soundtrack: All You Need is Cash - The Rutles by Mike Smith


531........(May 24--30, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Reflections and Directions by Nolan B. Canova. American Idol 2010 Winner .... R.I.P. Art Linkletter .... Clarification on "Reflections and Directions" .... Shoo Flu .... Reflections and Directions
MOVIE REVIEW -- Summer Movie Preview .... "Sex and the City 2" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Loose in Las Vegas: 2010 by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Album of the Month: The Hold Steady--Heaven Is Whenever by Terence Nuzum
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Zombie Hunter Rika (2008) by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Everything New Sucks -- The Remix by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: Band on the Run by Paul McCartney .... Soundtrack: Jesus Christ Superstar - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice by Mike Smith


530........(May 17--23, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Culture by Nolan B. Canova. R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio .... Oil Spill in the Gulf
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Shrek Forever After" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- DVD Review: "Greydon Clark Drive-In Double Feature: Hi-Riders & The Bad Bunch" by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Samurai Princess by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- My Dinner With Carl (with Apologies To Wallace Shawn) .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: The Stranger - by Billy Joel .... Soundtrack: A Star is Born - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - featuring songs by Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson by Mike Smith


529........(May 10--16, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Passing by Nolan B. Canova. Indie Film News Update Discontinued .... R.I.P. Frank Frazetta .... R.I.P. Lena Horne .... Oil Spill in the Gulf
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Robin Hood" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- CD Review: The Birds, The Bees, & The Monkees (3 CD Limited Edition Boxed Set) by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Happy 30th Empire Strikes Back by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- The Big Boss by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Actresses, #1 by Lisa Scherer
MIKE'S RANT -- Si No Est¨¢ Aqu¨ª Legalmente, Lleve A Su Casa El Culo! .... Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf --- Album: Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stash by Michael Nesmith .... Soundtrack: Honkytonk Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Mike Smith


528........(May 3--9, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Tricks by Nolan B. Canova. The Tampa Comic Con and Toy Show .... Vinnie's New Project .... Hoaxes Updates .... Lynn Redgrave, RIP .... Re: Audio Philes Extension
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Iron Man 2" by Mike Smith
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Album of the Month: Hole- Nobody's Daughter by Terence Nuzum
RETRORAMA -- My Friend Erma: The Erma Broombeck Interview, Part 2 by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Great Adventures in Listening to Jpop present: Molice Catalystrock by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Actresses, #2 by Lisa Scherer
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Tampa Comic Con for May 2010 by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf --- Album: The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkercief - by Monty Python .... Soundtrack: Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Original Soundtrack Recording by Mike Smith


527........(April 26--May 2, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Warming Up by Nolan B. Canova. So Many "Worst Ever"? ... Warming Up .... Re: Last Week .... Coming Up .... Tampa Comic Con
MOVIE REVIEW -- "A Nightmare on Elm Street" by Mike Smith
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Album of the Month: Hole -- Nobody's Daughter by Terence Nuzum
RETRORAMA -- My Friend Erma: The Erma Broombeck Interview by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Inframan (1975) by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL -- FANGRRL Goes To The 2010 Sunscreen Film Festival by Lisa Scherer
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Interview With The Projectionist, Part 2 by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Action! .... Speaking Of .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf--- Album: "That's Not Funny, That's Sick by The National Lampoon .... Soundtrack: National Lampoon's Vacation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Featuring music by Lindsey Buckingham and Ralph Burns by Mike Smith


526........(April 19--25, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- This Week's Stuff by Nolan B. Canova. Hitler Parody Films Being Yanked Off YouTube .... Newest 007 Film Delayed Indefinitely .... Westboro Baptist Church Madness .... This Week's Stuff .... Icelandic Volcano .... Leonard Nimoy Retiring .... Star Wars to be Re-Released on Blu-ray
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Back-up Plan" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- The Deland Collectibles Expo by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- G3: The Revenge of Iris by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL -- FANGRRL Goes to the 2010 Ybor Festival of the Moving Image by Lisa Scherer<
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- R.I.P. Guru by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Happy Anniversary .... Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "Briefcase Full of Blues" by The Blues Brothers .... Soundtrack: 1941 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music composed by John Williams by Mike Smith


525........(April 12--18, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- 3-D...So What? by Nolan B. Canova. 3-D...So What?
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Death At A Funeral" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: Equinox by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- The World of Wrestling by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- G2: Attack of Legion by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Interview With The Projectionist, Part 1 by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Movie Notes .... Remake City .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "Frampton Comes Alive" by Peter Frampton .... Soundtrack: "HAIR" - Original Soundtrack Recording by Mike Smith


524........(April 5--11, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Now and Then by Nolan B. Canova. On Star Wars .... On John Forsythe
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Date Night" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Saturday Morning Fever: CBS 1968 by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- What Rhymes With "National Poetry Month"? by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Gamera Revamped by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Hypocrite Part 2 .... Mike's Record Shelf: Album: "Nothin' Matters and What If It Did" by John Cougar .... Soundtrack: "Slow Dancing in the Big City - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music composed by Bill Conti by Mike Smith


523........(March 29--April 4, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Old and New by Nolan B. Canova. Jazz Guitarist Herb Ellis Dies at 88 .... SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR APRIL .... Action Comics #1, Again on Top .... Polaroid Film Makes a Comeback
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Clash of the Titans" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Sounds of Terror: Dracula vs. Frankenstein Soundtrack by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Actresses, #3 by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- The Dark Side of Fandom by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Good Riddance, Hollywood Video by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Passing On .... Movie Notes .... Mike's Record Shelf--- Album: "Out of the Blue" by Electric Light Orchestra .... Soundtrack: Xanadu - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - featuring music by Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton John by Mike Smith


522........(March 22--28, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Health by Nolan B. Canova. On Robert Culp (R.I.P.).... Historic Health Care Bill Passes.
SPECIAL FEATURE: An Interview With Henry Winkler by Mike Smith
MOVIE REVIEW -- "How To Train Your Dragon" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- FANEX Files: Samuel Z. Arkoff by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- Album of the Month: Jimi Hendrix-Valleys of Neptune by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- FANGRRL Goes To The 2010 Gasparilla International Film Festival by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- DVD Review: Cave of the Silken Web by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Lampin' Goes To Wild Splash 2010 by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Toy Story .... Mike's Record Shelf--- Album: "George Harrison" by George Harrison .... Soundtrack: "A Hard Day's Night" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney by Mike Smith


521........(March 15--21, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Ten Years Later by Nolan B. Canova. The Tenth Anniversary of PCR .... R.I.P. Peter Graves, Alex Chilton, and Fess Parker
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Green Zone" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVII by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Saturday Horrors on USA Network by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Travels to Japan on Film by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Poetic Justice .... Movie Notes .... If I May Brag For One Moment .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: John Travolta by, you guessed it, John Travolta .... Soundtrack: Saturday Night Fever - Original Movie Soundtrack featuring songs by The Bee Gees by Mike Smith


520........(March 8--14, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Oscars. by Nolan B. Canova. The Oscar Winners.
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Green Zone" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Mystery Science Theater 3000: XVII by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Travels to Japan on Film by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Coming Soon .... Final Oscar Thoughts .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "Working Class Dog" by Rick Springfield .... Soundtrack: "Hard to Hold" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, featuring songs written and performed by Rick Springfield. by Mike Smith


519........(March 1--7, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Benchmarks. by Nolan B. Canova. 7-Eleven Robber Sentenced .... Jay Leno Returns to The Tonight Show .... Detective Comics #27 Sells For $1.2 Million
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Alice In Wonderland" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- The Joy of Comics by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Actresses, #4 by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Otaku USA by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- I'd Like To Thank The Academy .... O-No, Not Again .... And The Winner Is .... And The "Winner?" Is .... Am I "Happy?" You Bet I Am! .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "Double Fantasy" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono .... Soundtrack: "Give My Regards to Broad Street" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music and Lyrics by Paul McCartney & John Lennon and Paul McCartney by Mike Smith


518........(February 22--28, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Action. by Nolan B. Canova. The Bay Area Renaissance Festival, 2010 .... Action Comics #1 Sold for $1 Million
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Cop Out" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Series Retrospective: Matt Helm by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- February's Album of the Month : Yeasayer--Odd Blood by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Actresses, #5 by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Mainland Dundee by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Anyone Else Find This Hilarious? by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Trumpets Please! .... Passing On .... Movie News .... If I Picked The Oscars (And I Do) .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Tails of The Monkees - The Monkees .... Soundtrack: The Story of "Star Wars" - The Actual Dialogue, Sound Effects and Music From The Film by Mike Smith


517........(February 15--21, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Cursed. by Nolan B. Canova. Dr. Paul Bearer and Me .... The Wolfman
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Shutter Island" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Inalienable by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Tokyo Bay Japanese Restaurant Review by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Lunchbox .... They Write The Songs .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf -- Album: "Even Worse" by "Weird Al" Yankovic .... Soundtrack: "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music composed by John Williams by Mike Smith


516........(February 8--14, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Super. by Nolan B. Canova. Super Bowl 2010 .... Super Shuttle Launch .... Talk to the Hand--Palin's Crib Notes
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Wolfman" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Tales for Another Day: Night of the Badfinger by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Comic Book Craze Part 2: From DC to Dark Horse by Chris Woods
FANGRRL -- 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Japanese Directors: Then and Now by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Valentine's Day Massacre! by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Congrats! .... Movie Notes .... And One From Music .... Welcome To Kansas City .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album:"I'm Easy" by Keith Carradine .... Soundtrack: Night Shift - Music from the Original Motion Picture by Mike Smith


515........(February 1--7, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Occasions. by Nolan B. Canova. Occasions .... PCR Writer Will Moriaty Spotlighted in St. Pete Times .... Official Oscar Nominations .... Happy Groundhog Day!... Mike's Oscar Nominations .... Rip Torn's Arrest
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Dear John" by Mike Smith<
RETRORAMA -- I Talked With A Zombie: The Seth Sklarey Interview by ED Tucker
FANGRRL -- The Top 30 Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Actresses, #8-6 by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Remembering Asian Pop Culture Magazines by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- My Ten Favorite Hip-Hop Films by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Heading South .... History .... Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: "Some Girls" by the Rolling Stones .... Soundtrack: "Flash Gordon" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music composed and performed by Queen by Mike Smith


514........(January 25--31, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Records by Nolan B. Canova. iPad Unveiled .... R.I.P., J.D Salinger, 91 .... Obama's State of the Union and the Tampa Connection .... Avatar Watch .... Conan Watch .... President Obama to Visit Tampa
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Edge of Darkness" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things by ED Tucker
THE AUDIO PHILES -- January Albums by Terence Nuzum
FANGRRL -- Ahoy! Pirates In Pop Culture by Lisa Scherer
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Curse of Japanese Toy Shopping by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- I Love St. Pete @ ARTpool by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Love Is... .... Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: William Shatner "LIVE" ....Soundtrack: The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Music and Lyrics written by Richard O'Brien, Incidential Music by Richard Hartley by Mike Smith


513........(January 18--24, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Quakes by Nolan B. Canova. Republican Scott Brown wins Massachusetts .... More Earthquakes .... Political Earthquake .... Television Earthquake ....The Golden Globes: Avatar
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Crazy Heart" by Mike Smith ... also .... The Best and Worst of 2009 by Mike Smith
LA FLORIDIANA -- DVD Review: "Corrosion Corner" by Will Moriaty
RETRORAMA -- Absolutely Fabulous: The Fab Four by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Revenge of Japanese Toy Shopping by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN' @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Life, Love and Kramer by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- Branching Out .... Golden Comments .... Movie Notes .... Money In The Bank .... Someone Got Fooled .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf -- Album: Headquarters by The Monkees .... Soundtrack: Sorcerer: Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Composed by Tangerine Dream by Mike Smith


512........(January 11--17, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- B-r-r-r-r-r! by Nolan B. Canova. The Haitian Earthquake .... Leno Moves Back to Late Night .... Other Stuff .... Nationwide Coldspell
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Lovely Bones" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Kingdom of the Spiders by ED Tucker
GROWING UP FANBOY -- Comic Book Craze Part 1: The Marvel Years by Chris Woods
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Toy Shopping in Japan: Toy R Us Osaka by Jason Fetters
MIKE'S RANT -- Hypocrite, Part II .... Movie Notes .... Passing On .... Mike's Record Shelf--Album: Running On Empty by Jackson Browne ....Soundtrack: The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Mike Smith


511........(January 4--10, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Old Year / New Year by Nolan B. Canova. Crazed Fanboy Now On Facebook .... A Decade of Crazed Fanboy's Most Memorable Moments .... Old Year / New Year .... A Year-Old Misspelling
MOVIE REVIEW -- "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Forgotten Horrors: Bad Ronald by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Kokkuri by Jason Fetters
LAMPIN @ THE 6TH BOROUGH -- Death and Redemption of the Message Board by John Miller
MIKE'S RANT -- I'm Calling It Par 69 .... Baseball Notes .... Hey We're Frosted.....Hey I'm Dead .... The Nominees Are .... Happy Birthday .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: City to City by Gerry Rafferty .... Soundtrack: Bugsy Malone Original Soundtrack Album - Words and Music by Paul Williams by Mike Smith


510........(December 28, 2009--January 3, 2010)
FRONTPAGE -- Happy New Year! by Nolan B. Canova. Happy New Year!... New Year, New Look
MOVIE REVIEW -- "Nine" by Mike Smith
RETRORAMA -- Welcome 2010 and 1970 Revisited by ED Tucker
THE ASIAN APERTURE -- Sexy Japanese New Year's by Jason Fetters
FANGRRL -- 2010 Resolutions by Lisa Scherer
MIKE'S RANT -- Movie Lines From 2009 .... Joe's Hoping There's A Cash Prize Also .... Definitely Dead .... All Is Forgiven--For Now .... Mike's Record Shelf---Album: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen .... Soundtrack: JAWS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music composed by John Williams by Mike Smith



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