Author: Rob Kirchgassner

Top 5 TV sidekicks

For my first article of 2018, I’m taking another look at sidekicks. This time, however, the focus will be on ones on the small screen. 1. Tonto Some have understandably taken issue with the Lone Ranger’s companion, stating that the…

Star Trek "Dagger of the Mind"

In the franchise’s entire 51-year history, there’s only been one Star Trek episode of any of the six series that’s been holiday-themed. That episode was the original series’ “Catspaw”, which was the first episode filmed for the show’s second season,…

The Birds (1963)

Unlike Halloween and Christmas, there really aren’t many movies which revolve around Thanksgiving. Sure, we have the classic comedy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles as well as (of course) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Garfield’s Thanksgiving. But overall, the holiday…

Fatal Attraction (1987)

The recent backlash which began with allegations against notorious producer Harvey Weinstein is causing ripples throughout Hollywood, to say the least. This backlash has now affected once-respected thespians such as Kevin Spacey and Dustin Hoffman. While obviously a coincidence, I…

Top 5 (bad guy) movie sidekicks

Last time, I looked at heroic sidekicks from movies. Now, I’m going to take a look at 5 movie sidekicks that were anything but heroic. 1. Oddjob Granted, the James Bond series was already on its third movie (Goldfinger

Top 5 (good guy) movie sidekicks

Throughout history, both in real life and otherwise, there have always been those who seem to be, intentionally or not, subordinate to someone else. The slang expression that describes such a person is “sidekick”. In literature, such characters include Sancho…

Licence to Kill (1989)

Here now is the Licence to Kill review that I initially planned to write before Sir Roger Moore’s passing. If any entry in the James Bond series can be described as “polarizing”, it’s this one. Some love it for its…

Stephen King's It (1990)

With a new cinematic version of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It due to hit theaters in September, I thought I’d take a look at the previous adaptation of that classic novel: a miniseries which aired on ABC in the fall…