Go Team

*click* *adjusts rabbit ears* In my humble opinion, the most iconic villain of the original MacGyver series was Murdoc, played by Michael Des Barres. He appeared on the series a total of nine times, and for one reason only: MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) was the only target master hitman Murdoc couldn't murder. Well, that, and he lived … Continue reading Go Team

Announcing The Third Broadway Bound Blogathon!

Things might be weird and tense right now because of the coronavirus, but we're still, God willing, going back to Broadway. We need all the fun we can get, people. We really do. For those of you who are new to Taking Up Room, this is when we pay tribute to the symbiotic relationship between … Continue reading Announcing The Third Broadway Bound Blogathon!

Taking Off the Mask

Time to rock out, all... It's always interesting when Christian artists (or any musicians) dabble in moviemaking, and 2008's The Imposter sports not one artist, but three: dc Talk alum Kevin Max, Kerry Livgren of Kansas, and Jeff Deyo, formerly of Sonicflood. Not to be confused with the Gary Sinise film, The Imposter follows Johnny … Continue reading Taking Off the Mask

Back To MGM

Mr. Keaton is back... Buster Keaton did have a career of sorts in sound films. Well, he tried, anyway. From 1933 onwards Keaton's life was turbulent. He was fired from MGM in 1933, his marriage collapsed, and Keaton struggled with alcohol abuse. IMDb claims there was a period of time when the public hated him … Continue reading Back To MGM

Norma’s Almost-Swan Song

Way up north... Quebecois Norma Shearer was an unlikely film star, at least in the sense that she didn't fit the mold of the perfect movie goddess. She had short legs, one of her eyes had a slight cast, and the critics regularly poked fun at her delivery. On the other hand, in regards to … Continue reading Norma’s Almost-Swan Song

Under the Sea

Glug, glug... I'll be honest: I'm not a huge James Cameron fan. I think he's kind of a jerk, really. However, he's made some great movies, and one of them is 1989's The Abyss, a gripping story about creatures that lie beneath. And nukes. And a paranoid Naval officer. And possible annihilation by going too … Continue reading Under the Sea

The Leap Year Blogathon: Wrapup

It's kind of odd writing about a day that happens every four years. It's like Brigadoon, only time doesn't stop in between Leap Days. Anyways, I hope people enjoyed the blogathon yesterday. I'm having fun reading all your posts, and it's awesome that everyone took this Leap Day thingie and ran with it. Please be patient … Continue reading The Leap Year Blogathon: Wrapup

Leaping Through Time

Happy Leap Day, all... The Monty Python guys are, of course, longtime friends, and it's always fun to see what new projects they come up with. 1981's Time Bandits is one of those. Written by Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, Time Bandits is a crazy film that just keeps getting crazier, and nothing ends up … Continue reading Leaping Through Time

The Leap Year Blogathon Has Arrived

It's time to leap into Leap Day, everyone, and we've got a wild and crazy mix of movies, mayhem, and history. I'll be updating this post throughout the day as more of your wonderful entries come in, so keep watching this space. Since we have so many entries on the way and only one February … Continue reading The Leap Year Blogathon Has Arrived

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

Well, friends, we've come to the end of the Second So Bad It's Good Blogathon. Hard to believe, isn't it? It's great that everyone is so enthusiastic about this topic even though there's so much cringe involved. My comment section was crazy busy this weekend. So much so that I'm still working though all through … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Wrapup

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Three

We have come to the final day of the Second So Bad It's Good Blogathon, and I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm looking forward to what our wonderful bloggers have in store for us today. If you're just joining us and want to catch up, here are Day One and Day … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Three

I’m Not Flying, Jack

OK, I can hear all of you thinking, "The Titanic already sank. How in the world could there be a sequel?" Well, folks, Asylum Films, the company that brought you six Sharknado movies, has done it, sorta, in a straight-to-video 2010 flinch-fest, Titanic II. How these Asylum people are still able to obtain financial backing is a mystery, but … Continue reading I’m Not Flying, Jack

The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Two

We're back, all! Day One was great, and now we have more turkeys to serve up. Can you handle it? 😉 You all know the drill--I will be updating this page throughout the day as more posts go live. Now, without further ado, let's jump right in. Enjoy... J-Dub from Dubsism tackled 1986's Hollywood Air Force, also known … Continue reading The Second So Bad It’s Good Blogathon: Day Two