Friday, April 10, 2015

A New Assigment on an Old Stage

Hello!! It’s been a while…I know!! Since I last posted here, I have closed the other blogging site and ceased the original project. But I’ve not been idle, however. While my analytical brain has taken a protracted break, my creative mind has cracked open and I went full throttle into active development on my first novel, which I hope to publish in the coming year.

An old friend challenged me last night to analyze an old movie favorite of his and apply the same said analysis to the rest of that film’s series. I told him I hadn’t practiced in some time, but that I would and I’d publish it here. So the old project has been revitalized, renewed and regenerated; this assignment breaks all the rules, unless I purchase this film series and all crossovers, remakes and prequels in its universe. I may do that regardless: because I enjoy a thorough study.

Stay tuned for the first new review…in the meantime, escape and enjoy new adventures!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Wall Street

Wall Street is up on on over!!


Coming Soon: Young Guns

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Faith and Proof of Life

So...I've not written over here in over nine months and over at ClicksFlix for over five months.  Why is it that these breaks come and go in such long periods of time?  And I'm reminded of everytime my mother wishes that I see a doctor or go for walks every afternoon after work.  My response to her pleas is, "Sure, I'll do it" and then I never do or plan to follow through with that lifeless shrugging response.  I mention to people that I meet in life that I'm a blogger and then, afterward, momentarily wonder if they actually check me out.  But the thought process stops there; I don't get lightning-struck with the fear that I'm not writing, I just know that I have written in the past and that I'm not writing now.

When I do exercise some fitness activity, it tends to be walking briskly for a half-hour in the afternoon in the park near my apartment.  So, if my mother asks me to get out and walk today, the excuse would be that it's too hot or humid, or that I have to do something else that needs doing or that I just don't feel like walking today because what good does it do me in the end.  And the same could be said of this blog: I don't feel like writing today because I share my home with someone else now, and they may or may not want to watch that film tonight, or because I'm afraid the review doesn't make sense or I don't know who reads them anyways or that the people I hope will read them may or may not read them and does my way of thinking matter and any other fears that come up.  And I know I don't have a writing problem, I have a faith problem.  And I have recently lost my faith.

Faith is defined as confidence or trust or belief in a person or a thing.  I've always loved the films or scenes that overwhelmingly swell with faith in something, someone or the mission at hand.  These always attach me emotionally to the film or scene and I'm inspired.  But life is harder and I'm reminded that the messages in the faith-full scenes and films that I love are messages meant to ring true in the lives of the audience members who are seeing them.  And I'm reminded of a few scenes regarding faith.  One being from an episode of CW's Supernatural called, appropriately, "Faith".  The episode deals with a faith-healer who heals one of our heroes and, in the end, loses his ability due to the loss of the creature doing the actual healing.  Our healed hero speaks with one of the congregation who failed to have her illness cured by the faith-healer, she tells him: "If you're gonna have faith, you can't just have it when the miracles happen, you have to have it when they don't."  So, the chips are down right now: I'm not being hired to be a critic for an entertainment magazine nor am I surrounded by people who sincerely want to hear what I think about the latest movie to come out and I still fail to reach out to parts of my family who aren't interested in stories the way that I am.  But I need to go on, for no other reason that I believe that my talents need to be used and that I still love fiction and I still do want to be a film theorist and critic.  I need to believe in myself and my talents and write because I want to, not because it'll make me famous or popular and that other people following are only the blessings that come as a surprise.  One of my favorite shows of all time, The West Wing, says it well in the episode "Two Cathedrals," when the ghost of Mrs. Landingham is discussing with President Bartlett the answer to the question of him running again: "You know, if you don't want to run again, I respect that.  But if you don't run 'cause you think it's gonna be too hard or you think you're gonna lose -- well, I don't even want to know you."

Vacation's over.  Time to get off the mat and write, because my skills need sharpening and I'm tired of being on the floor.  I begin next week with Wall Street.  See you soon and happy watching.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Running Scared

New post up at on over!!!


Coming Soon: Blade: The Trilogy

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fast Five

Over at, we return to the fifth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise...join us!!


Coming Soon: Running Scared

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Chronicles of Riddick

We end The Chronicles of Riddick over at on over!!


Coming Soon: Fast Five

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pitch Black

I'm back and posting...starting with Pitck Black, over on on over!!


Coming Soon: The Chronicles of Riddick

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Century Hotel

100 Years. 1 Murder, 3 love affairs, 4 lost souls, 7 stories...One Hotel Room. New post up over at


Coming Soon: Pitch Black: The Chronicles of Riddick

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


Join us for a trippy tale down the rabbit hole for Syfy's Alice at


Coming Soon: Century Hotel

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Three Musketeers & The Man in the Iron Mask

All for one and One for All!!! New post, here at


Coming Soon: Alice

Monday, August 01, 2011

Sense and Sensibility

So...I'm back in the saddle again!! There's a new post up at for Sense and Sensibility


In: Emma Thompson

Out: Hugh Laurie

Coming Soon: The Three Musketeers & The Man in the Iron Mask

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Burnout, Respite and The Spice of Life

So, Click's Flick on a Stick has been up and operational for a whole year; and's been up for about six months. I just picked up my first new Texas Inspection sticker for Max, my Honda CRV: one of the reasons I'm writing this blog in the first place. In the past year, I've killed one of my credit cards and by this time next year the other will fall. The debt war will end in less than two years; hopefully the blog will keep up with the fight.

I've been absent from this page for quite some time, in fact I've not written for a little over a month. After Christmas, following my post on Corpse Bride, I reflected on the need to have the proper setting and physical conditions to be properly critical during a film watching. And, before that, to prepare purposefully for the effect that art has on the soul. This one is about endurance, the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear. And so, in May, I decided to take a break in order to take a rest and run this race as a distance sport. This project is a marathon, not a sprint; therefore, I've got to pace myself.

Burnout is the reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing through use or combustion. It's also a physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. This is something I've experienced before. Before the inception of the project, and before Max and I got together, I used to attend three movies a week, in the theater (both in the dollar theater and the prime theater,) becoming insensitive to the power of what I watched. At some point, a few summers ago, my interest in one my loves had dwindled and I felt numb. I actually said to one of my friends, "I'm not that interested in movies right now," a major shock to all!!

My advice, if you're like me at all: change it up. I'm a Netflix member. My queue is jam-packed with movies and television serials, like everyone else's. My parents have more content on their lists than I do on mine. They only get two discs at a time; I receive four, one from the movie list and three from the TV list. I do this to fend off burnout and to change it up, making my viewing less tedious. I also own several different TV shows, to fill the gaps between Netflix deliveries. "Variety is the spice of life," someone said and I agree full heartedly. If you are in danger of burnout: spice it up and shock yourself back into the game. Also, don't be afraid to rest: read a book, knit a scarf, build a house with Habitat for Humanity, learn an instrument. Just get out of your lab and unplug. There's a reason our bodies shut down every day, the critical mind is no different.

I'm starting up again next seeing you!!


Coming Soon: Sense and Sensibility

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Love Actually

Love is in the air at


Coming Soon: Sense and Sensibility

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Underworld: A Classic Rivalry

Join us at for a new post on Underworld:


Coming Soon: Love Actually

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Alice is back!! New Post at


Coming Soon: Underworld: Vampires vs. Werewolves, a classic rivalry

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Fifth Element

I've posted the response to The Fifth Element over at


Coming Soon: Resident Evil: Afterlife

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Die Hard: A One Man Fight in Four Parts

John McClane's alive and well over at us:


Coming Soon: The Fifth Element

Friday, May 06, 2011

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Join me at for the latest review:


Coming Soon: Die Hard: A One-Man Fight in Four Parts

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sleepy Hollow

Come on over to for a new post:


Coming Soon: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Friday, April 29, 2011


A response to one of my favorite romance stories; come on over:


Coming Soon: Sleepy Hollow

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Find Me Guilty

New movie response up at


Coming Soon: Penelope

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fast & Furious: The Series

We've got a new post up at, come on over:


Coming Soon: Find Me Guilty

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Death Race

We've got a new post on

See you over there!!


Coming Soon: Fast and Furious: The Series

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Contender

Available at our new home here


Coming Soon: Death Race

Friday, April 15, 2011

Click's Flick on a Stick is Moving!!

Due to several factors, the most important being that I've been blessed by the thoughtfulness of a good friend and have my own domain name now, Click's Flick on a Stick is moving!! One of my friends gave me an extremely thoughtful gift for my birthday, a new place to hang my hat for Click's Flick on a Stick. And I've been very pleased with the way it looks and behaves (I've been posting there for about eight weeks now) and how easy it is to use, so I've decided to start posting there exclusively, beginning next week. However, I'll post a link over there for a while on Blogger so that readers can easily find the posts they've been looking for...everything is the same over there as it is here, except a few asthetic differences. There is an RSS you can subscribe to so that you can see when a new post is up. I look forward to seeing you there. Click's Flick on a Stick will now be at: See you soon with The Contender!! ~Heidi Michelle Click