Movies at Home: Kurt Russell double-feature on Amazon Prime

March 17 is obviously St. Patrick’s Day, but with COVID-19 shutting down bars and restaurants in many locales around the U.S., our Irish celebrations will probably be muted this year.  Don’t be sad, it’s still St. Patty’s Day, and it’s also Kurt Russell’s birthday!  It’s true.  The man known as Snake, Rudy Russo, MacReady, and Star-Lord’s Dad turns 69 years young! While you’re busting out the green beer in the comfort of your living rooms, why not turn to Amazon Prime and guzzle down two memorable Kurt Russell films. “Bone…

31 Scary Movies: ‘The Thing’

“The Thing” (1982) – In the ferociously cold, barren landscape of Antarctica, a small group of men run the United States National Science Institute Station 4, and although they currently live in isolation from the outside world, life seems pleasant. They play ping-pong and computer chess, watch VHS tapes of “Let’s Make a Deal” and listen to music. Actually, what work is really getting accomplished? Alas, when a Norwegian helicopter pilot – who desperately tries to shoot and kill a lone dog – enters their camp, tranquility changes to immediate…