Striking Distance (1993)

If you live anywhere else in the world other than Pittsburgh, you'd never care about this movie. But within Allegheny County, Striking Distance is celebrated with the same ardor that some folks reserve for movies like Gone With the Wind and Citizen Kane. Sure, other movies have been filmed here. But few have the names of our streets shouted… Continue reading Striking Distance (1993)

WATCH THE SERIES: Jurassic Park

In 1990, Universal Studios bought the rights to Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park before it was even published. The idea of dinosaurs being cloned and brought into our modern world just works. Starting with 1993's Jurassic Park and across several follow-ups, including 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic World 3, announced for 2021, people can't seem to get… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Jurassic Park

STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Tommyknockers (1993)

While known primarily as a horror writer, the novel The Tommyknockers was a rare science fiction novel from Stephen King. However, the novel was written while King was struggling with addiction and is packed with metaphors for dealing with substance abuse. The writer said, "The Tommyknockers is an awful book. That was the last one I wrote… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Tommyknockers (1993)