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Go On Home and Stop Smoking Scrolls: The Golden Child

It is your DESTINY to join me for another Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia! You cannot deny it! It was on a scroll and everything!

Today’s entry covers one of my favorite movies to quote of all time: 1986’s The Golden Child. Sweet!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[“So, I gotta go to Tibet, because I’m the Chosen One. Why can’t anybody choose me to go to the Bahamas?” Excellent question, Mr. Jerrell]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 9

Happy Black Tuesday, Tor.com! I’m… not sure that’s a thing, officially, but since we’re clearly supposed to be shopping madly every dang-doodley day from Thanksgiving to Christmas anyway, I hardly see the difference. But in any case, we still have Rereading to do, so let’s get to it!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapters 45 and 46 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Another really relevant one at the moment: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

Meaningful Ladies in My Fiction: Red Sonja

Hello, Tor.com! Please to be welcome to my next effort of Great Nostalgia!

Which be, today, 1985’s sword and sorcery classic, Red Sonja! Swords! Magic! Brigitte Nielsen! Inadvertent Ah-nold! Whoo!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[“No man may have me, unless he’s beaten me in a fair fight.” “So, the only man that can have you, is one who’s trying to kill you. That’s logic.”]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 8

November! What a month. Indeed. Have a Wheel of Time Reread Redux, won’t you? You will? Excellent!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 35 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post, and Chapter 41, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 7

Happy All Souls’ Day, Tor.com! I hope everyone’s Halloween was fabulous, and I hope this offering of a Wheel of Time Reread Redux may help assuage your hungover and post-sugar-crash doldrums!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 29 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post, and Chapter 33, originally reread in this post, and Chapter 34, originally read in this post. Whew.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Shoulda oughta’ve read the fine print]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Childhood Trauma Here: Poltergeist

It’s HEEE-ERRRR! The Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia, that is! And with a special switcheroo treat—or trick, depending on your point of view!

So, yeah: for reasons both too complicated and too boring to get into, it turns out I totally lied in the last post’s epilogue about what the MRGN is covering next, and uh, also forgot to update the last post to tell you that. Sorry? I love you?

But nevertheless, I hope you will forgive me, and also still join me for my very nostalgic and eminently Halloween-season-appropriate review of My First Horror Flick, 1982’s Poltergeist!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT, YO]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 6

Greetings, Professors! Shall we Redux a Wheel of Time Reread? Excellent!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 28 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[which is why we should be glad Olver wasn’t in charge of NORAD that one time]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

L’Esprit d’Escalier: A Tribute to Robert Jordan on his Birthday

When Tor.com asked me to write up a thing celebrating what would have been the 66th birthday of Robert Jordan*, I was initially at something of a loss. Firstly, because I’ve been writing about Mr. Jordan and his works for approximately a million years now (okay, or five, whatever), and I thought to myself, what could I possibly say about him that I haven’t said already? And secondly, I thought, surely everyone already knows about this man and who he was and what he’s done, right?

But then I remembered that hey, guess what, everyone in the world is not me! (Shocking!) And ergo, there may be people out there who don’t know about Mr. James Oliver Rigney, Jr., and what an amazing person he was, and how many amazing things he did in his life even aside from writing one of the most popular and beloved fantasy series of all time.

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Series: On This Day

The Last Starfighter: It’s Interstellar!

Greetings, Tor.commers! You have been recruited by, uh, me, to come along for the ride in my Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia… ship!

Okay, I didn’t think that one through. BUT, you should click on anyway, for today’s entry in the MRGN is 1984’s The Last Starfighter! Grab the wifeoid and your six thousand Griglets and settle in!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[Ironically, I never played the actual video game they made out of it]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 5

Grab your head bandages and clear your desks, Tor.commers, for the Wheel of Time Reread Redux is back!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 27 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[Nothing, nothing, tra la la]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

Just Your Average Disney Gothic YA Alien Ghost Mystery Thriller Thing: The Watcher in the Woods

Hello, Tor.com! Welcome back to the Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia!

Today’s entry in the MRGN is 1980’s The Watcher in the Woods, one of my and my sisters’ biggest favorites of all the movies we’ve covered so far. So excited!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[Hardly ever happens]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 4

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye, Tor.commers—as no actual Irish person ever said, ever—and welcome back to the Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 24 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post, and Chapters 25 and 26, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[It is entirely possible that everyone involved in that movie owes Ireland an apology]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

The Passing of an Icon: Gene Wilder and Young Frankenstein

No chipmunks were harmed in the making of this blog post, Tor.commers. OR WERE THEY?

Today’s entry in the Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia is that amazing sci-fi classic parody, Mel Brooks’ and Gene Wilder’s masterpiece of 1974, Young Frankenstein. Which, it took me entirely too long to realize, is the source of the music sting in that most dramatic of chipmunk clips linked above, even though I’ve been using it for dramatic punctuation for years. So sad.

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[“Abby Normal” is my pen name. What?]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia

The Wheel of Time Reread Redux: The Shadow Rising, Part 3

Greetings, Tor.comlings! I come in peace, or at least in benign grumpiness, to bring you another Wheel of Time Reread Redux!

Today’s Redux post will cover Chapter 21 of The Shadow Rising, originally reread in this post, and Chapter 23, originally reread in this post.

All original posts are listed in The Wheel of Time Reread Index here, and all Redux posts will also be archived there as well. (The Wheel of Time Master Index, as always, is here, which has links to news, reviews, interviews, and all manner of information about the Wheel of Time in general on Tor.com.)

The Wheel of Time Reread is also available as an e-book series! Yay!

All Reread Redux posts will contain spoilers for the entire Wheel of Time series, so if you haven’t read, read at your own risk.

And now, the post!

[My pen name would have been Frank Stark-Bluff the Forthright, except that pen names are not direct enough]

Series: The Wheel of Time Reread

Fraught With Pee-Wee Herman Complications: Flight of the Navigator

Morning, Tor.conkys! Today’s secret word is: NOSTALGIA. Aaaaahhhhhhhh!

Today’s entry in the Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia (AAAAAHHHH) is that Disney not-exactly-classic of 1986: Flight of the Navigator!

Previous entries can be found here. Please note that as with all films covered on the Nostalgia (AAAAAHHHH) Rewatch, this post will be rife with spoilers for the film.

And now, the post!

[Compliance!]

Series: Movie Rewatch of Great Nostalgia