Saturday Morning Lasagna: 20 Years Later “Arnold’s Christmas” is a Christmas Classic

For this article “A Bomb in the Lasagna” writer, Will Standish, and “Saturday Morning Cartoons” writer, Aubrey Fox, will be co-writing an article on what we believe should be considered a Christmas classic –  the Hey Arnold! Christmas special “Arnold’s Christmas”. Merry Christmas and enjoy! Every year, I have to brace myself before watching “Arnold’s…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: Sympathy for “Prince of Darkness”

For one of John Carpenter’s most financially successful films of his mythic 80s run of films, Prince of Darkness sure feels like a lost film. Sandwiched unfavorably in between the release of Carpenter favorites Big Trouble in Little China and They Live and picked apart by critics upon its initial release, Prince of Darkness rarely gets discussed with the same frequency…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: Disney Does Horror Right with “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Creating child-friendly horror is difficult. That’s not to say children aren’t easily scared –quite the opposite, really– but it’s not always easy for horror tv and movies aimed at a family audience to hit the mark. Perennial children’s Halloween favorites such as Hocus Pocus aims for humor more frequently than scares, whereas there are episodes of Rugrats that…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years” is an Irresistible Tour Through Familiar Territory

There are precious few moments in 20th century pop culture that have been explored as widely and deeply in books, magazines, and films as the ten years during which The Beatles were performing and making music together. The basic arc of their story, from ragtag Liverpudlian club band to pop music innovators, has been told,…