Rob was called out as a "toxic fan" a day or two ago for expressing his opinions about Star Trek: Discovery - and that serves as the inspiration behind today's show. We explore what makes a fan "toxic" and what is driving the ever-increasing spiral of passion, interest and vitriol around our favorite entertainment... Robservations November 28, 2020 0 Are fans toxic or searching for something else? (#566) Omar 94 writes in with his review of THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT, a seven-episode drama currently streaming on Netflix, and gives it a big "thumbs up." Reviews November 28, 2020 0 QUEEN'S GAMBIT takes chess to a new level. Imagination Connoisseur, Levi Old Elk, writes in for a second time and asks about the New Zealand film, NAMING NUMBER TWO - a film starring Ruby Dee in a story about a matriarch who gathers her family around her in order to name her successor. Letters November 28, 2020 0 On a quest for NAMING NUMBER TWO. Will writer Kirsten Beyer be able to bring together the Romulans and Vulcans in the episode "Unification III" (the most recent episode of Star Trek: Discovery), that will satisfy it's harshest critics? ROBSERVATIONS host, writer-director-producer Robert Meyer Burnett, explains where the episode fell short and why his discontent with the latest Star Trek offering... Robservations November 27, 2020 1 ST:D's episode, Unification III, falls apart (#565) Imagination Connoisseur, Sean Pullen, provides an alternate view of the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Unification III" which takes a closer look at the relationship between Romulans and Vulcans, ten centuries after the 24th Century. Letters November 27, 2020 0 Can't Star Trek fans just all get along? Imagination Connoisseur, Philip Alvarez, sings the praises of Quentin Tarantino's epic two-parter, KILL BILL: Vol 1 & 2 - which were featured on the 100th episode of WINE-ning ABOUT MOVIES. Strap on your favorite katana and get ready for an all-out celebration of this chop-saki goodness. Reviews November 27, 2020 0 Tarantino's KILL BILL movies are a cut above the rest In a hot take sure to endear him to fans of The Mandalorian, Imagination Connoisseur Guy Lloyd Broyles, III, asks what's wrong with "The Child" (a.k.a. Baby Yoda) and why, after fifty years, the kid still doesn't know the difference between red and blue. Letters November 27, 2020 0 Why is Baby Yoda such a big baby? Imagination Connoisseur, Anand Gonsalves, doesn't agree that all Hollywood films that depict the military are pro-military propaganda. In fact, even when the military is involved in making the films, the storylines aren't always complimentary. Letters November 27, 2020 0 Hollywood's record with the military is mixed at best PGS Film Historian, Omar 94, writes in to remind us of some notable late-November anniversaries for classic films - and to bring our attention to the centennial anniversary of the classic silent film, THE MARK OF ZORRO - quite possibly one of the first "superhero" films. Letters November 27, 2020 0 THE MARK OF ZORRO turns 100! Touche! Kal Kamel, the Imagination Connoisseur known through the PGS as "S'wak Props" writes in with his analysis of how those who are critical of some genre franchises are, in turn, subjected to fan criticism as well. Who knew naval gazing could be a full-contact sport? Letters November 26, 2020 0 These days even critics have critics Our ever-curious Imagination Connoisseur, Desmond, writes in with his observations about The Mandalorian that keeps him thinking about the main character's development and where this series could lead in the future. Letters November 26, 2020 0 Interesting observations about The Mandalorian On the verge on 100 episodes, WINE-ning ABOUT MOVIES has become a mainstay of The Burnettwork line-up. Imagination Connoisseur, Black Philip Alvarez, offers his congratulations and explains why he enjoys the show. Letters November 26, 2020 0 Congrats on 100 WINE-ning ABOUT MOVIES episodes! Will the Hollywood Blockbuster become a casualty of the COVID-19 crisis? Who knows how those massive, mega-budget films will fare if there isn't much of a movie exhibition business left after the pandemic. Imagination Connoisseur Guy Lloyd Broyles, III, explains. Letters November 26, 2020 0 Can blockbusters survive in a post-theater landscape? Join your hosts, Robert Meyer Burnett and Elysabeth Gwendolyn Belle, as they enjoy a bottle of red and a saucy little redhead in Dustin Hoffman as the title character in TOOTSIE, a classic 1982 "romantic dramedy" from director Sydney Pollack. WINE-ning About Movies November 26, 2020 0 Everybody loves TOOTSIE! (W.A.M. #099) Is "pop culture" a bad thing for society? Imagination Connoisseur, Emil Johansson, lays out his philosophy of storytelling and what he views as the potential for pop culture tales to affect real change in society. Letters November 25, 2020 0 Tapping into the potential of pop culture ROBSERVATIONS host, writer-director-producer Robert Meyer Burnett, talks about how directors are re-cutting their films to give their stories more room to "breathe." This includes legendary filmmaker, Francis Ford Coppola. RMB also provides an update on the upcoming Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival, plus dozens of letters from fans and live questions from viewers of... Robservations November 25, 2020 1 Is Francis Ford Coppola's GODFATHER III re-cut a masterpiece? (#564) The Imagination Connoisseur known as "MKay" remembers the actress, Brittany Murphy, who passed away at the age of 32 in 2009 and whose life was the subject of a recent Lifetime Network biopic. Letters November 25, 2020 0 "Giving thanks" for lesser-known actors The Burnettwork has officially opened its "official poster selection" contest for the First Annual Intergalactic Imagination Connoisseurs' Film Festival (IICFF). Sixty designs have been submitted from around the planet - although no designs were received from off-word by the entry deadline. News October 6, 2020 0 Help select the "official" poster for the IICFF! Imagination Connoisseur, Jeffrey Mao, provides his review of the Hitchcock classic, TO CATCH A THIEF, and explains why it's an American Cinematic Masterpiece worth putting on the shelf in anyone's home video collection. Reviews October 5, 2020 1 Why TO CATCH A THIEF is a great escape Blogger Ian Samuels has watched some episodes of Star Trek: Lower Decks and he's decided that it's fun and wacky ... but it's not Star Trek. Ian-Izations, Reviews October 5, 2020 0 So LOWER DECKS is fun ... but is it STAR TREK? Long-time Imagination Connoisseur, Dean Micetich, takes a closer look at the films and shows that focus on man traveling to Mars and makes note of the fact that only half of the missions sent to the Red Planet actually land successfully. Dean asks a crucial question: Can we afford the risk in real life... Letters October 5, 2020 0 Is going to Mars too risky? Imagination Connoisseur and frequent contributor, Omar 94, is a fan of the Robin Williams-starrer, HOOK. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the riff on the children's classic, Peter Pan, is not considered a classic in its own right - but that's not stopping Omar. Letters October 5, 2020 0 What's not to like about HOOK? The Imagination Connoisseur who goes by the name "dokvader" has a deep-seated passion for still photography. He shares his love with the rest of the PGS, recommends some great movies about photographers and submits his own little "riff" on taking a photographic break at work for everyone to enjoy. Letters October 5, 2020 0 Taking a long look through the lens. Film history buff and Imagination Connoisseur, Cinema Gulp, shares his appreciation for editing legend Anne Coates and the remarkable job she did stitching together David Lynch's classic, THE ELEPHANT MAN. Letters October 5, 2020 0 Appreciating editing legend Anne Coates

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Rob was called out as a "toxic fan" a day or two ago for expressing his opinions about Star Trek: Discovery - and that serves as the inspiration behind today's show. We explore what makes a fan "toxic" and what is driving the ever-increasing spiral of passion, interest and vitriol around our favorite entertainment franchises.

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