Tag Archives: movies and TV

alan rickman

This is shaping up to be a sad week, with the news this morning of the death of one of my very favorite actors, Alan Rickman.  This is a tremendous loss. Mr. Rickman’s obvious intelligence, his physical presence, his beautiful, … Continue reading

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at the movies: star wars: the force awakens

(Another year, another sequel with a colon in the title.  This blog will not back down and change its formatting for movie reviews.  Let the movie studios start giving their flicks one title apiece, that’s what I say.) This is … Continue reading

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at the movies: spectre

We returned to the local Cinemark yesterday after a long hiatus.  (Trying to repair your old garage, then giving up and moving all your stuff out of the old garage so you can get some guys to come and knock … Continue reading

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omar sharif

Movie lovers (and bridge players) were saddened today to learn of the death of Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.  Although he acted in French and Arabic as well as English and worked to great acclaim around the world for many years, … Continue reading

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internet sunday-1948

It’s been a long, long weekend, so have a picture of Toshiro Mifune smoking a cigarette in 1948. A plain white Tshirt is a classic “always cool”.

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christopher lee

Like everyone else in the world who loves genre movies, we were deeply saddened to wake up this morning to news of the death of that most elegant of British genre actors, Sir Christopher Lee.  But he had a most … Continue reading

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reviews in general: craig ferguson on stage

Craig Ferguson, Star Plaza Theater, Merrillville Indiana, 5/29/15 Fans of the late, lamented, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson may want to catch a glimpse of the great comic on stage as his latest tour “Hot and Grumpy: Walking the … Continue reading

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at the movies: mad max: fury road

I confess that I was never a huge fan of Mad Max.  I know I saw the first one ( it had young Mel Gibson and a blue heeler), and I vaguely remember at least bits of the one with Tina … Continue reading

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josef in babylon

This morning (I know, hours ago), I was innocently eating my breakfast and looking through the paper and watching last night’s double episode of NOVA.  This was “The Bible’s Buried Secrets”, and it was quite good. (Note that I was … Continue reading

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at the movies: avengers: age of ultron

You all know what happened yesterday. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest epic superhero blockbuster in the series of low-to-middlebrow epic superhero blockbusters (and one weird little TV show) we know fondly as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opened in the … Continue reading

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