Tag Archives: movies and TV

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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minicomics ??, post 8 : anne elk

It is a shocking, shocking thought, but it’s at least remotely possible that not everyone reading this is totally, intimately, word for word familiar with every single episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus.  (I know.  It’s a mind bending concept.  … Continue reading

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at the movies: furious 7

You knew this was coming. My fondness for junky action movies in general, and the Fast and Furious series in particular is well known. I’ve always said F&F has heart, and most outings in the series have enough of that … Continue reading

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farewell to top gear

Unless you have been living under a rock with no internet connection, have no interest in cars or British TV shows, or all three, it won’t be news to you that Jeremy Clarkson has been fired from Top Gear,  that … Continue reading

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