Tag Archives: movies and TV

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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at the movies: the gunman

One of the drawbacks of having a limited number of movie days on the schedule is the feeling that you really should go to the movies when you have a chance, even if there’s nothing out that you particularly want … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 151: my pal the star trek alien

That’s the Star Trek alien on the left, so the speaker is either the person in the striped sweater or the white Furry Snake Thing.  It’s an interesting question, but secondary to the idea that it would be fun to … Continue reading

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book.  Man, that’s a drawing.  Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading

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leonard nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is gone, but Spock lives on.  There’s a lot to say about Mr. Spock and his place on the list of oddly immortal characters to come out of the “good junk” range of low-to-middlebrow genre media.  Most of … Continue reading

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all over the country

and around the world, kids are thanking Leonard Nimoy for the gift of Mr. Spock.  Grownups too.

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at the movies: kingsman: the secret service

Deep, bitter cold didn’t keep your intrepid reviewers from heading over to the Cinemax this afternoon for the first movie day of the year. (Movie days are going to be fewer this year due to scheduling issues, but still, February. … Continue reading

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new year’s eve media roundup

Happy New Year to at least some of you, and the rest of you will get your 2015 soon enough.  This is the obligatory year end roundup, which here will concentrate on the middle ground– nothing personal (too boring), but … Continue reading

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let’s watch tv: babylon 5

At this festive time of year it’s fair to assume that most of our readers will have a bit more spare time than usual over the next week or two. Furthermore, more than a few of you will get those … Continue reading

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at the movies: the hobbit: battle of five armies

This movie presented this reviewer with a tidy ethical dilemma. Regular readers know I saw the first two installments in the interminable Hobbit trilogy in the theater (in 3D) and wrote about them here, so I felt some obligation to … Continue reading

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