Tag Archives: movies and TV

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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at the movies: big hero 6

Had a great time today at my free private showing of the new (and rather brilliant) animated superhero flick Big Hero 6.  Private, because there didn’t happen to be anyone else who wanted to see a kids’ movie at quarter … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 133– a bat man

Please note that the guy with the cape and the cave and the signal and the mobile is The Batman.  This is a bat man, so no harm no foul on the copyright front.  OK.  In terms of content, this … Continue reading

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tom magliozzi

Sad news today, as we hear of the death of Tom Magliozzi, the elder of “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” who hosted “Car Talk” on NPR for so many years.  I love radio, and “Car Talk” was one of … Continue reading

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coelacanths on the menu

Had a bit of a surprise at lunchtime, when I got around to reading today’s Chicago Tribune.  On the front page was a fascinating article about the new Spinosaurus discoveries announced today. It’s a topic of local interest since lead … Continue reading

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