A Lament About Movies
02/17/2014 21:28:37 PM
Do you love movies, or perhaps you prefer to call them “films?” Makes no difference to me. Do you love them whatever you call them? I do and I’ve always loved them except when they tried to smother us with all those all-singing, all-dancing, everyone goes to night clubs in evenin..
Diatribe: The Kooky-Weird-Eccentric-Shia LaBeouf Scale.
02/10/2014 12:17:22 PM
This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a friend star in a local theater production. He and the rest of the cast presented a wonderfully entertaining performance to a sold-out house. Afterward, the audience was invited to meet and greet the cast and crew as they exited the building.&nb..
Ovation: Dame Helen Mirren Is Fun.
02/03/2014 12:06:35 PM
Some celebrities have a reputation for being distant, aloof or arrogant. Others are simply eccentric or downright weird. Either way, they spend the duration of their careers developing and protecting an image upon which their livelihood depends. British actors and actresses sometim..
Death Comes to Philip Seymour Hoffman
02/02/2014 16:21:57 PM
The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead today in his apartment’s bathroom. Hoffman is considered to be one of the most gifted and versatile actor/director/writer's today and his sudden, unexpected death has sent shock waves through not only the entertainment community but also those w..
Today I Voted for Film and Actor Awards
01/15/2014 20:15:30 PM
Friday is the cut-off day for anyone who gets to vote in the SAG-AFTRA Awards contest and so today I decided that, yes, I’d take advantage of my privilege and I voted. Who did I vote for and do I think they’ll win? Can’t tell you that because it’s like spoiling the fun of it ..
Diatribe: Ridiculously Long Acceptance Speeches At Awards Shows.
01/13/2014 11:01:16 AM
I never win anything. Some people are just really lucky. Everybody knows someone whose name gets pulled out of the hat all the time. It seems that they get picked to come up on stage to help a magician, if a foul ball is hit out of the ball park it lands in their seat, if they buy ..
Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Remember who the enemy is
11/30/2013 10:02:03 AM
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate movies that have been adapted from books. Not only do they give me something to consider reading myself, they also open up reading to a whole new audience. Just the other day, I had a friend who watched Catching Fire with her friends and is now considerin..
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE, OR MUSICAL STYLES OVER THE CENTURIES
03/25/2013 14:56:25 PM
I have been roaming this planet for nigh on 60 years and have yet to feel that anything is really too much, or I am too old to grasp the latest in culture or technology. My parents were very much into trying out with somewhat middling success, old stone-age computer games, PONG, or TANK, or whateve..
02/23/2013 14:55:53 PM
In the company of friends
No one wants to be alone. You may want some "alone time," that's different. Sharing what you have, not just things but yourself too, can be a scary proposition. The Sunday Night Blog looks at this through examples from the Broadway musical, Company: h..
Memoirs of An A Cappella Sleepover
01/15/2013 09:06:40 AM
This past weekend, I thought I was in heaven.
I started to write about the experience:
"Right now there are at least 12 male voices echoing in my basement (more are due to arrive). Ranging in tone, volume and expression, the voices laugh, exclaim, sing and hum. This group of young men is playing fo..
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