Posts Categorized: Movies

Filling in the blanks

This past weekend, I stopped into a small jewelry store to get the lobster clasp on my chain repaired. In reality, these things are never “repaired”, they are replaced and, being gold, it’s actually a pretty penny. It’s a chain passed down from my maternal Grandpa and the only jewelry I wear, so I didn’t… Read more »

Sweet and sour

For as long as I’ve been able to use my own discrimination to determine which entertainment fare I liked, three performers have always provided me the ability to move from sadness to, if not happiness, then at least something far less depressing than sadness. Danny Kaye, Gene Wilder and John Cleese are those three, each creating… Read more »

How many times must I Awaken?

Ta da! The Stars Wars weekathon is over, timed perfectly to end on Sunday. Now, with the mythos firmly in mind, I’m now primed to watch “The Force Awakens”. And watch. And watch. And… It’s not as if I haven’t gone to see movies multiple times before, but since I’ve grown up (I hear a… Read more »

If at first you succeed, don’t try again

I’m in the midst of my Star Wars weekathon. That is, I’m watching each of the 6 movies on successive days in preparation for viewing The Force Awakens sometime next week. As I struggled to restrain myself from keeping my finger nearly permanently pressed on the fast forward button, it reminded me how often the… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

Longtime readers know I’m now into my fifth decade of reading comics. That’s right, from imaginative little boy to imaginative not-as-little-as-I-should-be man. Throughout that half-century, my favorite DC superhero was always Superman. Up until the millennial generation, that was because he was always more hero before super. Since then, he’s become just another aimless super-strong… Read more »

Which peeves you more?

Hold it right there! You are not allowed to participate in this survey or answer the above question unless you fulfill the following TWO requirements. Failure to answer yes to either prerequisite disqualifies you from the question and, frankly, perhaps the whole blog post. You are an active reader at home You are an active… Read more »

I’m out of shape…for TV

A couple of weeks ago, Comcast and I finally came up with a package we could agree on to resume my television service.  Basically, I get all my HD channels, HBO, a DVR and their new X1 platform for $20 more a month than I’m paying simply for internet and they get a 2-year commitment…. Read more »