Category Archives: Movies

Was She Or Wasn’t She?

Okay, Dear Readers.  I need your help.  Something has been driving me nuts and maybe you can solve the mystery and resolve my problem. See the blurry photograph that heads this post?  I want to know who that woman is. … Continue reading

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The Way We Were

The day after Thanksgiving I watched the Barbra Streisand special- “The Music…The Mem’Ries…The Magic!” on Netflix.  I am not a big Barbra fan anymore but I was fascinated just the same. NO SPOILER ALERT:  If you haven’t seen it yet, … Continue reading

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Crime Scene

Author’s Note:  This post is about mayhem in the movies.  But after the sickening events of last Sunday, I seriously thought about not publishing it now.  But then I reconsidered.  If not now, when?  There will always be another tragic … Continue reading

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Book Report

If I had to describe myself in one word, I think that word would have to be… Bookworm. In first grade, the reading die was cast.  The library let me take out five books.  I read them and the next … Continue reading

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Posted in books, Movies, Ready Player One, The Marsh King's Daughter | 12 Comments

Law School

This post is dedicated to Mitch Klein.  Attorney and film buff.  One of the good guys. Let me state for the record that I hate lawyers.  No, let me re-phrase. I DETEST lawyers. Anyone who has been through a long, … Continue reading

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Posted in Movies, pop culture, Television | 6 Comments

Groundhog Day

Yes, Dear Readers.  It’s Groundhog Day.  And today, that can only mean one thing. We are going to re-visit an old post. A tribute to my idol. Comedy genius Harold Ramis. I’ve never done this before.  A rerun I mean. … Continue reading

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Take Me Out

Come on, Dear Readers.  It’s time to step up to the plate. Play Ball! The terrific baseball movie Bull Durham has been on my mind lately because the night of August 18, I went to the Kane County Stadium to … Continue reading

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Posted in baseball, Kane County Cougars, Kevin Costner, Movies | 10 Comments

“Pup Fiction” by Ellen Taratino

This post is dedicated to BR.  He knows why. I don’t know about you guys but I LOVE the movie Pulp Fiction.  It came out in 1994 and to me, it’s still Quentin Tarantino’s masterpiece.  Sly, funny, violent, quirky, filled … Continue reading

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Heart to Hart

That handsome man is Robert Wagner.  Movie star, TV star, all-around mensch.   I’m thinking about him because I recently came upon this amongst my books. As you can see, it’s his autobiography.  I hadn’t looked at it in years, … Continue reading

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Green Film Festival

MEDICAL CENTER UPDATE: To all of you who were concerned yesterday when gale force winds here in Chicago used me as a basketball and dribbled me on the pavement, let me say thank you for caring.  My left shoulder is … Continue reading

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Posted in Ireland, Movies, pop culture | 6 Comments