Tag Archives: Movies

A Repost: “Whacking. I’m hell at whacking.”

 A repost, published in 2008, on the occasion of Harrison Ford’s 79th birthday. Ford has long been one of my absolute favorite actors. Sheila waxes poetic on one of my favorite movies, Witness. (Yeah, I didn’t rank it highly enough.) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

“I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go!” Forty Years of Indiana Jones

 Last week was the 40th anniversary of the initial theatrical release of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Raiders arrived in the summer that my family uprooted from Hillsboro, OR, for Allegany, NY, all the way across the country. I was still … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

On Ned Beatty and HEAR MY SONG (in part, a repost)

Actor Ned Beatty has died at the age of 83. Beatty had a long and wonderful and varied career, and he played a wide variety of characters. I suppose he’s seen more as a “character actor” than as a lead, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“What Happened Was….” (Thoughts on the Film)

 I suppose I am lucky that I never had to negotiate the world of dating as a single adult, out there in “the wild”. My dating life was mercifully short, and it took place in the context of the sheltered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

The Chairman of the Board will see you now.

 Sheila O’Malley has a typically lovely post about Frank Sinatra, whose birthday is today. I started composing a comment on her site, but then I realized that my thoughts were getting away from me, so I decided to bring it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Something’s afoot, aye!

 Apparently they made a movie about Sherlock Holmes’s younger sister Enola, featuring Mille Bobbie Brown in the title role. The movie drops on Netflix just a few days before my birthday. If it’s good, this might be one of 2020’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

“Thy dawn, O master of the world, thy dawn….”: ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE AT 50 (a repost)

Fifty years ago today, on December 18, 1969, the sixth James Bond movie opened. Its initial reception was mixed, partly because the Bond mania of the 60s was simmering down, and partly because it was the first time that Sean … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Of Cackling Emperors and other things….

OK, so now that I’m done cranking out the words every day in a final push to complete a novel draft, what should we talk about? Why…how about the teaser trailer to Star Wars Episode IX that dropped a few … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Travels Along the Yellow Brick Road

I suppose I am hardly unique among Americans in that The Wizard of Oz has been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember. I grew up during that hazy prehistory when the only way to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

“Happy beeps, buddy. Happy beeps.” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, conclusion)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9 So here we are, at long last: the last installment of my longform review of The Last Jedi! Huzzah!! We have now … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment