Category Archives: Movies

My Picks for July’s Best TV, Book, Movie, Theater and More

Where is the summer going?? As another warm weather month winds down, I have selected, as I did last month, my favorite pop culture experiences from the last 30 days. (See my picks for June here.) Here we go… BEST … Continue reading

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THE WAY, WAY BACK is Way, Way Awesome

I don’t tend to spend much time at the movie theaters during the summer months, as I’m not a big fan of superheroes and comic books. I am interested, however, in sweet, heartfelt, hysterical movies like The Way, Way Back, which I … Continue reading

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Martha Plimpton is the Coolest, Smartest Actor in the Business

My partner and I were catching up on old episodes of The Good Wife last night — we are embarrassingly behind, having just completed Season 3 — and were delighted to discover the wonderful Martha Plimpton make a return appearance to the … Continue reading

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The Strange, Wonderful Career of Linda Cardellini

Freaks and Geeks. ER. Brokeback Mountain. Mad Men. What do this cult favorite TV series, top-rated medical drama, Oscar-nominated film and four-time Emmy Award-winner have in common? Just one thing — actress Linda Cardellini. I’ve been catching up on the most recent season … Continue reading

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My Picks for June’s Best TV, Film, Books and Theater

It’s July. Wow, how did that happen? Before we embark on the second half of 2013, I thought I would take a few minutes to look at the best pop culture experiences I had last month. BEST NEW TELEVISION SHOW … Continue reading

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Where Have You Gone Wentworth Miller, Tom Welling and Adrian Grenier?

You know the story: very attractive lead actor stars on a hot show. Show gets canceled. Actor seemingly disappears from sight. It doesn’t have to be a sad ending. After all, Matthew Fox vanished for awhile before showing up a … Continue reading

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Before Midnight Was Everything I Hoped It Would Be…And More

Sometimes reunions with old friends can be a letdown. And sometimes they can exceed your expectations. Meeting up again with Jesse and Celine, the characters played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Midnight, was everything I could have possibly hoped … Continue reading

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Catching Up With Old Friends in Before Sunrise and Before Sunset

From the moment it was announced that Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and director/writer Richard Linklater would reunite to create Before Midnight, the third film following an American and a Parisian who meet on a train and change each other’s lives … Continue reading

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Spare Bites: Don Jon Trailer, Glenne Headly, Andy Roddick & More

Some thoughts on happenings from around the web today… THE TRAILER for the film Don Jon, written, directed and starring the incredibly charming Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was released online yesterday. (You can view it here.) The movie, about a young man obsessed with … Continue reading

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Spare Bites: X Factor, Smash, Taylor Swift and Michael Feingold

Some thoughts on happenings from around the web today… THOUGH Simon Cowell has declared his intention to overhaul The X Factor this year, I’m not feeling particularly inspired by the rumored choices of Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio as the … Continue reading

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