Archive for the 'Movies' Category


The Oscars

Who cares? How did America’s go-to awards show, the creme de la creme, lose touch with its audience? Let’s start with the movies themselves. Not only is the human touch that built Hollywood purveyed now on television, but the fantasy/superhero flicks that are made to play around the world are not honored by the Academy. […]

Manchester By The Sea

Manchester By The Sea – Trailer Life is about loss. It starts off all sunny and sweet, with your first grade teacher telling you you can become President, and then you wake up one day filled with grief, wondering what happened, soldiering on like a zombie, if you can put one foot in front of […]

A Man Called Ove

If movies were this good, I’d go every day. We were planning to go to the Reagan Library. I took my mom to lunch at an Indian restaurant in the West Valley. She’s here for the Jewish holidays. My sister recommended a place with a patio, but I can’t sit in the sun, the pill […]

Willy Wonka

It was a stiff upon release. It cost $3 million and grossed $4 million in a pre-home video era. In other words, it lost money, with only half of gross receipts coming back to the studio. Sure, there was television income, but this was pre-cable. No one knew the movie and no one knew the […]