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Current Columns


Netflix 'GLOW'

One of the advantages a streaming service such as Netflix has over the traditional broadcast networks or even basic cable is that ……….


Amy Adams 'Sharp Objects'

Amy Adams has never had a serious game plan for selecting acting roles.  That’s why her work over the past 19 years has ranged from a wild ……….


``Chopped`` Unique Menu

The interesting twist each week on the Food Network series, “Chopped,” is that a group of chefs have to ……….

Current Reviews


Crazy Rich Asians

There have been a few good romantic comedies released in recent years: “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Silver linings Playbook” and “The Big Sick” to name a few. But, there’s……….


Christopher Robin

The general thrust of summer movies is to create so much visual insanity that the audience is left breathless.  Such an approach requires a ……….


Mission: Impossible - Fallout

“Good morning Mr. Cruise.  Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to come up with a way to make the next ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie you star in, better than……….

Past Columns and Reviews


Teen Titans Go! to the Movies Review

It seemed as hopeless as Superman in a bathtub full of kryptonite.  Warner Bros. has been stumbling along with unsatisfying comic book-inspired……….


Actors With Emmy Nods

As I pointed out in last week’s column, the nominations for the “70th Annual Emmy Awards” have been announced and the trend continues of network programming being ………


Skyscraper Review

“Skyscraper” – the 21st Century attempt to repeat the kind of yippee-ki-yay action and excitement that made “Die Hard” so exciting – features Dwayne Johnson running, jumping, climbing and lifting heavy objects.  To be honest……….


Actresses With Emmy Nods

Nominations for the “70th Annual Emmy Awards” were announced this week and the trend continues of network programming being treated with little love or respect.  There’s no question programs like……….

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Review

The Wasp, as played by Evangeline Lilly in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” is now the most powerful female super hero in the Marvel Comics Universe.  On her own, she……….


Late Night Comedy vs Politics

Late-night television has changed dramatically since Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and David Letterman sat behind their desks and chatted with……….


Jurrasic World Fallen Kingdom Review

“Welcome to Jurassic Park.”  Oops.  That’s a mistake as it should be “Welcome to Jurassic World.”  You’ll understand the reason for the……….

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The Ant-Man and The Wasp

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are both excited about starring in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” – but for very different reasons.  In Rudd’s case, slipping into the……….