Sunday, October 22, 2017



Bending Reality

Actors Van Hansis and Jake Silbermann aren’t a gay couple, but they play one on TV. Actress Cate Blanchett isn’t male, but she played one in a movie. Actor Robert Downey, Jr., isn’t black... Can you guess where this is going? Yes, Downey is now portraying a black man in...
Fun & LaughsJournalism

My Obscure Movie List

In this week’s edition of the Sunday Seven, I asked players to list the seven most obscure (and/or forgotten) movies in their favorites list. I figured I’d give you ten from my list. You may have heard of some of them, but I doubt if you’ve run across all of...

Damn You, Ferris Bueller!

“TV Land is Movie Land.” That’s the network’s new promo line for its Friday night movies that get repeated at odd times over the weekend when they’re not stuck in some kind of Westerns hell. I hate the fact that TV Land is trying to offer movies.  Really, if I...

Back in the Ring…Again!

Some co-workers and I went to the theater last night to see the new movie Rocky Balboa. (Click the link to see the movie trailer.) I'm sure they added the last name so they wouldn't have to go back and count up how many previous Rocky films there had already...

Movie Time

Was Mel Gibson's drunken, anti-Semitic rant or Tom Cruise's couch-jumping on Oprah enough to make you vow never to see their films again? A new survey, according to the Associated Press, indicates that of stars movie-goers would "avoid like the plague," Tom Cruise tops the list, followed by Angelina Jolie...

The New Bond

This weekend, fans of 007 will flock to theaters to see the newest James Bond, Daniel Craig, in the 21st Bond film, Casino Royale. I won't be one of them. I grew up in the 70s, so the Bond I grew up with was Roger Moore. I didn't want to...
Double StandardsJournalism

Court Rules Against Film Scrubbers

An appeals judge has ruled that businesses who purchase popular Hollywood movies, then re-edit them to remove content they consider "objectionable," then re-sell the "sanitized" versions are violating copyright law. The full story can be found on Yahoo. I think this is the right decision for a couple of reasons....

POLL RESULTS: Favorite Christmas Movie

The greatest Christmas movie, according to those who responded to the December poll, is "A Christmas Story." The tale of little Ralphy, who was desperate for a BB rifle despite warnings that he'd shoot his eye out, received 27% of the vote. The second most popular Christmas movie was my...

Canceling Private Ryan

Did you watch the movie "Saving Private Ryan" on television last night? Did you even have the chance to see the World War II drama? About a third of ABC affiliates decided to pre-empt the movie out of fears that they would be fined by the FCC because of the...

The Old "PG," it Ain’t What it Used to Be

A new study suggests that movie ratings don't mean the same thing they used to ten years ago. According to a study funded by the Kids Risk Project at the Harvard School of Public Health has found what it calls a "ratings creep," and blames the Motion Picture Association of...
JournalismNews & Media

Brokaw Fights Back

Tom Brokaw told critics over the weekend that Michael Moore was off base in his assertion that the news media failed in their obligation to cover relevant issues leading up to the war in his film, "Fahrenheit 9/11." "If you do a fair review, we gave a very vigorous accounting...
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