“Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” One of cinema’s greatest lines – not said by Jack Nicholson, but to him! Time to celebrate the 86th birthday of this legendary Actor! Nicholson has an astonishing 12 Academy Award nominations, including three wins… Read More ›
Could You Live “Faraway?” Lucy Irvine’s South Seas Adventures As A “Castaway!”
“The sun is spread, hot and arched, above the reef like a woman in abandon, sky shimmering like glistening skin…” Yes, it is paradise: this picture of a resort in the Solomon Islands…a gorgeous escape, the adventure of a lifetime…but… Read More ›
Zooropa! Ziggy Stardust! Pina Colada Music With A “Z”! Werewolves Too!
Zooropa! Zevon! Ziggy! Zeppelin Too! Music With A Hard Rocking Chord Of “Z”! I’ve been looking at music from “A-Z” – and that means either the Artist or the song begin with a “Z”! Let’s look at some classic “Z”… Read More ›
A Musical Farewell To Genesis! Here’s Last Show Video!
The Legendary Band Genesis Officially Retires From Live Performing! Sad news for fans of live music – especially when it’s classic music like this: the band Genesis announced that this week’s live shows in London will be their last… Most… Read More ›
RIP Director Monte Hellman…From Jack Nicholson’s First Western To James Taylor’s Only Film “Two Lane Blacktop”…An Appreciation…
RIP Monte Hellman… Sad news for film lovers… Acclaimed Film Director Monte Hellman died Tuesday. He was 91. His death at Eisenhower Health hospital in Palm Desert followed a fall at his home, his daughter, producer Melissa Hellman, told The… Read More ›
Palau’s Pandemic Crisis! This Slice Of Paradise Is Under Siege – Not From The Virus, But The Quarantine!
Want To Visit Paradise? As we get 2021 underway, we are all hopeful that we can overcome our current worldwide medical catastrophe and open the world up again to travel and explore. As the picture above shows, it’s an incredible… Read More ›
Celebrating “Blaxploitation” Cinema! Shaft! Pam Grier! Dolemite! Celebrate Black History Month With these Seminal Films Of The 70’s!
Celebrate “Black History Month” With Empowered “Blaxploitation” Cinema! Black History Month is an important celebration of black achievement. That said, “blaxploitation cinema” doesn’t come up as much as it should in the discussion – but this “Cult Movie Monday” is… Read More ›
Incredible Cinema With A Capital “E!” My “Movies A-Z” Countdown Continues!
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Get Ready For Some “E”eccentric Cinema! My alphabetical countdown of my favorite movies – the 26-part “Movies A-Z” – continues with the letter “E” – another letter full of incredible cinema – as always, I have…
“The Commitments”! Terrific Movie Musical Is My “Cult Movie Monday!” Glen Hansard’s Rise To Oscar Gold!
Talk About A Great Trio: “THE COMMITMENTS”, “ONCE”, AND OSCAR! This “Cult Movie Monday” celebrates a GREAT film that launched the career of singer/songwriter Glen Hansard, who returned after years to movie screens and snagged an Oscar! It’s a great… Read More ›
“Castaway!” Wednesday’s Bookmobile Follows Lucy Irvine To A Deserted Tropical Island – For A Year!
Looking For The Ultimate Escape? For one determined young woman, that “ultimate escape” involved a year on a deserted island! For this “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile”, I want to focus on Author Lucy Irvine’s incredible life and the books she wrote… Read More ›