Disclaimer, before I even start: I dread the first few weeks of May. Every. Single. Year. It’s one of those stretches of awful memory that many of us have at different times of the year, when it seems that regrets/trauma/cataclysm all pile on top of one another to render certain times insupportable and sometimes just… Continue reading May the Fourth–2023
Category: Movies and TV
Quote of the Day: On Scandal
You find out who your real friends are when you're involved in a scandal--Elizabeth Taylor Oh, boy howdy. She should know. And yet. To be clear, there are scandals, and then there are "scandals." Those of the first part are limited to celebrity and worldwide interest. Such as that surrounding ET (I see what I… Continue reading Quote of the Day: On Scandal
Quote of the Day: “Precious Bodily Fluids”
https://youtu.be/N1KvgtEnABY Brigadier-General Ripper actually had a few intelligent things to say on other matters. But what he's most remembered for are his very essential, obsessive, lunatical, misogynistic, rantings. Sad. But funny. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, premiered 59 years ago today, on January 29, 1964.
“Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”
Disclaimer: I can’t be sure that’s true, because I’ve never owned any. But certainly, if I were to try and come up with my own undeniable truth in that regard, two of the items high on my shortlist would be flat, comfortable shoes and non-binding, full-fashioned, all-cotton underpants. But I digress; so before I head… Continue reading “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”
There is Nothing Like a Dame!
I saw my first movie in the UK when I was five years old. it was 1959, and Dad was on leave from Nigeria. We were living in the family home in Droitwich, and Granny, Mum, and I went to Birmingham's West End Cinema to see a much-celebrated American import. Those were the days before… Continue reading There is Nothing Like a Dame!
Happy Birthday, Englebert Humperdinck!
https://youtu.be/kOcW9gZv68A Oh. Wait. Sorry. Wrong Englebert Humperdinck. “Wut!” I hear you exclaim in disbelief. There’s more than one Englebert Humperdinck? Well, no….. The “real” Englebert Humperdinck, born September 1, 1854 was a German composer best known for his opera Hänsel und Gretel, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy-tale of the same name. Like many of his… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Englebert Humperdinck!
Fifteen Lives: My Thai Soccer Boys Story (Not a Movie Review)
Well, I just went to amazon.com in search of 2-door bypass barn-door hardware (as you do), and the first thing I came across was a huge ad for Ron Howard’s new movie, Thirteen Lives, which tells the story of the Thai soccer team trapped in the flooded cave, one which captured the world’s attention in… Continue reading Fifteen Lives: My Thai Soccer Boys Story (Not a Movie Review)
Dear Amy Schumer (whoever you are)…
I was saddened to read this morning that you are “still triggered and traumatized” over Will Smith’s behavior on Oscar night. (Apparently –whoever you are–you’re important enough that the mere utterance of such absurd drama queenery causes media folks to snap to attention and report it.) So sorry that you’ve been victimized this way, and that… Continue reading Dear Amy Schumer (whoever you are)…
Quote of the Day: Leo the Lion
We have an audio quote today, which occurs at the start of this short clip from White Shadows in the South Seas, MGM's first movie with a pre-recorded soundtrack, and the one in which Leo, the MGM Lion, roared for the first time. Here he is on July 31, 1928, speaking for himself: https://youtu.be/6pIfgwAlv0c There… Continue reading Quote of the Day: Leo the Lion
May the Fourth
Disclaimer, before I even start: I dread the first few weeks of May. Every. Single. Year. It’s one of those stretches of awful memory that many of us have at different times of the year, when it seems that regrets/trauma/cataclysm all pile on top of one another to render certain times insupportable and sometimes just… Continue reading May the Fourth