Tag Archives: Drama

Happy posthumous birthday to Robin Williams

Today would’ve been his 70th birthday and we really needed him during the Girth Vader years to make us intelligent and empathetic people cope better. I do feel somewhat bad about liking Robin again near the end of his life … Continue reading

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RIP: Clarence Williams III & Ned Beatty

These gentlemen were staples on both screens in the Seventies. Clarence got his start in the Sixties with the groundbreaking cop show The Mod Squad on ABC. Three undercover officers who were young enough looking to infiltrate evil gangs of Hippies … Continue reading

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Greyhound

It has been a while since I wrote about a movie or two. That doesn’t mean I stopped watching them…I’ve slowed as I’m binge watching a slew of animated shows, plus staying on top of Lovecraft Country. Here’s the one … Continue reading

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The Cooler

While Jennifer is walking me through all the Netflix-available seasons of Shameless, she introduced me to this movie I somehow overlooked a couple decades ago. I dig movies set in Las Vegas with two exceptions…The Hangover, not funny; Leaving Las Vegas, super … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

Killing was a rather mediocre Crime movie set around the final days of the 2008 election. There’s so much yapping, you’d think David Mamet wrote this but it’s loosely based upon a book I’m not going to look up. Brad Pitt … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Besides being the first movie to use the title Bad Company (the name reappeared in 1995 and 2002, both as modern Action flicks), we can also blame the 1972 period piece for giving the AOR band its name; Paul Rodgers loved … Continue reading

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Kingdom: two seasons

When I thought nothing more could be done with the Zombie trope, this joint Netflix-Korean production proved me wrong. The zombies are more like ghouls since they can run and you must watch the series through its first two seasons … Continue reading

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Road to Perdition

When you think of Tom Hanks, I don’t think Road to Perdition readily comes to mind because he’s been so likable for several decades. Therefore him playing a regional gangster’s muscle was a stretch with audiences. I really wanted to see … Continue reading

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RIP Brian Dennehy

For a long time, Brian was the original “You know…that guy…he was in…umm, Cocoon and I think Tommy Boy!” actor. I was guilty of forgetting his name too until Cocoon which would’ve been around 1985. What can you say though. Being “forgotten” because you … Continue reading

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RIP René Auberjonois

Sad to hear this great character actor passing away but he brought scores of great memories for his comedic and dramatic acting. On the comedic side, my generation mostly knew him for being the foil on Benson, the guy advising the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…: Overrated but Worth Seeing

Tarantino returns to the 20th Century with his love letter to the “golden days” of Hollywood as the inevitable Manson murders lurk around in the backdrop. The core story involves aging Western/Action movie star Rick Dalton and his stuntman caretaker … Continue reading

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Firstborn: 35 years later, still great

Darned Hulu, finding favorite movies of mine with a looming deadline! I’ve also come to suspect that if the movie is getting yanked from the service in a few days, they’ve reduced its bandwidth or something. Every time, be it 1984 or … Continue reading

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The Platinum Age of Television by David Bianculli

If you’re a fan of Fresh Air, then you are probably familiar with the author since he’s the TV Critic and sometimes guest host. I usually tune out the last 5-10 minutes of the show anyway because I tend not to … Continue reading

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The Florida Project: Acquired Taste

Quick warning. If you don’t like movies that lack a story arc, conflict and/or resolution, skip The Florida Project, its execution is along the lines of the day(s)-in-the-life of a child and her friends amusing themselves on the slummy drag heading … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad turns 10 today

I didn’t get around to watching Breaking Bad in its entirety until I think 2015, maybe 2016. It’s a hard show to stop viewing because the writers excelled at making you want to know what’s going to happen next with … Continue reading

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