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Gene Autry, the Beast and I had given up raising a fourth for dominoes when we heard, away in the distance, “If a macca mek it jook yu! 733 more words

Columns: Playing Solitaire With The Hermit Of The People

Go West, Young Man!

But in an age of digital wizardry and ironic cool, such products—with their earnest storytelling and their utter lack of artistic pretension, to say nothing of skill––such products come as a breath of clean desert air.

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"Captain Midnight! His country calls and aviation's greatest hero flies again in a one-man war against crime. The odds seem unsurmountable, yet his courage never flags. Single-handed, through fog and sleet and snow, he daily risks his life in the cause of justice. And while he lives, the underworld dares not rest!"

The weather is unsatisfactory. It is cloudy and chilly with a strong breeze verging on a wind. Rain is a maybe later this afternoon. Tonight is movie night so I’m hoping for the sun to rise dramatically with a ta-da soundtrack and chase away the clouds. 379 more words


The Lone Ranger (2013)

At a sideshow in a San Francisco fair in 1933, a boy, Will, who idolizes a legend known as the Lone Ranger, encounters Tonto, an elderly Comanche Native American, who proceeds to recount his experiences with that Old West adventurer. 990 more words

Comedy Films

Box Office: 6 Reasons Terminator: Genisys Flopped, But Could It Be the New Pacific Rim?

The generally terrible Terminator: Genisys had a generally terrible weekend at the domestic box office, earning a mere $42m across the five-day July 4th holiday. It had been projected to make at least $55m, which was itself seen as a disappointing total. 2,532 more words

Film News

David Bruce, Television Performer

Television was an unglamorous grind, like working for a poverty-row studio. For movie actors, television appearances were signs of a career in decline.

David Bruce’s television oeuvre is all over the place–a series star, guest roles, and almost-bit parts, jumbled together with no clear trajectory. 1,025 more words


Rescued by the Lone Ranger

Imagine yourself in a multiplex movie theater. Curiously, no walls separate the half-dozen theaters that form the multiplex. Miraculously, you are watching six different screens all at once, thoroughly understanding and enjoying every scene, word, character. 858 more words

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder