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Jack Lemmon: Grumpy Old Men (1993)

The Movie and Performance:

By 1993, It had been twelve years since Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau starred in a movie together as a comedy duo. 1,130 more words


The Fortune Cookie

"You can fool all of the people some of the time, you
can even fool some of the people all of the time, but
you can't fool all of the people all of the time!"
- Harry Hinkle… 56 more words

Thoughts on King Creole

I got wind of King Creole because I was doing some Carolyn research again and found out that she actually starred opposite the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley. 1,851 more words


Fail-Safe (1964)

A technical fault causes an American bomber group to initiate an attack on the Soviet Union, causing a desperate race against time to avert the outbreak of full scale nuclear war. 121 more words


Know your history, know your media literacy

Historians will often point out that societies reap what they sow.

When one contemplates the look and feel of the ubiquitous connection most of our young people have to visual communications — social media platforms and streaming Interweb rants, pratfalls, and snarky yucks —  it appears that the ascendancy of the apparent Republican party nominee to President of the United States seems far less of a surprise or anomaly. 64 more words

Media Literacy

Jack Lemmon: The Front Page (1974)

The Film and Performance:
Film remakes are often a risky endeavor, especially if the original material is beloved and respected. The Front Page originated as a comedy play in 1928 and was particularly admired for its street-smart dialogue and satirizing of the press. 1,290 more words


The Laughing Policeman Film Review

The blogger otherwise known as the Scientist Gone Wordy and I return for another movie that began its life between a book cover for our parallel post series. 1,341 more words