On Sunday night I went to see “Selma” with a good friend of mine. As a former U.S. History teacher the film was a must see (and would be a great film to show during a Civil Rights unit). I also thought the film looked good from a purely cinematic standpoint. The story of Martin … More Selma

2014 in review…Thanks for a good first year on my blog!

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2014 in review…Thanks for a good first year on my blog!

The Comeback-Season 2

“Friends” and “Roseanne” are without a doubt my favorite sitcoms of all time. On “Friends” Phoebe and Chandler were always my favorite and by default Lisa Kudrow and Matthew Perry were my favorite cast members. The day that “Friends” went off the air in May of 2004 I was incredibly sad, but it’s been interesting … More The Comeback-Season 2

Big Eyes

Last night for the twenty-sixth year in a row I went to see a movie on Christmas day and for the second year in a row it was a film starring Amy Adams. Last year it was “American Hustle” and this year it was “Big Eyes”. The film is the true store a woman (Adams) … More Big Eyes

Still Alice

I LOVE Julianne Moore. There have been so many times over her career when she should have won an Oscar. She was WAY better in 1997’s “Boogie Nights” than Kim Basinger was in “L.A. Confidential”. In 2002 she was better in “The Hours” than Catherine Zeta-Jones was in “Chicago” and she was better in “Far … More Still Alice

The Imitation Game

On Saturday night my husband and I went to see “The Imitation Game”. When I was growing up and well into my thirties I found World War Two one of the most fascinating events in human history. However, in the last few years I’ve grown a little tired of World War Two movies, especially the … More The Imitation Game