Movie Review: A Rita Moreno Documentary

Movie Review: A Rita Moreno Documentary

My review of a new documentary about Hollywood and Broadway star Rita Moreno who, at 89, looks back on her struggles, her successes, and her Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award-winning career.

Jon Stewart’s Ridiculous Rant

Jon Stewart’s Ridiculous Rant

Here’s why I was surprised to see Jon Stewart go off on a rant about the origins of COVID-19, in which he sounded just like the kind of TV personalities he used to mock on “The Daily Show.”

As I Tweeted

As I Tweeted

I hadn’t had my height measured for decades, but it’s happened twice in the last month at two different medical places. And the results didn’t match. They apparently caught me during morphing season.

Movie Review: “12 Mighty Orphans”

Movie Review: “12 Mighty Orphans”

If you enjoy it when I blast a really bad movie, read my review of “12 Mighty Orphans,” which doesn’t miss a single underdog sports cliché and will be on my Worst Movies Of 2021 list.

Movie Review: “In The Heights”

Movie Review: “In The Heights”

Here’s my review of “In The Heights,” a big screen adaptation of the Broadway hit Lin-Manuel Miranda had before he became the King Of Broadway with “Hamilton.” It’s in theaters and on HBO Max now.

A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

A Cautionary Joe Manchin Tale

An episode of “The West Wing” came to mind as a cautionary tale about Joe Manchin, the senator who’s blocking his Democratic colleagues from killing the filibuster and passing a new voting rights act.

“Jeopardy!” Update

“Jeopardy!” Update

Some thoughts on Mayim Bialik’s stint as “Jeopardy!” guest host, and where she stands in the pantheon of potential permanent new hosts.

Marv

Marv

Hearing Marv Albert calling a Knicks playoff game on TNT sent my mind reeling back to my youth. Here’s the story.

Pizza Resistance

Pizza Resistance

I’ve eaten all kinds of pizza in all kinds of places, but the thought of having it made in a vending machine — in Rome, of all places — turns my stomach. Here’s why.

Don’t Give Him Credit

Don’t Give Him Credit

I saw an article claiming the decline in ratings for the cable news networks in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year was proof that those outlets missed having Trump drive viewership. Nope, that’s wrong.

“Friends” Memory Loss

“Friends” Memory Loss

I see that some longtime fans of “Friends” are shocked that, during the HBO Max reunion special, the six stars couldn’t remember the particulars of some of the episodes they’d appeared in. I’m not surprised one bit.