On John Bolton, a plum stalker, and door-to-door salesmen.
Picture Of The Day: In 1956, Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle in the first Broadway production of “My Fair Lady.” Fifteen years later, Dick Cavett got her to sing one of the show’s signature songs on his ABC show, and it was perfect.
AMC announced it will reopen its US movie theaters on July 15th & has changed its mind about requiring customers to wear face masks in all locations. Nonetheless, you can count me out, and I still have several questions.
My review of “7500,” the first skyjacking movie in a long time, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a pilot fending off terrorists intent on taking over his plane. That may sound clichéd, but one key choice by the director makes it different.
When “La La Land” came out in 2016, I said it was a movie that would be rewatched on cable for a long time. Three and a half years later, I found it on HBO and enjoyed it all over again. But I still have a question.
For the Picture Of The Day, here’s a special video made by the classic rock band Rush as a tribute to their late drummer Neil Peart and to the radio stations that first helped boost the band’s popularity four decades ago.
Here’s my review of Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” the story of a group of Vietnam Veterans who go back “in country” to retrieve the remains on one of their colleagues — as well as a cache of gold.
I was incensed by a Twitter thread by a librarian in Florida who details the difficulties of re-opening a public library during the COVID-19 crisis while dealing with entitled patrons who refuse to follow the rules.
After a couple of months of not listening to podcasts, here are three episodes I enjoyed recently and recommend to you.
My review of a documentary about kids trying to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee — while trying to figure out why children of immigrants from India have dominated the event for the last dozen years.
A review of the autobiography of the moviemaker who gave us “Get Shorty,” 2 Addams Family movies, 3 Men In Black movies, and more — after overcoming an unbelievably troubled childhood (and an adulthood that wasn’t all that smooth, either).
For the Picture Of The Day, real-life surgical resident Annie Onishi checks the accuracy of dozens of medical scenes from movies and TV shows, including many you know.
Next time someone says the US should have followed Sweden’s lead in allowing COVID-19 to run its course, infecting a lot of people who would then build up antibodies to fight it and moving the country towards herd immunity faster, share this to explain why they are wrong.
His Netflix show “Patriot Act” remains both compelling and amusing, which is a tough combination to pull off. A recent special episode on George Floyd was a standout. Watch it here.
In light of current events, I look back at “NYPD Blue” and “Cops,” and note the impact they had on public opinion regarding law enforcement.