Movie Review: “Apollo 11”

My review of the remarkable documentary “Apollo 11,” which contains lots of footage you have never seen from the greatest scientific achievement ever, fifty years ago this summer.

How They Did That: Captain Marvel

It doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve seen “Captain Marvel” (or plan to), you can still enjoy this break down of some movie magic, with co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck explaining how they shot a fight scene on a train.

Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar, has died at 81. Here he is performing his 1962 song “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used to great effect in the opening of “Pulp Fiction” in 1994.

If Only They Had Watched

The faux outrage over Netflix cancelling its “One Day At A Time” reboot reminds me of some very wise words my father-in-law once used to explain why a store went out of business.

More Movies You Might Not Know

I’ve added 9 titles to my Movies You Might Not Know list that were among my favorites of 2018 — complete with links to my original reviews. See them here, then add them to your streaming queue. 

Bad Day At Spring Training

A free trip to Florida sounded fine, but since I know nothing about the Cardinals, having to broadcast from their spring training home didn’t sound like a good idea. Especially on this day.

Not Just Any Drummer

One of the greatest drummers of all time died this weekend at age 90. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you certainly know some of the 35,000 songs he played on.

The Late Tomsoni

Legendary magician Johnny Thompson died this weekend. Even if you don’t know his name, you know plenty of performers who were influenced by him, and you may have seen Penn & Teller recreating this classic routine on “Fool Us.”

Mad About This

My thoughts on the reboot of the Helen Hunt/Paul Reiser sitcom, “Mad About You,” coming soon to a channel you never heard of that you probably don’t get.

Movie Review: “Captain Marvel”

Here’s my review of “Captain Marvel,” the first MCU movie about the origin story of a female superhero (directed by the couple that once put me in a major motion picture!).

Movie Review: “Triple Frontier”

My review of “Triple Frontier,” which is part war movie, part heist movie, starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal.

Pop Goes The King

I haven’t yet seen the four-hour documentary HBO will air tonight and tomorrow about 2 men who say Michael Jackson abused them when they were boys, but I’ll bet it burns up social media — and causes radio stations to consider dropping his music altogether.

Gaga Explains

My thoughts on Lady Gaga’s response to social media posts about her Oscar highlight, singing “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper, and why he deserves even more credit than he’s being given.