POTD: The Dinner Feeder

POTD: The Dinner Feeder

This Picture Of The Day comes from Joseph Herscher, who creates clever machines in his Brooklyn apartment to solve everyday problems with Rube-Goldberg-like designs. His latest is a device that feeds him dinner… The whole thing reminds me of this scene in...
An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

An Astronaut Reviews Space Movies

Vanity Fair has a video series featuring people critiquing movies based on their own areas of expertise. Among the best are: an undercover FBI agent talking about mob movies; choreographers breaking down the “Dirty Dancing” finale; scientists fact-checking...
The Return Of Dundee

The Return Of Dundee

I usually don’t watch movie trailers because they give away too much. But after viewing this one, I think I actually want to see the movie. I’m not saying it will be good, but there could be some funny parts — and it’s nice to see Paul Hogan...
Happy Birthday, Mr. Reiner!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Reiner!

Happy 98th birthday to comedy legend Carl Reiner, who I’m happy to say was a guest on my radio show more times than almost anyone else. Here’s the audio of just some of his appearances with me… My conversation with Carl Reiner about his book,...
Movie Review: “The Way Back”

Movie Review: “The Way Back”

There have been some great sports movies that didn’t end with the hero(es) winning the big game at the end, from “Bad News Bears” to “Tin Cup” to “North Dallas Forty” to “Rocky.” But most of the titles in the genre...
Movie Review: “Onward”

Movie Review: “Onward”

In the pantheon of Pixar movies, there are the greats (all four “Toy Story” movies, “Finding Nemo, ” “Inside Out,” “The Incredibles”) and the not-so-great (“Monsters University,” “The Good...