Three Random Food Thoughts

Quickies about supermarkets with olive bars, meals that are “made with love,” and a word that is never involved in food we prepare at home.

Three Documentaries You Might Not Know

If you’re looking for something to watch, here are three documentaries I’ve enjoyed recently, including some very funny women, a last bastion of a once-huge company, and how COVID-19 affected a cruise ship full of people.

Five Random Thoughts

Quickies on cancel culture, blanket pardons, subatomic particles, corporate politics, and the loss of a treasured St. Louis institution.

Movie Review: “Voyagers”

Here’s my review of a new sci-fi movie about a bunch of young people on a mission to colonize a new planet several decades from now — if they can just get there in one piece.

Movie Review: “Concrete Cowboy”

Here’s my review of a new movie streaming on Netflix. The bad news is that despite the presence of Idris Elba and Lorraine Toussaint, it’s likely to end up on my Worst Movies Of 2021 list.

Jeopardy’s Temporary Quarterback

My thoughts on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ stint as guest host of “Jeopardy!” this week, and whether he’d ever be considered for the job permanently.

MYMNK: “Devil In A Blue Dress”

The newest addition to my Movies You Might Not Know list is a 1995 film noir starring Denzel Washington that was supposed to kick off a series of movies based on Walter Mosley novels. Here’s my review.

Mr. Perspective on Voltswagen

In which I offer some perspective on the April Fool’s joke Volkswagen used last week to emphasize its pivot to electric vehicles. Many claimed it was a corporate misfire, but I disagree. Here’s why.

My Big Boat Controversy

The recent Suez Canal stuck boat saga reminded me of when another big vessel dominated the headlines and my on-air comments about it led to a meeting with a very unhappy boss.

Killing “Killing Eve”

The producers of “Killing Eve” have announced that the upcoming fourth season of the show will be its last. Too bad they didn’t make that decision after its first year. Here’s why.

Movie Review: “French Exit”

Here’s my review of a new movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer as an upperclass New York socialite widow who’s shocked to discover that her money has run out. So, naturally, she and her son move to Paris.

Movie Review: “News Of The World”

Here’s my review of a movie starring Tom Hanks as a traveling storyteller who has to transport a young girl across the wide-open spaces of Texas in the years after the Civil War.

No Audience Necessary

Some of the late-night talk/comedy TV shows have begun to allow audiences back into the studio, but several of them would be better off not making that move. Here’s why.

One Down, One To Go

My wife and I were shocked when we were notified this weekend that we could sign up for our first COVID-19 vaccination, and even more surprised we were able to nab an appointment the same day. Here’s the story.