Four Random Thoughts

Four Random Thoughts

Until I came across “Romancing The Stone” on TV the other night, I’d forgotten what an amazing comic actor Danny DeVito is. He steals every scene he’s in. The KMBC-TV headline reads: “Health officials confirm first probable case of monkeypox virus in Missouri.” No,...
Not A Foodie

Not A Foodie

I’m not the pickiest eater, but I’m also not a foodie by any means. There are certain restaurants where I’ve discovered I like one of their dishes more than any other — the burrito at this place, the baked potato soup at that place, the...
“The Phantom Of The Open”

“The Phantom Of The Open”

Six years ago, a movie called “Eddie The Eagle” told the story of a goofy guy who was the first Englishman to qualify for the Winter Olympics in ski jumping — a sport he knew little about. Despite Eddie finishing last in all his events, he became a...
Movie Review: “Lightyear”

Movie Review: “Lightyear”

“In 1995, Andy got a toy. That toy is from his favorite movie. This is that movie.” That’s the opening graphic in “Lightyear,” Pixar’s new entry in the “Toy Story” cinematic universe, an animated adventure centered on space ranger...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post has written a superb piece about the making of the best movie ever about newspaper journalism, “All The President’s Men.” No movie springs perfectly formed from page to screen. But to read Woodward’s marked-up...
“Good Luck To You, Leo Grande”

“Good Luck To You, Leo Grande”

Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) is a sex worker hired by Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson), a widowed former teacher who was never satisfied by her husband. Now, she wants to experience what it’s like to be with a man whose job is merely to give her pleasure. But when...