Quentin Tarantino has released a paperback novelization of his movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.” Reviewers say it’s essentially the same as the script, but with a few plots points added or expanded. But one thing it can’t have is the movie’s terrific soundtrack via the old audio of KHJ radio, which was so prevalent in the movie it deserved co-star status. It also can’t include the visual that had women in movie theaters swooning, the scene where Brad Pitt takes off his shirt — the exact opposite reaction to what occurs when I do that.
A friend who knows about these things says the lawsuits already cropping up regarding the Surfside condo building collapse will probably take a decade to settle, to the tune of something like $35 million. He’s sure that the construction work and “piering” going on at the building next door were part of the reason the structurally insufficient condo tower went down. What a horrible way to go.
Former defense secretary and sniveling scumbag Donald Rumsfeld died this week at 88. To paraphrase him, “You go to hell with the decrepit body you have, not the one you might want or wish to have at a later time.” He should be as successful instilling democracy there as he was in Iraq.
The new “Fast and Furious” entry marks nine of those movies in a row I have not seen or have any interest in watching, surpassing my previous record of eight, set by the “Police Academy” series. If I were a betting man, I’d set the over/under for F&F flicks at 15.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s doing a very good job as the guest host on “Jeopardy!” One of the reasons is because he and his family have been fans of the show for many years. Another is that, unlike Dr. Oz, Gupta is an actual smart person who relishes knowledge. Here’s a piece in which he shares what the experience was like for him.