Games During the Clampdown

We have all experienced an increase in board games, card games and other at-home activities during these strange days. I have written before about other great activities, and here are ... Continue Reading →

The Cuban – Film Review

The opening credit sequence is comprised of evocative watercolor images of Havana. The splashes of color and bubbly Cuban rhythms set the stage. Lou Gossett, Jr plays Luis, a dementia ... Continue Reading →

RADIOACTIVE – Film Review

In flashback, like many a good biographical film, Madame Curie reflects on her early days as a struggling scientist. Kicked out of her laboratory, the feisty (and unmarried) Polish ... Continue Reading →

Documentary Review: Creem – “America’s Only Rock and Roll Magazine.”

  A year before Creem launched, Rolling Stone launched. Both publications grabbed their name from British bands. Dave Marsh called Detroit as the ugliest part of the universe, ... Continue Reading →

Greyhound – Tom Hanks Continues His Service as America’s Perennial Captain

Tom Hanks has certainly earned the sobriquet as America’s Captain. He has played that rank in myriad films and we have grown comfortable seeing his fluidity and confidence in command. Here ... Continue Reading →

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash 

During the opening credits the voiceover sets the stage for the 1977 crash, the plane running out of gas 200 yards before the runway. Then drummer Artimus Pyle intones that we’re ... Continue Reading →

Thermapen Mark 4 – Step Up Your Grilling Strategy

  Father’s Day was the unofficial start of grilling season, but for most folks, especially in Southern California, grilling season starts January 1st and ends in late December. One ... Continue Reading →

Cheech and Chong Update: Tommy Chong Talks About His Career and Life at 82

Recently celebrating his 82nd birthday, Tommy Chong has seen many facets of the entertainment business. I had a chance to spend some pleasant time with him, sadly over the phone of ... Continue Reading →