About the 2015 Oscars

February 24, 2015
The 2015 Oscars.  Where do I begin? Oh wait. First I have to awaken from the coma this year's Oscar telecast put me in.  OK, coffee's made and first few sips...

Marilyn. Just Marilyn.

December 6, 2014
Well before "celebrities" adopted the conceit of using only a single name, one need only say "Marilyn" and the world knew the reference was to Marilyn Monroe.  Because...

Best in Show–for real!

February 7, 2014
We are en route to New York City and the crazy, wonderful Westminster Dog Show.  That's because one of the cutest French Bulldogs we know will be competing.  Rocky is...

“Movie India:” Embracing change

December 3, 2013
When we've had a time in our lives that was so wonderful, so much fun and during which we were so happy, it's only natural to want to go back there, if only in our...

Barbra Streisand

December 30, 2012
Does this woman look 70? Not too long ago, I saw The Guilt Trip, Barbara Streisand's latest movie.Her skin was flawless. In fact, she looked 40. But she's 70.The...

What makes a good movie?

June 30, 2012
A San Francisco literary friend and I saw the movie, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding the other day."You're the only one I'd see this movie with," she said,...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: thumbs up

May 24, 2012
It was Sunday afternoon, so we should have guessed the movie theatre would be full up, and it was: full up with senior citizens. Canes, walkers, unsteady gaits: we saw...

Drive-in movie memories

August 19, 2011
For suburban teenagers in western New York, drive-in movie theatres were a place to get some privacy and hang out with your boyfriend or girlfriend. Ok, truth: from the...

Life map & Lucille Ball

August 6, 2011
<div> Not everything that is faced can be changed,but nothing can be changed until it is...

Elizabeth Taylor: we’ll miss you

March 23, 2011
Elizabeth just glows in this photograph with the love of her life, Richard Burton.She looks like she was at the happiest stage of her life.It's how I'd like to remember...

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