Category Archives: The Arts

TCM in February**

    Turner Classic Movies helps you focus on the coming Oscars with its month long festival of films shown on its TV channel.  Every night from  February 1 to March 3, it will show films for your enjoyment by … Continue reading

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A Final Thank You, 2018

Many famous people died in 2018.  Among them were: Roger Bannister, Anthony Bourdain, Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Roy Clark, Vic Damone, Aretha Franklin, Billy Graham, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, John McCain, Burt Reynolds, Philip Roth, Neil Simon, Tom … Continue reading

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Best Car Chase on Film

Sam: Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.  That’s the first thing they teach you. Vincent: Who taught you? Sam: I don’t remember. That’s the second thing they teach you.   That’s a bit of dialogue between Sam (Robert DeNiro) … Continue reading

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Gromit Never Speaks

As I began to write this article, it dawned on me that readers may not know who Wallace and Gromit are.  Oh dear. How is that possible?  They have appeared in a full-length film and 4 shorts (approximately 30 minutes each) … Continue reading

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Paul Simon’s Finest

In 2007, Paul Simon was the first winner of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. ******************************************************************************** I heard of Simon and Garfunkel when I was in college.  Their first hit was “The Sounds of Silence” which arrived … Continue reading

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We Got Netflix

This is not a commercial for Comcast (see above).  They have more money than Donald Trump, no matter what his past tax returns reveal.  For my wife and I, our monthly bill from Comcast equals two-thirds of my Freshman year … Continue reading

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Pepe Serna +Karl Swenson

Do you recognize the man next to Al Pacino?  (see above)  Yes, the Movie is Scarface starring Mr. Pacino and his “little friend.” His larger friend, standing behind him, had a birthday on July 23rd  and has been in more than … Continue reading

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