WHAT’S THAT SHMATAH YOU’RE WEARING? – Marilyn Armstrong

"How come Gibbs is wearing a coat in Arizona in the summer?" I was talking to Garry. It was an NCIS rerun. We watch a lot of reruns, though this new fall season of TV is shaping up better than I expected, so maybe there will be new shows to watch.   The question about … Continue reading WHAT’S THAT SHMATAH YOU’RE WEARING? – Marilyn Armstrong

JACK WARNER, NAZIS, AND HOLLYWOOD – By Garry Armstrong, with a bit of inspiration from Marilyn Armstrong

I was usually able to get candid comments from "old Hollywood" people because I didn't ask the typical questions about favorite co-stars, celebrity perks, or favorite roles. I frequently shared my disdain for the "suits" in my business who tried to interfere with my work. This attitude, along with being a minority,  got me some … Continue reading JACK WARNER, NAZIS, AND HOLLYWOOD – By Garry Armstrong, with a bit of inspiration from Marilyn Armstrong

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong

Last night, we watched Casablanca. Again. We've seen it on TV. We even watched it on the big screen in the movies. Last night, we watched it once more -- and it still has the best dialogue of any movie of its kind. There are other, more exciting movies, more thrilling movies, though I find … Continue reading OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong

THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Rich Paschall

ATTEND THE TALE, by Rich Paschall Broadway shows have always been a favorite of mine. I love to see a good live production. With a few notable exceptions (The Sound of Music, West Side Story, etc) I usually hate the movie treatment. This show has a good theater and movie version available on DVD. They … Continue reading THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET – Rich Paschall

MOSES, MEL, AND ME – GARRY ARMSTRONG

Before I put a finger on the keyboard, I admit this is probably heresy, at least to some people. One simply doesn't make fun of religious movies. It is simply not done. Especially not these days. But I do. Every Passover or Easter (usually, it's both together), Marilyn and I watch "The Ten Commandments." We don't watch it … Continue reading MOSES, MEL, AND ME – GARRY ARMSTRONG

SPACE AND SUPERHEROES – ELLIN CURLEY

I’m usually not a big fan of space or superhero shows, but I really like the “Star Trek”-ish television show “The Orville” and the movie “Wonder Woman.” I think the reason I like these two particular representatives of their genres is that they focus on the human (or not quite human) relationships. The shows are … Continue reading SPACE AND SUPERHEROES – ELLIN CURLEY