Posts Tagged ‘ movies ’

The New Star Wars Movie. (The Force Awakens) Not Just Another Star Wars Film To Me.

16th December 2015 | 0 Comments

The FORCE AWAKENS. It certainly has – in all of us! I spent the better part of the wee hours of this morning posting first reviews, videos and photos from Star Wars like some crazed adolescent fanboy! The opening of this movie may be the one thing that excites me ALMOST as much as my [...]

CHI-RAQ the movie, a Spike Lee Joint

23rd November 2015 | 0 Comments

I can hardly contain my enthusiasm over Spike Lee’s newest film: CHI-RAQ (2015 US)! Loosely based on the Classic Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes, about women in ancient Greece who withhold sex against their men to negotiate an end to the Peloponnesian War. In CHI-RAQ the women go on a sex strike: “No Peace! No [...]

Best Picture Showcase 24-hour Marathon at AMC. Yep, I’m doing it.

28th February 2014 | 1 Comment

Oh Lord. I have committed to it. I am going to attempt to watch all NINE Feature films nominated for the Best Feature Film at this year’s Academy Awards Show. Yes, I love movies. And NO I don’t know if I will be able to hang. I have been searching on line for stories to [...]

On Elaine Stritch

21st February 2014 | 0 Comments

Elaine Stritch is a hoot. 89 years old and still making waves. A broadway diva, TV & Movie star, cabaret and now this Documentary feature. I met her while we both performed for an event in Chicago. She was writing her one woman show. I told her I wanted to do the same. she said: [...]

Why I love Movies.

18th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Someone asked me why I am so passionate about film. I don’t mean to sound dramatic but this is my truth and my relationship with the movies: A great movie will transform you just by experiencing its glory and taking the ride. A movie’s glory is the way in which all of its elements make [...]

Blue Jasmine

4th August 2013 | 0 Comments

I saw Woody Allen’s latest: “Blue Jasmine!” Wow. It was terrific. It’s as much about mental illness as anything. Cate Blanchett gives a kick ass performance that was so amazing that at one point I wanted to cheer after one of her scenes. I am amazed at how troubling it was to watch her disintegrate. [...]

About Roger Ebert

3rd April 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a dream about Roger Ebert the other day. It wasn’t a bad dream – he didn’t die in the dream but it did involve my witnessing his health struggles. The dream disturbed me so much that I had to share it with my friend Barb. And then today he announced in his blog [...]

The film: “Another Year”

9th February 2011 | 2 Comments

“Another Year” ain’t for everyone. A friend said she didn’t like it because “nothing really happens.” That’s exactly why I LOVED this movie. We get a peek into the life of Tom and Gerry, a past middle aged couple who still love each other, and are content with their lovely calm life. But they have [...]

Some Great Movies Lately.

14th July 2010 | 6 Comments

I have experienced some wonderful movies lately. Some are being released on DVD, some are still in theaters. Here are just a few of my favorites! I have included links to most of the official websites of the films listed below so you can go check out the trailers and so on. I will try [...]

Roger Ebert

10th April 2010 | 1 Comment

It is always great to receive the love and support of friends and fans alike. And sometimes a person of prominence takes an interest in promoting your talent and will enrich your life just by their say so. That is my great fortune. Roger Ebert the great film critic, writer, screen writer, artist (Yeah, he [...]