Category Entertainment

Mank

Maybe I need to watch it again. After all, it has ten Oscar nominations. When Mahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manknk first came out on Netflix just before Christmas I watched it with my wife. I didn’t think the movie was worthy of a review here. However, given the accolades it is now receiving, I thought perhaps I should give […]

Wanna Buy A Car?

Those who aren’t sports fans watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. It is the most watched television event of the year, with advertisers paying millions of dollars for a short spot and putting their most creative advertising minds to work on the product. As a Canadian, I rarely watch the game – and if […]

Reflections From Tenet

One of my friends asked me if I had seen Tenet yet. I hadn’t. He suggested we go together. He had already seen the film twice, but was confused. I figured that might be because English is his third language. We didn’t make it, because theatres closed again shortly after he suggested the excursion. But […]

2020 In Review – An Untimely Passing

This 2017 post was a repeat of a 2016 post and the fourth most viewed post here last year. Maybe the release of a new Gord Downie record brought it to the attention of various search engines. I listened to an advance copy of the album before its release date, but for reasons I no […]

2020 In Review – Remembering Johnny

Another four-year-old post was your ninth most-viewed piece here in 2020. Johnny Hart was someone who managed to integrate this faith and his work life. Even when he was preaching, he was entertaining. Which explains why, 13 years after his death, his comic strip continues with two of his grandsons and a daughter in charge.  […]

Western Stars

It wasn’t what I expected. Perhaps it was better. Sometimes on the plane you don’t know what you are choosing. Bruce Springsteen’s song “Western Stars” is about am aging cowboy/actor. I had thought the movie was a dramatization, with the eponymous album as a soundtrack. I figured it would kill an hour or so on a […]

A Sad Anniversary

Being in quarantine means I’m not paying attention to dates. Which is how I missed yesterday’s 40th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon. It would be tough to understate Lennon’s influence on culture. He was a musician and peace activist who first came to fame as a member of The Beatles. I didn’t see […]

Fast Cars

Sometimes you don’t know what to choose. Ever had that problem? I always am ambivalent when choosing an in-flight movie. And it isn’t just the wealth of choices. Some movies you know demand a theatre experience. Watching them on the back of an airplane seat isn’t the best. Then there’s time constraints. If you only […]

Wandering Through The Neighborhood

I have a confession to make. I never watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.  I’m the wrong age. By the time the program started, I was no longer interested in children’s shows.  My children watched it, I think, though not that often. I was careful about their media consumption, but that show I didn’t need to watch […]

Happy Birthday Pete!

Due to some computer issues Monday I find myself being a day behind this week, which is why you are getting Tuesday’s post on a Wednesday. Tuesday was Pete Best’s 79th birthday. You may never have heard of him, but you might have heard music from his band. They were called The Beatles. I wrote […]