Monthly Archives: December 2013

Saving Mr. Banks: A worthwhile investment.

While a bit overly long, the dramatization of how Walt Disney secured the rights to P.L. Traver’s Mary Poppins in order to fulfill a 20-year promise to his daughter that he would bring the characters to the big screen, succeeds … Continue reading

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“Man of Steel” is not Superman

Two weeks ago I fittingly streamed “Man of Steel” to Mr. HDTV.  Watching it was three hours of my life that I’ll never get back.  Note to Mr. Director, Zack Snyder. First of all, enough of this shaky, hand-held camera … Continue reading

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Tabby at the Sheraton

November, 2007 My cat Tabby and I have been staying at the Sheraton in Tarrytown for a more than a week while my bathroom and bedroom are being renovated. It was advertised as “pet friendly.” On late Friday afternoon I leave … Continue reading

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Last night I watched the classic 1935 film musical Roberta, which is set in Paris.  The romantic leads are played by Irene Dunn and Randolph Scott.  The secondary romantic  couple is played by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  Ginger Rogers … Continue reading

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