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TV Review: The Good Wife

TV Review: The Good Wife

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-When The Good Wife premiered 6 years ago, it came on precipice of a new era in television. The reign of cable was just starting up with shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad gaining all the glory. Yet, The Good Wife managed to stay afloat on CBS as one of the most lauded [...]

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Last year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered under the radar of Fox’s hits like New Girl and The Mindy Project. Then, mid-way through its freshman season, it became a massive hit, winning two Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series. Rather than let success get to its head, the [...]

TV Review: Selfie

TV Review: Selfie

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Modernizing classics is tricky business. There are so many elements that can only translate to the time in which the piece was written, while others can transcend time and can be interpreted in many ways. Emily Kapnek decided to take a turn at modernizing George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (later popularized by My Fair [...]

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When Gone Girl hit the stands a few years ago, it quickly became one of the hottest books of the year. Readers were drawn into the twisted world Gillian Flynn had created. The film rights were snagged quickly and once David Fincher was announced to direct it, it seemed like all the stars [...]

TV Review: The League

TV Review: The League

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- The League is one of those comedies that has flown under the radar for the last six seasons. From the beginning, the show has been a consistently funny chronicling the antics of a fantasy football league. However, in the last season, that consistency was beginning to show its cracks.  There were some great [...]

Movie Review: Tusk

Movie Review: Tusk

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- The career of Kevin Smith has taken a quite interesting turn in the last couple of years. From making comedies like Zak & Miri Make A Porno, to podcasts, and then the horror film Red State, the beloved director has had an eclectic and busy schedule. During one fateful podcast, Kevin Smith and [...]

Senior Moments – for week of October 13

Senior Moments – for week of October 13

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Without a doubt this is my favorite season what with the heat of summer finally gone and Mother Nature decked out in all her glory. Nothing is perfect however for watching the trees scatter their refuse over my lawn as they do every year at this time, messing things up and making [...]

Senior Moments – for week of October 6

Senior Moments – for week of October 6

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Like most people I’ve led a fairly uneventful life, though on several occasions have been confronted with bizarre situations bordering on the supernatural. No, I don’t mean seeing spirits or having encounters with extra-terrestrial beings, just very Earthly experiences that for me were far beyond the ordinary. There was the time that [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 29

Senior Moments – for week of September 29

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – In his book titled You Can’t Go Home Again, Thomas Wolfe wrote “The voice of forest water in the night, a woman’s laughter in the dark, the clean, hard rattle of raked gravel, the cricketing stitch of midday in hot meadows, the delicate web of children’s voices in bright air–these things will [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 22

Senior Moments – for week of September 22

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – One summer day in my youth I was watching a dragonfly weave and dart through the air when seemingly out of nowhere a bird swooped down and caught the insect in its beak. I was amazed, not just at the bird’s agility but in the sudden awareness that creatures are always being [...]

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