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Movie Review: The Rover

Movie Review: The Rover

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When Animal Kingdom came out in 2010, the world was suddenly introduced to David Michod. With the gritty, pulse pounding chronicle of an Australian crime family, the Australian director hit the scene and many wondered what he was going to do next. Photos started spreading of Guy Pierce and Rob Pattinson in a [...]

TV Review: Outlander

TV Review: Outlander

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-Over twenty years ago, Diana Gabaladon introduced the reading world to Claire Randall, the protagonist of her sweeping series Outlander. Since then, Randall and her adventures have enthralled readers around the world. That’s when former Battlestar Galatica showrunner Ronald D. Moore rose to bring the series to television. One of the summer’s most anticipated [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – There are many strange and mysterious things in the world such as UFOs, sea monsters, ghostly apparitions, etc., but one of the greatest enigmas is a commonplace item found virtually everywhere and constantly used by everyone. You may not realize it but the baffling item of which I speak is known to [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Back in the radio days there was a very good comedy called “Life With Luigi” about an immigrant trying to make a life for himself in his adopted country, and one of the running gags was his inability to think of a clever retort when someone sarcastically put him down, always thinking [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Has it ever struck you that as we’ve aged, the advertisements on TV have gravitated more and more to the prevention and cure of all kinds of ailments. Not only that but due to those commercials we’ve all become medical experts, using technical and esoteric words for things that we’ve always known [...]

Netflix Picks: Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins

Netflix Picks: Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -The world of stand-up comedy is an ocean. There are the typical creatures you find closer to the surface that are more beloved and get the job done. Then there are the creatures down in the darkest depths and you think “What the hell is that? It’s so bizarre, yet I cannot look [...]

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Three years ago, the Muppets weren’t as big as they once were. Most kids these days didn’t know who Kermit, Fozzie, or any of the other hilarious puppets. Then, Jason Segel and James Bobin decided to give Henson’s creations a chance for redemption. With a heartwarming story and delightful songs, The Muppets was [...]

TV Review: The Knick

TV Review: The Knick

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Premium cable has a tendency to attract the upper echelon of film folks. McConaughey just came off of True Detective, Scorsese executive produces Boardwalk Empire, and Guillermo del Toro is working on The Strain along with his other projects. Now, Steven Soderbergh, fresh off his break from film, has gone and made a [...]

TV Review: Manhattan

TV Review: Manhattan

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-Once Masters of Sex showed that Mad Men didn’t own the historical drama, a new surge of networks trying to retake a piece of that niche’s pie have sprung up. Some, like Cinemax’s The Knick (which I’ll get to next time) have the prestige of big time directors behind it. Others, like WGN’s Manhattan, [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 11

Senior Moments – for week of August 11

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Someone with whom I once worked told me about a time when he visited New York as a youngster and went into a luncheonette to buy a drink. He asked the girl behind the counter for a bottle of tonic but she didn’t understand what he meant and he was at a [...]

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