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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 [...]

Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When 21 Jump Street came out two years ago, no one was sure that it was going to be any good. Then surprise, surprise, the movie was a knockout, totally poking fun at reboots and blockbusters while still being one of the funniest movies of the year. Now Christopher Miller and Phil Lord have [...]

Netflix Picks: The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Netflix Picks: The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Baseball is a sport that ingrained in our American culture. Loyalties run deep, rivalries last forever, and the sport never ceases to keep millions of Americans enthralled for over a hundred years.  Sports with such a vast history have their share of unbelievable stories and recently Netflix has exclusively released a film documenting one [...]

Movie Review: Noah

Movie Review: Noah

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-Darren Aronofsky is a bizarre filmmaker that you either really like or really hate. He’s created strong character pieces like Requiem for a Dream or The Wrestler, but also these weird, cerebral works like Black Swan or Pi that frustrate more than they titillate. So when Aronofsky decided to embark on a quest to [...]

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