…see the big picture

This Friday, the first of autumn, and one that falls at the end of one heck of a week, I think we could all use a moment to collect ourselves. What better excuse for a trip to the movies? There are those out there that would belittle the impact of movies and entertainment on the…

…Fall For It

It’s the last day of summer. Yes, despite what Starbucks would have you believe, autumn doesn’t start until tomorrow. It’s a time of year that divides us into two camps. For some, tomorrow can’t come soon enough. For others, the sunny, summer months have once again ended too soon. I won’t say one side is more…

…Make A Wish

  It’s the last day of July, which for millions of literature fans means one thing — it’s Harry Potter’s birthday! How does one celebrate The Boy Who Lived’s birthday? Whether you’re a witch, wizard, squib, or muggle, there’s no wrong way to mark the occasion. Unless, of course, you’re planning on raining on others…

…Settle a Score

Today the sixth Mission Impossible, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” hits theaters. This is not impressive. Many a series has exceeded this mark.  What may seem a little surprising is its reception. I say “seem,” because, well, I’ll get to that point later. Usually by this point reviewers have lost interest, and grown tired of the…

…Jingle All The Way

I’m interrupting your regularly scheduled summer programming to bring you a blast of fresh, winter air. In the words of Auntie Mame (look it up) we need a little Christmas right this very minute. Or if you prefer, the words of Buddy the Elf—SANTA!!! Either way, Christmas in July is here, and not a moment…