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December 8, 2017 – 1:36 am | 4 Comments

While all the TV shows and commercials are depicting snow, here in L.A. it’s raining ash and debris. Happy holidays!
Because a smoke advisory is in effect, I have to stay inside and read. Luckily, cabin fever …

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CHANGELING Script Required No Changes

November 4, 2008 – 5:01 pm | One Comment
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Over the years, many movies have been made that were “based on a true story.” At the beginning of Changeling, I noticed something different: A title card read simply “A True Story.”
The movie’s writer, J. …

Removal of THE WORLD OF NICK ADAMS posts

November 4, 2008 – 3:55 pm | 2 Comments

The posts offering an inside look at The World of Nick Adams have been removed. Though the writer and I thought we were shedding a positive light and spreading awareness of a worthy cause, we received word …

Celebrities Say DON’T Vote in PSA (video)

October 29, 2008 – 11:50 am | One Comment

Have you seen this video? It’s a PSA with Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Scarlett Johansson and a bunch of others trying to use reverse psychology to get people to …

Entertainment News Roundup–Score or Snore?

October 27, 2008 – 1:21 pm | One Comment

This is the first in a weekly feature called “Scores and Snores,” a roundup of entertainment news where you decide if it’s good news (Score!) or bad (Snore). Vote and see if others agree with …

HEARTLAND fan in Shondaland?

October 24, 2008 – 4:16 pm | 4 Comments

I had a weird deja vu moment last night watching Grey’s Anatomy. One of the plots was about a bunch of people donating kidneys to complete strangers so that their loved ones, with whom they …

One Cool Ride with Don Winslow’s THE DAWN PATROL

October 21, 2008 – 7:17 pm | 3 Comments
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My friend Betsy had been recommending Don Winslow’s The Dawn Patrol to me for a few months but I’d resisted ’cause I found out it was about surfing. I’ve never surfed, don’t know anything about …

WHAT JUST HAPPENED with Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis

October 17, 2008 – 2:49 pm | No Comment
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When I was invited last week to a screening of What Just Happened (limited release, Oct. 17), my first reaction was, “What the who?” Though the movie was directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) …

TV Review: ELI STONE

October 15, 2008 – 8:26 pm | 3 Comments
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I watch a lot of mystery/thrillers on TV—24, The Closer, House, Monk, Burn Notice, The Mentalist, to name a few—because I enjoy trying to crack the case before the protagonists do. But even if I …

I’ve seen WATCHMEN!

October 13, 2008 – 3:53 pm | 5 Comments
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OK, I haven’t seen the whole thing but I did some work on it and got to see quite a bit and what I saw was craaaaaaazy. Zack Snyder, the director, loves him some violence. …

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Reviews of New TV Shows

October 11, 2008 – 2:26 am | 6 Comments
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We’re about a month into the TV season and I’ve had time to sample some of the new shows. Nothing has blown me away so far but there are a couple I found promising and …

Creative Excuses for Being Late to an Audition

October 10, 2008 – 2:02 am | No Comment

Here in L.A., auditions always seem to happen at 5 p.m. in the location that’s farthest away from you. If you live in Santa Monica, the appointment will be in Woodland Hills, which will take …

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