Tag Archives: films

How to Solve an Enigma

Alan Turing: The Enigma There are two versions of this same cover: the one shown above and the one where Benedict Cumberbatch turns and faces the camera, revealing his character. (Side note: Benedict Cumberbatch is a relative of Alan Turing.) … Continue reading

Posted in history, reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ready Player One: Film or Movie?

  Less than a week to go now I was reading a interview that Steven Spielberg gave about this upcoming extravaganza. He used the terms ‘film’ and ‘movie’ in a way that I hadn’t thought about before. His point was … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now and Then: Imperial Theatre, Barrie

This is what it looks like now. The original Imperial Theatre is now the Grand Theatre, three doors down. The way we were…mid-2011. Imperial 8 in 2008. The Grand Theatre, on the inside. Barrie Film Festival is shown here. I … Continue reading

Posted in history, personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Material Girl Video: Homage or Parody?

     

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

When Movies Couldn’t Be Wilder

Unless They Were Directed by Billy Wilder A retrospective on TV last night took me back to my childhood. In those days, movies were vetted by the Hays Code for inappropriate content. Wilder was quoted as saying, “You have to … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, showbusiness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Too Good (Looking) To Be True

Richard Chamberlain Growing up during the 60’s, the doctor shows were as popular as the police shows. (Nothing changes…) But once in a while, an actor would show up, step forward into the spotlight, and proceed to capture our (collective) … Continue reading

Posted in showbusiness | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Playing the Game of Life to the End

Ready Player One “In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the … Continue reading

Posted in reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments