Just One More Thing
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 29 December 2010
Stats: 17,106 views and 4 Comments

I’d like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to four words on a television screen that have brought a thrill to so many the world over: “Peter Falk as COLUMBO.”

In Defense of “Tron: Legacy”
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Posted in Things We Like on 21 December 2010
Stats: 63,162 views and 6 Comments

It’s nowhere near an instant classic, but “Tron: Legacy” is an enjoyable and strong popcorn movie, and it doesn’t deserve much of the abuse it’s getting. Let’s break it down to the bits.

The Leading Ladies of Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 3 December 2010
Stats: 8,804 views and 1 Comment

Every male actor who’s made his mark in the great dynasty of Hollywood royalty has had a female actress to match him line for line — and Arnold Schwarzenegger is no exception.

Playing in Traffic with Jay Leno
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
Stats: 4,134 views and 6 Comments

I have a friend whose mantra is ““If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.”” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.

You Are Listening to Los Angeles: On Defunct Radio
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 5 October 2010
Stats: 4,369 views and 2 Comments

Funny, isn’t it? That I could outlive something like free-form FM radio?

Stupid Dreams I Have Had About Celebrities
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 27 September 2010
Stats: 3,809 views and 1 Comment

Cloris Leachman appeared in my dreams last night. I’m always happy to see her, and heaven knows she deserves as many roles as she can get.

Going to the Library with Ray Bradbury
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 August 2010
Stats: 5,475 views and 7 Comments

When Ray Bradbury’s wheelchair was pushed into the auditorium of the Los Angeles Public Library and situated next to me, I froze. I’m not fazed by rock stars, but authors are something else.

Ultimate Sci-Fi Smackdown: “Damnation Alley” vs. “The Day After Tomorrow”
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Posted in One Million Watts on 12 August 2010
Stats: 22,947 views and 3 Comments

Mainstream science fiction movies duel for supremacy! Matte paintings will be shattered! Previously distinguished acting careers will be lightly besmirched!

The Lost Films of Ginger Grant
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 9 August 2010
Stats: 8,108 views and 2 Comments

Each film portrays a stunning beauty of her day (1961’s Miss Hourglass — so named for having sand in all the right places!) at the height of her acting prowess.

Deep in the Novelization of “E.T.” is an Edgier E.T.
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Posted in Things We Like on 3 August 2010
Stats: 84,820 views and 17 Comments

The novelization of “E.T.” sold more than one million copies and gave fans a glimpse of the story that almost was. Is the world ready for a darker “E.T.”?