Hands down, my wife’s favorite movie – the one she watches till the end, no matter when it started – is Overboard; that over-the-top, can-see-the-ending-a-mile-away romantic comedy starring Goldie Hawn and real-life partner Kurt Russell.

Joanna Stayton (Hawn), is a wealthy, stuck-up, supremely bored … Read More

Phil Connors: Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster?

Mrs. Lancaster: I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

In January 2005, film critic Roger Ebert had an epiphany. Groundhog Day, that eccentric, wholly original movie where Bill Murray plays … Read More

“It’s an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day, here in Cleveland, RNC fans!”

“As you can see from our exclusive channel FOX-8 feed, crowds are beginning to feel THAT special buzz…

“What’s that? …I’ve just been told that those are security guys on camera… but they’re feeling the … Read More

“Heaven” is Real

“My hand was writing out the words:

There’s a lady who’s sure,
all that glitters is gold,
and she’s buying a stairway to heaven…

“I just sat there and looked at them and almost leapt out of my seat.

“Plant’s own explanation of the lyrics … Read More

The Power of Persistence

From time to time, people contact me for a variety of reasons. Some tell me stories. Some ask for help. Some even send books.

After reading my commentary, The Wrath of Kant, former high school English teacher and author Bill Kraft offered to send … Read More

George Clooney’s compelling 2003 film, Good Night, and Good Luck, is about character assassination and the two men taking a principled stand against such tactics: CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow, and producing partner, Fred Friendly.

After publicaly exposing U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for … Read More

The Truthies Are Still Out There




“Where are you, Scully?”

“I’m at the lab finishing tests, Mulder. Where are you?”

“I’m in his room. This is strange, Scully.”

What’s strange, Mulder?”

“His clothes are all hanging neatly in the closet; stack of books by … Read More