Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Academy Award Predictions

Well, the nominations have been announced and the big publicity surge for it's nominees is well under way. Lots of great choices but here are my predictions of who will come out on top:

BEST ACTOR: FOREST WHITAKER "The Last King of Scotland"




Let's see what happens. Feel free to tell me your choices!!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Well, it's blue Monday. January 22...the most depressing day of the year. Why? You're getting the bills from Christmas, your New Years resolutions aren't working out and the weather sucks! Just another day for me. Has James Brown been buried yet? Last I heard, he was still in his home in a temperature controled room. Unbeleivable! I wonder if he's had any more costume changes! Sorry to hear about the death of Denny Dougherty from "The Mamas and Papas". I was suppose to interview him and I'm sorry we never got around to it. That leaves only one member of the group left, Michelle Phillips (who still looks great!). ...Academy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Welcome Back! Happy New Year!

Hello everyone and Season's Greetings! Sorry for the long delay between posts. I'm back and will update on a very regular basis. Let's just start with some random thoughts. I always enter a new year with high expectations and great anticipation. Hopefully, peace will spread throughout the world and our soldiers can finally come home. Everyone should try to be more considerate to each other, smile a lot and share with those less fortunate. Just a simple hello can make a person's day. Holding a door open for a stranger is an easy thing to do but it means a lot. try to remember this. You won't be sorry.
Okay, enough preaching. Please enjoy your New Year's and I promise to be back with my news, views and reviews on the entertainment world often.




Tuesday, January 03, 2006


First of all, Happy New Year to all who follow my blog. This should be an exciting and adventurous year for me and I hope it is for all of you as well.
Had the pleasure to view the new blockbuster epic "KING KONG" on New Year's Day. The special effects were quite amazing. The conematography truly captured the essense of New York City in the 1930's. Even the fonts that were used in the credits were the same as those used in those classic films of yesteryear. The movie itself was long, over three houres long. The first forty minutes or so kind of dragged but eventually picked up. The lead role was played by Jack Black who is more suited to playing comedy roles rather than a leading character in such a huge picture. He just seemed out of place in some scenes. Naomi Watts is beautiful to look at and she surely is talented. If she were facing such horror and drama in real life, I'm sure she would have been scared to death. Watts didn't seem frightened enough to be believable. The other actors, including Oscar winner Adrien Brody, were great in their roles and together they carried the picture. I really enjoyed the film as a whole and it will definitely generate interest with the Motion Picture Academy. I give it three stars for a great try.

Thursday, December 22, 2005


Mind you, I make my predictions from thoughts that have crossed my mind recently. Let's see what happens....

On one of the popular REALITY SHOWS, a tragic incident will occur and result in the serious or fatal injury of a contestant. This will make networks re-evaluate this concept and put a damper on furthur shows.
A former SENIOR POLITICIAN will pass away and the whole nation will mourn.
The WEATHER will once again be the major story for 2006 with July through September being the most tragic.
GAS PRICESwill begin to drop further with more oil available and hybrid cars becoming more common. Gasoline will drop below $2 a gallon in most places.
ELTON JOHN will seperate from his "husband" and result in a messy divorce.
A new FAST FOOD craze will sweep the nation. It will be a healthy snack filled with antioxidents.
A well known ACTOR will die in a plane crash.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Jean Shepard Lives!

Around this time every year, we begin to hear the familiar sounds of Christmas on the radio as we begin our journey into the holiday season. On television, timeless movies we all know and love return to the screen and rekindle memories of Christmas past. One film in particular, and one of my favorites, is the now classic "A Christmas Story". When I first saw this movie many years ago, I was pleasently surprissed to find that the narrator was none other than the author himself, Jean Shepard. Growing up in the late 60's and early 70's, I would go to sleep at night listening to talk radio. WOR AM in New York seemed to grab my attention with it's various personalities including Joe Franklin, John Wingate and the great Jean Shepard. Shep would mesmorize me with his stories on everything from his childhood friends, his time in the service or simply an ad in the New York Times. I never forgot those stories. It's funny how some things stay with you throughout your life. Recently I found people on EBAY selling MP3's containing almost every show Shepard did on the radio. Over 520 hours. It's like I found a key to my past. Even though his life ended six years ago, Jean Shepard lives in the hearts of fans all over the world. And now we can listen to him all over again.

Monday, October 31, 2005


Happy Halloween!! October 31st already; time is just flying by at an unbelievable rate. In any case, October 31st is the day that Harry Houdini died in 1926. He promised to send a message from beyond the grave after his death and despite seances at his grave every anniversary, he has yet to be heard from......Famed comedian John Candy was born on this day. An appropriate birthday for a guy named Candy, huh?.....And it is also National Magic Day, established in 1926.