Monthly Archives: April 2015

Commentary by Anita: How long is a series season?

Friends, viewers of all media , movie buffs, and true show followers I ask you this; How long is a season series?  How many episodes should we expect?  How long should we wait between seasons? And why so many seasons? … Continue reading

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Our Time Is Up (2004) – reviewed by George

This short film was up for an Oscar in 2005. It stars Kevin Pollak as Dr. Stern, a strictly by-the-book psychiatrist, whose comments are approved practice. Such as: “Why do you think that is?”, “This seems to cause you a … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 29 – Hot in Cleveland, Season 6, Episode 18, “Cleveland Calendar Girls”

Elka (Betty White), Mamie Sue (Georgette Engels), Marcia (Marla Gibbs), and Helen (Jenny O’Hara) are making a nude calendar, using the same photographer who just shot Joy and Bob’s (Jane Leeves, Dave Foley) engagement photo. About two seconds after the … Continue reading

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Emil and the Detectives (1964) – reviewed by George

I read the book, by Erich Kastner, in the original German in college, but enjoyed this movie more; maybe because I didn’t have to translate, or maybe because it’s just good fun. The narrator says, “Events begin to move rapidly … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 28 – Instant Mom, Season 2, Episode 9, “Not Full House”

The oldest sibling Gabby (Sydney Park) is negotiating with sib # 2, James (Tylen Jacob Williams), over who gets to entertain while their dad and step-mom take a weekend trip to New York. Gabby is backed up by her friend … Continue reading

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TV Quote #27 – Young and Hungry, Season 2, Episode 3, “Young and Munchies”

Gabi (Emily Osment) is trying to write a spec article for an important cooking magazine, and the editor wants recipes that feature marijuana. Gabi has no idea how to get some pot, so she asks her friend Sofia (Aimee Carero). … Continue reading

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About Time (2013) – reviewed by George

I had the impression that this movie was a rom-com about time travel and using it to get a girl. And it kind of is, at least at first. But writer/director Richard Curtis (who did the two-hat trick with Love … Continue reading

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Gods and Monsters (1998) – reviewed by George

A friend told me how wrong he thought I was about “The Old Dark House”. I reread my review and told him I am standing by it. He then brought me a DVD of this movie starring Ian McKellen, Brendan … Continue reading

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Commentary – The Real History of Science Fiction, Season 1, Episode 3, “Invasion”

In a discussion of Orson Welles’s radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’s  “The War of the Worlds” from 1938, the following quote is heard. “Listeners thought the news reports were real, and wide-spread panic ensued.” Panic was wide-spread, but hardly nation-wide. … Continue reading

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Dumb Captions # 19 and # 20 – Arrow and The Meredith Vieira Show

From Arrow, Season 3, Episode 17 , “Suicidal Tendencies ” (or maybe it’s Season 3, Episode 18, “Public Enemy” — My bad, I watched 2 episodes in one day, and just now realized how confused I am about the source.) … Continue reading

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