We lost one of the great American mystery writers last night.
Once a movie gets as familiar as IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, you start wondering about all the cool side characters who, although they may not have a lot of screen time, make the most of it by leaving a strong impression. And many of them hint at the dark underbelly of life in Bedford Falls.
Despite my loathing of Christmas, I have a soft spot for Scrooge– and even more for the various Scrooge knockoffs.
Elsewhere is a portal fantasy where a young woman is taken to another world to help a pitiful band of rebels against their evil king.
We have a few Christmas traditions here at Casa MacQ; one of them is the annual reading of Berke Breathed’s ‘Red Ranger Came Calling,’ a simply marvelous holiday story that I stumbled upon in a Target store about ten years ago. The cover caught my interest, partly because it’s Berke Breathed, and partly because of the vintage toys all scattered around, so, while waiting for family to find whatever they were looking for, I picked it up and started skimming it.
We’re onto the next season of Seinfeld, where we find two famous actors, but famous for very different reasons!
Ghostbusters 2016 is a movie that happened. Is it any good?