When you think of movies about mothers and daughters, a number of classics likely spring to mind: "Terms of Endearment," "Steel Magnolias," "Postcards from the Edge," and perhaps others. Yet, when I thought about mother-son movies, only two came to mind. The first film was "Mother," the funny 1996 film that starred Albert Brooks (who… Continue reading “Mother” (1996) – The Perfect Movie for Mother’s Day.
During a recent viewing of the original Star Wars (Episode 4: A New Hope just to make sure we're all on the same page) with my son, Ben, I noticed a problem with how Han Solo at one point in the movie. Admittedly, the "problem" is sort of a minor one, one of the type often… Continue reading Nerdy Dad: Han Solo
In researching and writing my “Groundhog Day” piece, I had a number of points that I wanted to use. However, as the piece became longer than I expected, I cut points out as they didn’t fit with what I wanted to say or derailed the flow. I thought about making the points in footnotes, but… Continue reading “Groundhog Day” Notes
It’s been twenty-five years since “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray, premiered (a fact that I have a hard time accepting; of course, I have a hard time accepting that many things happened decades ago). “Groundhog Day” is one of my favorite comedies, with “Airplane,” a far different movie, its only competition for the top spot. … Continue reading Groundhog Day (or How an A-Hole Learned to Be Happy)