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This is a pared back, survivalist tale where man versus both the elements and some of nature’s efficient killers. Liam Neeson is Ottway, a sort...

England to Australia to America   Actor, screenwriter, stagehand, University lecturer in writing and primetime Emmy winner, the name Digby Wolfe will probably ring very...

JOHN CARTER is a very prosaic name for a movie drenched in exotic sights and wild sci-fi action.  Edgar Rice Burroughs is best known for...

  The Route   THE WAY teams father and son, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez in a quite beautiful film that is very poignant at...

  THE AVENGERS offers a veritable smorgasbord of Marvel superheroes in one package. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth),...

    Another Nonagenarian Departs   Phyllis Thaxter began her acting career on Broadway in the 1930’s, but during the height of the War when...

  No Shame in This   For his role as a compulsively sex addicted New York executive in SHAME, Michael Fassbender won the Best Actor...

Chocolatl And Chocolate by Sophie Dvorkin   What’s so great about chocolate?  Why is it so delectable, so decadent, so rich? What is it made...

What began as a small in-house Macy’s men’s fashion show in the cafeteria of its San Francisco store 25 years ago – has blossomed into...

  The Trio of Patsies I might as well get my heretical statement out of the way now.  When I was young and ever since,...

    Obtain the Yankee   GET THE GRINGO sees Mel Gibson return to his LETHAL WEAPON style of violent movie but with a tongue...

– Secure SAFE is a standard Jason Statham thriller.  When Hollywood’s violent, action genre decides to unleash its reigning destroyer beast upon the screen –...

  Complete Recollection   Because TOTAL RECALL in 1990 with Arnie Schwarzenegger, became almost iconic in the sci-fi genre, it was inevitable that any remake...

    Life Mirrors Art Two time Emmy Award winning actress Kathryn Joosten has died.  She is perhaps best known for her recent stints in...

        Story Number One     Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago.  Capone wasn’t famous for anything heroic.  He was...

A wee dram is the Scottish slang for a shot of whiskey or whisky. Both spellings are correct. How is this famous nectar made? Tomatin...

      Back To New Zealand   I just love New Zealand!  The people, the scenery, the lush green gentle hills and meadows, the...