Category Archives: Television and Movies

And the Academy Award Goes to . . .

As you no doubt know, the Academy Awards are given out each year to films that the movie industry (business) considers the best from the previous year. This year’s ceremony (event) will be held on February 28th. I have a … Continue reading

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3 Things I Hope To Do Over the Holidays

I’m looking forward to a little break over the holidays.* Here are three things I hope to do with my extra time, besides the actual celebration of Christmas itself: 1. Visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – My … Continue reading

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Action Stars: Helen & Helen

Have you heard of the movie stars Helen Holmes and Helen Gibson? Me, neither, until I read about them recently. Helen Holmes was a silent film (movie with no dialogue or speaking by the actors) star who appeared in many films at … Continue reading

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Your Movie Will Begin…Later and Later

If you’ve been to a movie theater recently, you may have noticed that there are more trailers (advertisements for future movies) than ever, and they last (continue; has a duration that is) longer than ever. Film studios (movie companies) pay … Continue reading

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We’re Going to the Drive-in!

One of the first movies I saw at a theater was at a drive-in. I was eight years old and my friend Heather’s older brother had the family car for the evening. He let us tag along (allowed us to go … Continue reading

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Top Chef: Fake Edition

One of the more popular reality television programs in the United States is Top Chef, a cooking competition for young professional chefs (cooks). On the show, contestants (people who are participating in the competition or game) try to cook the … Continue reading

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Who’s Swatting Me Now?

I feel sorry for celebrities. All of that wealth (money), admiration (people liking and respecting you), and influence. What a sad life. And there is now a new reason to pity (feel bad for the suffering of) celebrities. They’re being “swatted.” … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than a 12th Grader?

There was a game show (a competition on television for money) a few years ago called “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” (a fifth grader is a student in grade five, about eleven years old). In the game, adults … Continue reading

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The Olympic Spirit

Like many of you, I’ve been watching the Olympic Games. Here in the U.S., the Olympic Games are being broadcasted in real time (while it is happening; not delayed) on several channels and streaming (shown on the Internet while it’s happening) … Continue reading

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Your Favorite TV Detective

The television detective has been a part of TV history nearly from its earliest days. Cops (police officers) and private eyes (private detectives) used to be the most common type of TV detectives, but anyone can be a detective on … Continue reading

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