Zapped! (1982) is the heartwarming story of high school science geek Barney (Scott Baio, years before we knew how evil he was), who develops the power to move things with his mind after a lab accident, just like a Marvel Comics character. After slamming doors and flinging objects across rooms with an arched eyebrow and … Continue reading Bad Girls We Love: Jane Mitchell from Zapped!
Queen Vera Farmiga turns 49 today! She is my favorite actress working today not named Michelle, and I can vividly remember the moment when I knew this. Let me tell you about it. I’d loved her for years already, but that adoration reached new heights with Bates Motel, which is a top five or ten … Continue reading Happy Birthday Vera Farmiga
Sometimes you read a review and think, "How did this person get inside my head?" That was my reaction while back to Doreen St. Félix's review for The New Yorker of the recently concluded first season of the Showtime limited series, The First Lady. For the most part, I share her overall assessment of the … Continue reading The First Lady
Frequently, my neurodivergent mind makes it difficult to focus on one task at a time, especially when I know there are so many other projects awaiting my attention. So the other night, instead of writing, I procrastinated by trying to add a more prominent subscribe button to this here site. I figured it out, but … Continue reading Housekeeping
The year's biggest supermoon is illuminating the night sky this week. So of course my mind conjures thoughts of the glorious Jack Nicholson-Michelle Pfeiffer collaboration, Mike Nichol's howlin' at the moon look at a midlife crisis, Wolf (1994). I'm picturing a hirsute Jack making jokes about the Hair Club for Men, and a flawless Michelle … Continue reading Howl at the Moon