Saturday, April 30, 2011

Goodbye Llanview

abc stupidly announced the ending of 'all my children' and the groundbreaking 'one live to live' last week. i don't much care about the demise of erica kane but the thought of not visiting llanview the home of 'one live to live' has left me numb. although i have 8 months to visit still ahead of me each visit will be bitter sweet as each day draws closer to the end. and what will they replace it with but another damn daytime talk show. i will not be tuning in. nor should any fan of either soap. it's the only voice we have. boycott the new shows and show abc the error of their ways.

an american art form is now definitely on life support as only four daytime dramas will be on air come january. and now we can have more talk talk talk that we have no use for.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Diana Was Present...

the spirit of diana was ever present this day at the marriage of kate and wills. although i waited for one commentator to make mention of the why many of the well wishers lined the royal road i did not hear it: not since 1997 at diana's funeral have so many gathered in london's streets and their presence today was as much for her (memory) as for the bride and groom. yes they were their to witness happiness for the once 15 year old who followed his mums casket after her untimely death. her spirit also influenced the more modern wedding we saw today than the stuffier one between charles and lady di. wills his is mother's son. i believe he will carry on her legacy of making the monarchy more modern. i will say i believe he has chosen the right partner for this role. 

is it possible to see his smile, his eyes and demeanor and not see diana? i think not. i think diana would have been proud today. she happily appears to have had more influence on william in 15 years, his formative years, than the windsors have had on him. brava diana. bravo kate and wills.

Perfect: Wills and Kate

Keith Returns with 'Countdown'

'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' returns june 20th on the Current tv network. same name, same time, same keith. it's been too long.

here's the station lineup:

dish 196
direct tv 358
time warner 142
comcast 107
verizon fios 192
at&t 189

Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's Official or Is It?

the damn birthers are now saying it's photoshoped. they won't give up. racism at it's worst!

Congrats to Blake Lively

blake made the 'time' magazine top 100 this year. well deserved! and i arrogantly thought i was the only one who knew. who knew?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oscar 2011 Dates Announced

Thursday, December 1, 2011:               Official Screen Credits forms due
Tuesday, December 27, 2011:              Nominations ballots mailed
Friday, January 13, 2012:                      Nominations polls close 5 p.m. PT
Tuesday, January 24, 2012:                  Nominations announced 5:30 a.m. PT,
Wednesday, February 1, 2012:             Final ballots mailed
Monday, February 6, 2012:                   Nominees Luncheon
Saturday, February 11, 2012:                Scientific and Technical Awards presentation
Tuesday, February 21, 2012:                Final polls close 5 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 26, 2012:                  84th Academy Awards presentation

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie

simply the best and a cut above the rest

can it really be that ms. christie turns 70 today? where the hell does the time go?

time passages


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Remembering Dusty Sprinfield on Her Birthdate

in the beginning

'wishin and hopin'

'i only want to be with you'

'you don't have to say you love me'

'how can i be sure'

'son of a preacher man'

'the windmills of your mind'

dusty's renaissance happened when she joined forces with 'the pet shop boys'

'arrested by you'

'in private'


'nothing has been proved'

dusty certainly passed too young but she did pass on top

Friday, April 15, 2011

When Mary Met Sally

sally field has been picked by steven spielberg to play mary todd lincoln in 'lincoln' based on 'team of rivals' by doris kearns goodwin.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

'Never Let Me Go' ***1/2stars

every year a few good films gets lost in the end of the year bombardment of oscar hopefuls. last year there were a few ('city lights', 'agora') including 'never let me go'. you have to accept the premise that cloning is infact a way of life. when you accept this then you can realize that children are cloned to be donors for humankind. if you do accept these facts then you can enter the debate of whether or not these cloned ones have a 'soul'. it's an amazing film with an amazing premise that takes place not in te future but in the immediate past.

the leads are the young new brits who have a future in film. keira knightley, andrew garfield and carey mulligan shine as 'donors'. these three live up to their past roles and even surpass all prior performances. 

this is the sort of film that does what a film should do. it takes us somewhere else and lets our minds explore a world beyond what we know. it may not be for everyone but for true lovers of film it is a must see.

 the wonderful keira knightley


available on blu ray and dvd

Saturday, April 9, 2011

For Michael

terence stamp in 'far from the madding crowd'