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The Night I Tried Network TV – Reviews of The MJF Show, The Crazy Ones, The Goldbergs and Back in the Game

With few exceptions over the past decade, Modern Family and Burn Notice most prominently, if the show’s not on Sunday night I don’t watch it. The biggest difference from NBC’s Thursday night lineup in the […]

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Fond Farewell to Friday Night Lights

Admittedly, I came late to the party.  Mostly because I have never watched any TV shows derived from movies that merited even the slightest attention (Animal House – the sitcom anyone?). So for years I […]

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Big Man Gone: Heaven Needed a Horn Section

By Johnny 99 AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Clarence “Big Man” Clemons has joined Heaven’s Rock-n-Roll All Stars, adding a much needed saxophone to the band, which features Keith Moon on drums, Stevie […]

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BtS Movie & DVD Reviews

 BtS reviews: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Iron Man 2, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Toy Story 3, Youth in Revolt, The Big Bad Swim, In the Loop, Zombieland, A Secret, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Crazy […]

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Album Oriented Radio

Most folks forget that only in the early 70’s did FM radio begin to replace AM as the most frequented local for music, relegating the mono frequency to  sports and right-wing radio. I distinctly recall the new, laidback voices on FM […]

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Toy Story 3 Takes No Prisoners

Last night in an unusual occurrence my almost 11 year old son fell asleep on our downstairs’ couch. As I tried to lift to carry him upstairs to his bed, I quickly realized that even […]

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In the Loop

Irrespective of your political beliefs, check out In the Loop (In the Loop), a sharp, sometimes laugh out loud satire nominated for best adapted screenplay. The effervescent cast includes James Gandolfini as an American General […]

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Why Invictus Made Me Sad

Invictus, the powerfully feel-good inspirational movie that introduces a whole new generation to Nelson Mandela, downright depressed me. And not because S. Africa won mind you; I have no allegiance to the All Black’s of […]

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On the NJ Shore – an offer you shouldn’t refuse

New Jersey lawmakers asked MTV to cancel the series The Jersey Shore. Have not seen nor plan nor to watch, but sounds like the Jersey Legislature’s been watching reruns of the Sopranos. Maybe James Gandolfini can […]

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