Modernized Shakespeare

The following article originally appeared on on 1 April 2011… Regular readers (do I even have those?) have surely noticed by now that at the end of each article I have been merrily endorsing the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, reminding people that they can follow it on Twitter (@sacshakes), “like” it on Facebook, or particularly … Continue reading

An Open Letter to James Cameron

The following article was originally published on on 19 March 2010. Dear Mr. Cameron, Firstly: big fan. Seen most of your movies (have yet to track down Piranha II: The Spawning, but will most definitely get around to it) and have enjoyed all I have seen. I know I am a lowly community college … Continue reading

Homeland – “Pilot”

Homeland – “Pilot” Homeland has the potential to be one of the most interesting new shows of the season. That’s not to say it will be, but the pilot looks promising. Claire Danes plays CIA agent Carrie Mathison. Carrie is in the doghouse after a disastrous attempt to spring an informant from an Iraqi prison. … Continue reading

Temple Grandin (2010)

Temple Grandin (2010) — So this is a made-for-HBO that has been sitting unwatched on my DVR for about two months before I finally got around to watching it.  It’s the story of Temple Grandin (Claire Danes), an autistic woman who in the 1960s & 70s overcame the disadvantages of her condition to revolutionize the … Continue reading