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Goofy beauty

June 24, 2010 We can all be forgiven falling in love with movie stars. That’s their job, after all. Case in point, Malin Akerman. more »»

Seeing things

June 17, 2010 Recently I had a dream in which my cat, Phoebe, walked up a wall. When I called out, “Hey, Fee, what are you doing?” she cheerfully headed back my way… on the ceiling. more »»

Lights … camera … thanks!

June 10, 2010 Not since Elvis’ “thank yuh very much,” has gratitude been expressed with more style. But “happythankyoumoreplease” comes close. That’s the title of a new movie from Josh Radnor. more »»

Sands of time

June 3, 2010 Sweet memories are something we all cherish — ­ but it’s those moments just before the fender bender or chain saw mishap that we would pay more dearly to be able to get back. more »»

The price of celebrity

May 27, 2010 Remember when being a cover girl was good thing? It was a beauty badge, earned when there was no ambiguity in the concept of “role model. more »»

Wedding band

May 20, 2010 It was Maui’s version of the “Shrek” finale, when all the characters, especially Donkey, take the stage to rock out on a golden oldie, strutting and mugging through their curtain calls. more »»

Action! heroes

May 13, 2010 As determined as I was not to, I have to admit I enjoyed watching “Iron Man 2.” It’s fun … even if it never quite triumphs over its greatest challenge: Iron Man 1. more »»

On the ‘Go’ in Wailea

May 6, 2010 When comics improvise together, they’ve got to get in the same groove. It’s somewhere between marching to the beat of the same drummer and totally surrendering to ESP. more »»

Circle of life

April 29, 2010 Among the many wonders of the new documentary “Oceans,” my favorite is that it’s not computer generated. Oh, sure, there’s amazing camera technology involve. more »»

‘Get a Job’ in the movie biz

April 22, 2010 Energy on a movie set isn’t normal everyday energy. Not only is it hurry up and wait, but it’s orchestrated, pre-planned, group deja vu — the same moment in time, repeated over and over again. more »»

Trash of the Titans

April 15, 2010 In ancient Greece, as best we can tell, 2,500 years later, mythology mattered. It had an important job to do. In that barely civilized society, it had lessons to teach. more »»

Lessons learned at The Ritz

April 8, 2010 Eighteen years. If it were your baby, it would be old enough to drive by now. more »»

Extras, extras, read all about it

April 1, 2010 When the job title is “extra,” that should tell you something. You’re not the star of the show. more »»

Intelligence, or not

March 25, 2010 So the joke goes like this: A guy answers a classified ad for a “Talking Dog for Sale” and winds up in the country where a crusty old farmer tells him the dog’s in the backyard. more »»

Mission accomplished

March 18, 2010 Even at the peaks of his career, first in the late ’60s, then in 1980, Peter Graves’ star never burned as bright as Tom Cruise’s. It would be like comparing a match to a Roman candle. more »»

The Hurt Oscar

March 11, 2010 Even after the big Oscar blast, I bet people won’t be lining up to see “The Hurt Locker.” I’d put money on it. more »»

The tsunami effect

March 4, 2010 Days later, phone calls from the Mainland were still coming in. People at work and at school were still buzzing. Newspaper headlines were still talking about that “crazy day. more »»

Seeing and believing

February 25, 2010 Whether ice or snow, the screen is always white. I long believed it was the high-contrast white balance of the background that made the Winter Olympics such a perfect sporting event for TV. more »»


February 18, 2010 Among all the folks communing with the whales last Friday, we were the ones twisting and shouting all the way hom. more »»

Brand new game

February 11, 2010 Few of us believed the Saints would actually come marching in on Sunday, so as a fallback measure I tuned in to watch the ads. more »»



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