Category Archives: Theater

5 Reasons to Watch “City Island”

Warning! Some spoilers ahead, though I try to be gentle!  And once again, the scene is set: Josh. Library DVD rental. Excitement on his part, ignorance on mine. This night’s feature: “City Island.” From good old Wikipedia: Living on City … Continue reading

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My 2008 Academy Awards® Recap

I am nothing if not topical, so I hope that on this balmy August 2012 evening, you will enjoy this recap of the 2008 Oscars! It’s been 10 years since I truly enjoyed an Oscars® show, but it was worth … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Watch Funny Games (2007 Remake)

Spoiler alert! Though I think one could watch “Funny Games” and enjoy it after reading my blog, I do give potential spoilers for the movie! 1) The Soundtrack/Score I’ve always had a predilection towards metal and other scary sounds that … Continue reading

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Extra, Extra! My First Big Break!(?)

When I was a junior in college, I dropped out of Hofstra University. I was tired of being on an assembly line, romantically ambivalent, the usz — another blog for another day. Bottom line, I took this time to Pursue … Continue reading

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From ingenue to construction worker in one short year

Can I just tell you about the BULLSHIT that was my fifth grade play? Okay, you know how it goes in elementary school as far as teacher selection goes. In case you don’t, or in case something has changed in … Continue reading

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Little Orphan Annie and My Grandmother

When I was seven years old, I was OBSESSED with “Annie.” My grandmother, Mary Byrnes Collins, introduced me to the Broadway record, and I was never the same. “Annie” was my love, my life. I hadn’t seen the play or … Continue reading

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