Shame we’ll hear no more of that voice, heard here in Sweeney Todd.
Leonard Nimoy died today. Since I didn’t know him personally, I’ll leave it to others to discuss the terrific guy that from all accounts he was. Instead, I’ll take a moment to thank him for embodying Spock for all these years. I was a lonely, introverted, mixed-race, smart kid who spent much of his childhood… Continue reading Goodbye, Leonard.
The first great stand up comedian I ever saw was Robin Williams. When I was ten or eleven, my parents let me watch my first uncensored comedy show, a rerun of his 1978 performance. If you haven’t seen it you should seek it out. I’m not sure how to find it on HBO–I’m not a… Continue reading Robin Williams, An Appreciation
Broadcasts of NFC games haven’t been the same without him. He had a gift for making any name he pronounced sound like the most awesome name given to any person since the dawn of time. Pat Summerall dead at 82.
Reading Roger Ebert’s reviews was always a pleasure, and I knew when they started slowing down that there was cause to worry. While I learned a great deal about movies by reading reviews of films he admired–and often came to reconsider movies whose qualities I hadn’t appreciated on first viewing–what I’ll remember most are his… Continue reading Roger Ebert Died Today: What I’ll Miss Most