A unique actor shows off his chops in a different direction

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nicolas-cage-prisoners-of-the-ghostland-11631836232? Nicolas Cage as You’ve Never Seen Him…With Bombs Strapped Between His Legs The star of a new fantasy film that he compares to ‘Conan the Barbarian’ digs into what keeps him interested four decades into his movie career Nicolas Cage as Hero in ‘Prisoners of the Ghostland,’ a film he describes as an R-rated … Continue reading A unique actor shows off his chops in a different direction

9 PC games you can play forever

I happily left the PC world for good more than a decade ago and haven't missed the many obscure error messages, the blue screen of death, or many other features of the Windows-based PC world. Since I use the more robust PC version of Quicken, I'm still stuck with using that program inside Windows inside … Continue reading 9 PC games you can play forever

“Dear Evan Hansen” still hampered by lead performance

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/09/09/dear-evan-hansen-review-ben-platt-toronto#intcid=recommendations_vf-trending-legacy_d3a1fd52-762a-4ea3-83b4-732950855335_popular4-1 REVIEWS Even on Film, Dear Evan Hansen Can’t Fix the Musical’s Main Problem BY RICHARD LAWSON SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 BY ERIKA DOSS/©UNIVERSAL PICTURES/EVERETT COLLECTION. Dear Evan Hansen, the smash-hit, Tony winning 2015 musical, was, depending on your outlook, a poignant depiction of the mental health perils of high school, or an unrelentingly cynical bit of smarm about … Continue reading “Dear Evan Hansen” still hampered by lead performance

“Lucifer” is a must-see with a corker sixth and final season

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/09/lucifer-netflix-season-6 The Devil’s Advocate: Please, Give Lucifer a Chance It would be a sin to overlook this Netflix drama—but as its final season arrives, it’s not too late to appreciate its many charms. BY MAUREEN RYAN SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 JOHN P. FLEENOR/NETFLIX. I am asking you, nicely, to go to Hell. Lucifer unleashes its final 10 episodes on … Continue reading “Lucifer” is a must-see with a corker sixth and final season

“25th Hour” barely mentions 9/11 but shows post-9/11 NYC well

http://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/movies/25th-hour-spike-lee.html ‘25th Hour’: The Best 9/11 Movie Was Always About New York While other directors edited out the twin towers from movies at the time, Spike Lee worked the tragedy into a story originally about other things. Edward Norton makes his way past a flag, one of many reminders of how the city looked after … Continue reading “25th Hour” barely mentions 9/11 but shows post-9/11 NYC well

A funny murder mystery steeped in UWS and Broadway memes

http://www.westsiderag.com/2021/09/01/new-uws-based-comedy-only-murders-in-the-building-now-streaming-on-hulu New UWS-Based Comedy ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Now Streaming on Hulu Posted on September 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm by Carol Tannenhauser Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. By Carol Tannenhauser The first three episodes of Only Murders in the Building, created and written by Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman, starring … Continue reading A funny murder mystery steeped in UWS and Broadway memes

Best movies and TV coming in September to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and more (other than Netflix)

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and More in September Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our favorites for September. By Noel Murray Aug. 31, 2021 Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for … Continue reading Best movies and TV coming in September to Amazon, HBO, Hulu and more (other than Netflix)

Best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in September

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in September Every month, the streaming service adds a new batch of titles to its library. Here are our picks for September. The brief but close friendship between Malcolm X, left, and Muhammad Ali is the subject of a new Netflix documentary.Credit...Netflix By Noel MurrayAug. 31, 2021 … Continue reading Best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in September

Myst (from 1993!) is back and better than ever for the Mac

I feel very sentimental about a few games that were ground-breaking at the time. Zork was one -- green letters on a black background with 40 characters a line. Myst was another. Both were story-telling games where your coordination and rapid reactions weren't what won a game. In many ways, both relied on logic, imagination, … Continue reading Myst (from 1993!) is back and better than ever for the Mac

A sci-fi series on Netflix you might (but shouldn’t) have missed

https://gamerant.com/netflix-greatest-sci-fi-show-dark/ This Netflix Series Might Be The Greatest Sci-Fi Show Ever BY CHARLES HANNEYPUBLISHED AUG 11, 2021 There have a been wide array of sci-fi television shows that are able to transport viewers to unique worlds, but this one stands out the most. During a 2019 Golden Globes acceptance speech for his film Parasite, Master filmmaker … Continue reading A sci-fi series on Netflix you might (but shouldn’t) have missed

Wingspan digital board game gorgeously converted for iOS

All three of my posts today have two articles -- just that sort of day. Wingspan used to be just a board game. It was then converted to platforms such as Xbox, Steam, and Nintendo Switch before its recent release for iOS. The first one, set out below, is a fulsome review. The second is … Continue reading Wingspan digital board game gorgeously converted for iOS

Stop Spotify from tracking you

Way back when Spotify appeared. I thought this would be a legal way of listening to music so signed up right away. Within days I deleted my account. Why? The software AUTOMATICALLY posted everything I played on my Facebook page for public consumption. I had nothing I was hiding but the idea that Spotify would … Continue reading Stop Spotify from tracking you