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By Jeff Simon » Monday, November 17, 2014

It seems to me Katharine Heigl holds the current record of offending the maximum number of Hollywood colleagues in a minimal period.She may have retired the trophy forever in 2008 when she told the wo... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Monday, November 17, 2014

It seems to me Katharine Heigl holds the current record of offending the maximum number of Hollywood colleagues in a minimal period.She may have retired the trophy forever in 2008 when she told the wo... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Sunday, November 16, 2014

The North Park was my childhood theater – my “Cinema Paradiso” for those who have seen the wonderful film by Giuseppe Tornatore.It’s where I saw my very first film at age 5... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, November 13, 2014

It won’t surprise a living soul that “Dumb and Dumber To” is a disgrace – a veritable calumny on the human species. It can also be very funny. And that too won’t surprise a living soul. ... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, November 13, 2014

Drum solos are primal in jazz.It’s what makes the finale of Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” as amazing as anything you’ll see at the movies these days. But it’s ... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Classical Debussy, Images, Preludes II performed by pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin (Hyperion). Let’s not be flippant here. So let’s not call this wonderful disc “Debussy’s Less Popular Piano... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rapist. That’s what young comic Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby in mid-October during a stand-up routine at the Trocadero Club in Philadelphia. The quote in context is this: “13 (the number o... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Saturday, November 8, 2014

Gerald Ford was in the White House at the time. There were few more famous names and faces anywhere in America than those belonging to Ford’s frequent golfing buddy, Bob Hope – a man kno... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, November 7, 2014

It is the villain of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” that almost – almost – makes it worth all of the hype and the hoo-ha. Yes, there are individual people in it who pose the same kind... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, November 6, 2014

Megan’s a grownup. Or should be. That’s what it says on her birth certificate. But as we first see her in Lynn Shelton’s smart and sensitive comedy/drama “Laggies” – a movie about just ... Read More
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