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By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you pay any attention to movie hype at all, you’ve no doubt seen Tom Cruise going everywhere possible to tell the world that, sure, that was Tom himself hanging from the door of a cargo plane as... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, July 24, 2015

Going out or staying in? Doesn't matter. News Arts Editor Jeff Simon has tips for how to enjoy the weekend. 1. Live Jazz. The Masten Jazz Festival – Free music from 3 to 8 pm. Saturday featuring... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 23, 2015

“Don’t get hit too much,” implores the wife of Billy “the Great” Hope as he’s about to climb into the ring and defend his light heavyweight title for the... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 23, 2015

If Maya Forbes were to tell us the story of “Infinitely Polar Bear” over coffee and blueberry muffins, we would no doubt be riveted and nothing but sympathetic. That’s because we’d be... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 16, 2015

You can get off your high horse now. Believe me, I understand why you’re there. But for us skeptics who spend much of our lives on hype patrol in the precincts of American celebrity, one thing is... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 16, 2015

“Ant-Man” is the wittiest and most inventive Marvel comic movie I’ve seen in a long time. Thereby hangs a tale. Frankly I suspected that it was going to be. Which is why I’m guessing that... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mr. Holmes doesn’t smoke a meerschaum pipe. He prefers cigars. He never wore a deerstalker cap either. That, he says, was a fantasy of the illustrator of the books put out by his friend John... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rock musicians certainly didn’t invent sex. They didn’t invent illegal drugs either. They didn’t even really invent rock ’n’ roll – country musicians and... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, July 10, 2015

1. Book: “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (Harper) The rejected first book by the much-beloved author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” finally sees the light of day when it is officially, and... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 9, 2015

“Testament of Youth” is a powerful movie about war.You won’t think so at first. But I’d strongly advise patience, because the movie that this film becomes is, ultimately,... Read More

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