Archive for June 2010

Review - Knight and Day

by David Schuster Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in “Knight and Day” Right before going to see “Knight and Day” I read an article that said Tom Cruise’s movie career was over. I was perplexed. Did he perish in an auto accident? Or, did he decide to go into the Church of Scientology full time?... Read more »

Review - The Karate Kid

Review - The Karate Kid
by David Schuster Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith What do you know – a remake that actually was pretty good. This summer has been one remake or sequel after another, and most of them have been crap-ola but “The Karate Kid” broke the recent mold. The remake has some subtle differences then the original but is... Read more »

Book Report - Moment Of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf

Book Report - Moment Of Glory: The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf
Its funny how what goes around, comes around.  When I was a kid (a very long time ago) I used to have to write book reports.  Back in the good old days, we actually had to read the book, or at worse, get the Cliff Notes.  This new book by John Feinstein may get the... Read more »
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Tuesday Afternoon Special

Tuesday Afternoon Special
This past weekend has been a veritable buffet of entertainment – a smorgasbord of movies, television, music, books, and even a trip to the theater for yours truly. Jim Ortlieb (L) of the Chicago cast of “Billy Elliot” chats with Steve Leventhal (R) after a performance of the hit musical. We’ll start with late last... Read more »

Review - The A-Team

by David Schuster It’s been a while since I had a chance to see a movie as I was wall to wall covering the Blackhawks as they went on to win the Stanley Cup. A quick side note regarding that. What a great experience to have been with them every step of the way and especially... Read more »

DVD Review - Whip It

This was a fun two-hour escape from reality.  A nice effort from Drew Barrymore, in her directorial debut.  Unlike Jennifer Aniston, my favorite movie punching bag, she does have some skills as a director, and in her limited role in this movie.  If you want to see her act, there are quite a few other... Read more »
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Review - Get Him to the Greek

Review - Get Him to the Greek
This movie is funnier than the Washington Nationals 2009 highlight video.  I haven’t laughed this hard since the first time I saw “The Hangover.” There were a LOT of laugh out loud moments in this flick. Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) and Judd Apatow have once again teamed up to create a spin... Read more »

DVD Review - No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh I watched this movie late last night.  “No Country for Old Men” is just as dark and enigmatic as when I saw it in its theatrical release.  On this second viewing I was able to spend more time focusing on some of the great characters in the film, based on... Read more »

The Newseum - Not Just for News Junkies

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go see the Newseum in its two-year old new home at Pennsylvania and Sixth Avenue in Washington, DC, a few short blocks from the White House.  Who knew the Blackhawks would be in the Stanley Cup finals when we booked our trip.  At least, I got back... Read more »
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