Tag Archives: Michael J. Fox

Annie

IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE. Wealthy businessman William Stacks (Jamie Foxx) is running for mayor of New York City; in order to come across as more likable he invites a 10-year-old foster child (Quvenzhané Wallis) in Harlem to live with him. An updated version of the Broadway musical, with new arrangements of the old songs … Continue reading Annie

Winners at Next Sunday’s Golden Globes

In the clip above, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, hosts of next Sunday’s Golden Globe awards are having a little fun. “Ten seconds or less why the Golden Globes are the best awards show… hmmm… gimme a minute…” Looks promising. The time has come for some predictions. FILM: In the Drama categories, 12 Years a Slave … Continue reading Winners at Next Sunday’s Golden Globes

Fox Deserves Praise for Talking About Alcohol

Michael J. Fox recently appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to promote his new sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show. The promo above shows some of what they were talking about. What made the news today was Fox talking about what happened right after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991. In his own words, he started … Continue reading Fox Deserves Praise for Talking About Alcohol

Searching for an Honest NYC Mayor

This fall’s mayoral election in New York City is gearing up to be one of the nation’s most exciting, one that deserves to be compared to a gubernatorial or senatorial race. Being mayor of that city is obviously a bigger deal than being mayor of any other city in the world. It provides a national … Continue reading Searching for an Honest NYC Mayor

Who Can Resist? A Stamp of Approval from Hollywood’s Best-Loved

  Who can resist Betty White? The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland star is currently appearing in a political ad together with Wendie Malick from the later show in support of California Congressman Howard Berman who’s up for reelection. The cause? Well, White is a staunch supporter of animals rights and recognizes Berman as an ally. … Continue reading Who Can Resist? A Stamp of Approval from Hollywood’s Best-Loved

The American President

WHY CAN’T THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD HAVE THE THING HE WANTS MOST? Widowed President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) falls for an environmental lobbyist (Annette Bening), but dating has political consequences for a man in his position. Another charming romantic comedy from Rob Reiner, greatly aided by Aaron Sorkin’s idealistic, highly political but also amusing … Continue reading The American President

Back to the Future Part III

THEY’VE SAVED THE BEST TRIP FOR LAST… BUT THIS TIME THEY MAY HAVE GONE TOO FAR.   Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is stuck in 1885 and will be murdered, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) learns, unless he can travel back in time from 1955 and warn the good Doc. The final chapter in this time-traveling trilogy … Continue reading Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part II

GETTING BACK WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. Immediately upon returning from 1955, Marty and Doc Brown (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd) go to 2015 in order to stop disastrous events from ruining the future for Marty’s family. Director Robert Zemeckis portrays the future in an artificial and silly way without the kind of love and credibility that … Continue reading Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955

17-YEAR-OLD MARTY MCFLY GOT HOME EARLY LAST NIGHT. 30 YEARS EARLY.   Robert Zemeckis’s highly entertaining movie Romancing the Stone (1984) obviously borrowed a lot from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), although its hero wasn’t quite as noble as Harrison Ford. So I guess it was no big surprise to see Spielberg agreeing to executive-produce Zemeckis’s … Continue reading Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955

Spin City: The New York That Never Was

Producer Gary David Goldberg was responsible for Family Ties, one of the most popular TV shows of the 1980s, which also became a breakthrough for actor Michael J. Fox who played precocious teen Alex. The couple reunited in 1996 for another hit TV show, Spin City, and it looked like Alex was making a comeback. The new … Continue reading Spin City: The New York That Never Was