The Gong Show

The average reviewer pours scorn on remakes of old movies or television shows, crying creative bankruptcy. Not me. It’s hard to deny that recycling of characters and plot is wanting in inspiration. But that’s not a large crime in the entertainment world. I admit to a déclassé taste for recycled entertainments. I like the ones…

Welcome to My Neighborhood

Allow me to show you around the neighborhood. Before we leave, let me make sure the two gas levers feeding the stove and the often malfunctioning hot water heater are turned off. Can't forget my keys. If I'm locked out, no manager's office to call and we wouldn't understand each other anyway. Wait 5 minutes…

In One Place

I knew I was a regular at MoonDance the first time I drifted by and heard the sounds of Canadian cowboy balladeer Ian Tyson's Navajo Rug coming from the outdoor speakers. That brought me up short and told me this was something unique. Opened by a by a Canadian lawyer/frustrated screenwriter and his Chinese wife,…