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Super Shaver

Bill Nye the Science Guy wore Superman’s colors and styled his hair with a curl on his forehead for a promotional video for Gillette. His video is one of four that offer theories on how Superman shaves off his beard. … Continue reading

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You Know What You Have to Do

The first season of “Bates Motel” was far better than I could have hoped. Although set in the present, the prequel to “Psycho” shows us Norman Bates and his mother on the path to becoming the people we know from … Continue reading

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Brooks’ Tone

It’s very gratifying when my kids embrace something that has long been a favorite of mine. For example, I am delighted that my children love Mel Brooks movies. When we lived in Burbank, my son got a $5 Best Buy … Continue reading

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The Perfect Cheer

Russell Biven had a secret. He had gone to elaborate lengths to prepare for Star 102.1’s Dancing with the Knoxville Stars but he remained tight-lipped about his routine at the full-cast meeting on Wednesday. Over the past few weeks, Biven … Continue reading

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Bates and Switch

The actor who plays Norman in the new series “Bates Motel” does a great job of making us believe that he will grow up to become the same Norman who was portrayed by Anthony Perkins in “Psycho.” I was reminded … Continue reading

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Penny, Marshall

Some of my wife’s high-school classmates found a print of the student film they made in 1977. They posted it to YouTube and shared the link on Facebook. My wife watched it and knew that I would enjoy it too. … Continue reading

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Oz, He Knew Some

Sometimes a movie has a surprise scene after the credits. When my wife and I go to the movies, we like to read the song credits and filming locations, which are usually listed last. I wondered if “Oz the Great … Continue reading

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Knight Vision

The best Halloween costume I ever had was a Batman costume that my mother special ordered from a catalog. The 1960s TV series will always be my favorite version of the caped crusader but I also like the most recent … Continue reading

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There’s Plastic on the Furniture

There would be no “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Little Mermaid” without “Little Shop of Horrors.” Two of Disney’s most beloved films owe their success to the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. In 1982, Ashman and … Continue reading

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Youthful Ward

Superman, Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk are featured in tonight’s “Pioneers of Television.” They’re good but I’m most interested in seeing Batman and Robin on the “Superheroes” episode of the PBS show. I hope that the show’s producers did … Continue reading

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Model Knee

Cremation was the main topic during last night’s Dinner with the Bone Doctor at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. Dr. Bill Bass shared the floor with Helen Taylor of the East Tennessee Cremation Company. They talked about the cremation process and … Continue reading

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Biting Humor

Zombie movies have amused me ever since “Night of the Living Dead.” A neighbor who worked in the movie business screened the film for the kids on our street one summer night in Noyac. My sisters hated the movie but I … Continue reading

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Fate and Switch

The original lyrics to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” were darker and more brooding than the ones we know today. I remember reading about it in Entertainment Weekly several years ago. The song was written for the musical “Meet Me in … Continue reading

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Yentl Soup

The audience at Monday’s preview of “The Guilt Trip” seemed to be mostly there to see Barbra Streisand. My wife and I imagined a scenario where grown children are home for the holidays and looking for something to do. Their parents … Continue reading

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