Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Joan Rivers

Joan RiversOne year ago tomorrow, September 4, 2014, Joan Rivers passed away. Say what you will about her, but I loved this woman.  Joan Rivers was a trailblazer who had an amazing sense of humor.  Above, is one of my favorite Joan Rivers quotes.

Black Mass

Black Mass the movieBlack Mass, is a new movie that opens later this month and is based on Whitey Bulger, a convicted murderer and former mob boss from Boston who also happened to be an FBI informant and who’s brother, Billy Bulger, was one of the state’s most powerful politicians.

After 16 years in hiding Bulger was found and arrested in 2011; at the time of his arrest he was listed as the second most wanted man by the FBI in the United States.  This movie is the story of his life.

Black Mass stars Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Johnson and opens later this month on September 18th.  Do you plan on seeing the movie? 


40 Year Old Virgin was released 10 years ago this week

steve carell, movieI was surprised to read that it was 10 years ago this week that The 40 Year Old Virgin staring Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and others was released.

Ten years ago I was working in an office where the average age of most employees was mid-20s and this movie was talked about and quoted non-stop. I couldn’t believe it was released 10 years ago and checked with IMDB which confirmed that Carell’s surprise summer smash was released on August 19, 2005.

Here is a bit from the movie that had me in stitches when I first watched it. Mind the language if you are watching this in your office (NSFW).  It is just as funny without the sound.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka in Ptown

Provincetown, Ptown, Cafe HeavenThis evening Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka are performing two shows in Provincetown. My friend Alan posted this picture of them posing with him in front of Cafe Heaven earlier today.

I’m sure the show tonight which also features Seth Rudetsky will be fabulous.  I’m glad NPH and David had the chance to meet Alan and enjoy a breakfast at one of my favorite spots in Ptown.

WELL STRUNG new video: Blank Space (feat. Johann Sebastian Bach)

If you like what you hear / see you can still catch Well Strung performing through the rest of the summer in Provincetown at the Art House.

New England native Seth Myers explains why Boston said “No” to hosting the Olympic games

New England native, Seth Meyers, explains Boston’s spurning of the Olympic Games bid on his show Late Night with Seth Meyers to the rest of America, “Come on, Olympics, they [Bostonians] dressed up like Indians because they didn’t like a tax on their tea. Did you think they were going to stand by while you made them pay $20 billion for privilege of having a javelin contest in their town?”

New James Bond movie trailer: SPECTRE

Last week a new trailer for the forthcoming James Bond movie, SPECTRE, was released. The film which stars Daniel Craig as James Bond and Ralph Fiennes as the new “M” is scheduled to open in the US on November 6, 2015.