Sunday, January 17, 2021

Entertainment News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:35 PM

Pray for the grace of accuracy.” — Robert Lowell

Related material — Futon Dream.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Whiteboard Jungle

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:45 PM


A story in numbers:


  It is what it is.

See also the phrase “Beautiful Mathematics” in this  journal.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Goods

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:33 PM

An April 25, 2015, Internet review of "The Dead Pool" (1988) —

"The biggest problem with this movie is the fact that 
we have Liam Neeson and Clint Eastwood on the screen 
at the same time and they are not facing off 
in a battle of badass action stars. 
Neeson wasn’t really considered to be much more than 
a supporting character at this point in his career, 
but his recent action run proves that he is the goods."

— Geno McGahee

Click to enlarge the above IMDb screenshot.

See also a related May 16 review from The Boston Globe .

I prefer the remarks of J. G. Ballard linked to here on May 11.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:18 AM

In a new film, "The Commuter," Liam Neeson fights
a conspiracy

"so vast and preposterous that it becomes
nothing more than a grab-bag of plot twists."

A. O. Scott in The New York Times , 5 AM Jan. 11

Update of 6:29 AM —

"What's purple and commutes?"

Monday, October 6, 2014

Arcs and Shards

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:21 AM

Ben Brantley in The New York Times  today on a Broadway opening:

“As Christopher navigates his way through an increasingly
unfamiliar landscape, both physical and emotional, the arcs
of his adventures are drawn into being.

So are the shards of sensory overload.”

Arc — See a search for Line at Infinity:

Shard — See Shard and Pythagorean Selfie:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Jesus for Jews

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:06 PM

(Continued from the previous post, with its
link to Jeff Bridges in a scene from "Heaven's Gate.")

See an obituary for the widow of the late Robert Maxwell 
in today's Jerusalem Post , and The Dude.

Related material Peter O'Toole as another Jesus for Jews.

And then there is Liam Neeson….

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Where Entertainment is God

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 AM


A May 27, 2013, Washington Post  story by Ellen Nakashima:

Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs
compromised by Chinese cyberspies

Related entertainment:

From Ayn Sof  (January 7, 2011): 

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." — Roy Scheider in Jaws

"We're gonna need more holy water." — Season of the Witch


Liam Neeson (right) and Taylor Kitsch

Holy Water 

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:32 AM

A post suggested by an article on The Shard of London
in this morning's Wall Street Journal—

IMAGE- Video, 'Unknown. Liam Neeson Tribute,' 3:27 of 3:54, Hand with Shard

As for the "Personal Jesus" song that accompanies the above video tribute,
listen to Liam Neeson as the voice of Aslan in recent Narnia  films
and consider the saying of C. S. Lewis that Aslan is not a tame  lion.

Here Lewis may, if one likes, be regarded as the "inkling" of Heidegger
in last night's post—

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spectral Theory

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , , , — m759 @ 8:00 AM

“And we may see the meadow in December,
icy white and crystalline” — Johnny Mercer

“At another end of the sexual confusion spectrum….”

IMAGE- Frank Langella and Liam Neeson in 'Unknown'

The devil likes metamorphoses.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday March 22, 2009

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM
Funeral Services Held
for Natasha Richardson

E! Online today, 1 PM PDT:

“Family and friends of Natasha Richardson said their final farewells to the late actress Sunday afternoon during a small, private funeral held near her Millbrook home in upstate New York….

Richardson died on Wednesday [March 18, 2009] at the age of 45 from a head injury she suffered [on Monday, March 16, 2009] while skiing in Canada.

The funeral began after the family arrived in a police-escorted motorcade at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lithgow, where Neeson and her sons are members….”

For what it’s worth…

Background image
for the E! story:

Eight-pointed star, background image for the E! Online logo

Related images —
Midsummer Night
in the Garden of
Good and Evil

See also:

God as Trauma,”
by a former vicar
of the Lithgow church,
and Drunkard’s Walk.

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