In September 2015 a comedy-drama film called “The Intern” was released in theatres. Starring Robert de Niro and Anne Hathaway, it told the story of a retired, 70 year-old widower (de Niro) who returns to the work-force as part of a new senior intern program launched by a highly successful, internet clothing company, run since its start in her kitchen 18 months earlier, by its hyper-active founder (Hathaway).
The film’s overall box-office gross overall was close to $200 million (budget approx. $35 million). It was a financial success, but tended to be overlooked by many in the industry because of its being tagged as something of a ‘chick flick’, and which didn’t feature IMAX worthy special effects. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s early July, and the times (i.e. morning and night), they’re only limited respites from hot and humid.
What could be more fun? According to some pundits in the media in Canada, we should be grateful for whatever we get, because it’s much better than the cold of mid-winter. Indeed, they consider the extremely uncomfortable conditions in eastern Canada this past week, outside the protection of air-conditioning, are simply part of the price to pay. Read the rest of this entry »
Beer is not a beverage for everyone, and certainly not for all ages.
Its taste, while variable between brands, is an acquired one. That said, it remains viewed by some as a rite of passage, and by many as simply a beverage to enjoy with lunch, after a hard day of work or strenuous activity, or simply to help while away time as an alternative to drinking wine or cocktails.
Its ultimate staying power is perhaps best summarized by a famous line from Archie Bunker in an episode of the TV classic comedy, All in the Family. In it, he reminds wife Edith (and viewers), that you don’t really buy beer, you only rent it. Read the rest of this entry »