Al Merrick

26 Apr 19

Season Three, Episode Twelve: “Tell Him Something Pretty” Note: each writing will spoil the episode in review but will not discuss any future episodes. The last scene in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises has the emasculated and wounded Jake lamenting with his long-time love Brett. She muses, “We could have had a damn good time together.” […]

25 Apr 19
Christopher's space

I was planning a long day at the Coliseum and the Oracle Arena. I didn’t get much sleep during the night. I walked out of the apartment and realized I had left behind my second ticket, and so I wasted time retrieving it before I took the 52 bus toward the BART station. I went […]

23 Apr 19
24/7 Wall St.

Audiences often go to the movies to escape the humdrum of day-to-day monotony. Yet some of the greatest movies are based on everyday life stories. While added drama may occasionally be necessary to bring these stories up to cinematic standards, the fact remains that the truth is often more interesting than fiction. Though these movies […]

23 Apr 19

Season Three, Episode Eleven: “The Catbird Seat” Note: each writing will spoil the episode in review but will not discuss any future episodes. In the years before Game of Thrones, it wasn’t a common practice for television to off any major characters. Star Trek even was famous for only using characters introduced that very episode to […]