Quick Hits: July 26-27

Paul Sorvino has passed away at the age of 83. Primarily known for playing gangsters and cops, Sorvino found his greatest success in the early 90s with roles in Goodfellas and Law & Order. No cause of death has been announced, but Sorvino had apparently been suffering from numerous health issues recently. Renegade film directorContinue reading “Quick Hits: July 26-27”

Quick Hits: June 9-10-11

***** CONTENT WARNING: DRUG ABUSE ***** ***** SPOILER ALERT: CONTAINS CLIPS FROM STRANGER THINGS 4 ***** On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen. On June 9, 1980, Richard Pryor suffered second- and third-degree burns over half his body. Pryor had become addicted to freebasingContinue reading “Quick Hits: June 9-10-11”

Quick Hits: July 5

Happy birthday, Robbie Robertson! Known primarily for his work with The Band, Robertson is a musician, songwriter, film composer, actor and author. He is responsible for writing some of rock’s all-time greats, including “The Weight”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and my personal favorite, “Up on Cripple Creek”. Robertson has also collaborated withContinue reading “Quick Hits: July 5”

Happy 4th of July

On July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Every year, Americans celebrate the holiday by drinking large quantities of alcohol, grilling giant slabs of meat and watching gunpowder missiles explode in the sky. Since it’s hot and humid in Michigan today, I’ll be spending the holiday in myContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”