This past weekend, I watched, The Skeleton Twins. The movie was original, entertaining, emotionally raw, fun, serious and, above all, a reminder of the importance and complexities of family. And the cast (Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell) was fantastic. This collection of actors, all with a comedic background, was ideal for this serious drama with spontaneous (and vital) comedic interruptions. It’s not a lighthearted film, yet it’s a good one for the heart to see.
One of the best scenes is in the video clip below. A brother sees his sister (who he’s trying to reconcile with) is need of a pick-me-up. Milo’s prescription for Maggie was perfect.
Starship brings out the magic in everyone.
Have an Awesome Week…Only 3 Days Until Christmas!
Did “The Jenkintown Posse” (JTP) ever include a certain gentleman who became a Hollywood superstar?
The Goldbergs is one of the best (if not the best) sitcoms on television and it’s based on the real-life experiences and hilariously dysfunctional family of creator, writer and executive producer Adam F. Goldberg. Set in suburban Philadelphia, PA throughout the 1980s, the Goldberg family is outrageously funny, yet completely relatable. The chemistry on-screen is pitch perfect, the writing is cleverly engaging and the life lessons are timeless and amazing. Plus, the ’80s clothes, toys/gadgets and cultural references are all kinds of awesome. Above all, this show is superbly refreshing and original in an era in which the family sitcom with delicious edge (as Beverly would put it) has taken a nose dive since the mid-part of the last decade. And one aspect of this greatness is Barry, who has a group of friends called the JTP (see above).
It should be noted again that Jenkintown is the suburb of Philadelphia where the show takes place. It’s the town where show creator Adam F. Goldberg grew up in the 1980s. Now, Adam is 38 years old. Do you know what Hollywood star is 39 years old who also spent the 1980s running around Jenkintown, PA, possibly knowing and/or getting into trouble with the real Barry and Adam Goldberg in neon orange jackets with a Walkman strapped to their belt loops?
A picture says a thousand words…
I have a feeling the women discovering this may want to be his snuggle monster (again, in Beverly’s words).
Key Question: When will Bradley Cooper return to his roots (of sorts) and make an appearance on The Goldbergs?
I wonder if he can cobra strike?