Reviews of "Magic Mike's Last Dance" (⭐⭐1/2), "No Bears" (⭐⭐⭐⭐), "Close" (⭐⭐⭐), and "One Fine Morning" (⭐⭐⭐).
I really enjoyed your NYT article, Ty. Olympic swimmer Buster Crabbe, who lost out as the M-G-M Tarzan, was fun to watch in King of the Jungle and the Flash Gordon Universal serial. My fave 'player turned player' is Olympic wrestler Nat Pendleton, who played a wrestler in "Flesh" and an athlete in a number of early films, and made a successful career out of being a goofy sidekick throughout the 1930s. Both fellows excelled academically too, Buster at USC and Nat at Columbia.
Ty, ss someone who switched careers in his 50s from banking to middle-school teaching, I can say that I've seen the positive side of that much maligned age group too, as they begin to spread their intellectual wings and as they push back on the society their elders have bequeathed them. Plus, they make you laugh more than you might guess.
"spiv"? Que pasa?
I love your recommendations for TCM movies at 10 in the morning! What do you think of AMC's pricing scheme? I'm genuinely bewildered. My proposal: the price of a movie ticket goes down the closer that you get to showtime. Truly dynamic - a rush every screening!