Where were you when Sean Connery was in town?

Where were you when Sean Connery was in town?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hollywood magic coming to Eckley Miners Village in Foster Twp. The patchtown rich in coal mining history was becoming celluloid history in 1968 with “The Molly Maguires,” starring Sean Connery, Richard Harris and Samantha Eggar,...
Tamara’s Take: Quick Reviews, April 3

Tamara’s Take: Quick Reviews, April 3

“Tomb Raider,” three stars out of five. In theaters. Run through the jungle. Jump over fallen branches. Land in a raging river. Approach a waterfall and try not to go down it. Fight off a bad guy. Find a safe place to hide. This is the plot of the latest reboot of a...
Hometown Review: “Columbus”

Hometown Review: “Columbus”

This is part of an occasional series of reviews focusing on streaming releases linked to places of my past and present. “Columbus,” Four out of five stars. Streaming on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. In 1998 during my freshman year at college, I met a person would...
Your name in lights — a terrifying sight

Your name in lights — a terrifying sight

My name is Tamara, a name that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s as parents named their little girls after Russian and German figure skaters they saw on television. My parents named me after a game show contestant. As time passed, the name became rarer outside...
Saving the Oscars from themselves

Saving the Oscars from themselves

The 90th Academy Awards came in like a snail and left a slimy trail beyond Sunday in what could best be described as a highly guarded do-over by ABC. Last year, after “Moonlight” was robbed of its best picture moment due to an envelope mix-up, the wheels to revamp the...