“Contact” is still ‘okay to go’ 20 years later…

20 years ago (already??) in the summer of 1997, the film adaptation of the late Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel, “Contact” was released.  As a fan of the book, I (of course) eagerly saw it several times.  The third time was the charm, as it marked my first date with my then-future-now-present wife.   The movie…

To Sir John Hurt, with love…

Famed, Oscar-nominated British actor Sir John Hurt  passed away only last week (just a few days after his 77th birthday). He was one of my favorite character actors over the last few decades, and he became a favorite of mine almost without me realizing it, by stealthily disappearing into each new role.  I won’t go…