It’s a wild ride in Jumanji’s jungle

Transformation is the name of the game in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Four high schoolers of extremely different social strata are tossed into a detention session closet and told to remove staples from a magazine project or something a ludicrous. If they don’t finish, they’ll have to return on Saturday. I don’t believe it.…

No irony-ing needed

The T-shirt caught my eye with a corner of olive peeking from the bottom of the shelf pile this warm and sunny Friday morning in Syracuse after a winter of neglect. My dear wife Karen had purchased it for my before my layoff from the big daily. Why, yes, I wore it to go view…

Bernie may live in Richard’s garage

Wait until you hear who the Bernie and Jack are that I’m talking about in the headline. Combing the web for odd and/or interesting news about movieland for the weekly Thursday edition of my Syracuse New Times blog, I discovered on cinemablend.com that famous film-maker Richard Linklater went to court to vouch for convicted murderer…