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Went to the ┬ámovies in Berkeley today to see Wolf of Wall Street. The Oscars are starting soon and I had not seen that movie. I give it a “B.” Interesting premise. Interesting to look at. Way too long. Leonardo DiCaprio was adequate. I can imagine some actors doing better. I don’t think this film should win the Oscar but you never know.

FYI, I went to the movies by myself. I like to do that. I started out as a film critic at the Palo Alto Times (RIP) and am used to seeing movies on my own. I used to have a pen that lit up in the dark so I could take notes on movies I reviewed. I looked like a glow worm in the dark theater.

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  1. Sondra Byullotch

    It was not a very good film, but Jonah Hill was great, and some of the scenes will stand as classics for decades. It was definitely worth the time I spent watching it, and I’m glad I saw it, but if it wins a single award, I’ll be appalled.

    March 2nd, 2014 9:01 pm

  2. Jimmy

    I too like going to the movies alone. You can just immerse yourself in the story and characters, like a book, all to yourself. Never understood why going to the movies was a social event. It hard going to the movies nowadays with the crowds and people around you so distracted, acting like they’re in their own living room.

    March 2nd, 2014 9:28 pm

  3. Frank In Minnesota

    …and I think you are very comfortable with yourself, too….also, I noticed how excited you are about spring training by the way you write. Everything is still full of promise and high expectations and possibilities…you had fun and it showed in your writing…fun, great reads…thanks!!!!

    March 3rd, 2014 6:46 am

  4. Elknarps

    When I went to the University Ave theater in the 70′s that glow in the dark was no pen light.

    March 3rd, 2014 1:51 pm

  5. Stan

    DeCaprio is getting old as a megalomaniac. Seen it in the Aviator and a couple of others lately.
    Lowell, I had to restore my bookmarks…and I see a couple of other “CohnZones” who also do sports. One,doesn’t even identify who he is,but he’s got the graphics and the “like me” and the twitter “to follow me”.
    I uh,think its not very subtle…

    March 3rd, 2014 5:28 pm

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