Recreation & Lifestyle

“WALL-E” – Out of the Mouths of Robots – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Exiting from a showing of “WALL-E,” a colorful swath of satirical, post apocalyptic animation directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo”), I wondered if the two little fat kids in front of me got the…

Remembering the Past: Memories From Carteret, Edison and Metuchen

by Diane Norek Harrison Here are some tidbits from my own research from around the area: CARTERET–Remember these old businesses? B & B Lounge, Carroll’s, Charlie’s Angels, The Dixie, Adam Garber & Co., Nagy’s Bar, New Palace Theatre; 52 Roosevelt…

“Get Smart” – Mission Unaccomplished – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Would you believe yet another TV sitcom reprised to feature length proportions? Yep, this week’s updated throwback is “Get Smart,” the 1960s small screen spoof of everything spies which featured the quick-clipped jibes of…

“The Incredible Hulk” — A Comic Book of the Mind — 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Musing the inevitable inquiry–“What’s better, ‘Iron Man’ or ‘The Incredible Hulk?’”–a comic book of the mind transports me back to a couple of ten-year-olds who could give that weighty question its deserved contemplation. Gamboling…

Remembering the Past: South Amboy Sports Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-“CROSS RIVER CASEYS TO GIVE FIGHT TO HOLY CROSS TEAM” On Jan. 5, 1925, The South Amboy Knights of Columbus basketball team went into action at St Mary’s gym against the South Amboy Holy Cross…

“You Don’t Mess with the Zohan" — 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Lest you be thought a fool, you don’t recommend “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” without prefacing. Stuff like, ‘Maybe I’m crazy. I know it isn’t good filmmaking and it’s completely stupid, but hey,…

Remembering the Past: Woodbridge Businesses

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-I received an email from reader Todd Howell with feedback from my May 2 column on businesses around Woodbridge in 1953: “Dear Diane, In Hopelawn, Curtis Woodwork is listed at the same address, 75 New Brunswick…

Popcorn: “Sex and the City” – E.T. Phones for Help – 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Point of disclosure: I have never witnessed one episode of “Sex and the City.” Nope, not when it was first making waves for its frankness on HBO, nor during its extended life in rerun.…