The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
March 23, 2016

Don’t judge a book

By Dom Cioffi

A little over a year ago, I overheard my niece and her friend talking about their desire to get tattoos when they turned 18. They were boasting about the different designs they were considering and how each body emblem would have…

The Movie Diary
March 16, 2016

Out of sight, out of mind

By Dom Cioffi

I watched him drop an easy pop fly; I watched him muff a very field-able ground ball; I even watched him half-heartedly try to steal second base only to get thrown out by 10 feet.

I watched all of this occur to…

The Movie Diary
March 9, 2016

All I need is the air that I breathe

By Dom Cioffi

I lay there looking up into the sky, only the clouds visible within my range of sight. I could move my fingers and toes (something my father always told me to do to make sure I wasn’t seriously injured), but I still…

The Movie Diary
March 2, 2016

Sunday Bloody Sunday

The Witch

By Dom Cioffi

It’s customary for me to come home after work and immediately wash dishes. This is something I’ve done for years. I don’t know why; it’s just an activity I have to complete before I relax in to the…

And the Oscar Goes to…
The Movie Diary
February 24, 2016

And the Oscar Goes to…

By Dom Cioffi

Other than the chants of racism in the weeks leading up to this year’s Academy Awards broadcast, it’s still shaping up to be an enthralling night for movie buffs.

There’s little doubt that host Chris Rock will address the elephant in the…

The Movie Diary
February 17, 2016

For unlawful carnal knowledge

DEADPOOL

By Dom Cioffi

I’ve been known to curse from time to time, and to be honest, I’m not ashamed of the fact.

Like most adults, I’ll swear when I’m upset, but personally, I’ll probably resort to profanity more…

The Movie Diary
February 12, 2016

Fixin’ to make a change

By Dom Cioffi

I’m a reasonably competent man, which means, given most problematic situations, I can usually exercise enough wherewithal to reliably work through them. Sure, there are times when I’ll call in a professional, but for me it’s usually a last resort move that…

The Movie Diary: Slip sliding away
The Movie Diary
February 9, 2016

The Movie Diary: Slip sliding away

By Dom Cioffi

Many years ago, while I was at a friend’s wedding, I had an interesting conversation with an elderly gentleman about dying. But it wasn’t the “struggles of old age” kind of talk or a “what happens in the afterlife” discussion. No, this…

Lost in confusion
The Movie Diary
February 2, 2016

Lost in confusion

By Dom Cioffi

This past Saturday, my son and I were driving around in my truck talking about life. He was curious about the different jobs I had over the years so I gave him a brief review. He listened intently, asking various questions as…

You light up my life
The Movie Diary
January 27, 2016

You light up my life

By Dom Cioffi

When you go to the movies every week for 20+ years, you’re going to see some interesting things.

I’ve witnessed inebriation on all levels and in all ages. I’ve seen food fights erupt between unruly teenagers. I’ve even helped break up a…