The Movie Diary

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
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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…

Free range treats
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January 18, 2016

Free range treats

By Dom Cioffi

I had the opportunity to eat something bizarre recently when a good friend offered me a handful of chocolate-covered crickets.

We were sitting around his kitchen having a cocktail during the Christmas break when he pulled out a small plastic bag. The…

Money, money, money
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January 13, 2016

Money, money, money

By Dom Cioffi

My 11-year-old son has been displaying a remarkable lack of intellect lately when it comes  to money.

It all started over the last year when several fateful events brought me great pause.

The first “situation” involved an overnight school trip where he…

The Movie Diary: Joy to the world
The Movie Diary
January 12, 2016

The Movie Diary: Joy to the world

By Dom Cioffi

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been making and breaking New Year’s resolutions.

Every year it’s the same thing: Once Christmas wraps up, and over the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, I begin analyzing what I could do…

The Movie Diary: ‘Tis the Season
The Movie Diary
January 7, 2016

The Movie Diary: ‘Tis the Season

My wife and I have an annual tradition of heading to the largest mall we can find on the final weekend before Christmas. We don’t do this because we need last-minute gifts. We do it because we like to find the calm within the chaos.