The Movie Diary

The Movei Diary: Band on the run
The Movie Diary
July 17, 2015

The Movei Diary: Band on the run

By Dom Cioffi

When I moved my family into a new neighborhood a few years ago, one of my biggest concerns was for the safety of my son. I obviously wanted him to have a healthy environment in which to roam, but I also hoped…

Dead and gone
The Movie Diary
July 9, 2015

Dead and gone

By Dom Cioffi

Back in the early 1980s, during my junior high school years, I was a fan of the burgeoning New Wave movement happening in music. A friend of mine had a brother who was well versed in obtaining imported records from the UK…

The Movie Diary
July 2, 2015

Mercy me!

By Dom Cioffi

The other day I had half an hour to kill so I grabbed my iPad, flopped down on the couch and fired up my Netflix app. After perusing for a bit, I came across one of my all-time favorite movies, “High Fidelity,”…

An inside look
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June 26, 2015

An inside look

By Dom Cioffi

I took my family to Washington, D.C., this past weekend to roam the monuments and museums located within our nation’s capitol. Both my wife and I were looking forward to immersing ourselves within the history, science and wonder that the Smithsonian and…

A brave new world
The Movie Diary
June 17, 2015

A brave new world

By Dom Cioffi

My son graduated from elementary school last week. I never thought you could graduate from elementary school. I just thought it ended and the next year you started middle school.

But apparently, times have changed.

It turned out to be quite the…

Double trouble
The Movie Diary
June 10, 2015

Double trouble

By Dom Cioffi

Margreet Zelle knew how to get attention.

Born into an affluent family in the Netherlands in the latter 1800s, Margreet was accustomed to the finer things that wealth and privilege had to offer. However, when her father’s oil investments…

The way we were
The Movie Diary
June 4, 2015

The way we were

By Dom Cioffi

I always used to find it funny when I heard adults talk about reading the obituaries. Scanning the daily paper to see who died simply came across as a morbid activity to me. And then I ended up with a college roommate…

Young at heart
The Movie Diary
May 28, 2015

Young at heart

By Dom Cioffi

For as far back as I can remember, I have had a persistent need to win. It didn’t matter if it was baseball, darts or a game of Go Fish, my mindset has always been focused on the top of the…

When the well runs dry
The Movie Diary
May 22, 2015

When the well runs dry

By Dom Cioffi

There are certain things in the developed world that are easy to take for granted: the relative safety we experience, the medical care available to us, and the food we have access to. But the one thing we always count…

A brush with fame
The Movie Diary
May 13, 2015

A brush with fame

By Dom Cioffi

During the recess after my freshman year of college, several of my friends and I decided to head to Cape Cod to work for the summer. The idea was to rent a beach house for three months, get mundane jobs…