The Movie Diary

Teetering on the edge 

By Dom Cioffi I first sensed that something was awry with the gentleman standing next to me when I noticed that the conversation he was having was completely one-sided.  I had just run into a local coffee shop to grab a […]

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The Movie Diary

Going rogue

By Dom Cioffi Forty years ago this summer, on a Friday night in June, Universal Pictures released the film “Jaws” to curious audiences across the country. Within days it would become a monumental hit and a cultural phenomenon. The film […]

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The Movie Diary

Driving the point home

By Dom Cioffi Summer vacation is a gift to children, but as most parents realize, the logistics of finding a place for your child every day for three months can prove daunting. No amount of planning or money can deter […]

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The Movie Diary

The man of the hour

By Dom Cioffi Toru Iwatani loved arcade games, especially pinball machines. In fact, he loved them so much that he spent all of his time studying their construction and design. He became so accomplished that at 22 years old he […]

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The Movie Diary

Carpe diem!

By Dom Cioffi It happened on the evening of May 16, 1983; one of those events that was burned into my mind as well as the minds of millions of other people around the planet. It took only five minutes, […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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