This Week’s Movie Menu: Grease, Field of Dreams, Rocky, Twister, The Sting & more

Looking forward to the weekend? Check out the menu of movies available on broadcast and cable television. And savor the cinema from the comfort of home!   Friday, Sept. 29   Grease (1978) John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and Stockard Channing pretend they are in high school in this delightful movie version of the Broadway hit. But we know they … read more

The Reel Dad: Movies to celebrate the Jewish holidays

For people of the Jewish faith, these weeks each fall hold special meaning. And movies join in the celebration. Here are a few of my favorites at this time of year, and all year long. Enjoy.   Fiddler on the Roof (1971) It’s been a long day. As the dairy farmer prepares to make his final deliveries before the Sabbath … read more

This Week’s Movie Menu: Fall brings thoughts about movie watching at home

  by Mark Schumann   Yes, we’re ready for the changes of fall. And, at our house, the fall makes us think about movies. Here are a few to check out this weekend on broadcast and cable television stations.   Saturday, Sept. 21   Saving Private Ryan (1998) Tom Hanks makes us proud to honor those who served during World … read more

The Reel Dad: New York Film Festival celebrates the best of movies

Thank goodness for the New York Film Festival. Each fall this annual event takes us to wonderful worlds where movies travel. Through its curated collection of films, the Festival celebrates what we cherish, challenges what we consider and confirms our hopes of what movies can be. And we’re just up the road from Lincoln Center where it all happens. Check … read more