My friend Matt Zoller Seitz, who knew James Gandolfini, has a warm tribute to him here. It's an excellent look at the personal side of Gandolfini and what a good guy he obviously was.
My mailbag this week ponders why "NCIS" does not get a lot of Emmy love, what's happening with the "forgotten" Osbourne and more.
You may have been curious about "World War Z." I am, somewhat. But I used my moviegoing time this week to see the more intriguing "Much Ado About Nothing," and the review is here.
For those of you wondering how local folks have been doing on reality shows, all three guys with a Northeast Ohio connection on "Top Shot" are still in the game. But McKenzie Jackson was eliminated on golf competiton "Big Break Mexico" earlier this week.