From the weekend:
One more piece about Robin WIlliams. this time focusing on the way we as an audience came to love him. After the piece ran, one reader called to leave a voice message -- actually, three voice messages -- about how unimpressed he was by Williams, and his recollections of Williams's three marriages. Some people are so eager to be offended, they miss a point.
This week's home viewing column is heavy on the local angles, with another look at "Draft Day" and "Only Lovers Left Alive." One note I forgot to include about "Draft Day" when you get to the extras: Make sure you see the movie first. There are spoilers.
I gave so much attention to those titles, I left out a big release, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," I did not hate it the way many did, but I wasn't wild about it. You can see my review here.
For those of you new to "Doctor Who," I offer some guidance.
I was reminded yet again this weekend why I don't as a rule watch theatrical movies on commercial TV. Trying to wind down Saturday with something light and undemanding, I settled on the Channing Tatum-Jonah Hill "21 Jump Street" on FX. Still often funny, but good grief, the audio loops of f-bombs and other language were nuts. My favorite: The emphatic declaration "Get in the fancy car."
ICYMI: My chat with magician-physician Angela Funovits, soon to be seen on "Wizard Wars."