Return of the Blockbusters

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: In February of last year, Hollywood power couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were heavily promoting their much anticipated sequel to the 2018 post-apocolyptic thriller, A Quiet Place. The film was set to be released internationally the following month, with the world premier taking […]

Fall in Spring

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: Hi everyone. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and found some time to relax while honoring those who’ve given their lives in defense of our country. I postponed this week’s newsletter a bit because my family and I went up […]

Into the Great Tight Indoors

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: I was listening to a podcast the other day in which the guest, political commentator David Frum, likened the beginning of COVID-vaccinated life to a frightened, anxious dog whose kennel has been opened, but he’s not quite sure if he should (or is ready […]

“I’m Dead and I Know It”

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: There was a Twitter chain last week that challenged people to name the best “I’m dead and I know it moment” in cinema history. It was a fun little survey, and it was interesting to check out people’s choices. As a story-teller and movie […]

Propping up a Good Thing

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: What movie changed your life? It’s a question I see thrown out on social media from time to time, and lots of people have a qualified answer to it. More often that not, it’s a film that opened their eyes to a particular cause […]

What Returning to Normal Looks Like

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: A lot of businesses have suffered throughout the pandemic, but one of the hardest hit has been movie theaters. Just about everything that makes them an enjoyable experience has also made them a virtual non-starter, via public health guidelines and consumer concerns, during this […]

Writer’s Block? Go for a Walk!

Note: This post comes from John’s weekly newsletter, The Daly Grind: A couple years ago, I separately interviewed two musicians I’m a big fan of for the entertainment website, Hollywood in Toto. One was Christopher Hall of the industrial rock band, Stabbing Westward. The other was Phil Solem of the pop rock duo, The Rembrandts. […]