MY LOVE of movies is well docu-mented, but what most people don't realize about me is that my real delusion finds me as the star of a television show.
I'm only looking forward to Sunday night's Oscar telecast for one reason: Julia Roberts. Why?
I vow to stay strong. I will not give in. I will remain loyal. With words as strong as these, you would expect me to talk about something really important, right?
I confess - I'm one of those supposedly "good" students who managed to squeak through high school without ever having read "The Odyssey" or even "Ulysses," James Joyce's more mystifying retelling of the classic. Luckily, I don't need to have that background in order to enjoy "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" The latest release from the Coen brothers (writer-director Joel and writer-producer Ethan) claims in its credits to be an adaptation of Homer's epic.
Chuck Noland is an all-American average Joe of the movie moment. His age we can't quite pinpoint: too old to still be enjoying his salad days, and yet too young to be past the prime of his life.