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Martin D. Goodkin
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A writer, waiter, fat fighter, theatre and movie going happy positive Pollyanna who believes there is good in everyone--I speak my mind and say how I feel--I see this as an asset, some don't. I consider myself one of the happiest, richest and luckiest people in the world!

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The movie poster hails “Toni Erdmann” the funniest German comedy you will ever see while a few critics add ‘3 hour’. What was the last funny German comedy you saw? What wa...
(FOR MY FRIENDS UP NORTH--NOT THAT I AM MENTIONING NAMES!)While some cities in the Northern United States of America have been having 7-9 days of snow in a row we have been having record high temperat...
On December 20 I wrote a review of “Things To Come” a movie starring Isabelle Huppert.    In it I said,“Isabelle Huppert is one of those rare actresses who can be...
(Disclosure--not full: I met James Baldwin at the 92nd Street YMCA in NYC just after his second book "Giovanna's Room" was published and he was participating on a panel for what was very rar...
When will I learn to walk out of a movie that is boring me?! I went to see “Neruda” only knowing that Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) was a Nobel Prize winning poet and I left knowing even less...
Blooming cactusI have the craziest Christmas/Easter/ Leap Year cactus!! I don’t remember when I first bought the Christmas cactus plant but probably 7-8 years ago. It was already in bloom when I...
 Rubio's, Chipolte, Fresca, Lime, etc.,  seem to be all of the same places. Yes, they are all clean, have some good service, use fresh items, are bright but none stand out from the othe...
Matthew McConaughey can be hammier than any actor around as he is in many scenes of “Gold” but, at the same time, he can turn on a dime and touch your heart and brain as he also does in th... of these photos were taken where I live at the Gateway apartments in Fort Lauderdale.The first few were taken at what we call The Point! You see speed bo...
OMG!!! We had a high of 'only' 60 degrees today--folks this is Fort Lauderdale--and it is raining!!!!!(No I don't expect any sympathy/empathy from my 'friends'--wait until tomorrow)I just took these 2...
The film “Paris 05:59: Theo and Hugo” is three stories in one all melding together to tell a love story at its beginning, a coming out story as the leads get to know each other and how the...
A moviegoer enters a theatre with expectations whether it is seeing the star(s) or they have heard of the story line and, in some cases, who directed it. I walked in expecting a good performance by Mi...
Despite what some people may think I do most of my eating, & cooking to eat, at home. To some extant I do that to keep my weight in control. (that’s another post—not that I am weight o...
Yes I love eating out and will any chance I get but then again I really can’t afford that more than 2-3 times a week so I have to fall back on cooking foods at home the rest of the time.At home ...
Ben Affleck wrote, directed and starred in "Live By Night" but forgot to act, to bring any excitement to the screen or make an interesting story!! He gives a very bland performance and with ...