Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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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With Valentine's Day, a double issue of Entertainment Weekly devoted to romantic-comedies and now the film "Isn't It Romantic", February is obviously the love month, not to forget two lovely people b...
With another storm going across the USA I really shouldn't be posting this but it is my answer to the two questions I am constantly asked: 1) Don't you miss the 4 seasons? 2) How can you stand the he...
The last time I went to a Miami Grill I believe it was called Miami Subs and was located on East Sunrise on a site that is now a bank so it has been quite a while and, sadly, this restaurant now on W...
The film is based very loosely on, and called mostly false by him, the life of artist Gerhard Richter, here called Kurt Barnert, and his struggle as an artist and with life discovering just who he is...
(I tried to post the picture of MY diplomas but doesn't work!) A little over 20 years ago I was leading a nice, quiet, uneventful life, sometimes working, going to a movie once a week, eating out, rea...
I was/am a big fan of Patricia Nell Warren having read all her books. In the 1980s I met her at a Gay Pride festival and after an interesting talk she agreed to meet me for dinner later on and it was...
This is the last of the restaurant movies--now I just have to figure out how to slow the frames down so where the writing is you can have enough time to read them! :O)
I have been a fan of Liam Neeson since the 1980s and have been watching his turning into an action star at the age of 58 with "Taken" and I wish he would take a detour now and then back to 'the good ...
“Les Miserables” opened on Broadway in 1987 winning 8 Tonys including best musical and score. It has had 2 successful revivals in New York and has been touring all over the USA for years while, o...
I defy you to walk out of "Capernaum" and name any 2 child actors that you have ever seen match the performances by Zain Al Rafeea and Boluwatife Treasure Bankole! It is almost as if they aren't acti...
NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY - February 3, 2019 | National Today All I hear is this/that person makes a great one--prove it--send it to me and I will officially taste it--the best I ever had was in 1972 ...
(Have you ever had a rambutin?) More restaurants, more pictures and more food photos but hang in there folks as we are getting close to the end. There are a few repeats here but some have closed and ...
Director Karyn Kusama has the habit of repeating a scene she likes two to three times more not only unnecessary but making the movie move slowly. Let's have a mother and daughter scene in a luncheone...
Before I get into my 'review' I have a question that maybe someone in the business can answer--what do 'fast casual restaurants' save in expenses by not having table service? Except for the customer ...
If I had to pick a decade as the best in my life it would have to be October 1969 when I arrived in Memphis until September 1979 when I left. I was at my best physically, mentally, emotionally and fi...