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A Critic Turned Inside Out

A Critic Turned Inside Out

I feel I owe it to you, my loyal readers, to apologize for
not being able to review the major new releases like Pixar’s Inside Out. I’m afraid the viral
infection that has attacked my system is still doing its dirty work and is
taking its sweet time going away; in spite of the vigilance of my doctors and a
lot of pharmaceuticals. The result is an overall fatigue which makes it
difficult to focus on anything for long.

I’ve only left
the house a couple of times—to host last weekend’s Musicians at Play concert in Santa Monica, which I didn’t want to
miss, and to record this week’s Maltin on
podcast, a special Father’s Day edition with my daughter Jessie
joining Baron Vaughn and me.

Each of these efforts
has taken its toll and sends me back to sleep—although there is something
lovely about a long midday nap.

I’m doing my
best to find material to post here on the site but it pains me to miss out on the
high-profile movies that are opening this month. I hope to get back up to speed
sometime soon, although my doctors keep telling me that recovery is going to be
a lengthy process.

Thanks for all
of your messages and good wishes. I’m down but I’m not out, so stay tuned.

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