Fini Goodman

Fini is an actress, stand up comedienne and writer. Since she is now a mom, she writes movie reviews for stay-at-home moms.

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  • Need a Lawyer, Don’t Hire Sandra Fluke!

    I know you have heard of Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who recently testified to members of congress about the subject of birth control. She has been a prominent media fixture this week as a figure of public mockery and an example of the “sexism” of the Republican party. To be clear, I […]

  • The Occupiers: More than Just a Mental Disease

    My brother in law, who goes to USC, contracted mumps. Which was crazy to me because isn’t mumps a rather obscure disease?  I mean, didn’t it kind of go extinct in the 1950’s?  According to my pediatrician, an outbreak of mumps has occurred in Downtown Los Angeles.  Upon further research, I have found that an […]

  • Goodbye “Professionally Offended”

    For over twenty years a group of people have ruled our lives.  These people have told us how to act, what to say, and even what to think.  They are a group of people known as “The Professionally Offended”.  The Professionally Offended have had so much power over all of us, all they had to […]

  • “Dancing With The Stars” Misplaces Its Values

    As you my loyal fans may know, I have really bad taste in television. I love to watch the worst, most brain dead stuff. Now that I’m pregnant, it’s gotten worse. I’m the only person in the world excited to see the new Adam Sandler movie, Jack and Jill. I have not gone so far […]

  • Steve Jobs – Far from Evil Capitalist

    On Wednesday Apple CEO Steve Jobs died.  When I learned of his death, I immediately burst into tears.  For him and his family, of course but also for me:  he has done so much to make our lives better. I am not a person who ever understood computers.  I am horrible with them and am […]

  • Insanity on the loose in Malibu

    9-22-2011 The Malibu High School football field needs lights for night games.  There should be no controversy about that:  after all, who wouldn’t want their kids occupied with wholesome school based activities that parents and school officials participate in on Friday nights?  Currently, they only play afternoon games and most parents can’t watch their kids […]

  • Babysitter Blues

    I have to say that I really admire the California legislature.  I really do.  I am in total awe of the imagination it takes them to find ways to get crazier and crazier but they have managed to outdo themselves yet again. There is a bill pending in the senate now dubbed “the babysitter bill”. […]

  • Celebrity Baby Naming Foolishness

    I recently had a daughter and one thing that struck me was the profound responsibility of naming her.  I know how deeply a name can affect one’s life:  my family has never been talented in the naming department.  I come from a long line of people with names that constantly have to be explained.  My grandfather’s […]

  • Qaddaffi and Bin Laden

    The Democrats are predictably politicizing the killing of Osama Bin Laden.  Even more predictably, they are using it as an opportunity to jump on George W. Bush.  I’m not surprised:  These are people who politicize light bulbs and would blame the former president for Cancer and Rebecca Black’s song “Friday” if they could.  I am […]

  • Dangerous Light bulbs are now Required in Left Wing CA

    I live on the Westside of Los Angeles, which means that I am around a lot of incredibly coddled rich people who create problems to be apoplectic about. I am around hysterical environmentalists, hysterical movie stars and hysterical mothers who won’t vaccinate their children because of the mercury in vaccines. Everyone in the third world […]

  • Friendly Rivalries Aren’t So Friendly Anymore

    My best friend Theresa broke up with me about six months ago because she said that she decided that she was a socialist.  I said, “I know: you’ve always been a socialist.”  She responded with “I’ve now decided that I’m a religious fanatic socialist, sort of like a Jew who won’t date outside their race.  […]

  • The Cartel

    The movie this week is , made by Bob Bowdon. It is a documentary about why the highest funded school system in the country (with up to 400,000/classroom) the New Jersey public school system is among the worst in the country, suffering from abysmal test scores and schools that are falling apart. The Cartel, picks […]

  • Hajmopolitan

    I consider myself intelligent and well read.  I voraciously read everything from Kant to Dostoyevsky to Spinoza. I make sure I am seen in coffeehouses reading them with the covers prominently displayed so that I look smart. I have a confession to make:  behind closed doors, hidden in my bathroom away from any witnesses, I […]

  • The Switch

    The movie this week is The Switch, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman who play best friends who unwittingly have a child together. It’s your typical formulaic, traditional fairy tale. Boy meets girl, boy and girl become best friends. Boy switches out the donor’s sperm for his sperm at girl’s insemination party. Boy comes back seven […]

  • Morning Glory

    The movie this week is Morning Glory, starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford.  The plot is centered around an up and coming news producer (McAdams) who gets the opportunity of a lifetime to be the executive producer of a major network morning news show a-la Good  Morning America and has to deal with […]

  • Winter’s Bone

    The movie this week is Winter’s Bone starring Jennifer Lawrence as Ree Dolly, a seventeen-year-old girl who is struggling with raising her younger brother and sister, taking care of her mentally ill mother and finding her meth-cooking father who has disappeared.  I was curious to see this movie because it won Sundance and was nominated […]

  • The kids are all right

    The movie this week is The Kids are All Right.  This is a movie about a lesbian couple who have two teenage children. They have had a stable marriage and family until the children find the father who donated the  sperm that each lesbian woman was impregnated by and he begins to insinuate himself into […]

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