Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from "A Star is Born.
Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from "A Star is Born" (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

If you love movies like I do then there is a pretty good chance you have either seen the latest remake of “A Star Is Born” or have had several of your friends tell you about it after they saw it, which I did yesterday.

My wife Jane and I are probably among the minority who actually liked the third version which came out in 1976 and starred Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson and for the most part was panned by critics.  He was very good by the way but what we liked most was the music and chose “Evergreen” as our wedding song.

Anyway, this latest version 42 years later is nothing short of sensational and that’s due to the amazing chemistry between Bradley Cooper and Lada Gaga.  I’ll admit that I never paid much attention to her, thinking that she was more style than substance but I was blown away by her voice and she was perfect for the role as was he.

The music is amazing and one song, in particular, will likely rock you if you have not heard it yet and that is “Shallow” a soulful collaboration between Cooper & Gaga that I can’t get out of my mind.  In truth I downloaded the entire soundtrack after the movie and was listening while writing this.

Look the story is nothing new and this latest version serves as a tribute to the original in 1937 as well as the 1954 musical and even the 1976 remake.  This one is perfect for this generation and for what it’s worth I can’t imagine you won’t like it unless you hate love stories and music.

It’s no longer billed as the “Civil War” like it used to be and the teams may be headed in opposite directions but the 47th meeting between Toms River South and Toms River North is still a special night of football and pageantry.  The Mariners are four points away from being 5-0 and should be considered heavy favorites over an Indians team that has yet to win this season heading into tonight’s clash at North which is our “Jersey Mikes Game of the Week” on 92.7 WOBM and

You never know what can happen when these rivals meet and before the night is over a star may be born. (get it?)

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