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Favorite Books and Movies of 2011

December 31, 2011 – 12:47 am | 13 Comments
drive poster

I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth, just traveling still and wrapping up my magical, mystery tour. During the past two weeks, I’ve often been uncertain of what day it was, but I’m …

My EXTREMELY LOUD Thoughts on the WAR HORSE WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

December 19, 2011 – 11:57 pm | 7 Comments
EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE

OK, my thoughts aren’t THAT loud and there are no tattoos on Joey, the horse in War Horse (there is a birthmark), but I am combining my thoughts on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, …

Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

December 15, 2011 – 3:36 am | 12 Comments
snowy

Today I’m discussing The Adventures of Tintin with my regular contributor Eric Edwards. This is partly because I wanted someone else to do half the work, but also because I thought another point of view …

Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, YOUNG ADULT

December 12, 2011 – 10:15 pm | 2 Comments
YOUNG ADULT

I’ve seen so many movies lately and am so behind on reviews that I realized the only way to get them done is to write mini ones. Today’s batch:
Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Dec. 16)
I didn’t like …

Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

December 7, 2011 – 11:42 pm | 9 Comments
Firth & Strong

I went to a Variety screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, something I was looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, running on only four hours’ sleep from the night before, I nodded off at …

I’ve been TAKEN

December 6, 2011 – 5:35 pm | 12 Comments
taken ms

If my blog activity slows down a bit in the next week or so, it may not be due to my crazy-ass work schedule or Christmas shopping. After all, Christmas came early this year.
No, I …

Book Review: THE HOUSE OF SILK by Anthony Horowitz

December 5, 2011 – 2:57 am | 7 Comments
houseofsilk

First, I have to mention the gorgeous cover, which this picture doesn’t fully depict. The gold letters are raised against a rich, deep navy background resembling curtains, which, taken with the “silk” in the title, …

Movie Review: SHAME

December 2, 2011 – 3:34 am | 4 Comments
shame carey

If you haven’t heard already, let’s just get this out of the way: Michael Fassbender goes full frontal and this movie is rated NC-17. But neither is the reason you should see it. Despite its …

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