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December 8, 2017 – 1:36 am | 4 Comments

While all the TV shows and commercials are depicting snow, here in L.A. it’s raining ash and debris. Happy holidays!
Because a smoke advisory is in effect, I have to stay inside and read. Luckily, cabin fever …

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Movie Discussion: WANDERLUST

February 24, 2012 – 12:05 am | 7 Comments
Rudd, Aniston, and Justin Theroux

My day was a little stressy and funky so by the time I got to the Wanderlust screening, I was ready to laugh. And, boy, did I. The movie, directed by David Wain, is about …

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Official THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Trailer

February 7, 2012 – 12:28 am | 4 Comments
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The official trailer is here. Can’t tell how good Andrew Garfield will be, or how much Emma Stone will get to do, but I’m still going to be among those first in line.
What do you …

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Reactions to SAG Awards 2012 & Fashion Roundup

January 29, 2012 – 10:18 pm | 3 Comments
rose byrne

Wow, I was bored throughout this show, despite the fact it’s produced by my union and I got to vote for the awards. I can’t even do a best & worst list because the show …

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Academy Award Nominations 2012

January 24, 2012 – 1:55 pm | 21 Comments
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I’m sure you’ve heard the nominations so I’ll just share some of my reactions to them. For the most part, I like the nominees but of course, there were a few omissions I wasn’t happy …

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HAYWIRE Q&A with Steven Soderbergh and Cast Members

January 19, 2012 – 5:45 pm | 2 Comments
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Last November, Haywire was the secret screening at the AFI Fest, with a Q&A session afterward with director Steven Soderbergh, Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, moderated by Joel McHale. I discussed the movie back …

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Who’s That Actor?! Pt. 3

January 18, 2012 – 1:09 am | 15 Comments
her!

In the last month or so, I’ve watched a lot of films and TV and noticed how many actors show up repeatedly. I’m not talking about big stars but thespians who do a ton of …

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Golden Globes 2012 Fashion Roundup

January 16, 2012 – 1:56 am | 11 Comments
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The red carpet arrivals started at 3 p.m. PST, and I thought I’d watch this live, too. Mr. PCN came in after a while and watched with me, and I think it’s clear his observations …

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Golden Globes 2012 Recap

January 15, 2012 – 11:18 pm | 7 Comments
69th Annual Golden Globes Awards - Show

I usually DVR the show so I wouldn’t have to watch commercials, but for once, I thought I’d try watching it live (it started at 5 p.m. PST) and blog my reactions to it without …

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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, …

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Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

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

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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 …

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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 …

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