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Golden Globes 2012 Fashion Roundup

January 16, 2012 – 1:56 am | 11 Comments
Golden Globes 2012 Fashion Roundup

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 …

Golden Globes 2012 Recap

January 15, 2012 – 11:18 pm | 7 Comments
Golden Globes 2012 Recap

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 …

Book Review: RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard

January 10, 2012 – 6:36 pm | 6 Comments
Book Review: RAYLAN by Elmore Leonard

This review is by contributor Eric Edwards, a cowboy in his own way.—PCN
Raylan Givens, a U.S. Marshal whose no-nonsense way of upholding the law is viewed by his higher-ups as too reminiscent of the Old …

Quick Impressions of HOUSE OF LIES & THE FIRM

January 9, 2012 – 2:43 am | 8 Comments
Quick Impressions of HOUSE OF LIES & THE FIRM

Sunday night brought two anticipated TV debuts, but after I saw them, I was ready for them to go away. Showtime’s House of Lies starred Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, head of a team of …

My Weekly REVENGE Ritual

January 5, 2012 – 12:53 am | 10 Comments
My Weekly REVENGE Ritual

It’s ridiculous how much I anticipated Revenge‘s return tonight. When it debuted last fall, it was the show I was least interested in watching. It had a generic title and marketing campaign, which didn’t make …

Reading Challenge for January

January 3, 2012 – 2:27 pm | 13 Comments
Reading Challenge for January

I never sign up for reading challenges because I’m pretty sure I will fail. Not that I’m afraid of failing (you should’ve seen me bowling last week!), but it stresses me out trying to keep …

Snapshot of a Nerdy Mind

January 2, 2012 – 9:55 pm | 10 Comments
Snapshot of a Nerdy Mind

I sat down this morning to write a new blog post, but kept getting distracted throughout the day by things I had to do after returning home from a two-week trip. Oh, who am I …

Favorite Books and Movies of 2011

December 31, 2011 – 12:47 am | 13 Comments
Favorite Books and Movies of 2011

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

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
Movie Discussion: THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN

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
Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, 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
Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

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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