Category Archives: film

No Mercy in August: Osage County

Yesterday my wife and I did what we rarely do: see a movie in a theater. I was hoping for The Hobbit, but it was already gone from the first-run multiplex and not yet in the discount movie house. So … Continue reading

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

More Bollywood on home tv tonight. We picked up Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham from the library today. I didn’t know it was a 3.5 hour film. But it was good. Was it as long as it needed to be? I suppose … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Derivations

The family, some friends, and I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday. I was a skeptic before I saw the reboot, and I was a skeptic heading into this film. Readers can go elsewhere for full-up reviews. It’s not my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

I will tell you upfront: I have a skeptic’s eye when it comes to science fiction and fantasy being adapted for the big screen. I’m usually prepared not to like what I see as excesses of flash over substance, and … Continue reading

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One Into Two Into Three

I had heard filmmaker Peter Jackson was turning The Hobbit into a two-part film epic. Since when was it upshifted into a trilogy? Was it the lure of more money, more profits for corporations? It’s not as if JRR Tolkien … Continue reading

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Vatican on History

My wife was feeling unwell most of yesterday, so while I was online in the living room she was catching the History channel’s Secret Access: The Vatican. I was wondering if we would see one of the players in the … Continue reading

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Rock Musician At The Keyboard

Indie rock musician finds himself in a church gig in Australia. I was thinking about that scene in The Commitments when a little Procol Harum breaks out at practice. The folks at St Kevin’s, Bangalow have that covered: Shortly after … Continue reading

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