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A few months ago my wife picked up a $5 2-movie disk. One film is my favorite adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. I used to fuss about movies that strayed far afield of the books, but the 1997 film is … Continue reading

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The Illusionist

This is one of my favorite movies of the century: The Illusionist. I think I would have loved it as a kid. It has just enough of a hint of magic realism to intrigue. Is the illusionist magical? I admit feeling chills in the … Continue reading

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Hobbit 2

The family and I viewed “Hobbit 2” at the discount theater the other night. I was curious about the decision to expand filming from one to two to three movies. I enjoyed the first Hobbit film well enough. As a … Continue reading

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Interesting news from the popular culture front: the actor that plays Satan is cast into the outer darkness. (For Hollywood, that’s having one’s scenes deleted from the film.) The ten-hour miniseries is getting trimmed down to a two-hour swallow. I … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Ages

As the years have passed, it’s taken me a bit to get used to seeing people born after I was: being my employer and pastor getting elected my president appointed to the College of Cardinals There are others, but these … Continue reading

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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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