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Watched the Swedish movie “Storm” last night

Movie Review Query Engine didn’t dig up many English language “official” reviews of this one so can I just say I love my library for getting these kinds of films? I’d never see them otherwise. Storm is several years old … Continue reading

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I went to see Shutter Island yesterday

and while I could be all spoilerific with it, I won’t bother. I’ll just describe it as one of those shows where it’s either going to unfold this way, or that way. If you guess right (and haven’t read the … Continue reading

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“Teens see this film, they walk out and throw their razor blades away”

So I guess beards will be in fashion now? It’s out of World Net Daily – a new film in theaters that is supposed to change the minds of suicidal teens and make them more hopeful people. It’s called To … Continue reading

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So I finally got around to seeing “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

Written by and starring Jason Segel, it’s a sweet romp through the wake of a break-up when both people can’t get away from each other. Although Roger Ebert and James Berardinelli found little to complain about (they’re both fans of … Continue reading

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Truth and Beauty

First, a quote from Keats’ 1820 poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn: When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st, “Beauty is truth, … Continue reading

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Watched “My Life as a Dog” last night

Also known as Mitt liv som hund in the original Swedish, it was filmed in 1985, but takes place in 1959. It’s about a young boy named Ingemar who goes to live with his uncle in some strange little Swedish … Continue reading

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Super Scary Saturday (One Minion’s Frankenstein fix)

I was hoping to invite some strange creature to join my movie-watching exploits tonight but how could I have known I’d find the perfect way to round out this Cheezy Drive-In Movie series? I overheard this monster head mumbling to … Continue reading

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Super Scary Saturday (One Minion seeks a She Freak)

“I’m not a freak. Shinigami cannot be judged by human standards of attractiveness. Still, Minion thought this photo of me was very dark and freakish looking, and a perfect start to the next movie. I don’t really care. I’ve already … Continue reading

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Super Scary Saturday (One Minion meets Lisa and the Devil)

I’m the Devil! I’m the Devil! Just kidding! It’s only Minion and her markers making me look like the Devil! Minion is a silly sort, isn’t she? I hope her strange sense of humour hasn’t put you off. Anyway, Minion … Continue reading

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Friday Night Frights (One Minion finds a Headless Ghost)

I’m a headless ghost! I’m a headless ghost! No, no! I’m just teasing! You don’t have to run away! No! Come back! Minion was only playing with her photo program… Oh dear, I feel so ashamed! What a silly idea … Continue reading

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