Like Oil And Vinegar? Consider Mayonnaise.

Some of my friends like to tease me about watching BBC miniseries, but I still have no shame in admiting I like them, especially if the screenplay was written by Andrew Davies. I just finished watching He Knew He Was Right, a miniseries based on Anthony Trollope’s book of the same title.  (I read the…
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Men Behaving Strangely

Hollywood keeps churning out war-related movies, even though audiences seem to be tired of them (note the lackluster results for Green Zone).  However, there are exceptions.  The Men Who Stare at Goats is one such exception.  Although it’s hard to tell what the movie is actually about, it is worth watching for the exploration of the…
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The Blind Side Could Open Some Eyes

Remember the Titans seemed to start a modern trend of sports-related movies, although they’ve always been popular. The Blind Side follows in this tradition, but it is about much more than sports. Basically, the movie is about an affluent white family, the Touhys, who takes in a homeless black teenager, Michael Oher. The Touhys are able…
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And Here To Tell Us About It…Fred Scuttle!

I don’t watch shows when they are aired on TV because I can’t stand commercials.  If I want to watch a particular show, I get it on DVD so I can watch it, commercial-free, when I have time. I recently watched the first set of the "Benny Hill Show."  They do not make comedy TV shows like this any more.  Of…
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Whip It!

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I rented Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It. I was ready for anything, considering that Barrymore tends toward eccentric both in real life and many of the characters she plays. Whip It, however, is a pleasant movie that tells a nice story without trying to be too ‘profound.’  It could, in…
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