83rd Oscars–Why You Are Better Off If You Didn’t Watch

The 83rd Oscar ceremony aired last night.  Anne Hathaway and James Franco were bad, the presenters were tepid, and a good movie was snubbed.  There were good moments–most involving The King’s Speech winning awards.  But I’ll go into more detail about why you were better off not watching. Hathaway and Franco as hosts brought an…
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The Winning Team Is Back, At Last!

There has been a lot of talk about the making of The Hobbit, ever since the box-office-busting popularity of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.  First it was going to be directed by Guillermo del Toro, which could have been interesting.  Disturbing, maybe, but interesting as well.  Then the news came out that Peter Jackson…
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Weekend Quote Quiz – 2.25.11 – ANSWERS

1.  “You are a murderer of love!” – Cara, Dan in Real Life 2.  “I would be happy to, sir.  I just *love* scanning for life forms!  Life forms! You tiny little life forms! You precious little life forms! Where are you?” – Data, Star Trek: Generations 3.  “ADRIAN!” – Rocky, Rocky 4.  “Can you…
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Ms. Berry, What Were You Thinking?

Halle Berry apparently said, in an interview, that her daughter is black because Halle believes in the “one-drop rule.”  I hope she didn’t know that “rule” was created by slaveholders and other such people as a way to suppress African-Americans. Joe Hicks has a good comment on that in this video.  He also talks about…
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Downton Abbey

I watched the first season of Downton Abbey.  I thought it was quite fabulous.  My main objection was the cliffhanger ending, but that should be resolved in the next installment.  I hope. Downton Abbey is a historical drama, set in England from 1912 and on.  The cliffhanger ending is the announcement of war.  This is not a…
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