Arthur Christmas

Christmas is a popular time of year for many reasons.  Some people like the winter season, some like the music, some like the deals on shopping, some like the food, some like the time with family, and Hollywood likes to give us Christmas movies. Arthur Christmas is an animation about the Christmas family–GrandSanta, Santa Malcolm and…
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X-Men: First Class

I don’t really know why I like the X-Men movies, since they are rather bizarre if one spends any time thinking about the premise.  However, I do like them, as a general rule, so I was excited about the newest installment, X-Men: First Class. First Class is another prequel, so it’s possible that someone unfamiliar…
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Ah, The Passion Of The Russians!

A couple nights ago I watched The Last Station, which is based on a novel of the same title, written by Jay Parini.  The movie (and the novel) is about Leo Tolstoy’s last years, and the fight between Tolstoy’s wife and one of Tolstoy’s “apostles.”  Tolstoy seemed to be somewhat embarrassed by his wealth and position in…
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