Category Archives: DVDs

“The Big Year” (2011)

We saw “The Big Year” when it first came out, and  bought the DVD when it was available.  With three actors like that — Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson — it was bound to be an enjoyable movie, … Continue reading

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“Larry Crowne” (2011)

Have you ever wanted to “reinvent” yourself?  Maybe realized life isn’t quite going the way you want?  Or life hands you some set-backs, and you think, “What do I do now?”  I don’t think Larry Crowne (played by Tom Hanks) set out to … Continue reading

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Intentions vs Resolutions

I know — I’ve been writing a lot about words and how we use them.  As humans, one of our defining characteristics IS our ability to speak, and how we use language to convey meaning and influence others.  Consider people … Continue reading

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Today’s word is Passion

I have an extra day off today, and decided I would be lazy.  (Am still going to write that blog entry about laziness.  Eventually.  🙂 )  It is rainy and windy, so I laid in bed watching, “Fools Rush In” (1996).  … Continue reading

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Other lives, other stories

When I was a kid, I loved to read biographies.  I wanted to know what other people’s lives were like, even the simple things like what foods did they eat, and if they had time for fun, what did they … Continue reading

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“About a Boy” (2002)

This British film is one of those movies that sticks in your mind, and you find yourself thinking about at odd moments.  The three primary characters are Will (Hugh Grant), Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), and Fiona (Toni Collette).  Will is a man … Continue reading

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“Sherlock,” on BBC

Before our son was born, we got into the habit of me reading a book aloud, one chapter a night.  After he was born, we continued, and he grew up hearing all the Tolkien books, Jack London, biographies, and a wide … Continue reading

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