Category Archives: movies

Maggie Shayne, Vampire Writer on Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

Welcome my fellow Story Garden author, RITA winner and NYT bestseller, Maggie Shayne! Writer Seth Grahame-Smith is a freaking genius.  First he comes up with PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, and then he tops it with ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.  … Continue reading

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Weekend Entertainment For the Stay-At-Homies and Stay-Close-To-Homies

If you’re up for an evening out with your significant horse-, history-, popcorn-loving other, see “War Horse.”  The horse is the star, and you can’t help but love him even if you’re not a horse person.  Finest equine best friend … Continue reading

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Where Were You When…

I’ve been watching the Reelz Channel miniseries “The Kennedys.”  How could I not?  First, there’s Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper.  They’ve both impressed me many times over, and they’re both doing it again.  Barry Pepper is especially good, I think, … Continue reading

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Place Your Oscar Bets

Best Picture: ‘Black Swan’ ‘Inception’                                                                                                                                                                            ‘The Fighter’ ‘The Kids Are All Right’ ‘The King’s Speech’ ‘127 Hours’ ‘The Social Network’ ‘Toy Story 3′ ‘True Grit’ ‘Winter’s Bone’ Best Actor: Javier Bardem, ‘Biutiful’ Jeff Bridges, ‘True Grit’ Jesse Eisenberg, ‘The Social … Continue reading

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Thumbs Way Up For the New “True Grit” and Huge Book Giveaway

My baby loves the Western movies, and a good one is hard to find these day.  We saw one this week, and it’s excellent.  Clyde and I remember seeing the original “True Grit” when it came out.  Ah, 1969.  (But … Continue reading

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