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

Posted in Ben Affleck, cops and robbers, Cowboys, Jeff Bridges, jon hamm, matt damon, movie review, movies, prize, True Grit, Westerns | 38 Comments

Kathleen Recommends "Secretariat"

It doesn’t matter whether you like horses–okay, it helps–or horse racing, you will enjoy the new movie, “Secretariat.” Even though you know the horse wins the Triple Crown, the movie has you gripping the armrests during the races. It’s beautifully … Continue reading

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Kathleen Doesn’t Get Out Much

…so she gets Blockbuster by mail and HBO. And books. Lots of printed books. But it’s been a while since I yakked about movies, and when Helen brought up the subject of chick flicks recently, I decided I was due. … Continue reading

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