Author Archives: Michelle C.

Winter Romances

by Michelle C. As the nights get longer and colder, the prospect of staying at home with a loved one becomes more desirable. It’s cuffing season, the time of year when single people start looking for that special someone they can cuddle with by the fire on a long winter’s eve. Add in a movie […]

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The Feasting Season

by Michelle C. It’s November and you know what that means. We are in the season of feasting. My daydreams center around long, banquet-style tables filled with food. I scrounge through cookbooks and online recipes and visualize how much food I will need to make so that I can properly hibernate this winter like the […]

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Underdog Sports Movies

by Michelle C.  As we move into fall and consequently “football season,” I want to highlight one of my favorite types of movies: the underdog story. Maybe because I was always the last one picked for any sport (still am), but I find underdog stories to be entirely relatable and heartwarming. There is something so […]

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Plot Twists

by Michelle C. There is nothing quite like leaving a theater after having watched a movie with a plot twist. Half the audience is in shock and awe. The other half loudly claiming that they knew how it would end the whole time. I am in the first half. Even if I know going into […]

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Picture Books & Animated Movies for Grown-ups

by Michelle C. I still remember the first time my mom handed me a chapter book–<angry scowl> where are all the pictures? Young Michelle was horrified that she would have to use her imagination while reading. Unacceptable! (Young Michelle also got in trouble in Kindergarten for copying her friend’s drawing in art class, so originality/imagination wasn’t […]

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April Showers May Bring Flowers

by Michelle C. The last few weeks have been an odd mixture of winter and summer. There was one memorable day in which I was outside, jacketless, early in the day and three hours later it was snowing. How are we supposed to plan what to wear or what activities to do? I could be […]

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Korean Dramas

by Michelle C. If you have never looked in the Foreign DVD section, I suggest that you take a peek. One of my favorite Foreign DVD subgenres is Korean Dramas (k-dramas). K-dramas are usually televised comedy or drama mini-series from South Korea. One of the things I like most about k-dramas is that they complete […]

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Movies to Escape Winter

by Michelle C.  Picture this. A toasty fire in the fireplace. A comfy couch with lots of throw blankets. A person, dog, or pillow to cuddle up with. And a movie that helps you escape the gloom of a Pacific Northwest winter. This time of year I like to watch movies that feature sunshine, travel, […]

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Genre Movie Challenge: Part Two

by Michelle C. & Grant P. A couple weeks ago, your Sno-Isle Libraries’ Movie Critics, Michelle C. and Grant P., listed our top movie in each of the library’s movie genres (ex. Action, Comedy, Television, etc.). We each have very different tastes in movies and some fun was had in the comments about which list […]

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Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

by Michelle C. Have you been watching The Vietnam War on PBS? I’ve long been a fan of Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s documentaries. Their in-depth research into different times within American history results in unforgettable documentaries. Although each documentary has a definite point of view, there always seems to be a good mix of […]

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