Category Archives: Film/TV

Genre Movie Challenge

By Grant P. & Michelle C. Your faithful film bloggers here at Sno-Isle don’t always agree on what makes a good movie. Sno-Isle collects 15(!) different film genres and Michelle and I have decided to select a film to suggest in each genre and … we are going to watch 3 films from our opposition’s […]

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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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Blade Runner Redux

by Grant P. Blade Runner in all of it’s SEVEN! versions has been one of my favorite movies since it was released in 1982 (side note, I did not see it in 1982 as I was 3.) I also think I have only seen four of the versions. Anyways, the long anticipated/feared sequel was released […]

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Back to School Movies

by Michelle C.  I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who loved high school. Recess was also never my favorite subject in elementary school. Math was. The first day of school always filled me with joy. New pencils just waiting to be sharpened. The waxy smell of crayons. An attempt at curled bangs […]

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The Quotables

by Grant P. A coworker was relating a story where they were at a party that included a viewing of The Princess Bride (this party sounds amazing). A person who had never seen the movie (!!!) had a revelation during the famous line “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to […]

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All Shook Up

by Kim P. “The image is one thing and the human being is another. It’s very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.”–Elvis 2017 marks the 40 year anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Widely regarded as the “King of Rock & Roll,” Elvis’ life has grown into a mix of myth […]

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Through Space and Time

by Marina It’s about time . . . travel. I’m a sucker for books (and movies) with time travel or parallel world elements. In my somewhat limited reading of the genre, I have determined that they fall into two categories. The not-quite-so-detailed fantasy or down-to-the-smallest-detail science fiction. I lean more towards the fantasy ones. The […]

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25 Best Films of the 21st Century

by Grant & Michelle C. The New York Times recently released their best 25 films of the 21st Century list.  Their top critics Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott collaborated and came up with a consensus list. If you ever notice the taglines of who writes these Bibliofiles posts, you will realize that your two film bloggers could never […]

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Uh, I haven’t seen it …

By Grant In 2016 there were 798(!) movies that recorded a box office gross (movie 798 is so sad, just 29 tickets sold, how is that even possible? Didn’t the cast and crew make their friends go?) Of those 798, I can safely say I have seen at least 57.  The point being that I […]

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Television Spies and Spooks

by Michelle C. There is something incredibly fun and romantic about the notion of spies (although I imagine the reality is a lot less exciting). Unlike with a James Bond film, in television there is so much that can be developed with the spy thriller. Some of my favorite spy shows use humor and absurdity to […]

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