Category Archives: Film/TV

A24

By Grant P. I saw recently that Disney was buying 20th Century Fox. Aside from the prospect of the greatest film of all time, this is not great news for movie fans. It means we will probably continue to see more giant blockbusters and remakes that don’t need to exist and fewer medium budget films. I miss […]

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Beach Flicks

by Grant P. It is the season for the beach, the ocean, the sand, and the sunburn. Instead of providing a list of great summer beach reads, I am more of a realist. Sadly, many of us are stuck at work, so the few glimpses of the surf and sand we will be seeing is […]

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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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90 minutes or less

By Grant With a toddler running around and another one on the way, my free time in the evenings is rather limited. So while watching the newest two and a half hour epic may sound appealing (at least to me), reality sets in and halfway through I am asleep on the couch wondering how Frodo […]

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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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A Life of (true) Crime

By Kristi S. I was raised on true crime. I recognize that this is a weird statement, but it is completely true. I’ve had insomnia all my life, so instead of struggling to sleep I would stay up with my mom watching investigations unfold. We loved Dominick Dunne, 48 Hours Mystery, and Psychic Detectives. To […]

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Music History (In a Roundabout Way)

by Brian H. Whether we realized it or not we’ve all been offered a course in music history through the documentaries created by Ken Burns. The films he creates tell stories from history through images and film footage with narration. They also feature a good deal of music that significantly helps with telling these stories.

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If you liked Black Panther …

By Grant P. If you are one of the billion people (not fact checked) who have already enjoyed Black Panther in the theaters and are looking for something similar, it is your lucky day because I have created a multimedia list just for all one billion of you. And if you haven’t seen it yet […]

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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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A Day in the life.

by Grant P. Daniel Day-Lewis recently announced he was retiring from acting, which was greeted with much sadness and an academy award nomination. I wasn’t surprised by the announcement as he only makes a movie every 3-5 years, and 60 seems like a reasonable (if lucky) age to retire. My two favorite performances of his […]

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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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