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What a way to start the summer, with temperatures only in the 50s and 60s. The kids wait all spring to get out of school and get to the parks and the pools and then the weather will not allow it. But it is early June.
by Tom Anselm
We haven’t always been this well-off. I have my tongue tucked slightly in my cheek when I say this, because by U.S standards, we are anything but well-off. But ya know, we have food to eat and we can pay our bills, and with my pension and both the lovely Jill and I getting our Social Security, we should be better off than the majority of the world. (Wow! Just writing that makes us seem ancient, but that’s a story for another day.)
by Sandra Olmsted
Reversals of fortunes and marriage proposals abound in director Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowds. Yet, the film is not a Victorian romantic comedy.
What a way to start off the week by losing one of the cornerstones of the Cardinals pitching group, Adam Wainwright.
It looked like such a simple play as he left the batter’s box after a short hit. This in my mind goes back to players who train specific parts of their body for specific sports and forget about the rest of their body.
New Movies, Old Moves: 3 Classic Hollywood War/Romance Films
by Sandra Olmsted
Several of the films this spring display an interesting development. As the audience has shifted from solely the 17-34 year old male demographic, filmmakers have adapted Classic Hollywood filmmaking styles to lure other audiences into the theaters. The baby boomers, retirees, and empty nesters go to the movies more, a trend documented in varies trade journals over the past several years. To appeal to this demographic, the best filmmakers have successfully selected a unique combination of strong classic narratives, magical realism, cerebral storytelling, stylish special effects, wide audience appeal, and lofty themes.
The Dining Divas
I’m always excited when we find a new restaurant that’s delicious, down to earth, and affordable, and the Dining Divas discovered another in the U-City loop area at Salt and Smoke. The sign out front says it’s barbecue, beer, and bourbon, and that means…it’s good eating.« Previous Entries Next Entries »