Category Archives: Movies

My Week . . .

The weather here is terrible, but I’m having a good reading week. Sometimes bad weather makes me want to snuggle in and just read. Do you have the same reaction? Here’s what I’ve been reading: The Likeness by Tana French … Continue reading

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R.I.P: Screen Watching

As part of my R.I.P. Challenge I watched two TV series for a total of 13 shows. Both were highly enjoyable. They are set in England, of course, as British mysteries just can’t be surpassed by any other country, in … Continue reading

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At the Movies: Go See Robert Downey Jr. in The Judge

I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m going to say it anyway. The Judge is Robert Downey Jr.’s best movie to date. I’ve enjoyed his performances in the Sherlock Holmes movies and my husband likes him as the … Continue reading

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At the Movies: This Is Where I Leave You

    Finally, a decent movie at the theater. (It’s been a bad year.) This Is Where I Leave You was not only decent, but it had good characters, a good story and something to think about. It went beyond my expectations. … Continue reading

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Another Judi Dench Movie: Cranford

2014 is my year to focus on Judi Dench’s movies. I’ve challenged myself to watch and review one a month. I was inspired by the actress’ performance in Philomena. I enjoyed it so much that it made me want to … Continue reading

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A Look At Judi Dench: Jane Eyre

2014 is my year to focus on Judi Dench’s movies. I’ve challenged myself to watch and review one a month. I was inspired by the actress’ performance in Philomena. I enjoyed it so much that it made me want to … Continue reading

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Another Judi Dench Movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I’m challenging myself this year to see one Judi Dench movie a month. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance in Philomena. I enjoyed it so much that it made me want to go back and sample as many of her best … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

I’ve been meaning to read A Room With A View for quite a while. I finally started in on the book and, by the end, I decided to read it again, this time via audiobook. Then, by the time I … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Philomena

Fifty-plus years ago Philomena Lee (played by Judi Dench) became pregnant while unmarried. She was sent to a convent for girls in that condition. In return for help with childbirth (with no pain relieve), she was required to work at … Continue reading

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