Tag Archives: movies and TV

seasonal tool exchange

Good bye, hose cart for soaking the new trees. Hello, snow shovels and the long brush for sweeping the satellite dish so we can watch TV.

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at the movies: doctor strange

One foot in front of the other.  Today I decided to try that traditional refuge of modern Americans in times of trouble (popular since the Great Depression): a couple of hours in a darkened cinema, watching a big, colorful blockbuster … Continue reading

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in the addams family’s living room

The Addams are my favorite cartoon/TV family.  And why not.  Gomez and Morticia are radiantly in love, have two intelligent, lively and well behaved kids, a complex and loving extended family, loyal servants, cool pets, and a great house.  And … Continue reading

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let’s watch tv: opening ceremonies, rio olympics

Welcome back to our series of reviews of Olympic opening ceremonies. No one is more surprised than I am that this blog has lasted long enough to be writing about its second summer Olympics. (Read a review of the opening … Continue reading

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at the movies: star trek beyond

Time for another new Star Trek outing; this one is called Star Trek Beyond, and it is the third film in the “Reboot” series.  That’s the one distinguished by Chris Pine as an adequate Kirk, Zachary Quinto as a dark, … Continue reading

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the most wonderful pratchett reference

It’s always highly satisfactory to gather little bits of evidence that there are other people out there who love the works of the late great Terry Pratchett as much we do. Currently running on PBS’s Masterpiece is the third series … Continue reading

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series finale: person of interest

Person of Interest has been one of my favorite TV shows since the first episode.  It started out as a “procedural with a difference”, a high concept series of tales of a mysterious “Machine”, a computer that spits out the … Continue reading

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at the movies: now you see me 2

(Now with 100% fewer gross grammatical errors!) Nobody is more surprised than I am to discover that this blog has been going on long enough that I am now reviewing the sequels to movies I wrote about here some time … Continue reading

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at the movies: captain america: civil war

Happy Memorial Day!  On this day Americans honor the service of their veterans, and somewhere out there in the alternate realities we call the Marvel Universe(s), Steve Rogers is marching in quite a few parades– in his World War II … Continue reading

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call the midwife season finale (spoilers!)

I’ve been wanting to write here about Call the Midwife for a while.   After watching the finale of the current season today seems like the obvious time.  But please (!) if you watch this show and haven’t seen the … Continue reading

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