Tag Archives: movies and TV

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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ridiculously glad to know this

The personal Google on my phone knows me all too well, offering up this little nugget of news: Jeff Goldblum will play The Grandmaster in the next outing in the MCU’s Thor series, Thor: Ragnarok. This is, by any definition, … Continue reading

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dire corgi tv report

We were watching TV!  It was The Blacklist!  And there was a corgi!  He was in a truck!  And a spy fed him little powdered sugar donuts!  His name was Bosco!  Or maybe Roscoe! He got covered with powdered sugar! … Continue reading

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on the great dogs of belgium: the malinois

Everywhere else in the world, the Kennel Clubs recognize four breeds or varieties of Belgian shepherd dogs.  They are more or less identical except for coat color and texture.  The four are the Groenendael with a long black coat, the … Continue reading

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at the movies: deadpool

It’s the Monday after a big opening weekend for Deadpool, the really very entertaining new Marvel superhero movie.  R rated but far from grim and gritty, Deadpool is raunchy, sweet, ultraviolent, and extremely funny—an odd combination of qualities to be … Continue reading

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a few super bowl ads

When it’s the Wednesday after the Super Bowl and there’s no mention here yet of the Super Bowl ads, you know it was a really slow year.  And so it was.  The game was sloppy and fairly dull, and the … Continue reading

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