Category Archives: Actress

The Shipping News, Book & Movie

I had bought the movie based on Annie Proulx‘s book (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) because I had missed it at the theatre and had heard it was good.  (Also, I don’t have to be … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg

The full title is actually We’ll Always Have Casablanca – The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie and it has more interesting trivia about this amazingly enduring movie which seemingly took on a life of its own … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Hitchcock: a movie review, 2012

If you love Alfred Hitchcock movies, you’ll probably enjoy this movie about the man and the making of his psychological thriller from 1960, Psycho! Starring Anthony Hopkins as the man himself and Helen Mirren as his wife, Hitchcock (2012) shows the man’s strengths, foibles, … Continue reading

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Film Noir, 75 Years of the Greatest Crime Films, a Time Inc. Special

A friend and I have a great time getting together to watch old movies.  A couple of weeks ago, we watched the classic film, Laura, starring Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney.  A few days later, I was at a checkout … Continue reading

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Then Again by Diane Keaton

When you first look at the title with Diane Keaton‘s playful pose, the title seems like an off-hand comedy line.  It’s not until the end of the memoir that she explains it: Now will soon be Then.  Then can never … Continue reading

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Eye in the Sky (2015), a movie review

Eye in the Sky is an amazing movie on many levels.  Starring Helen Mirren as a British colonel leading an international team of anti-terrorist squads, the colonel faces a number of unknown quantities in pursuit of their mission:  to hunt down and … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Tuesday Teaser: Then Again by Diane Keaton

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  I picked up this book from one of my favourite Canadian stores, Giant Tiger.  I really enjoyed it.  Here’s the opening from Diane Keaton‘s memoir, Then Again: THINK … Continue reading

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The Martian, a movie review

Well, I finally got to see the Martian (based on the book by Andy Weir) just in the nick of time — it’s ending tomorrow in the theatres.  I wanted to see it for several reasons:  1. I’ve developed a keen … Continue reading

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