Category Archives: Drama

Classic Movies: Death on the Nile

There are two brilliant film versions of Agatha Christie‘s classic detective novel, Death on the Nile, available now and a third to be released in September of this year.  The Peter Ustinov version from 1978, directed by John Guillerman, has … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Tuesday, April 10th

One of my favourite movies is Casablanca.  A friend and I just watched it again recently and it has sent us on a bit of a “6 degrees of separation” kick which includes the book for today’s Tantalizing Teaser and First … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

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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Sully, a movie review

You can’t go wrong with a Tom Hanks movie!  Nor can you miss with a Clint Eastwood production!  Put the two together and the results are predictably amazing!  Sully is the first time Eastwood and Hanks have worked together — … 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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Charly (1968), a classic movie review

Charly is based on the book Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes.  The movie won an Oscar for leading man Cliff Robertson, and although it strays a bit from the book, the movie is definitely a classic in many ways. … Continue reading

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#Weekend Coffee Share March 5th, 2016

This is my first time participating in Coffee Share, hosted by but I’ve enjoyed reading the posts by others who are part of this popular meme. I don’t actually drink coffee but I’ll gladly make a cup for you, or … Continue reading

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Harper Lee (1926 – 2016)

There will be many obituaries and tributes to Harper Lee, but I would be remiss if I let her passing go without a tribute of my own.  Author of To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Lee was considered to have defined … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey, a Time Inc Special

By now you are probably aware that I’m a fan of these Life, Time Inc. book/magazines that feature everything from history, to style, and, in this case, culture.  The immensely popular British TV series, Downton Abbey, is in its sixth and … Continue reading

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