Category Archives: War

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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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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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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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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The Dovekeepers, a TV miniseries review

Aired on CBS the 3rd and 4th of this past January, The Dovekeepers miniseries is based on the novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman and tells the story of the demise of the zealots who held the clifftop fortress of Masada, … Continue reading

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The Lasting Allure of Ancient Troy

It is safe to say that the legend of Troy and the Spartan queen whose face launched a thousand ships has captured the imagination of readers for thousands of years.  The story from Homer’s Iliad fired the dreams of young Heinrich … Continue reading

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Master and Commander, a classic movie review

When you’ve watched this movie as many times as I have, you have to start referring to it as a classic.  Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) may not have won Oscars for the stars (Russell … Continue reading

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Robin Hood, a movie review

This Russell Crowe/Cate Blanchett 2010 Robin Hood is yet another story behind the untold legend but it is an exciting tale, well-enacted, and deserves to be right up there with the best-known classics: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1922 – silent movie), … Continue reading

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The Water Diviner, a movie review

When I saw this movie poster at Rainbow Theatre (our pay-next-to-nothing-to-see-the-movie-when-it’s-finished-at-the-regular-theatres movie theatre), I didn’t remember hearing about it before and was intrigued, so I came back on even-cheaper day (Tuesday) to watch it.  As it began, I did remember … Continue reading

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Potpourri 15

I’m afraid most of my energy this week has gone into fixing up my house.  I’ve been taking out baseboards, taking things off the wall, filling holes and sanding, buying new blinds, and gathering all the tools to paint some … Continue reading

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