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Movie one liners

A surprisingly moving docu-drama based on the final days of Jim Jones’ and his followers. It really bothers me that I never knew that it was as much murder as mass suicide. Very, very sad, but informative.  Jonestown: Paradise Lost … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013

A fun remake of the Danny Kaye classic (and originally based on an awesome short story), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty unfortunately suffers slightly from a little too much silliness in places. Otherwise, the acting is well done, the adventures … Continue reading

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Japanese Palace, Fort Worth TX

There is a Japanese-style building on Camp Bowie near the house that we pass by almost every day. It’s not open during the day, is dimly lit, and has no windows. I, obviously, thought it was the site of a classy geisha-esque … Continue reading

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Documentaries!

One of our favorite things about Netflix streaming service is the access to hundreds of documentaries that would not have been on our radar without the “suggestions for you” section. Two that we’ve recently watched: Sons of Perdition, 2010 A … Continue reading

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The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton, is a sprawling novel set in the goldfields of New Zealand in the mid 1800s that is part murder mystery, part court room drama, part frontier adventure, and part gothic romance. The novel begins with … Continue reading

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The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2014

I believe I have mentioned C’s love of Wes Anderson films. After my success with Moonrise Kingdom, I was excited to give his newest, The Grand Budapest Hotel, a shot. The characters here are the big winners. Funny, strange, and … Continue reading

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Mistress of Mellyn, by Victoria Holt

Guess what, I started a book club! Our first meeting was a week ago or so, and I’m so excited to get together with some awesome women to talk about books, and hopefully be introduced to a lot of things … Continue reading

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