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My Score Card on the Oscars

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons The Oscars are over and now everyone is talking about who was the best and worst dressed and their opinions of the host, Seth MacFarlane. Of the six major categories, I correctly predicted four. I missed on Supporting Actor and Director. I predicted Robert DeNiro

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Here come the Oscars

    If you are a movie fan then this coming Sunday is the night of all nights, the super bowl of talent, the parade of fashion, the Academy Awards! There were many good movies this year but unfortunately most of them came at the end of the year. Those nominated for best picture are:

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Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

This Playbook Produces a Winner   What happens when two mental patients get together? Sounds like the beginning of an old joke but Silver Linings Playbook is no joke. Silver Linings Playbook is a sometimes disturbing and sometimes comical look into bi-polar, OCD, and other mental illnesses. Bradley Cooper’s character, Pat Solatano, Jr., has lost

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Movie Review: The Quartet Makes Sweet Music

  If you think a retirement home is populated only with stodgy old biddy bodies just waiting to die, you haven’t seen the movie The Quartet. The setting is Beecham House, a charity retirement home for musicians in England. It is a beautiful place and could easily be a neighbor of Downton Abbey. The mansion

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Movie Review on Video: Seven Psychopaths

You Do and You Die Seven Psychopaths is billed as a black comedy but the only thing comical about it is that it was ever made. The plot is confusing, complicated and convoluted and with more blood spilled and splattered than a butcher shop. It is directed by Martin McDonagh and has its share of

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Ferris Wheels and Romance

Do you know what today is? If you said Valentine’s Day you are only half right. It is also the birthday of the inventor of the Ferris wheel—George W. Ferris. It is interesting that the two are intertwined because I’m sure many romances began or advanced while riding ‘round and ‘round the giant Ferris wheel.

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A Valentine for You

Reprinted from www.homekeynotes.com. Written by my friend Anne Voight: LAUGH…..LIVE…..LOVE! By Anne Voight Love doesn’t bring money but it gives so much in return… Love accepts, believes, hopes it’s watching children hug, giggle… Noticing the elderly couple holding hands, their eyes twinkling… Love is a smile, a touch to reassure, to support… Love transforms, changes,

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