Nuances of Politics

Nuances of Politics

I’m watching “Young Victoria” and I’ve just had an epiphany I’m embarrassed to admit was so late in coming. Perhaps I needed it spelled out to me in just this way. An excellent Emily Blunt plays Victoria with sweet subtlety, as we see the young queen overcoming the pressure of literally everyone in her lifeContinue reading

The Year Can Begin… Now

I wasn’t ready til now. I’m just starting to take down my holiday decorations; the tree is still up and so are the lights outside. I’ll get to them. Today I picked up everything else and organized it into three boxes, two of which were crammed with wrapping paper and ribbon. My brother gave itContinue reading

The Experience of Avatar

I will probably cry during the writing of this post. Possibly more than once. I’m just saying. Sunday when I came out of the theater as everyone else visited the restrooms, I started crying (again), hyperventilating a little and fighting to regain control of myself as people passed me entering and leaving the theater. ThisContinue reading

Movie Review: Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen

For those who missed it, I put up a post (backdated and sticky) depicting the codes in use for the smileys on this blog. Check it out. Have fun making faces at me! It’s been hotter than blue blazes here (as we say in Texas), but we’ve been gearing up for a yard sale allContinue reading

Spoiler-Free Mini Movie Reviews

The Dark Knight I saw this on opening weekend. It’s taken up until now to recover from the hot villainy goodness that is Heath Ledger’s Joker. I predicted immediately that Ledger will replace Brandon Lee as tragic goth hero who died before his darkest role was unveiled (if not necessarily Ledger’s last – it remainsContinue reading