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Beasts of the Southern Wild – Life on the other side of the levee

I talked Mike into watching a movie the other night. Now, that may seem unusual to those of you who know Mike pretty much watches movies 99.9% of his free time, but let me revise the statement by specifying that it was an Oscar nom. That fact and the realization that he’d heard nothing about … Continue reading

Lincoln – A Movie About Our Country’s Greatest Leader

I realize that’s a powerful statement to lead with, but honestly fans, it sums up the way I feel after having seen this movie. In fact, I’m not even going to build up the justification behind my review first. I’m going to lead with the fact that I really, really, really loved this movie. Okay, … Continue reading

Les Miserables – My review (finally)

Well, it took me a little while you guys. I saw this a couple of weeks ago at a quaint dinner theatre in Brookhaven. I loved it. I thought it was a little long, but epic all the same. It was filled with moments of pain, anguish and heartache that truly gripped me to the … Continue reading

Django Unchained – Movie Review

Ohhh, Quentin, Quentin, Quentin. Let’s be frank – this is not a film for the faint of heart or stomach, or spirit even, for that matter. This is a rough, tough, gory, (funny), controversial film about the ways and woes of slavery in MIssissippi before the Civil War. The story is that of Django ( … Continue reading

The Oscar Nomination break-down

So, they’re out. They’ve been out for awhile, so I apologize for being so behind on a review of my thoughts and predictions. I haven’t seen half the ballot yet, so look out for updates as we get closer to the beloved Sunday night. And don’t worry, you don’t have to buy nearly as many … Continue reading

Chicken Parmesan Perfection: The way to my man’s heart

Okay, I’m going to be honest. I really hate canned clam sauce. Mike loves it. I tried it and didn’t like it. I made it once, from scratch and it was pretty good. So, I’ll never go back to the can. I just won’t. Well, I left Mike in charge of going to the grocery … Continue reading

Amour – Movie Review

You can see what I told the public eye here: Insite Atlanta’s Winter Issue Reading this, it really seems like I hated it. And I did, that’s not lie. But the truth of the matter is that I hated the story. It’s too hard to watch if you know anyone elderly. Or, just anyone suffering … Continue reading

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty provides this weekend’s workout

In a word? “Whew!” In several words, read on. I’ll admit that right off the bat, I was conflicted about whether or not I actually wanted to see Zero Dark Thirty. One, it’s directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who also directed The Hurt Locker, which won way too many Oscars than it deserved. I am still … Continue reading

A Saturday Snicker…

I am so thankful that there are people in this world literally just having a good time… Even alone, in their dorm room, weighing only about 45 pounds. And even though this video exists in so many fashions, I am waiting for the one that shows us when their unsuspecting roommate walks in on them … Continue reading