Monthly Archives: January 2012

Moulin Rouge (2001)

Moulin Rouge is… What I mean is, Moulin Rouge tells the story of…no. That’s not it, either. On one hand, Moulin Rouge is what happened when a bunch of eccentric people drink entirely too much prescription cough syrup, break into … Continue reading

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Léon (aka, "The Professional") 1994

The three things you need to know about Léon. First, Jean Reno, as the eponymous hitman and protagonist, is a complete badass. Two, Natalie Portman makes her screen debut in this film as the orphaned tween, Mathilda, and she acts … Continue reading

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Watch Me Die, by Lee Goldberg (2005)

Watch Me Die by Lee Goldberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a fun book for mystery fans like me. The protagonist, Harvey Mapes, has a tedious job, working as a security guard in a super exclusive subdivision. … Continue reading

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An American Werewolf in London (1981)

John Landis’ film “An American Werewolf in London” will always take me back to college. No, I wasn’t in college when it came out, but my friends Chris and Tim had a VCR and a copy of “Werewolf.” They also … Continue reading

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Chinaberry Sidewalks, by Rodney Crowell (2012)

Chinaberry Sidewalks by Rodney Crowell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rodney Crowell has had an amazing career as a singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. He was a member of Emmylou Harris’ band, and was married to Rosanne Cash. His … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (2011)

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I made the mistake of starting this book after work. I read all night. “The Fault of Our Stars” is one of the most moving novels … Continue reading

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Atomic Lobster (Serge Storms Mystery, #10), by Tim Dorsey (2008)

Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Once again, Serge Storms and his permabuzzed friend Coleman end up on a madcap spree. Most of “Atomic Lobster” takes place in and around the Tampa Bay area. They … Continue reading

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