Monthly Archives: January 2012

I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, by Julie Dawn Cole (Book, 2011)

I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Julie Dawn Cole My rating: 4 of 5 stars Julie Dawn Cole’s portrayal of Veruca Salt was one of my earliest … Continue reading

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Halloween (2007)

Over the years, I’ve had the misfortune to like a lot of things that were just bad for me. Various elixirs, pharmaceuticals, tobacco products, McRib sandwiches, etc. Most of these bad things, I’ve managed to overcome. However, I still enjoy … Continue reading

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The Cotton Club (1984)

I didn’t really want to see “The Cotton Club” when it came out. I was a college freshman, and there wasn’t much to do. So, we used to get wasted and go to the dollar theater. Thank the movie gods … Continue reading

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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Another courtroom drama, and it turns out to be produced by Stanley Kramer, who directed “Inherit the Wind” and “Judgment at Nuremburg.” I’ve seen “The Caine Mutiny” a few times over the years. In a nutshell (pun halfheartedly intended), Captain … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories, by Truman Capote (Book, 1958 (1994 Edition))

Breakfast at Tiffany’s: A Short Novel and Three Stories by Truman Capote My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love short stories. I’ve read so many novel series, where the same characters travel the same streets doing essentially the same … Continue reading

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Cadillac Beach (Serge Storms Mystery #6), Tim Dorsey (Novel, 2004)

Cadillac Beach by Tim Dorsey My rating: 4 of 5 stars Serge Storms is one of my favorite literary creations, a spree killer whose victims always turn out to be jackasses of one sort or another. “Cadillac Beach” follows Serge … Continue reading

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