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What I Learned from 2014

Or at least, 3 movies that I watched in 2014. Honestly, this is all that I’ve got for the whole year. In Your Eyes was written by Joss Whedon in 1992, but filmed in 2014. He paid for it, but … Continue reading

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Paul Williams 1, Harry Nilsson 0++?

It’s called Paul Williams Still Alive. It’s by the director of Vegas Vacation. And apparently he’s done lots of commercials. Or so he says. Do you remember Paul Williams? Because he was in like everything back in the 70’s and 80’s … Continue reading

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John Dies Full of Spiders

While my wife was away one recent week, I started watching all the scary movies that she doesn’t like to see. I gave up on Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. It just didn’t grab me like I’d hoped. I almost … Continue reading

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America’s Best Idea?

Those Ken Burns documentaries are just so darned educational. And pretty entertaining too. But I never sat down and just watched one in its entirety. Sure, I’ve seen some of The Civil War, and some Jazz.  Uh, I must have seen … Continue reading

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There’s NO “L” in Christmas

My wife loves to watch holiday-specific movies. Depending on the holiday, of course. Recently she made me sit down to watch Noel. It’s from 2004 and I’d never heard of it despite it starring Susan Sarandon, Penelope Cruz, Alan Arkin, … Continue reading

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Of All the Dr. Bronners I Have Known

My dad’s been dead for over seven years now. But strangers still come up to me, telling me what a great man he was. Greatness is like that. Failings are more intimate. My brother curses our dad every time I … Continue reading

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Slung Blood

My wife has been trying to get me to watch Sling Blade for forever. I kept abstaining. It wasn’t for me. I don’t really like Billy Bob. Etc. La-di-dah… Wrong again Lyle. Did you know that John Ritter is in … Continue reading

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Melon Collie Pony

I think I first heard about the movie Melancholia somewhere around the time they announced that Bernie Madoff was no longer suicidal. There seemed to be a lot of depression and suicide themed stories in the news around then. I … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Met an Ugly Horse, Part II

The Black Stallion Returns is a completely different movie from the first one. Instead of taking place on a desert island, or a New York farm, it takes place in the desert, far outside of Casablanca. Instead of being about … Continue reading

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I’ve Never Met An Ugly Horse

I love horse snouts. They make me smile. You got the big nostrils. The lips with patchy whiskers. Warm and squishy, but also firm and dexterous. They make the horse look older, maybe wiser too. In The Black Stallion, the … Continue reading

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