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The Changing of the (Book) Guard

Sort of. My book prospects are changing. It is officially fall, and that means a new reading list! I have to be honest, I completely bombed the last one. I read about 10 out of the 42 I had listed. But that’s the fun of a reading list: it’s really more of a guideline. I […]

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Lawless – a movie review.

It’s prohibition era – people are dying in the streets of Chicago from all the gang violence incited over bootlegging…. while in Virginia people are making that ‘white lightning’ moonshine by the gallon. What happens when those ruthless, greedy mobsters from Chicago come knocking on doors in ‘the wettest county in the world’? They started […]

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Heavy on action, light on plot: A review of The Bourne Legacy

Originally, I had a review of On the Road by Jack Kerouac scheduled for today. However, I made it less than 100 pages into the book and then abandoned ship. I hated every character. I hated the language. Nothing was happening. And I have this rule: “Life is too short to read books you aren’t […]

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Snow White & the Huntsman | A Movie Review

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Synopsis: The classic Snow White tale is up for a ‘reboot’ (or two). In this modern adaptation, The Huntsman, sent into the dark forest on the command of the Wicked Queen, becomes Snow White’s ally in rising up and vanquishing the evil slag.   ———————— I’m so glad that this didn’t turn out to be […]

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Campus Thieves

We apologize for how light this week has been! The real world has been hounding us, but we are working on developing a better work flow so we can be more productive. In the meantime, my little brother’s band just released their first album on iTunes! They are a group of wickedly talented young guys, […]

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Art & Copy | A Movie Review

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Synopsis: In this documentary (found through Netflix), Doug Pray reveals the world of art-fueled advertising through a series of interviews with some of the most amazing art directors and copy editors… that you’ve probably never heard of or thought about. The film both muses on the contradiction that is advertising – capitalism funding art funding […]

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Cabin in the Woods | A Movie Review

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*Note: This review is really quite late, but I thought I should post it here since those that haven’t seen the movie yet must really, really need to be convinced. Synopsis: Five friends drive to the great outdoors, to a creepy cabin. They meet threatening hillbillies, and see multiple indications of really messed up things […]

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