Review

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s The Monuments Men. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.

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Author Cindy Chupack
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Book review: "The Longest Day: Life as a Wife"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new memoir The Longest Date: Life as a Wife, written by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning writer of TV shows like Sex and the City and Modern Family, Cindy Chupack. Her personal, and often comical, story of two marriages and the challenges of matrimony, has already been optioned by Fox TV as a possible series.

Author Bill Bryson
12:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Book review: "One Summer: America, 1927"

Kelly Blewett has a review of Bill Bryson’s newest book, a look back at an amazing few months that features such names as Al Capone, Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth called One Summer: America, 1927.

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Leave it to the Coen Brothers to come up with a film full of colorful characters, although not always likeable, delicious dialogue, and a tale that may hold moral implications for many viewers. Such is their latest outing, Inside Llewyn Davis. The title character is an aspiring folk singer at the beginning of the folk singing renaissance in 1961. He started as one-half of a duo, which broke up, and now he’s trying for a solo career. Llewyn Davis is completely at loose ends. He’s on the outs with what’s left of his family, has no permanent address, and is getting nowhere fast with his chosen profession. He spends the film on a journey of discovery…but for what? Fame? Love? Or maybe just looking for himself, whoever that may be.

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Elizabeth Gilbert
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Book review: "The Signature of All Things"

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new book from author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) entitled The Signature of All Things.

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