Review

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.

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

I’m more than likely in the minority on this film, but I have a few problems with Saving Mr. Banks, in which Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is having difficulty with the prickly author of the book Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson, who wants to micromanage every aspect of the film’s production. If you have seen the trailer, it appears to be a feel-good tale of moviemaking surrounding one of the most beloved films ever made. What the trailer doesn’t reveal is that it’s really two films in one.

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