On Turning Forty-Six

Well, you have all been blessed with my presence for forty-six years today.  No doubt all  your lives have been positively (hell…damn near miraculously) impacted by my existence. Meh. I’m not big on annual events that are effectively celebrating one less of something, be it birthdays (my own or someone else’s), New Year’s Day, what […]

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The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Benning, Mark Ruffalo and Julianne Moore and directed by Lisa Cholodenko, is your very average family comedy dressed up like a sensitive 21st century drama.  Think of, oh…I don’t know.  How about The Brady Bunch crossed with Weeds: “Here’s the story of two dykes with babies / Whose […]

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Kick-Ass and Repo Men

I rarely finish watching a movie once I start, so when I watch two films within a week of each other and don’t care to finish either one, that’s something of an event in my life.  A movie has to fall into a certain well-defined stratum for me not to watch it front start to finish:  […]

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