Category Archives: Movies

He put on some great shows

Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93. Everyone knows Rooney, who died at the great age of 93, precisely because he lived so long, the tireless last surviving star of Hollywood’s 1930s Golden Age, a performer always ready … Continue reading

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The perfect Purim movie

Argo is about a CIA agent working with the Canadians to set up disguises and create fake backgrounds for six people to sneak them out from under the modern-day tyrants of Iran. It’s also a great movie. So thanks, Canada, … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple Black

The world is a little bit darker today at the passing of a former child star and ambassador who was loved by millions. Shirley Temple Black, who as a dimpled, ringlet-haired moppet starred in a series of winsome films that … Continue reading

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Tuesday briefs

One can only hope: Hassan Nasrallah is reportedly being treated for cancer. A fast-acting one, it seems. The “nonviolent” intifada, now with Grad rockets! A rocket landed on the outskirts of Ashkelon. Good to know that Mahmoud Abbas is heeding … Continue reading

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Warm Bodies

Run, do not shuffle, to see Warm Bodies. It’s a zomromcom (zombie romantic comedy) that’s clever and funny and leaves you smiling at the end of the movie. It’s a great date movie, guys, and you know what day is … Continue reading

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Monday briefs

Israel Double Standard Time is in effect: Did you know the Syrians bombed a Palestinian refugee camp yesterday, killing children and women? Of course you didn’t, because Palestinian deaths don’t count unless they are killed by Israelis. The LA Times … Continue reading

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So what did you do with your weekend?

Well, let’s see. I worked on Friday. Went to services Friday night. Picked up Jake and went to services Saturday morning and then home for a Lord of the Rings movie marathon. Worked Saturday night, because my HR department is … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises

Excellent movie. I think it was almost the best of the bunch. If you were thinking of seeing it, definitely do so. I didn’t find any political statements in the movie, just your typical Dark Knight good and evil themes. … Continue reading

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Les Miz, the movie

Can. Not. Wait.

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Sunday morning fluff news briefs

Seriously? Really, this is a headline. Kristen Stewart ‘F**king Loves Acting’ Because She Is ‘Really Boring’. It popped up on my Google News feed. To think I used to read–and enjoy–entertainment magazines. My, tastes change. And oh, I will watch … Continue reading

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Sunday morning lazy briefs

Oh, stop, you’re ruining the apartheid narrative! Shimon Peres is leading the charge as Harvard University discusses plans to bring a campus to Rahat, a Bedouin town, where Arab and Jewish Israelis can learn side by side in peace and … Continue reading

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Tolkien geek. Yes, I am a Tolkien geek.

The Hobbit trailer debuted the other day. (Really funny first comment at the link, from someone who has obviously read the books and wanted to see how stupid some commenters can be. Scroll down.) Sigh. Next year? NEXT YEAR?

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A new record for Meryl

I was checking out Reason’s blog and discovered that they were right. A bunch of movies you probably haven’t seen get Golden Globe nominations from the preposterous “Hollywood Foreign Press Association.” A quick trip down the list shows that I … Continue reading

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Those were the good ol’ days

Saw Captain America this afternoon. Heroes, villains, totally easy to tell the two apart, no shades of grey. Those were the good old days. Best comment from fifteen-year-old Jake, while watching the war bonds song sequences: “Were the 1940s really … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

My friends and I went this morning, because so many people are in church Sunday mornings, and we figured it wouldn’t be too crowded. It was, and it wasn’t. But we got good seats, and enjoyed the movie immensely. My … Continue reading

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