Monthly Archives: July 2013

Red 2, a film


I enjoyed the first film and this one is even better! I love Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They both put in strong performances as British and Russian spies respectively. The crazy academic is Anthony Hopkins. Bruce Willis plays an … Continue reading

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Tristan & Isolde, a film


The cover of the DVD says “Before Romeo and Juliet, there was Tristan and Isolde.” I actually find the story more reminiscent of the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot. This tale probably was reworked during the time … Continue reading

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Judge & Jury, by James Patterson & Andrew Gross


I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book as soon as I discovered that the trial in question was that of a notorious mobster. It turns out to be a real page turner. I was staying up until one … Continue reading

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Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut


I hadn’t read this book in years and only remembered the “punch line.” Having now been to the Galapagos and Guayaquil, I could picture much of the book in a new way. The narrator is the ghost of a young … Continue reading

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39 Steps


39 Steps, BBC, DVD. 2010. Starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Lydia Leonard. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, a remake of the 1935 film. The hero has returned from fighting in German South Africa. It is the eve of World War I … Continue reading

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