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Movie Review: Larry Crowne

I sat down to watch Larry Crowne primarily because it starred two of my all time favourite actors. Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks star as a university professor and a redundant department store worker. Tom Hanks playing Larry Crowne is a conscientious  hard working guy who has won “Emploee of the Month” several times over. It is therefore a shock for him when he is … Continue reading Movie Review: Larry Crowne

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Movie Review: The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence is a movie adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel . It is a poignant tale of unrequited love set in late 19th century America. The movie showcases New York society in the late 19th century. It shows the strict conventions of this uppercrust  society. Altthough none of them are nobility, these prople live and behave like royalty. A few of them, like … Continue reading Movie Review: The Age of Innocence

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A time I went to a movie theater: Non fiction prompt May 25.

This prompt “A time I went to a movie theater” reminded me of a visit to the cinema many years ago. I was eight or nine years old, a cinema in our city was showing “The Sound of Music”. We were learning songs from the movie in our singing lessons at school. The school arranged for the entire junior section to watch the movie one … Continue reading A time I went to a movie theater: Non fiction prompt May 25.

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier– One Liner Wednesday

“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” This is the first line of Daphne du Maurier ‘s novel Rebecca. This first line is deceptively simple. The story which is told in retrospect begins as a fairy tale romance. The heroine who narrates the story is a simple well bred but penniless girl. She is swept off her feet by rich and sophisticated Maxim … Continue reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier– One Liner Wednesday

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Foodie Movie Review: CHEF

CHEF is a movie written and directed and produced  by Jon Favreaux. He also plays the main role. The Story Chef Carl is the living force behind the popularity of a Los Angeles restaurant. Like most creative people, he wants to make some innovations in the menu. The restaurant owner (played by Dustin Hoffman) does not want to take any chances by serving new dishes. … Continue reading Foodie Movie Review: CHEF

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Movie Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Spoiler free Review Four natives of the Isle of Guernsey are caught breaking the curfew during the Nazi occupation. The youngest and bravest of them is quick witted enough to tell the German guards a tall tale about attending a literary meeting; an activity condoned by the German authorities.Hence a book club with the unlikely name of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society … Continue reading Movie Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Coma—by Robin Cook FOWC with Fandango

The novel ‘Coma” by author Robin Cook was quite a sensation in the 70’s. It is a story about organ theft. Organ theft followed by organ traffic is a very real crime. To put it simply, criminals  procure human organs for transplantation illegally and then sell them on the black market to people who need them. Transplant, the surgical replacement of a diseased human organ … Continue reading Coma—by Robin Cook FOWC with Fandango

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Halloween and Horror Stories

  Halloween and horror stories are very popular at this time of the year. Throughout the Western Hemisphere (and Westernized pockets in the East), people are going to celebrate the festival of Halloween on October 31st. Pumpkin lanterns, witches on broomsticks, skeletons, ghouls and ghosts galore are adorning supermarkets, schools and subways. This brings me to the question I have often asked myself, why do … Continue reading Halloween and Horror Stories

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Dan Brown’s INFERNO : Movie Review

Dan Brown’s Inferno, with Tom Hanks starring as Prof. Robert Langdon, promises to be as exciting as the Professor’s earlier adventures. He is embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to an end. Cryptic messages that can only be decoded by Langdon, our intellectual action hero, are again part of the formula. Cerca Trova : Seek and Find The movie begins with … Continue reading Dan Brown’s INFERNO : Movie Review

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Dan Brown’s INFERNO : Movie Review

Dan Brown’s Inferno, with Tom Hanks starring as Prof. Robert Langdon, promises to be as exciting as the Professor’s earlier adventures. He is embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens to bring the world to an end. Cryptic messages that can only be decoded by Langdon, our intellectual action hero, are again part of the formula. Cerca Trova : Seek and Find The movie begins with … Continue reading Dan Brown’s INFERNO : Movie Review