Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Theory of Everything (2014) – Reviewed by George

From the beginning you can see the symptoms: an intermittent limp, a hand holding chalk with the ring finger and little finger extended in a graceful curve that slightly hampers writing, and then 24 minutes in, when Stephen Hawking collapses … Continue reading

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Jeux de Glaces (2012) – reviewed by George

This French-language film-for-television is part of a French series called Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie (The Little Murders of Agatha Christie). It is based on her novel “They Do It with Mirrors”, a Jane Marple mystery which has been filmed … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game (2014) – reviewed by George

Benedict Cumberbatch got a well-deserved Oscar nod for his portrayal of Alan Turing in this World Wat II spy drama, and the rest of the cast is equally strong. During the war the Nazis had Enigma, a letter-substitution code that … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 40 – The Exes, Season 4, Episode 19 – “10 Things They Hate About You”

Phil (Donald Faison) has a new girlfriend, a movie star! She’s Zoey Banks (played by Frances Turner). When Haskell (Wayne Knight) meets her, he says, “Look, it’s not for me, but could I get a French kiss for my nephew?”

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Commentary # 9 – Jim Parsons Commercial

Jim Parsons is a funny man, but he gives me irritable bowel syndrome every time I see his commercial for a computer company (I guess I detest the commercial even more than I thought because I can’t think of the … Continue reading

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The Frighteners (1996) – reviewed by George

I recently found a Blue-Ray of this movie that contains both the theatrical version and the director’s cut, which is thirteen minutes longer. I really loved this movie 19 years ago when it came out, so was eager to experience … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 39 – Young and Hungry – Season 2, Episode 11

Emily Osment as Gabi: “When I was in Switzerland I tried reaching out, you know, I called him and I texted him and I felt like I should just leave him alone.” Aimee Carrero as Sofia: “Why?” Gabi: “Because he … Continue reading

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TV Quote # 38 – The Jim Gaffigan Show – Season 1, Episode 6

Adam Goldberg as Jim’s close “friend” Dave, another stand-up, throws a birthday party for himself and plans to stiff Jim for the bill, which explains the quotation marks around the word “friend”.¬†At the party there are 5 other stand-ups who … Continue reading

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013), and The Fifth Estate (2013) – reviewed by George

The first is a documentary, the second is a docu-drama. The second was easier for me to follow, but as a drama has it created that ease of understanding by flattening out a few of the bumps of truth along … Continue reading

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Weird Captions # 24 – Strange Misspellings

This is not actually a Captions by Dummies entry, but I’m not starting a new category for things like this. For one thing, I think this one would probably be the only entry ever. In the book The Arabian Nights … Continue reading

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