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Apr 23
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Oh, MAN is it a good book. The comparison with True Grit is spot on. (Charles Portis just died recently - he only wrote a few novels, and True Grit was his best, but - try Masters of Atlantis if you get a chance.) Read more

Feb 24
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Psh. When Your President is 86 he’ll be able to sink a 500 foot putt!

Oct 17
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I must say, Duma Key is not one of my favorites of his (it’s good, surely not awful), but its depiction of Florida is effective. So it’s not like he doesn’t get use out of the state as he does with Maine. Read more

Oct 17
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I know she didn’t write the line about “I don’t know - DO they?” after the bad guy asks if those heels of hers are painful (or whatever) but she sure as hell delivered it right.  I’m generally pretty lukewarm toward her but she was one of the best things about that movie - stole every scene she was in.

Oct 16
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Haven’t seen the movie in years (well, my kids grew up) and I remember thinking it was ... funny enough. Now, the novel, Madame Doubtfire, is not nearly such a laff riot. It’s a nice, poignant divorced-family YA novel. As I recall, at NO point are the children fooled - they keep up the pretense with their mom, who, Read more

Oct 16
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I liked Zombieland fine the first time I saw it, and thought I liked it a lot. But on second viewing... It’s okay. I mean, funny in many ways with some clever bits, but it’s not as eminently rewatchable as Shaun of the Dead (which, wisely, has no sequels, just more movies with the same crowd....).

Oct 15
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I really really liked him as Rooster Cogburn, which, as a lifelong John Wayne and True Grit enthusiast... is.... surprisingly not hard to admit.  

Oct 14
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I just rewatched the last couple of Breaking Bad episodes before El Camino came out. R.J. Mitte was so angry and loud in that phone call with Walter that he scared me into calling him Flynn.