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Seeking Treasure: The Thrill of the Chase

My husband pores over web sites, explaining his line-by-line interpretations as he toggles between a Google map and a poem that holds clues to the hidden treasure. He points out canyons and creeks, hots springs and abandoned mines. He has a feverish gleam … Continue reading

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I might be a replicant

{Send me a postcard} After watching the fascinating film Ex Machina, I fell into a rabbit hole reading about the Turing Test, sidled over to whether the Blade Runner replicant test counted as a Turing Test, and ended up scoring … Continue reading

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Birds Suddenly Appear

Image by Bill Strain (Creative Commons) Feeding pigeons, they surround me, their gentle coos replaced by my desperate shrieks. Making a sandcastle, the seagulls gather darkly, so I flee. I’m calm in nature, until birds suddenly appear, all because of a film Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter: Little Trees and Stonehenge

Remember that scene in This is Spinal Tap when the band plans a majestic replica of Stonehenge that will sing the glories of their badassitude, but then they screw up the calculations, and an 18 inch tall model stands on … Continue reading

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The credits finally roll on the IMDb Top 250

In the voice of Don LaFontaine, please– “In a world where Japanese movies reign supreme and World War II films fill the mailbox… one woman struggles on her couch to view them all…. That woman is this one… that quest … Continue reading

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Sleepers: 10 more movies you’ve never seen, but should

Link to first list: 10 movies you’ve never seen, but should Some of these movies are sleepers; some are beloved ones that you may have forgotten. Here are 10 more movies you’ve never seen, but should: one all-time favorite movie … Continue reading

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Sleepers: 10 movies you’ve never seen, but should

These 10 movies blew me away. While some of you have seen some of them, most of you haven’t seen all of them. If you’re looking for something to add to your queue, you should check these movies out. 1. … Continue reading

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Time to fire up the Tivo: IMDb’s Top 250 Movies

#14. 101 things in 1001 days: Watch all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies “strip” by Miemo Penttinen I want to see all of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies, and there are 55 I haven’t seen. I am obsessed with movies, so … Continue reading

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Ode to Movies

When I used to teach a film class, I started each class with a short “Clip of the Day” in which we discussed different genres or topics. I edited this video using moments from the various clips.

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