Choke and Watchmen

I have to get me some more of Chuck Palahniuk (I can never remember how to spell that so I’m calling him Chuck P. from here on out.) I have read only a little of his work and never anything complete, but I am a big fan of at least 2 of his films and I love the plot ideas for every book he’s written. I watched Choke yesterday and my God what a weird,...

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Recover from your St. Patricks Day hangover with Irish films

No doubt you will go out and imbibe several plastic cups of dyed green Budweiser that someone at a far-too-crowded establishment is passing off as being Irish… you could do that, but you shouldn’t. Even the halfway-decent pubs and the really good ones will be inundated by patrons and you’ll be straining to hear the Emerald Pipe and Drum Corps....

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Thoughts on Ian McEwan… cinema and book

I utilized some of the time-off given by this blessed snowstorm to watch for the third time the film Atonement, which was adapted from English writer Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name. It really is a fantastic movie once you come to appreciate it. The first time I watched it, I had to force myself through it a little. Its tone… particularly in the...

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