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My First Look at James Bond in 1963

This is the second film in the series, but it’s the first one that I saw in the cinema. The photography was so crystal clear, and the scenery, Byzantine: what more could a fella want? Girls? There’s plenty of them, … Continue reading

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Replicant in Search of a Soul

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Geez, I thought the original Blade Runner was dark. This sequel is darker, still. Rick Deckard has vanished. The notorious Blade Runner has been missing since 2019 when he and Rachael escaped from the authorities, and … Continue reading

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What Marriage is Really Like, from the Wife’s Point-of-View

For Better or For Worse, by Lynn Johnston From Wikipedia: “For Better or For Worse is a comic strip by Lynn Johnston that ran originally from 1979 to 2008 chronicling the lives of the Patterson family and their friends, in … Continue reading

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Spiritually, There’s No Denying Evolution

The Shack (2017) Having read the book years ago, I never got around to seeing this film, until last night, on Netflix. Of course, I’d seen the promo videos, but they gloss over the important stuff. Essentially, this is a … Continue reading

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“Miracles Happen All the Time”

An Interview with God (2018) Well, I’m going to have to admit that this film is as close to the reality of a crisis intervention as I’ve ever seen. And it feels true, too. From IMDb: “Paul Asher, an up-and-coming … Continue reading

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What Would You Do With Only Months to Live?

My Life (1993) I’d avoided this film until last night. I know why, of course, but I suppose I just wasn’t ready for it. Turns out that I couldn’t sleep for half the night after seeing it. (From IMDb:) Life … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia: Same as It Ever Was?

We watched this gem of a film on Netflix last night. I knew from the opening sequence (above) that it would be amusing, to say the least. The culture clash between America and Saudi Arabia is quite extreme and Tom … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill was his Generation’s Trump, Honestly!

Darkest Hour There is a scene in this film where Winston Churchill seems to be the only one who is willing to fight the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg. Everyone else in the War Cabinet is looking to surrender to … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Share and Share Alike

What are We Doing Wrong? As the title of the magazine suggests: we need to Share. Not just a little, but a lot. Questions and answers At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to be Smart to Gain Wisdom

Astrology For Dummies (2nd Edition) Thank you, Ian, for sharing this one with me. When you first brought it to my attention as an extended summary of the Sun sign personalities, I wondered who the author was. Now I know: … Continue reading

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