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And Speaking of Star-Crossed Lovers:

The Allegory of Romeo and Juliet I often bandy the term allegory about when it comes to how to read the Bible. I may have come to this conclusion quite honestly, just ask my uncle Philo. But we are so … Continue reading

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When the Spirits are Willing, But the Script is Weak

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022) It makes me wonder why we need yet another adaptation of this story, but I guess it’s embedded in our consciousness and the only way to remind ourselves about what the true meaning of Christmas … Continue reading

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Subtle Clue? She’s “Home Alone” Too

Enola Holmes 2 (2022) I know, I know, I’ve hinted at the anagram Enola being “Alone” in reverse before. So, what do I think of this second instalment? Not much: I was bored by the fifteen-minute mark. Obviously, I am … Continue reading

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Young Man, You’re in the Army Now!

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) This is probably the first time I’ve seen a film about what it was like for a German foot soldier during the Great War. It wasn’t a great war, at least not on … Continue reading

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Angel of Death or the Devil in Disguise?

Charles Cullen (February 22, 1960) I’m not being facetious, here. The man at the centre of the film “The Good Nurse” is a very conflicted person. There are hints as to what made him the way he is, but astrology … Continue reading

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Who Says You Cannot Know When You’ll Die?

Final Destination (2000) The idea that your death is predestined is the premise behind this film (and the other films in the franchise). You cannot ‘cheat death’ although we like to think we can: when your number’s up, it’s up. … Continue reading

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We Were Born on the Same Day, Six Years Apart

Alice Walker (February 9, 1944) I seem to be coming to the table, late again. I adored The Color Purple as a movie. I never read the book. I never heard of its author before today. (Thank you, David Icke’s … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven Here on Earth

Olivia Newton-John (September 26, 1948 – August 8, 2022) After years of struggle with Cancer, Olivia Newton-John is now at peace. She was an angel, at least to me. Her birth chart doesn’t show the specifics of her battle, but … Continue reading

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It’s a Very Thin Line Between Genius and Insanity

A Beautiful Mind (2001) Bless. We watched this film last night, for the first time. Up until now I had always managed to avoid it. It’s not hard to work out why… Yes, the film is based on (and inspired … Continue reading

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Yesterday in History XVII

Disneyland Opens (July 17, 1955) This was a dream that Walt Disney had for years. And for those of us who were alive at the time, this became our dream, too. On this day in 1955: Disneyland opens in Anaheim, … Continue reading

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