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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

The story of a boy who lost his farther on 9/11.  But that isn’t tragic enough.  The boy has to be autistic. His grandfather has to be a victim of post traumatic stress himself. And the images we see lead us

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Man of Steel

Superman is still an icon figure, but Man of Steel shows what happens after 80 years of random writers and artists taking their best and worst shots.  Man of Steel is mix tape of Superman Greatest Hits with a little bit

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Driven by James Sallis

Clocking in at an amazingly short 147 pages, Driven is a breath of fresh air when compared to the books I have been reading lately.  The writing is clean and simple.  The sentences short and to the point.  The vocabulary

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The Wounded Land

When the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant came out, I had already read the first Chronicles at least twice.   I read The Wounded Land greedily and found it to be just as compelling as the first books.  It was kind

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Brave

Pixar makes good movies and Brave is a good movie.  But like every successful studio they seem to be slipping into the George Lucas mindset of using more special effects and not worrying so much about the story. Brave was

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Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close plays a woman pretending to be a man so that she could get a job and then just kind of never stopped pretending.  Like Yentl, this is a story set in the bad old days when a woman

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Dear Suzanne Collins

Are you a fan of The Matrix?  I love The Matrix, it’s a near perfect film with it’s classic hero’s story.  I loved the characters, I loved the story, and I loved the look of the film.  Then the Wachowski

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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

The story of an odd family told through the eyes of a young woman who can taste people’s emotions from the food they prepare.  This kind of food mind reading is not fun and our hero tends to eat as

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Cycling Home From Siberia

Rob Lilwall is a middle school geography teacher who is, not surprisingly, bored with his life.  He is 27 years old, has no significant other, and has no big plans for the future.  So when he his old buddy Al

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Eat Pray Love

The story of a writer who wakes up one day to discover that she is not as happy with her life as she would have hoped.  Much like the woman Julia Roberts plays in Larry Crowne, our hero finds that

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