Monthly Archives: September 2012

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The Franklin Institute

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Admittedly, this place was not on my radar when planning my visit to Philadelphia.  However, on my first day, I kept seeing flags that read “Dead Sea Scrolls.”  It turned out to be a special exhibition at the Franklin Institute.  … Continue reading

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Hello I Must Be Going (2012)

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I must admit that I knew very little going into this film (other than the reviews were mainly positive and that Melanie Lynskey was in it).  I soon learned that this was the opening night film of the 2012 Sundance … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

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My visit to Philadelphia this week was amazing.  I saw a lot more than I thought I would.  The best spot for me was the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The paintings, artifacts, and sculptures were just phenomenal to see.  My … Continue reading

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50 Years of Bond: Ian Fleming Centenary Exhibition

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With the release of Skyfall this November along with the 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen, I began to look back on my visit to the Imperial War Museum in London in January 2009.  It was my … Continue reading

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The Films of Tim Burton Part Six

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In my previous entry (The Films of Tim Burton Part Five), I covered Planet of the Apes and Big Fish. Next up is the first of two 2005 films, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  I remember when I first heard … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration: Best Supporting Actor

While I have not yet finalized any awards season predictions, I thought I’d list some of the performances I feel should be considered for a Best Supporting Actor nod (please note that this is for movies that have already been … Continue reading

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Clint Eastwood: Twitter Superstar

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For those who’ve followed me on Twitter, I had started tweeting jokes about Clint Eastwood a couple of weeks ago.  I was, of course, inspired by his performance at the Republican National Convention last month where he spoke to an … Continue reading