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Girlfriend in a Coma

girlfriend in a coma

Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland is one of the most interesting pieces of fiction I can recall reading. It’s unique in its storytelling and the story emotionally grips you from start to end. The events don’t necessarily build suspense, but the surreal events that happen make you react in a similar way. It’s impossible to put the book down even for nourishment. I recommend this book as often as I possibly can.…

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brittany runs a marathon
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Review: Brittany Runs A Marathon

“Brittany Runs A Marathon” is not just a runner’s tale. Of course, most of us runners will also be super eager to tell you running isn’t really about running either. This story about Brittany does a wonderful job of…

christmas with the kranks
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Review: Christmas With The Kranks

It’s been nearly a decade since I’ve seen “Christmas with the Kranks” and my initial impression was not a positive one. It spawned from the heartfelt novel “Skipping Christmas” about rediscovering the Christmas spirit after your children are grown.…

Dark Matter
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Review: Dark Matter

I concluded Dark Matter this a.m. 3 seasons with an abrupt ending. Clearly, they didn’t know the show would be canceled. It almost felt like I was watching a Fox show rather than a SyFy original. At least in…

Andromeda
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Review: Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is the most recent installment of the Mass Effect series. It received a lot of bad reviews compared to the trilogy which I just recently finished playing for the 6th time. I have played Andromeda once…

Aladdin
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Review: Aladdin 2019

I had to prepare myself to watch this new adaptation of Aladdin. That preparation included changing my preconceived ideas about these “live-action adaptations”. For all of us that are reluctant to watch our childhood masterpieces brought to life again…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” was my most anticipated (perhaps tied with John Wick 3) movie of the year.  When Quentin Tarantino makes a movie, it’s not just a movie, it’s an event.  Having to wait a week…