The Nine for April 2022

TCM–April’s “Star of the Month” on TCM was Errol Flynn, so this month’s newsletter is mostly going to be fangirling pretty hard! If you don’t know this about me, Errol Flynn has been one of my favorite actors since I saw The Adventures of Robin Hood when I was 9. I’ve mostly been watching some … Continue reading The Nine for April 2022

The Nine for March 2022

Swimming–I’m not a very strong swimmer, but I wanted to add swimming to my exercise routine because I need to do more cardio, and I hate running. So I signed up for a 4 week class at the rec center. I was not the worst person in attendance, which is always a little gratifying. I … Continue reading The Nine for March 2022

Nine For Now- January Newsletter

This month's newsletter is coming out later than I had hoped. I blame snow, sickness and asynchronous learning days. In the future this newsletter will be available in your inbox rather than on the blog, so if you enjoy it, please make sure to subscribe. For now, here are nine things from my life. Portrait … Continue reading Nine For Now- January Newsletter

Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

The images in Sin City may be black and white, but the morals certainly aren't. Frank Miller created a series of comics, now generally collected in to seven volumes, that tells the stories of one singularly corrupt town.  He exposes the underbelly of a city full of thugs, hit men, dirty politics and polluted justice. … Continue reading Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

                Our frugality backfired. Initially we felt good about deciding to forego spending $21.50 to see a Saturday night showing of Snowpiercer.  Unfortunately our alternative mall wandering turned into a Criterion Blu-ray buying spree at Barnes & Noble.  We ended up with several good movies, but didn’t save … Continue reading Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Lego Movie: Everything is Awesome

The Lego Movie explores the ultimate dichotomy of life: those who only build Lego kits as directed on the construction guide and those who find such directions limiting. Are you a construction guide follower or are you a free-form inventor of worlds. Are your creations detailed and precisely constructed using the provided pieces and harmonious … Continue reading The Lego Movie: Everything is Awesome