Category Archives: Films

Pop Culture Homework Assignment: The Future of Food

So, food has been on my mind a lot lately (as you may have gathered from all of the posts about Omnivore’s Dilemma and things that have been cooked).  I have decided that this is an area the is worthy … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Jane Eyre

After finishing  The Eyre Affair, I realized that I had the 1996 film version of the novel in my netflix queue.  This film stars William Hurt as Rochester and Charlotte Gainsbourg as Jane Eyre.  Gainsbourg does an excellent job of … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Bottle Shock

This is a film that was recommended to me by my sister.  Now, I love my sister and I wouldn’t want to disparage her reputation or her excellent taste in clothes, shoes, food or books but I know she has … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Daddy’s Little Dividend

This is one of the films that ended up in my queue because it has Elizabeth Taylor in it.  This is the sequel to the original Father of the Bride film.  Like the remake, it is narrated by the father … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Harvie Krumpet

This is an absolutely marvelous stop-motion animation film narrated by  Geoffrey Rush about the life of Harvie Krumpet following him through good times and bad from his birth in Poland before the Nazi invasion to his later life in Australia.  … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Late Marriage

Late Marriage is a Hebrew Language film about a 31 year old man whose parents are trying to get him married. It was funny in parts and it was heart breaking at times. This 31 year old (PhD in the … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: A bunch of episodes of MI-5

Or, Spooks, as it was known in the UK. This is a neat little spy show about the British Intelligence Services. They have neat little gadgets. They all have excellent computer skills and speak a gazillion languages. They do fun … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Homework Assignment: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

When Elizabeth Taylor died (and before I topped out my Netflix queue) I added all of her films I hadn’t seen but had heard were classics to my queue. As it turns out, that is pretty much the whole Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Nanook of the North

Studying idioms, I’ve become increasingly aware of a number of constructions that I have no flipping idea of where they came from. Some idioms have some interesting histories from my searches and some of them have histories shrouded in mystery. … Continue reading

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Standing Up

Note: Small Spoiler Ahead So, while driving up home after watching the latest Harry Potter film, I began to think about which character in the series is my favorite. And, I’ve come to the conclusion that Neville Longbottom is that … Continue reading

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