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McGee Movie Night

Russell and I watched Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner this evening. In trying to decide what to watch, Russell read off cast lists and DVD captions to entice me. He didn’t have to go much further than “Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn” for me to say, “Oh, oh, that one!” I was NOT […]

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‘Banshee’ Update

For today’s BEDA, I posted over at the Babbling Banshee Blog. I gave a brief update on yesterday’s filming of The Babbling Banshee, an indie film produced by Starrynight Productions, the Spouse Creature’s film and theatre company. See the April 5th BEDA post here.

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Weekend Redux

My weekend slipped by once again. There were a few fun highlights in the mix of Aver’s (Fri, Sat and Sun shifts), web maintenance, and Banshee blogging. I hung out with Tim for a bit, went out with the hubby on Sunday and I managed to squeeze in some reading (Drawing of the Three, Stephen […]

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Cash Cow

Catherine Hardwicke found another way to cash in on the movie franchise she lost. Hardwicke’s book, Twilight: Director’s Notebook, will be published just days before the DVD release of Twilight. The story and details are here. There is little to recommend Hardwicke’s work as a director on this film (I haven’t seen her other films), […]

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Gaiman Says…

Gaiman says: spread the word about a super-cool Coraline trailer. Click the poster below to see the trailer on YouTube. For those with zippy connections, be sure to click the ‘Watch in HD.’ The trailer I saw in theaters sucked. Gaiman’s name wasn’t even mentioned in it!

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Books and Plays and Things

I chose to work this MLK Jr Day. I am one of two people present in my unit  and maybe one of ten present in the entire cataloging division. I’m rather enjoying the quiet though. I am desperately trying to get through Sense and Sensibility before I watch the movie (1995 with Kate Winslet, Emma […]

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Movie Catch-up

In the last few days, I have seen Pride & Prejudice (2005 with Keira Knightley), Birth, Cloverfield and The Unborn. I haven’t had time to comment on any of them at length thus far, so here are some rather unorganized thoughts on each.

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Of Castles and Damsels in Distress

I accompanied Russell on a location scouting excursion to Loveland, Ohio yesterday (not far north of Cincinnati). Russell found himself in of need of a castle for a film adaptation of his stage play, The Babbling Banshee. Being the obses- I mean, aspiring, clever independent filmmaker that he is, he found a castle about 2 […]

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Pensacola

A drawback of seeking out warmer weather: allergies. When I left Indiana, frosts had pretty much eliminated that problem. Here, not so much. I have a lot of sinus pressure and was glad Russell wanted to spend the day in. It must be a little amusing watching me move around. The room tends to do […]

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Of Monks and Samurai

A few things I’ve recently wanted to read or see: Reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer. I’m about 140 pages in and it’s decent thus far. It’s certainly a nice break from a certain stupid shiny vampire. Books by Maureen Johnson. I’ve been meaning to pick up some of her books for awhile now. Since […]