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"SYLVIA" (2003) Review I finally watched "SYLVIA", the 2003 biography on poet Sylvia Plath, on DVD. After all I have heard about the movie, I had expected to be disappointed by it. To be truthful, I found it quite interesting biopic that was especially enhanced by the leads' performances. But... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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LOVE AND WAR (1984) Book Review I have stumbled across my share of "Best Civil War Novels" lists on the Internet. I have yet to come across a list that includes John Jakes' 1984 novel, "LOVE AND WAR". Back in the 1980s, Jakes created his second major literary series, a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"STAR TREK BEYOND" (2016) Review I might as well place all my cards on the table. I am not a fan of J.J. Abrams' reboot of the "STAR TREK" franchise. I heartily dislike the 2009 movie of the original title. And I also dislike - to a lesser degree, 2013's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU" (1951) Review I have seen my share of time travel movies and television programs over the years. But I do not believe that I have never seen one as ethereal as the 1951 movie called "I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU". A second adaptation of John L. Balderston's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"DIRTY DEEDS" (2002) Review Written and directed by David Caesar, the 2002 movie "DIRTY DEEDS" is a gangster comedy about an Australian mobster who finds himself besieged by the American Mafia when his lucrative casino business, buoyed by the influx of U.S. soldiers in town for R&R during their tours... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dish known as Martha Washington's Great Cake: MARTHA WASHINGTON'S GREAT CAKE While perusing a website that featured different American dishes from the eighteenth century, I came across one that caught my interest. It happened to be a dessert created by First Lady Martha Dandridge... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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EXCESSIVE CRITICISM OF "STAR TREK VOYAGER" For the past two decades, I have never encountered so much criticism of one particular Star Trek show than I have for the 1995-2001 series, "STAR TREK VOYAGER". Ironically, I used to buy this negative opinion. Or accept it. One of the reasons I... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"BARBARY COAST" (1935) Review I have seen a good number of television and movie Westerns in my time. But I find it rather odd that it is hard - almost difficult - to find a well known story set during the California Gold Rush era. And I find that rather... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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UNDERSTANDING "BABYLON FIVE" (4.06) "INTO THE FIRE" I have seen the Season Four episode, (4.06) "Into the Fire" on numerous occasions, since I first started watching "BABYLON 5" some eighteen years ago. My opinion of "Into the Fire" had always been somewhat lukewarm in the past. When I first saw... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"LOVE & FRIENDSHIP" (2016) Review I never thought any film or television production would find another story written by Jane Austen to adapt. Not really. The author only had six novels published. And I was never really aware of any other novels, novellas or short stories . . . until... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"WHO ORDERED THE PURGE OF THE DHARMA INITIATIVE?" Ever since Oceanic Flight 815 survivor Sayid Jarrah tried to murder young Ben Linus in (5.10) "He's Our You", and fellow survivor Jack Shephard refused to operate on the 14 year-old to save his life in (5.11) "Whatever Happened, Happened", I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS" (1989) Review I have seen at least three full versions of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, "AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS". And if I must be frank, I have yet to see a version that I would consider to be flawless or near flawless.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY" (2016) Review When I had first learned of Disney and Lucasfilm's plans to create a series of stand-alone films within the STAR WARS franchise, I felt a little taken aback. I had felt certain that the new owners of the franchise would stick to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dish known as Lobster Newberg: LOBSTER NEWBERG (OR NEWBURG) Some time ago, I had written a small article about a dish called Lobster Thermidor. Four years earlier, a similar dish that involved lobster meat cooked with eggs and alcohol was created on the other... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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KATHRYN JANEWAY AND STARFLEET PRINCIPLES - "STAR TREK VOYAGER" (2.14) "Alliances" Many ”STAR TREK” fans have claimed that the lead character of ”STAR TREK VOYAGER” lead character, Captain Kathryn Janeway, barely developed as a character during the series’ seven (7) season run. After watching the Season Two episode, (2.14) "Alliances”,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"ROSS POLDARK: A NOVEL OF CORNWALL, 1783-1787" (1945) Book Review During a period of fifty-seven, writer Winston Graham wrote a series of twelve historical novels that centered around a former British Army officer from Cornwall, who had fought for king and country during the American Revolutionary War. The first of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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“DREAMGIRLS” (2006) Review When I had first learned that the eight Academy Award nominations for the 2006 musical, "DREAMGIRLS", did not include one for Best Picture and a Best Director nod for Bill Condon, it seemed pretty odd to me. The movie, based upon the 1981 Broadway musical, had already... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY" (1989) Review I have a confession to make. I am not a big fan of Agatha Christie novels written after 1960. In fact, I can only think of one . . . perhaps two of them that I consider big favorites of mine. One of those favorites... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is a list of popular historical novels that are a part of a series: LIST OF HISTORICAL FICTION SERIES 1. The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) by John Galsworthy - Nobel Prize winning author John Galsworthy wrote and published a series of three novels and two interludes about members of an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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MORAL COMPASS AND STAR WARS FANDOM The more posts and articles that I read about the STAR WARS saga, the more I begin to wonder if a great deal of the franchise’s fandom would have preferred if Lucas had allowed the saga to maintain the black-and-white morality of "STAR WARS:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is an article about the dish known as Stargazy Pie: STARGAZY PIE One of the more . . . uh, interesting dishes that has recently attracted my attention is the British dish known as Stargazy Pie. Created in the county of Cornwall, the dish is also known as Starrey... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"DEFIANCE" (2008) Review After watching Edward Zwick’s 2008 World War II film, "DEFIANCE", I finally began to realize that it does not pay to make assumptions about a movie, based upon a theater trailer. I had made this mistake several times throughout my life and it irks me that I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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This article was first written around late Season Four of the AMC series, "MAD MEN". MATTHEW WEINER, "MAD MEN" AND ISSUES Ever since the characters Roger Sterling and Joan Harris were mugged by an African-American man in the Season Four episode of "MAD MEN", (4.09) "The Beautiful Girls", the topic... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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Below is my ranking of the Season One episodes of the PBS Civil War medical series called "MERCY STREET". Created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel, the series stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Hannah James and Josh Radnor: "MERCY STREET" SEASON ONE (2016) EPISODE RANKING 1. (1.04) "The Belle Alliance" -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog
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"FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM" (2016) Review After the 2011 movie "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART II" hit the movie theaters, I had assumed that would be the last film set in J.K. Rowling's "wizarding world of Harry Potter". Her 2007 novel, "Harry Potter and the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Rosiepowell2000's blog