Monthly Archives: August 2012

Movie Review: Jesse James (1939)

Jesse James (1939) 3 out of 5 stars One of the few color films I’ve watched since returning to the Turner Classic Movies channel.  This airing happened to be a premeire for the TCM channel, the first time they’d ever … Continue reading

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Opera Behind the Scenes Lecture Highlights

My jazzy friend branched out to opera this month.  She invited me to attend a lecture in the ‘At Ease with Opera‘ series sponsored by the Kansas City Lyric Opera Guild.  I accepted her invitation, even though it meant driving … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962) 4 out of 5 stars When I recorded this movie to my DVR from the Turner Classic Movie channel last week, I didn’t read the synopsis.  I grew up listening to Henry Mancini vinyls … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Captains Courageous (1937)

Captains Courageous (1937) 4.5 out of 5 stars I’m taking full advantage of TCM finally making the leap to HD quality broadcasting.  I have hours and hours of four and five star movies already recorded.  If only I didn’t need … Continue reading

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Movie Review: 36 Hours (1965)

36 Hours (1965) 4 out of 5 stars I liked this film quite a bit.  Starring such well known actors as “James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor. … On 2 June 1944, a German army doctor tries to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

The Ox-Box Incident (1943) 3.5 out of 5 stars Another highly acclaimed western which had the misfortune of releasing the same year as Casablanca.  Not your typical western either. I spend Sunday afternoons reviewing the upcoming schedule on TCM for … Continue reading

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Astronomy Plus Geometery

I put an appointment on my calendar earlier this week with an alert to remind me to go chasing planets after sunset on Tuesday evening.  I make sure to check Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines’ websites for their ‘The … Continue reading

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