Category Archives: Ratings

Stuck in 1945

Two consecutive weekends I’ve returned to the Pacific, specifically 1945. Last weekend, I watched The Great Raid, which I’d somehow missed when it was released twelve years ago in 2005.  This movie retells the story of The Raid at Cabanatuan, … Continue reading

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Reblogged Review of Being Mortal

Two of my real-life book clubs are reading Being Mortal this year. I recommended it to my uncle, who wrote the following review: Book Review: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (Five Stars) – … Continue reading

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Recipe Review: Cranberry Spinach Salad ~ 5 Stars

Cranberry Spinach Salad Ingredients 1 tablespoon butter 3/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered 1 pound spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 1 cup dried cranberries 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1/2 cup white sugar 2 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck ~ 4.5 Stars

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Read by Gary Sinise Listened to late Oct/early Nov 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis (via GoodReads): Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck’s first masterpiece. Originally published in 1937, it’s … Continue reading

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Series Review: Human Target (2010 – Season 1) Four Stars

Human Target Season One Aired: 2010 Watched via Netflix DVD: Fall 2016 Synopsis (from Wikipedia): The series follows the life of San Francisco-based Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), a unique private contractor, bodyguard and security expert hired to protect his clients. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Shaolin (2011) ~ 4 Stars

Shaolin Released: 2011 Watched: late September 2016 via Netflix streaming Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Directed by: Benny Chan Starring: Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse with an appearance by Jackie Chan Short Synopsis (via IMDb.com):  After ambushing and killing his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Eye in the Sky

I watched Eye in the Sky several weeks ago and made sure my dad also watched it.  We (my ad and I) had to wait to discuss the movie with my uncle, a retired Air Force Colonel, until had a … Continue reading

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