Category Archives: Movies

R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

I first noticed Philip Seymour Hoffman when I watched the movie, “Scent of a Woman,” a 1992 sleeper hit that starred Al Pacino and introduced Chris O’Donnell, Mr. Hoffman, and Gabrielle Anwar to us.  It has since been included in … Continue reading

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Sated Yet?

There’s a saying in my hubby’s parents’ hometown in the Philippines that when one is overfull from eating (0r overeating), one becomes sad (malungkot). My hubby likes to call the state, “post-prandial triste.”  Somehow, it seems apt.  There is the … Continue reading

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Dystopian Societies Everywhere

Hubby and I decided to give the “Man of Steel” a whirl recently.  The last Superman installment was disappointing in that the actor, Brandon Routh, although such wonderful eye-candy, was pretty blah on-screen. Not much connection there across the digital … Continue reading

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An Oscar Nod To Abe?

Tomorrow evening, we will find out who have garnered the Oscar nod for best picture, actors, directors, screenplays, etc.  I think of the contenders and I’m excited and nervous for them.  Of the nine nominated films for best picture, I … Continue reading

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Woody Allen Delivers

We watched Woody Allen’s recent film, “To Rome With Love,” with some good friends a few weekends ago.  We’re Woody Allen fans and as far as we’re concerned, he could do no wrong.  The movie critics were quite harsh with … Continue reading

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Farewell, Nora!

I heard on the news yesterday that a much admired and loved icon, Nora Ephron, has prematurely passed away at the age of 71.  She had been battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia, according to members of her family.  I, for one, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 9/11

I was flying back home from Manila on September 10, 2001.  Just the week before, we had been awakened after midnight by a call from my brother, Richard.  Our father had been rushed to the hospital with an acute abdomen. … Continue reading

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Woody & Buzz

We just had to see it, Lara, Marc, and me.  For old time’s sake.  Missed having Mitch with us.  But it felt like all those times when I would be the only parent left to take the trio to a … Continue reading

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