Tag Archives: romance

The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life (2014) While waiting to see Disney-Pixar’s new film Coco, I finally got to see The Book of Life. Both films are about Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday celebrated on Nov. 2, but that is … Continue reading

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Looking into the Future

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 11, Episodes 3 & 4 (8 Footsteps)(The Canadian Patient) It is a delicate balance in the detective genre between telling a succinct and compelling mystery and having the audience care about the main characters. In order to … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Perhaps continuing in the vein of disturbing pretexts for relationships, Beauty and the Beast is not without controversy. The original fairy tale entirely involves Belle being sold to the Beast by her father and learning … Continue reading

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Passengers (2016)

Passengers (2016) When I first saw the trailer for this movie, I was intrigued. Truth be told, I was intrigued by the premise itself. Here was a story about being trapped in space that did not seem to involve murderous … Continue reading

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Loyalties – The Grand Ballroom

copyright 2017 Susan had hardly ever gone inside the Grand Ballroom, as her aunt called the large salon off of her dining room. Once in a while, she had gone in there to dust when she was helping Ramona with … Continue reading

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Having Fun With Side Characters

MURDOCH MYSTERIES Season 10, Episodes 13 & 14 (The Missing)(Mr. Murdoch’s Neighbourhood)  These two episodes are much more well-balanced in tone than the previous two. Overall, the mysteries in each are classic whodunits, the main characters get a chance to … Continue reading

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Whimsical…and Yet Real

LA LA Land (2016) I went into this film with an open mind – I used to love old movie musicals, but I was concerned with the fact that it seemed to be a traditional romance. I really was not … Continue reading

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