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  • Lucky "Thirteenth"

    I'll admit when it comes to literature, I am something of a late bloomer. It took a book group assignment last year for me to finally read Jane Eyre , and of course, I fell in love with it. Recently I followed some friends' recommendations of a book that's reminiscent of that classic novel...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 02-25-2009
  • "Redbelt" not your typical karate movie

    Redbelt , written & directed by David Mamet, is not your typical martial arts movie...it has very few action scenes. In fact, calling it a "martial arts movie" is a bit belittling, as it is first and foremost a drama. While it started extremely slowly, I ended up getting drawn in and loving...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 11-10-2008
  • "Jurassic Park" author Michael Crichton is dead at age 66

    Bestselling author, scriptwriter and director Michael Crichton is dead at age 66 after a "private battle with cancer." Crichton used his scientific background, which included Harvard Medical School, to create believable thrillers where technology grows beyond man's ability to control it...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by MediaPhile@evpl on 11-05-2008
  • "The Bank Job" a thoroughly engaging heist flick

    Most bank/casino/vault/car heist flicks follow a pretty generic formula (see Ocean's 11, The Italian Job, Gone in 60 Seconds, et al): Protagonist decides he wants to steal something. Protagonist assembles a team of wacky miscreants, each with their own special "talents". More planning....
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 09-24-2008
  • I Am Legend...not so legendary

    I Am Legend was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on March 12th. I recently watched the Blu-Ray version, and while the picture quality, audio, and special effects were incredible, overall I was left unimpressed. As the third cinematic adaptation of Richard Matheson's 1954 science fiction classic, I Am...
    Posted to Movies Blog (Weblog) by professor.knowsitall@evpl on 06-09-2008
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