Category: Movies

Text From My Brother

Scott: Did you watch the movie Ted? Me:  Of course I haven’t. Scott:  There’s about two minutes on YouTube I will find for you. A few minutes later, he sent me this: I was sitting in the parking lot heading into a Project Linus…

Lunchtime Conversation with My Brother

Me:  I was in DC last week and they are still doing construction on the Mall.  I asked what they were doing and Stefphanie said, “drainage and plumbing or something.”  Well, I call BS.  They must be working on the Ark of the Covenant…

Vindicated

(Apologies in advance to everyone in my real life who has heard this story a hundred times.) I was home from college and getting ready to put up the Christmas tree in our living room.  I turned on the family room TV for some…

The Winds of War

I read this Herman Wouk novel, from my mother’s shelf, a few years ago.  It was my summer epic read.  The mini-series has been sitting on my shelf for awhile. Robert Mitchum plays Cmdr. Victor Henry, the naval attache to Berlin in 1939.  He…

Bullitt

Would you believe I saw another movie this weekend?  It was a fluke – Bullitt was just starting on AMC or something when I went downstairs to the let birds out to play. I hesitate to say there isn’t much to the plot, because…

Dr. Zhivago

The other day, Marilyn asked if I had seen any movies lately. No.  I don’t enjoy the movie theater experience anymore, and I am generally listening to an audio book when I am home. Then I thought, “I am turning into one of those people.”…

In the Time of the Butterflies

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=leartojugg-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000063K0I&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIn the Time of the Butterflies, the Julia Alvarez novel, has been on my shelf for over a year.  I seem to recall it was a One Book, One Chicago pick awhile back.  It was loosely based on the true story of four sisters…