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reviewed The Dark Knight. July 26, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
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**** out of ****    In "Batman Begins", Christopher Nolan brought an entirely new vision - a much darker vision - of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) to the screen. We witnessed his origins …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). July 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
Okay, first of all, I'd like to say that when I watched this, I didn't have high expectations for it and even with that mindset, I still felt quite cheated when Avatar was over. What really amazes …
reviewed The Dark Knight. March 27, 2011
Poster
I love it when a filmmaker takes a well-known character and gives him a reinventing makeover. Director Martin Campbell found success twice giving James Bond the badly-needed breath of new life, first …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). March 25, 2011
Avatar
The long awaited James Cameron film Avatar hit theaters this past weekend. While opening weekend raked in an estimated $77 million in domestic ticket sales and an additional $159 million in ticket sales …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
Avatar
I finally managed to get in to see it today, a week and two days after opening. Karen went with me and we opted for the non-Imax 3D version. I don't know what Roger Ebert was thinking - maybe invites …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
James Cameron, it seems to me, creates wonderful dishware in which to place the most nourishing and satisfying of those things we humans crave. All those J. Cameron-imprinted tureens and goblets took …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). February 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
Avatar is your basic outsider/broken dude finds himself in a place he dosent belong/fit in. And after being there a while he finds himself and he's a new man. Avatar felt like a play it safe movie …
reviewed The Dark Knight. February 21, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Poster
Where do i begin to talk about The Dark Knight, I'll start at Batman Begins. When I first saw the trailer for this movie I said "great another sequel thats gonna be terrible cause they all are" The Dark …
reviewed The Dark Knight. November 29, 2010
Poster
This is one of the best comic book movies ever made. I like the 1989 Batman film better and I always will, but I can't really compare the two because this is great in its own way and will go down …
reviewed Children's Books. November 23, 2010
Children's Books
Reviewed by: Dave Broughton       Beware, some U.S. outlets have the prices wrong.      Available at Amazon, Lulu, or can be ordered through Ingram's, …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). November 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
*** out of ****   James Cameron knows how to build hype. He also knows how to spend money very well. “Avatar” is the result of how Cameron spends his time and money, being a technical …
reviewed Children's Books. October 21, 2010
Children's Books
Synopsis:   Gentle Is the Night is a nighttime story that expresses a mother’s love for her child and the magic of the night. Cuddle up with a little one and enjoy the rhythmic verse …
reviewed Children's Books. October 21, 2010
Children's Books
Synopsis:   “Everyone who has ever said the word ‘oops’ will be smiling when they see the masterpiece that Barney Saltzberg has created . . . funny and fun, Beautiful OOPS! …
reviewed Children's Books. October 21, 2010
Children's Books
Synopsis: All the animals in the zoo have friends and family to play with and love. All of them, that is, except Quackenstein. Lonely and bitter in his ramshackled corner, he decides to adopt an egg.   …
reviewed Children's Books. October 21, 2010
Children's Books
Reviewed by: Dave Broughton       Beware, some U.S. outlets have the prices wrong.      Available at Amazon, Lulu, or can be ordered through Ingram's, …
reviewed Children's Books. October 21, 2010
Children's Books
Synopsis: On a dark and windy Halloween night, a young boy makes his way home from trick-or-treating. As he walks through the woods, he hears a strange voice whisper in his ear:   CRACKLETY-CLACK, …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). October 09, 2010
Avatar
Once in a while a movie comes along that manages to encapsulate an entire subset of human experience within 2 - 3 hours of on-screen entertainment. The Ten Commandments with Charleton Heston is a good …
reviewed Costco Hot Dog. September 29, 2010
Costco Hot Dog
It's tough to find issue with the Costco Hot Dog. For $1.50, you get your choice of a hot dog or a polish sausage as well as a fountain drink. I generally tend to go with one of each (even though …
reviewed Books: A Memoir. August 22, 2010
Books: A Memoir
Possibly entertaining mostly to people who love books, bookstores, and booksellers. I love all three (well, books, and bookstores more than booksellers.) It's really a collection of anecdotes about …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). August 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
I liked the movie for its graphics but  I felt it was still lacking in the story line and the choice of some of the actors they used in my opinion. The lead characters were …
reviewed Twilight (book). August 11, 2010
Twilight
Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer, is a great YA book to draw in readers. I think it is amazing that this story was created via a dream Stephenie had. I am a student of writing (my BA and pursuing my MFA), …
reviewed Twilight (book). August 10, 2010
Twilight
I didn't decide to read this book until after I had caught the middle part of the movie, Twilight. A couple days later, I went to the library and checked out the book. I love how Stephenie Meyer writes. …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). August 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Avatar
      Cameron has outdone himself making over a ton of money off this miraculous and well-made movie. Cameron was supposed to make this film back in 1996, but due to technological d …
reviewed Twilight (book). July 30, 2010
Twilight
Spoiler alert!   This story of teenage romance explores the idea of other life forms aka vampires. The average female character Bella is someone we can easily relate to as she is about as average …
reviewed Avatar (2009 film). July 26, 2010
Avatar
James Cameron has made the most fun, exhilarating thriller movie of the year. I came into the theater, remembering the critics praise and the buzz of everyone saying that the movie was awesome. So I had …
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