Monthly Archives: February 2010

American Idol: Top 12 Boys Performance Show Recap

So now we know where we stand with all 24 contestants. After a decent performance by the girls on Tuesday night, the boys had a little bit to live up to. I didn’t think the girls were particularly amazing, but … Continue reading

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American Idol: Top 12 Girls Performance Show Recap

Ryan Seacrest puts on his announcer voice and tells America, “This… is… American Idol” and we know it’s on. It’s top 24; semifinal time. We’ve slogged through 12 episodes of auditions and finally it’s time for America to vote for … Continue reading

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The Joshua Centre Book Club: “Never Let Me Go” Part One

“Never Let Me Go” Part One Set in the late 1990s, part one, really takes its time to unfold before us. It is set at such a pace you’d expect from a breathy English drama stuck in a strange and … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation (2003)

I was looking over my list of top movies directed by women and I realized that I hadn’t watched my number one, Lost in Translation, since it came out in theaters in 2003. I remember loving it at the time … Continue reading

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The Hurt Locker is Best Film at the BAFTA Awards

The Hurt Locker wins the most BAFTA awards this year with six including Best Film. It seems like it has all the momentum going into the Academy Awards. I really don’t see any film pulling an upset in its bid … Continue reading

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Top 10 Coming of Age Movies

It really is hard to do a coming of age story justice. There are many movies out there that try and capture those formative years, but very few get it right. Or I should say, very few do it well.  … Continue reading

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Whip It

Whip It is a surprisingly sweet and effective coming of age movie directed by Drew Barrymore. It tells the story of Bliss (Ellen Page), a 17-year-old girl that is stuck in small town Bovine, Texas and is weighed down by … Continue reading

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