Category Archives: TV & Movies

Recognizing Boston–gaming fun

I’m off traveling the US again (for business), and am having fun walking around Boston and recognizing places. From where, you might ask? Well, for one thing, I recently watched Boston Legal, and for another, I’ve started playing The Last … Continue reading

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Likable characters don’t need to be nice

I recently watched the hilarious movie Thank you for smoking, the 2005 satirical film about a tobacco industry lobbyist, and I got to thinking about the common writer advice to create likable characters. ‘Likable’ is, I think, kind of a … Continue reading

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How do you choose what movies to see?

The other day, I read this fascinating article (well, more of an infographic) on how people choose what films to see at the movies. Apparently, 4 out of 5 use Youtube, and many of those check out the trailer. Who … Continue reading

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Death comes to Pemberley

So I just saw the BBC dramatization of P.D. James’s novel Death comes to Pemberley, and I have to admit, my reaction was somewhat “meh”. But some background first. Death comes to Pemberley is a continuation of Pride and Prejudice … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedies to Love: Overboard

I realized I forgot one funny movie in my list of 10 pick-me-up movies, and that’s the classic 80ies movie Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies. In the movie, a spoiled upper-class … Continue reading

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10 pick-me-up movies

Do you have any go-to movies for those rough days when you just want to smile? Like when your brain is fried from too much work, and you just want to sink into the sofa with a great feel-good comedy? … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedies to Love: Dan in Real Life

So after reading that fewer romantic comedies are getting made, I decided to spread the word about some of my favorites here on the blog. (First out was one of my all-time favorite movies, Intolerable Cruelty, a delicious black romantic … Continue reading

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How the Battlestar Galactica board game can help your writing

So I’m a big fan of board games, and fortunately so is my darling husband, which means we play a lot of them. What does this have to do with writing, you wonder? Well, nothing usually… But lately I’ve begun … Continue reading

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High-tech from the 60ies

  One of the things I like to do is watch older TV series. For one thing, they’re ideal for those TV dinners, as I’m not too fond of watching corpses being dissected or the like while I’m eating—all too … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedies to Love: Intolerable Cruelty

I read that fewer and fewer romantic comedies are getting made (R.I.P. Romantic Comedies: Why Harry Wouldn’t Meet Sally in 2013) and I think that’s pretty sad. Now on the one hand, comedy is a difficult genre to pull of … Continue reading

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