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TV Series – Davedevil (2015) – Perhaps the best superhero TV so far


[As usual, I will try to avoid spoilers…] Marvel is on a hot streak and with the highly anticipated (but potentially disappointing) Avengers 2 on the horizon, they teamed up with Netflix and cast the convincing Charlie Cox as Matt … Continue reading

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Paris Expos: Velazquez – at the Grand Palais until 13 July 2015


For those that are already familiar with the Spanish master’s work, this exhibit is a wonderful voyage through his work in roughly chronological order but intelligently organized by the various themes he worked on. For those that are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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NSFCCDP Movie Review: The Hobbit III – WTF was that?


I know I should have expected it, but this movie was actually worse and less satisfying than I feared it would be.  It was perhaps even worse than the first two abortive films in the series, The Hobbit I and The … Continue reading

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TV Series: Best Shows of 2014 (Updated)


There was a LOT of excellent television again in 2014. Making my list and rating each of the shows against each other is challenging. And let me also state that all the shows in the top 20 below were outstanding. … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Round Midnight (1986) – A Jazz Masterpiece


I read Herbie Hancock’s autobiography, Possibilities, a few weeks ago and he talked about winning the Oscar for the soundtrack of ‘Round Midnight which he also acted in. This peaked my curiosity so I watched it on the airplane on … Continue reading

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TV Series: Gracepoint S01 (2014) – Great buildup but disappointing conclusion


My dad pointed me to this show starring Anna Gunn and David Tennant a few episodes into the season. It is a murder mystery based on a successful British show also starring David Tennant called Broadchurch. Not having seen the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading Jazz edited by Robert Gottlieb (1999) – Worthwhile anthology of Jazz


After year’s of receiving their accusing stares from my bookshelf, I committed to myself that I would finish both Visions of Jazz by Gary Giddens and Reading Jazz. The latter is an anthology of Autobiography, Reporting, and Criticism from the major … Continue reading

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