Author Archives: Tall Writer

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married

“Most people spend far more time in preparation for their vocation than they do in preparation for marriage.” This sample statement identifies this author’s main audience and prompts them to spend more time addressing their relationship at different marital stages … Continue reading

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Good Enough?

We’ve all encountered it. “You just weren’t good enough.” …or the collective “You’re just not where we need you to be.” Everybody Has an Opinion People are more easily offended, especially when sharing opinions, personal or otherwise. If we value … Continue reading

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NCAA March Madness 07

College basketball comes alive with great game play ranging from training camp to tournaments. Electronic Arts does a great job creating a complete sports experience full of extras, options and excitement. Some decent improvements from last year’s counterbalance some long … Continue reading

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Dead or Alive

Not to be confused with the 1999 action movie Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha, this video game adaptation begins in the Ishikari Mountains of Japan where Princess Kasumi anguishes over her missing brother. Kasumi, played by Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

“The ballet tells the story of the Four Realms. How your mother discovered our world.” The Nutcracker and the Four Realms does not lean on the famous music though it’s certainly incorporated into this enjoyable 99-minute film. Audiences of all … Continue reading

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Death at a Funeral

NOTE: no spoilers here “You can’t understand death until you’ve given life.” This 2010 dark comedy remake of the 2007 British film of the same name has a stellar cast list, engaging story, and unpredictable fun. The subpar 2009 Indian … Continue reading

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Oscar Results (2018 films)

This premiere movie event gave out three wins to Green Book, Black Panther, and Roma each, but Bohemian Rhapsody won everything it was nominated for (four total) except Best Picture, which went to Green Book. The multi-nominated films BlackKklansman, The … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns

Emily Blunt takes one of the most high-profile lead female roles in film history as director Rob Marshall takes the helm of this ambitious Mary Poppins sequel…they both succeed. Blunt (A Quiet Place, The Devil Wears Prada, Edge of Tomorrow, … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks (2018 films)

Almost every multi-nominated film will be a winner this year. Here are my Oscar picks (underlined with my film prediction asterisked) for this year. The annual Academy Award ceremony will be televised live on Sunday beginning at 8 p.m. EST … Continue reading

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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

This Akashic Books release offers a compelling, and sometimes graphic view of an amazing person and successful swimmer named Anthony Ervin. Ervin is a World Championship gold medalist and three-time Olympic medalist as a swimmer. Ervin won a gold medal … Continue reading

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