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The Homesman (Review)

by Antiem Boyd I compartmentalize movie watching like this: some are events like going to see Ex Machina, new Netflix crack to binge watch or as I do, gulp watch (two episodes or more at a time then a break), stuff I hear that is hugely popular and I will break down and DVR or […]

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Whatcha Watching On Streaming?

By Lisa Waugh I’ve been out here in the ala carte world for several years, abstaining from cable. Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, direct from site, I pull my entertainment from many wells. I tend to follow my own instincts with titles. Occasionally, I’ll look at someone’s list of suggestions but mainly, I follow my […]

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‘Blackfish’ and Why SeaWorld Needs to Empty the Tanks

Lisa Waugh This documentary is so powerful that musical acts have dropped out of performing at SeaWorld. Willie Nelson, Heart, REO Speedwagon…look I’m just as shocked as anyone that this is one of the places you have to play even if you’re a legend. But the shock here is the depiction of purposeful cruelty by […]

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‘Lilyhammer’ Season 2: His Way or Norway

Lisa Waugh Steven Van Zandt has taken his under bite and mob wig out for a spin once again. The E Street lifer surprised everyone with his turn as Silvio Dante in The Sopranos. The range isn’t wide but Van Zandt’s return as a mobster to the small screen via Netflix is a satisfying one. […]

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Detroit Burns

Lisa Waugh “Burning down a city, one building at a time…” This is one of the many lines in Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit. Detroit is being burnt down to ash on a daily/nightly basis as abandoned houses and commercial property go up in flames. The men […]

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Haute Cuisine

If you love a good cooking movie and are in search of the French Julia Child, then you’ve found a lovely little film. “Based on real characters and lives, this food-rich drama recounts Hortense Laborie’s experiences as personal chef for the president of France. After reluctantly accepting the job, Hortense braves the intimidating atmosphere of […]

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The Moo Man

As docs go, this one is quiet and dignified. A simple, gentle farmer Stephen Hook demonstrates why his milk and dairy products are so pure; happy, contented cows. His herd follows him around like loyal hounds. He births them, let’s the bulls live and cries when his favorite queen cow, Ida, lies down in the […]

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Somm

How many ways can a bunch of people describe a glass of chardonnay? You’d be very surprised and bored by the end of a rundown from one of these candidates, studying for and trying to pass the nearly unpassable Master Sommelier’s exam. Imagine trying to take a test that only 170 some odd people have passed. […]

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Netflix Offers Up the Wonderful ‘Rita’

by Lisa Waugh If Linda Hamilton were Danish, smoked and was a slutty private school teacher, she’d be Rita. Or if Fergie were really skinny. This well made TV series is currently lighting up Netflix and is worth a watch. All 8 episodes are fresh, fun and full of terrific acting. Big distractions are the […]

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