Tag: movies

MomChoir & finding your soulmate

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a partner who supports my creative endeavors and does everything he can to allow me space and time to write weird novels about fertility cults and so I can perform in operas. He’s a mensch. There did come a

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A room of one’s own

It was a stressful day and I needed respite. As is my wont, I chose a dark movie theater even though it was a beautiful sunny summer afternoon. I wish I could be the sort of person who can relax on a nature walk but

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Big Hero 6 & the Science problem

When a family movie features science and technology I look forward to taking the eldest to see it as much as she looks forward to going to the movies. We loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Unfortunately, there’s a core problem with these movies

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Physiological response to singing

Many people who learn I sing opera feel compelled to apologize for not liking the art form. It’s okay. I get it. I don’t like opera either. I mean, I don’t like the representations of it in pop culture, which is where most people get

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Ender’s Game review & Harrison Ford story

I just saw the movie Ender’s Game at a pre-screening and I have a lot tangential thoughts to share. [Hailee Steinfeld & Asa Butterfield in Ender’s Game, 2013] It was nice to take a crew of fellow science fiction aficionados to see this movie. [Go

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Fleas of endearment

The French have developed a friendly sort of relationship with fleas. Of the many creatures that historically live around humans, the French seem to have a particular fondness for fleas. I had an adored mouse toy when I was a child that I named “flea”;

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Star Trek Into Darkness – some thoughts

Preface: I had a great time. I’m a movie fiend and Trekkie of long standing and this reboot is joyous good fun. I’m sharing these random thoughts because I imagine a lot of you enjoy these movies, too. Let’s coffee klatsch together.   [As an

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Crystal skulls

Something people learn about me is that I am a skeptic. This usually comes as a shock since artistic types are automatically expected to believe in all sorts of mystical blather. I did grow up in a family that believes in a lot of that

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Movie insight: entering rooms

If real life was more like a movie, you’d go through that set of doors by opening both of them at the same time. You would make a grand, dramatic entrance through a double-door opening and be all “Taaa-daaa!” And you’d leave the door open.

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Opera and body image

Opera can change the way you see women.   A before and after of Deborah Voigt. When you first plunge into the world of opera divas you can have a bit of a shock. Why? Because you didn’t realize how trained we are by media

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