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Mary and I saw Hugo last night, Martin Scorcese's new 3D family movie. He hits all the right notes. The 3D is used well, the family movie vibe is right on. And it's fundamentally about movies. Makes me want to pick up a camera and direct something again. Making movies …

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One of the books I started and finished over the weekend in Portland was Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. It is a massive read, and I found it at times very good.There are a lot of stories I hadn't known, but the stories of most of the products–the iPad, the …

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I’ve read a few interesting books in the last month: I, Robot, Isaac Asimov. Asimov’s collection of short stories about artificial intelligence is more than 60 years old at this point. He created 3 Laws of Robotics that govern all robot interactions with humans–laws that are programmed into the robots, …

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Midnight in Paris, Super 8, and The Hangover Part II Midnight in Paris is a Woody Allen comedy. It's his best movie since Match Point, and his best comedy since the mid-90s. Owen Wilson is great, and the supporting cast is too. This was a summer charmer. Super 8 was …

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Recently, Mary and I saw Jane Eyre and Win Win at the Grand. My expectations for Jane Eyre were too high. It was a good movie, excellently cast, but I had been expecting a lot more for some reason. I wish also that Jane had turned to the screen and …

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This past weekend Mary and I saw Arthur and The Conspirator. Arthur was meh. Some charm and good jokes every so often, but too long of stretches in between. The Conspirator was ok, but also, a litle slow. It’s the story of a trial of a conspirator of John Wilkes …

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Downton Abbey. It's on PBS. I didn't intend to get hooked on a British show about a rich English estate just before WWI, but I did. Good stuff. Think Gosford Park, without the murder mystery, where servants and the family get equal screen time. Hall Pass. This was a pretty …

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