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July 7th, 2014

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Monday, July 7th, 2014 08:24 am
Really it was Movie Weekend. We watched Three.

The Sum of All Fears. In which we affirm that Ben Affleck cannot act. However, the movie did have Morgan Freeman. James Cromwell played the President. I like Cromwell, but he is NOT a convincing President. On a scale of 1 to "Hunt for Red October," This movie is a zero. I would not have made it to the end if it where not for Morgan Freeman.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Really? Just plug this device into an electrical outlet on the same wall as the office we can't break into and we will steal information off a super locked-down computer. Really? That would be the quality of this movie from opening credits to closing credits. Made it all the way through only because I starting playing games on my laptop and reading reddit. This one is also a zero on the Red October scale.

Two movies that just screamed "Fuck You" to audiences everywhere.

And then there was an independent titled "If I Were You." We debated what to give this on our normal 1-5 scale. Not quite a four because it was a touch slow in a couple of places. And I am not fond of adolescent relationship drama played out by middle-aged people. But there are plenty of twists and turns, dark humor and fine performances. I was really entertained by this offering. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is not longer stuck in childhood morality.
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Monday, July 7th, 2014 08:53 am
Gotta love my iPad for reading. I can just keep enlarging the type face.

I really love strong female characters that are multidimensional. One such character is Esmaya Suiza by Elizabeth Moon. Anytime there is a character that I really like, I reread the books. I'm fond of the Serrano Universe that Moon created and if I were in it, I could have fallen deeply in love with Esmaya. :)

I think I'm going to find out if I can by Jo Walton's books on iTunes. Especially here first two, The Kind's Peace and In the Name of the King. I really like the lead character. Another strong woman with a tough past.
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Monday, July 7th, 2014 01:00 pm
With the exceptions, such as Breaking Bad, television series tend to get worse as time goes on. I'm currently starting Grey's Anatomy over again. I didn't watch the series to its conclusion the first time through because it just became unbearable.

However, the first show is seriously good. So maybe I'll just stop after the first season. :)

EDIT: Just found out that GA is in its 11 season. Netflix only streams 7 seasons. I didn't make it through season 5.