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Invictus

As with other films, the background I have about this film was limited. South Africa — nada. Rugby — less than nada. But, it’s an Eastwood film and it has two of my favorite actors, so what the heck. And, boy, what a great film. Morgan Freeman does a spectular job of playing Mandela…he’s less […]

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The Last King of Scotland

This is a hard movie to say I liked because it’s such a hard film to watch. Much is made of the performance by Forest Whitaker as General Idi Amin (at the time I’m writing this, Whitaker has just been nominated for an Oscar – we’ll find out soon if he wins or not). But, […]

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Phat Girlz

No, not FAT…this phat means “pretty, hot and thick.” Thick, meaning large, which goes back to the original term of fat. Confused? Well, that aside, this film IS about a woman of size who is discouraged with her life…professional but mostly personal. As a woman of size myself, I found this film very positive in […]

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Texting Can Save Lives!

The next time a parent or teacher yells at you for text messaging too much, then you can tell them this story. Two doctors used text messaging to perform life-saving surgery on a 16-year-old in Congo.  The young man’s arm had been shot off, and the wound became infected.  To save him, a doctor would need to […]

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