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‘I’ ON CULTURE World War Z is a $200 million bore. Brad Pitt, playing a retired United Nations disease specialist with an adorable family, is in Philadelphia when everything seems to explode. He spends the next two hours (which felt like 20) running all over the globe to find a...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS It was a great idea — the Acreage Horseman’s Association planned to hold a tack sale and swap meet at Nicole Hornstein Equestrian Park. For a nominal fee, anyone could rent a space, set up tables and sell their stuff. The date: April 29. The problem:...
'I' ON CULTURE The new Sandra Bullock movie Our Brand is Crisis is a silly attempt at political satire that is, frankly, so dumb that just about all the humor is gone. We have, instead, mostly a series of wisecracks and gags that do not even come close to justifying...
FOOTLOOSE AND... Statistically, our nation’s senior median debt has soared more than $40,000 in just the past three years. Here are some ways to bring it down — especially if retirement is in your personal mirror. Refinance your credit card obligations from high interest to lower costing personal loans (peer to...
'I' ON CULTURE Having recently presented the idea of today’s service as half empty, I will try to compensate by mentioning some wonderful assists given by people. One of the best things about living in the western communities is the nice people who are around to help you. When people...
TALES FROM THE TRAILS No one wanted it to get out of hand, but sometimes the best of intentions go awry. It started in France in 2002. Michelle’s parents owned a vineyard and became involved in saving local farm animals. Over time, they accumulated 25 draft horses, 60 goats, and a...
THE SONIC BOOMER I’m writing this as I sit at my desk in the back of my antiques mall. And, lest you get the wrong impression, this is no corner office with plush wingback chairs and a fish tank. There is no conference table, coffee machine or potted plant. My desk...
‘I’ ON CULTURE We found The World’s End to be an anomaly among summer movies. Most of the big movies follow a certain pathway. We have superheroes, or simply heroes, facing evil foes with major skills. Although victory seems hopeless, the good guys win. This new movie breaks the mold...
‘I’ ON CULTURE I am torn when writing about Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The movie is slick and moves quickly, but the subject matter is unappealing. A sequel to the Sin City film that director Robert Rodriguez did back in 2005, it has great production values. The...
'I' ON CULTURE A movie about magic should be light, fun and use the magic to make a real point. Now You See Me 2 is pretty good on the first two, but the overall script is so convoluted that it wanders around far too much. That is a shame,...