Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sheila Marquez

A day in the life, Dec 26

A day in the life, Dec 26, Christmas boy


New Stuff: The Girl Next Door

A Christmas gift from my pal Dan.

Michelle Pfeiffer

New Stuff: The Woman

A Christmas gift from my pal Dan.

Ingrid Bergman

New Stuff: Battlestar Galactica

A Christmas gift from Ursula.

Bettie Page

Puss in Boots (2011)

The events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Enjoyable side trip to the Shrek series has its moments, but nothing really special.

Maltin**1/2: "Lively and masterfully staged, this makes great use of 3-D but gets to be a bit long and plot-heavy coming down the stretch. Puss, as voiced by Banderas, is essentially a one-joke character...but it's a pretty funny joke."

Who's That Girl?

Photographer: Ernö Vadas

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Marique Schimmel

A day in the life, Dec 25

A day in the life, Dec 25, clouds

Marianne Faithfull

From my vaults: Ornette Coleman


Anastasia Kuznetsova

ph: Nikolay Biryukov

New York

Christmas lights in New York City

Dewi Driegen

ph: Ishi

First Lines: Wallace Stegner - Angle of Repose

Now I believe they will leave me alone.

Melinda Szepesi

ph: Jeff Hahn

A day in the life, Dec 24

A day in the life, Dec 24, Dooley likes Christmas, too

Maria Pukhanova

ph: Lena Kholkina

9 (2009)

A rag doll that awakens in a post-apocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.
Wonderfully animated and with some likable characters, but the plot is not that inspired.
Maltin**1/2: "Animated science-fiction yarn is imaginatively designed and well staged, but never becomes emotionally engaging as its too-familiar story plays out."

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Masha Demekhina

New Stuff: Kate Moss

Recently published  as paperback I'm not sure whether I have the original 2008 hardcover edition.

Xenia Micsanschi

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Cautiously told tearjerker which succeeds mostly due to the top performances of the two leads.

Halliwell*: "Old-fashioned and charming, but slight to the point of consequentiality."

Maltin***: "Genteel, entertaining adaptation...A smooth and enjoyable ride, with fine performances by the two leads. Aykroyd is likable in an unusual "straight" role as Tandy's son, though you can never quite forget who's playing the part (especially with such obvious make-up."

Who's That Girl?

Art: Mike McKone


Louise Maselis

ph: Grégory Derkenne

A day in the life, Dec 23

A day in the life, Dec 23, bird

Natalia Vodianova

From my vaults: Kathy Coleman


Coryse Smet

New York

The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York in 1931

Alejandra Cata

First Lines: N. Scott Momaday - House Made of Dawn

Dypaloh. There was a house made of dawn.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Viktoriya Sasonkina

ph: Manolo Campion

A day in the life, Dec 22

A day in the life, Dec 22, standing outside looking inside

Jean Seberg

New Stuff: The Wire

With the long awaited Rewind list!

Scarlett Johansson

New Stuff: Laurel Halo

I waited most of the year not getting this album, but as it has appeared on sevveral best albums of 2013 lists and since what I have already heard already, I was finally intrigued and had to buy it.

Who's That Girl?

Art: Hsiao Ron Cheng

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