Reviews by Beth Manuel
I thought this film dragged on very slowly. BIll Murray depicted FDR accurately from what I know of FDR. I love Laura Linney but this role did not display her true talents. It's a fairly short film (95 minutes) and if you are interested in Presidential History you may enjoy this. There just wasn't a lot of meat to it.
I've seen the stage presentation of Les Mis twice, but watching the film on DVD gave me the opportunity to understand what was happening on stage more completely. I thought Anne Hathaway was amazing. I thought Crowe was Ok, as was Jackman. He didn't strike me as the Valjean-type. Crowe's voice was all right. That's not an easy role to portray. The costumes, cinematography and cast were really fantastic.
This book is chock full of simple and scrumptious dishes that call for what Danziger terms "Super Foods", like dark chocolate, kale, and popcorn to name a few. I don't know that any pounds have peeled off of me after using theses recipes, but they are tasty and good for you.
This was a powerful, emotional story of a Iraq war veteran who has to live with the consequences of decisions he made before and during battle. The descriptive language paints a picture of the horror and despair that soldiers contend with while at War. The author, Kevin Powers, is himself an Iraq War Veteran. This book is one that should forever remind us of the price of war and the how far reaching the loss of human lives are to us all.
This was the best book I read all summer. Really had me engrossed and thinking about the characters for days after.