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Music & Lyrics
Written by Mike Noel   
Wednesday, 07 March 2007
Music & Lyrics
Music & Lyrics was this years Valentine's Day film. It is a sweet romantic comedy that has quite a bit of both romance and comedy. Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore work well together in this film as they bring together two very unlikely people into a relationship that everyone cheers for. Much of the story and plot is standard romedy fare. As with all movies in this genre, the charm is in the details and the execution (of the plot, not the characters). Grant plays a has-been rock star from the one-hit-wonder band Pop. Unfortunately he hasn't quite figured out that his time is over. Barrymore plays the roll of the most unlikely houseplant tender you would ever meet. Through comical circumstances they meet and find themselves bound together on a common mission to write a hit song.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 March 2007 )
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Low-tech America
Written by Mike Noel   
Tuesday, 20 February 2007
For most people in America, a cellphone is a cellphone. That's it. The phone is used for talking mostly and occasionally some SMS (short message service) messages. And you know what? That's the way people like it. For several years cellphone companies have been trying to push more and more services on the phones hoping that people will love it. But they don't. A phone is a phone. There are a few hardcore gadget-type people who like all the fancy stuff -- a phone that doubles as an mp3 player, pda, dvd player, and paperweight -- but that's not the norm.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 February 2007 )
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Arena -- Karen Hancock
Written by Mike Noel   
Saturday, 17 February 2007
Arena
I was first introduced to Karen Hancock's book with the Guardian King series (The Light Of Eidon, The Shadow Within, Shadow Over Kiriath). Considering how much I liked those books I decided to check out her first published book, Arena. The back of the book describes it as a combination of The Pilgrim's Progress and The Matrix. This scifi allegory certainly does seem a lot like The Pilgrim's Progress or Hind's Feet On High Places but the similarity to The Matrix is a bit stretched. The story takes place in a science-fiction setting but it's not a virtual reality.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 February 2007 )
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Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham -- J. R. R. Tolkien
Written by Mike Noel   
Thursday, 01 February 2007
Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham
This book is a collection of two short stories by J. R. R. Tolkien: Smith of Wootton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham. Each of the stories reflects Tolkien's efforts to develop a mythology for England and his fascination with the fantastical. Smith is a story about Faery land and the adventures of a mortal, Smith, who finds himself suddenly having access to this magical realm. It is an exploration of the elvin and faery world.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2007 )
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The Queen
Written by Mike Noel   
Sunday, 28 January 2007
The Queen
The Queen
In August 1997 tragedy struck England. Princess Diana, "The People's Princess", was killed in a senseless car accident in Paris. Her death was felt around the world. The Queen focuses on the week following this event and the relationship between Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Diana, and the newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The queen, and the rest of the royal family, initially react to the news with little interest. By the time of her death, Diana is no longer a member of royalty. She lost her "HRH" status when she divorced Prince Charles. The royal family's only interest is in the fact that she was the mother of the queen's two grandsons. The queen and her family seem to be oblivious to the response that the "commoners" have towards Diana.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 February 2007 )
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J. R. R. Tolkien - The Authorised Biography -- Humphrey Carpenter
Written by Mike Noel   
Friday, 26 January 2007
tolkien biography
tolkien biography
This biography provides an insightful, entertaining, and often moving account of the life of one of the twentieth centuries greatest writers. In this book Carpenter covers the specifics of Tolkien's birth and death, family and marriage, careers and living arrangements, and all of the other "technical" details that are expected in a biography. Throughout all of that he weaves in the story of how Tolkien's most famous works, The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, were developed and finally brought to press.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 January 2007 )
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Shadow Over Kiriath -- Karen Hancock
Written by Mike Noel   
Monday, 18 September 2006
Shadow Over Kiriath
Shadow Over Kiriath is the third book in Karen Hancock's Legend of the Guardian King series. With this book Hancock further demonstrate's her exceptional ability at telling a gripping story in a fantasy setting that feels real and hits home. It raises questions about the nature of evil and even about how much of that evil resides in us. It is an adult story and it deals with adult issues in a very adult way.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 20 January 2007 )
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Dune -- Frank Herbert
Written by Mike Noel   
Sunday, 14 January 2007
Dune
Dune is considered by many to be a science-fiction masterpiece. It has been compared to Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings as similar in scope and magnificence. Unfortunately I didn't find it quite so stunning. The story was adequate but not all that intriguing and the characters were fairly stereotypical. It could be that Herbert defined those character types with this work (it was first published in 1965) and since then they've been copied much. Maybe that's why they didn't seem so unique. Because of these issues the book just didn't grab me or hold my interest so instead my mind started wandering and thinking about the between-the-lines stuff.
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Burrito or Taco?
Written by Mike Noel   
Saturday, 09 December 2006
Nachos
Every parent of small kids knows that bedtime can be a chore or sometimes even a battle. So we all develop little tricks that help us deal with the situation. In my case it is the boys who are sometimes a challenge when it comes to bedtime. To cope with this we've come up with a game. It started with my oldest son. While tucking him in one night I asked, "Would you like me to tuck you in like a burrito?" That sounded interesting so he said yes. I quickly wrapped the blankets around him with his arms tucked inside. Nice and snug like a burrito. I made the same offer to his younger brother but he declined. He might not have been sure about who was going to eat the burrito. Cautious boy.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 December 2006 )
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