Twilight Messenger Bags

Fans of both the Twilight books and movies may have already encountered Twilight themed messenger bags. If not, they might want to add one to their collection.

A quick glance through Amazon's customer reviews shows the bag at the top as the best of the bunch. The customers who purchased it are not shy about letting you know that it is not a very expensive bag so know in advance that you will not receive an expensive, top-quality bag. You do get what you pay for.

If you want a practical bag for carrying everything from the contents of your purse to the contents of your backpack, Amazon gives you these and a few other interesting Twilight bags to choose from.

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Remember Sunday: New Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie (2013)

Attention Hallmark Hall of Fame movie fans! There's a new Hallmark movie coming to a television screen near you in just a few days.

Remember Sunday is the story of a young man who has issues with his short term memory and a young lady who falls for him but cannot quite figure him out given his strange behavior and lapses in memories.

Take a look at the movie trailer and I think you will agree that iIt definitely looks like an enchanting movie, one that Hallmark fans won't want to miss.

Remember Sunday airs on ABC this Sunday, April 21. We are thrilled that we do not have to receive the Hallmark Channel in order to watch it and we are looking forward to the movie, too! How about you? Do you watch Hallmark movies?

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Uncover the Best-Ever Hallmark Movies.

License Plate Man Cave Artwork

This is the first in what I hope will become a series of posts dedicated to the man cave.  No doubt, you all know what a man cave is. It’s that mantuary or male sanctuary that your man has created as a retreat, which is often located in a basement, garage or spare room.

Our man cave is still a work in progress mostly because it is in our basement, which is also home to my eBay store. I have no doubt, however, that my husband would appreciate this image in his man cave if he were able to finish the room the way he would like.  We, or maybe it should be I, have chosen to decorate much of our home in yellows and blues and he recently let it be known that he likes red, too, making this image the perfect compromise, don't you think?

Art Doesn’t Have To Match The Couch was created by Greg Constantine. It is a more readily available image fashioned after a series that Constantine organized, which consisted of art pieces that represented countries or states with each license plate created by an artist from that location.

The images created for that display were the ultimate in personalized vanity license plates. This work, however, is affordable and interesting and we think very appropriate for the modern day man cave where art definitely doesn’t have to match the decor but should be fun and spirited.

The license plates used to create this image were made intentionally by Constantine, after choosing colors, shapes and origins. He’s taken Poetic License with this creation and we like the result. Red for Canada anyone?

It is a quality reproduction, printed on paper similar to that of a postcard using a digital or offset lithography press.

You can find Greg Constantine’s Art Doesn’t Have To Match The Couch print on Amazon by clicking here.

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The Titanic: New Documentary Films & Movies

On April 15, 1912, 101 years ago today, the Titanic sunk to her watery grave taking 1,502 men, women and children with her. The tragedy has never been forgotten. It continues to hold the interest of people around the world and historians and scientists are still trying to figure out exactly why this great, unsinkable ship, perhaps the best ship ever built by the year 1912, sunk on her maiden voyage.
This winter my continued interest in the ship found me watching a number of the new Titanic documentary films, as well as a couple of the new movies.

I was surprised at some of the more recent theories about why The Titanic sank. If you are interested in the history of the Titanic, you will likely be interested in those results, too.
I particularly enjoyed Titanic at 100 Mystery Solved, which is a highly scientific look at the sinking and Titanic's Final Mystery, which delved a bit more into the human side of the tragedy, as well as the role of the perfectly calm weather that fateful night.
If you are looking for a list of more recent Titanic documentary films and movies to watch, you will find my discussion of quite a few more by clicking here.
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Betty White America's Most-Appealing Celebrity

E-Poll Market Research named celebrity Betty White America’s most-appealing celebrity. She beat out Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks for the title in a survey of 1100 people that ranks 7500 celebrities.

She's been acting since 1939 when she appeared in The Merry Widow and she is still acting today, currently being seen in Hot in Cleveland and on Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.  In 2010, she hosted Saturday Night Live and was  Entertainer of the Year.

I am in awe of this energetic 91-year old. How about you? Are you a fan?

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Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a 2008 movie based on a bestselling book that was written by John Boyne in 2006. The book went on to the number one spot on the New York Times bestsellers list.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is the story of two 8-year old boys, a young German boy, son of the Nazi Commandant of Auschwitz, who befriends a young Jewish boy living in the concentration camp.

It's an unusual Holocaust film that will set you to thinking. Here's a peek into The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas via the official movie trailer:

The movie received mixed reviews, some thinking that it commercialized the tragic situation while others called it an important film.  Some think that it was an unacceptable fiction since nine-year old boys in Auschwitz were gassed because they were not old enough to work. Others dispute that fact saying that there were boys in the camp.

Recently deceased film critic Roger Ebert said that the film was not meant to be a "forensic reconstruction of Germany during the war but rather a story about a value system that survives like a virus." He gave the movie 3.5 stars.
From the movie:
Son Bruno: Dad's a good man.
Daughter Gretel: Of course he is.
What do you think?

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Roger Ebert on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
Read about another Holocaust movie, The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).

A Few Interesting Facts About Roger Ebert's Life As A Movie Critic

Roger Ebert left our world yesterday, on April 4, 2013  after a lifetime of writing about the movies. He may be gone but he will not be forgotten for he left behind a lifetime's worth of work and he helped to change the way we look at the movies.

Did you know:

That Roger Ebert worked for the Chicago Sun Times newspaper as a film critic for 46 years?

That he wrote 17 books, including the very popular I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (shown here), which  was popular despite its rather uncomfortable subject matter?

That he and partner Gene Siskel trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up?"

That he penned the all-too-true phrase, "No good film is too long. No bad film is too short."

That Roger Ebert was the first movie reviewer to win a Pulitzer Prize for criticism?

That he reviewed up to 285 movies in a single year?

I enjoyed this short Youtube video by CNN, titled Roger Ebert's Influence and Legacy, and I think you will, too:

I do remember watching Siskel and Ebert review movies on television though I do not remember any specific reviews from that program.  I enjoyed his work in recent years through his blog, which I often referred to for great and sometimes not-so-great movie reviews.

How about you, do you remember Roger Ebert and his movie reviews?

Ironically, I usually close my posts with "See You At The Movies."  Until this week, I did not realize that was a phrase I had taken from Roger Ebert. So today, it seems more fitting to close with, 

Rest in Peace, Roger
and Thank you.

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