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Film: That Thing You Do

Posted by on Jan 24, 2011 in Film | 2 comments

I’m actually quite embarrassed to say how much I like this little movie. I’m kind of a sucker for other movies with this very...

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Kid Stuff: The Polar Express

Posted by on Dec 7, 2010 in Holiday, Kids Stuff | 1 comment

Children’s author Chris Van Allsburg created this beautiful Christmas story about a fantasy train that carried children to the North...

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Film: Toy Story

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Film | Comments Off on Film: Toy Story

This post honors Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999), both of which are among the best animated features of all time. In the original,...

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Americana: The F.A.O. Schwartz Big Piano

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The F.A.O. Schwartz Big Piano

F.A.O. Schwartz on 5th Avenue in New York is a fun place to visit, as much an experience as a store. But the highlight is the huge floor...

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Actor: Tom Hanks

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Actor | 4 comments

What can’t Tom Hanks do? He’s acted in some of the most highly acclaimed films of recent years (Philadelphia…Saving...

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