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In The Middle

When I was growing up in a little town in the Piedmont region of South Carolina during the 50s, the movie theater was the most important entertainment outlet. Movies were inexpensive and changed several times a week. Popcorn was a … Continue reading

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An Evening Out

Dimitris and I don’t normally go to movies but, when the AARP, of which we both are members, advertised a free showing of Sam Elliot in “The Hero,” we “packed our bags” and headed out. Dimitris drove, his first time … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Curmudgeon

There are not many movies that I recommend. For one reason, I don’t go to the movies any more. I wait until they come out on DVD and then reserve them at the library. So many movies are worthless, steeped … Continue reading

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In Medias Res

When I was studying at Furman University to be an English teacher, I remember my teachers adding to my vocabulary the term, “in media res,” meaning in the middle of things. It was used to describe a writing that did … Continue reading

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In Love with “Doris”

I don’t do a lot of recommending movies, mainly because, by the time I see them, they are out on DVD and are long past being remembered by theater-goers. “Hello, My Name Is Doris” is an exception in that my … Continue reading

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One of the Best Pictures of 2015

My brother, Jackie K. Cooper, is a movie/book critic. He writes his reviews for the Huffington Post. He also posts on Facebook a two-minute movie review once a week. I appreciate his opinions and have agreed with his assessment of movies … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Always What You Think

One of my favorite vacation spots is Blowing Rock, North Carolina. I have been there numerous times, staying in a garage apartment. The town is, or at least was the last time I was there, quaint. The air is refreshing, and … Continue reading

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