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Too Cute

June 15, 2014 at 3:25 pm
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I normally keep my blog free of Cute Cat Pictures, the plague of the internet.

But these are dragon cats, so I had to make an exception:


http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/philly-zoo-first-ever-black-footed-kittens

Too cute for words.
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Coming to the Cocteau

June 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm
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We have a wild week of movies coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema this weekend.  Something old, something new, something sick and twisted and depraved, and Shakespeare.

From the Bard and the Royal Shakespeare Company, we have HENRY IV, Part 1.  Prince Hal, Falstaff, great stuff.

Something new is THE DOUBLE, with Jesse Eisenberg:

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Something old, the Jane Fonda/ Lee Marvin western comedy classic, CAT BALLOU.  A personal favorite.  Lee Marvin won his Oscar as Best Actor for his double role in the film, and Jane has seldom been lovelier (well, okay, maybe as Barbarella).  Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole are on hand as well.  Rather than the trailer, here's a look at the scene where Lee Marvin arrives in town:

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Our midnight movie (midnight begins at 11pm in Santa Fe) is John Water's notorious PINK FLAMINGOs.  With Divine.  (Not to be confused with Andy Devine).  And no, we will NOT offer special chocolate cupcakes for this one.  Or even pink flamingo cupcakes.

See you at the movies.

Father’s Day Finale

June 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm
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Tonight the Season 4 finale of GAME OF THRONES on HBO.

Longest episode of the season.  One of the things I love about HBO is that you can take as long as you need to tell your story, you're not locked into the rigid 46-minutes-and-change-to-the-second of the broadcast networks.  This one will go 1:16, it says.  Cool.

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credit: Helen Sloan/ HBO

Strongest episode of the season?  Might be.  Clearly David and Dan think so, since they've chosen "The Children" to represent GAME OF THRONES in the writing category of the Emmy Awards.  We've had a LOT of powerful episodes this season, so that says something.  I have not seen the episode myself yet, but I am looking forward to it.

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Oh, and it's on Father's Day as well.  How… ah… special.

Anyway, it's hard to believe that season four is over so soon.  Still wish we had three more episodes to look forward to.

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(I am closing comments on this post.  Some of you refuse to believe me when I say that I don't want discussion of the series here.  Please take your comments and reactions to Tower of the Hand, Westeros, Winter Is Coming, and the myriad TV sites.  Thanks, appreciate that).