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12
Feb
Raymond-Chandler

The Big Sleep

Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel The Big Sleep will hit you like a ton of bricks. It is a masterful whodunit thriller which doesn’t mince words, a.k.a. it’s crude and forceful, like meat and potatoes. It has quite a unique literary style which … Read moreRead more

2
Feb
Paris01

Famous French Actors

This year several wonderful French related films have received nominations to the 2012 Oscars. Specifically these are: The Artist, HUGO and Midnight in Paris. Although this may seem surprising to some people, in reality the Cinema of France has always been great contributor to the film industry. Read moreRead more

28
Jan
Midnight-in-Paris

Midnight in Paris

Director Woody Allen’s 2011 film Midnight in Paris is a true love and joy. And how can it not be since it’s set in Paris, the love capital city of the world? As I promised in a previous post yesterday that I would be reviewing the last of …  Read moreRead more

27
Jan
Hugo

HUGO

In the run up to the Oscars, Martin Scorsese’s, 2011 film HUGO has gotten eleven nominations; thus, making it one of the strongest contenders to sweep the event. There is no question that Mr. Scorsese has established himself as one of the leading movie directors of the past several decades … Read moreRead more

24
Jan
The-Artist2

The Artist

Released in May 2011, this French film is a must see. That is, if you’re a film buff. It is daring; I mean it’s a silent black and white movie … in the 21st Century? I think director Michel Hazanavicius simply hit this one outta the ballpark! Oh yes, our trusty IMDB rates it at a whopping 8.5! Read moreRead more

15
Jan
out-of-sight-06

Out of Sight —Love Scene

There is no question that director Steven Soderbergh’s 1998 American crime film is a most delightful sophisticated gem; an all out class act. It was and would be more than likely enjoyed by mature audiences. Read moreRead more

15
Jan
Tibet-Railway

SkyTrain to Heaven

If you are relatively healthy, have the time and money, why don’t you hitch a ride on the Qinghai–Tibet Railway to the city of Lhasa, which is the famous administrative capital of Tibet? Read moreRead more

10
Jan
Headset

1 Way to Improve Your Writing Skills

I am not an English professor nor am I a linguist or an expert on writing. However, what I am is an IT expert and while writing my first novel, I resorted to technology to help me write better prose. Perhaps this approach could help you as well. Read moreRead more

8
Jan
Adele

How about them tunes, baby?

You could say that this is in actuality two posts rolled up into one. And you could be right, you know. But read on and perhaps you’ll see how one actually is a “lead on” into the other one. In any case, I hope you enjoy it. Read moreRead more

1
Jan
Caracas-Internet-2011

On Collective Intelligence

On October 22, I was fortunate to participate as a guest speaker during the Internet Caracas 2011; a three day event on technology, at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. My professional background spans several decades in the IT / business field … Read moreRead more

29
Dec
borg-locutus

In Defense of the Borg

Who are these Borg any­way? Ac­cord­ing to Wikipedia “The Borg are a fic­tion­al pseu­do-race of cy­ber­net­ic or­gan­isms de­pict­ed in the Star Trek uni­verse.” They were clev­er­ly de­signed to be an ex­treme­ly pow­er­ful and evil race to fight against Star Trek’s “vir­tu­ous” Fed­er­a­tion of Plan­ets. Read moreRead more

25
Dec
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The Adoration of the Christ Child

Last night I had the fortune of watching BBC’s 50 minute HD programmed called “The Adoration of the Christ Child.” This documentary is based on the painting by Carmelite Friar Filippo Lippi called “Adoration in the Forest“, which was completed in 1459. Read moreRead more