…Step Out of the Sun

Welcome to the second day of summer and your annual personal reminder from me to you to wear your sunscreen. That’s it, that’s the post. Okay, not really, but I promise to try not to be a total buzz kill. After all, it’s summer and the sun is shining and even the palest among us…

…Hope You Don’t Mind

I hope you don’t mind  that I put down in words, How wonderful life is while you’re in the world. Before I get started, just a heads up that I’ve been holding onto my feelings for this film for two weeks. I have no chill when it comes to Elton John, and this is very…

…have a grand vision

It’s about halfway through (more or less) Baz Luhrmann’s latest incarnation of “The Great Gatsby” that our narrator, Nick (Tobey Maguire), remarks on Gatsby’s, “extraordinary gift for hope.” Apart from being a line that many of us probably vaguely recall being highlighted by our high school literature teacher (and occurs much earlier in the book),…

…Judge A Book By Its Cover

“The Great Gatsby” doesn’t hit theaters for two more weeks, but it’s already got people talking. The release of Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the classic novel has created all kinds of chatter (both good and bad) over this nearly 90-year-old novel. The already released movie tie-in paperback (pictured below) has Gatsby devotees crying foul.