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The Art Schmart of the Deal Schmeal - Beirut

When I first saw a trailer for Jon Hamm’s latest outing, Beirut, I was interested. I wasn’t necessarily drawn in by the proposed story of a hostage negotiation, but Lebanese history is something I find somewhat fascinating, as my biological father was stationed there the day I was born in August 1982, two months after the main action of the film. 1,002 more words


Shock, Awe, Heartbreak – Must Be an Episode of Supernatural!

There are few things more fun than watching a brand new Supernatural episode while actually AT a Supernatural convention. That’s how I got to watch last week’s episode, Bring ‘Em Back Alive, with my con roomie and partner in crime, Kim. 5,253 more words



Jon Hamm Captivates in Tony Gilroy Spy Thriller by Brad Anderson

I admit, I wasn’t a Mad Men watcher. I gave Jon Hamm a try, I just wasn’t into the sexual politics of the show.

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War-torn Lebanon in the early 1980s sets the scene for “Beirut,” the talky espionage thriller from director Brad Anderson (“Transsiberian,” “The Machinist”) and writer… 280 more words

2018 Film Reviews

'Beirut' Movie Review

After being in Beirut as a U.S. diplomat and losing a lot there, he is asked/told to go back to save someone he hasn’t seen since he was last in Beirut. 47 more words

Drama Movie

Film Review: BEIRUT (USA 2017) ***

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Caught in the crossfires of civil war, CIA operatives must send a former U.S. diplomat to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind. 560 more words

What Is Happening?? Lynn and Nightsky Live on Supernatural 'Devil's Bargain'

Last week Lynn and Nightsky (from the Winchester Family Business) were at an academic conference on Popular Culture, giving carefully prepared papers on (what else?) Supernatural and moderating panels and generally working our butts off. 4,532 more words