Category Archives: Movies & the Arts in Iowa

Lonely days

                                                                                                                                                                  photo by DME Like Winter as a Face We stern and former knew Repaired of all but Loneliness By Nature’s Alibi – -Emily Dickinson     Advertisements

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Nora DeBolt’s ‘Sailing’ at S.E. 14th St Salvation Army

Oh Em Gee ! It’s ‘Sailing’ by Nora DeBolt ! ($4.99) Well, it was at 4620 S.E. 14th Street in Des Moines, until I bought it this afternoon. It has the original K-Mart price sticker on the back of it … Continue reading

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“Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ sparking nationalists’ anger in Japan”

[USA Today 12/24] USA Today had an interesting article about Angelina Jolie’s new film. American Olympian Louis Zamperini gets shot down and captured by the Japanese in WWII and is put through a living hell. Even a poor student of … Continue reading

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Rare Nora DeBolt unearthed in Ellsworth, Iowa!

Sitting on the floor, all dusty and gunky, I found this framed and matted print at Sister Act in Ellsworth, Iowa. Like a lot of her paintings, Nora did them in “pairs”. Similar scenes that people might buy two rather … Continue reading

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“Woody Allen accusations raise a difficult question”

Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway (age 16) during the filming of Manhattan You knew Allen was going to get a pass, but then when he does, you’re still kind of flabbergasted. The article by Maria Puente in the USA Today … Continue reading

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Young Adult

Charlize Theron One of the funniest and best movies of all time. Bought from Family Video for $4.99. She is also too good to be true in The Burning Plain, which also has the wonderfully fantabulous Jennifer Lawrence.

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“Chuck Norris is so fast, the sheep count him at night”

[Talk about a bio. I’m here watching a 70’s Chuck Norris movie on Channel 13’s oldies slot (13.3). So I check out what Wikipedia has to say about him. Hooey. Pretty impressive.] Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) … Continue reading

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Manhattan Short Film Festival Vol 3 now on sale!

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Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions Of A Marriage Counselor

Tyler Perry’s new movie takes awhile to digest (not that I’m saying it is hard to stomach). It starts so slow, but it winds up so well! That is when you realize he just crushed Hollywood under his heel (not … Continue reading

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Speaking of sequels and remakes…

“There’s a standard formula for success in the entertainment medium, and that is: “Beat it to death if it succeeds.”” — Ernie Kovacs (1919-1962) American comedian, actor, television pioneer [I have a slight dislike for Hollywood. Okay, complete and total. … Continue reading

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