I watched the Oliver Hirschbiegel film, the 2009 Five Minutes of Heaven on Netflix DVD. It was written by Guy Hibbert and stars Liam Neeson (Excalibur, Krull, The Dead Pool, Next of Kin, Under Suspicion, Star Wars Episode 1 and 2, Kingdom of Heaven, Batman Begins, The Chronicles of Narnia, Taken, The A-Team, Clash of the Titans, The Dark Knight Rises, Men in Black:International) and James Nesbit (Cold Feet, Bloody Sunday, Murphy’s Law).
The first 30 minutes retells the true story of the killing of 19 year old Jim Griffin in 1975, while his 8 year old brother, Joe, watches in horror. The fictional portion of the movie is 33 years later, as a TV show tries to bring the murderer, Alistair Little (Liam Neeson) and Joe Griffin (James Nesbit) together to talk for the first time. The acting and storytelling is superb. It is filmed in Northern Ireland where the murder took place. I will give this movie 4.25 out of 5. For more read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.
Boardwatch Magazine, known as just Boardwatch, was for the people running Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). Founded in Lakewood , Colorado by Jack Rickard in 1987 would transform into a trade magazine for Internet Service Providers (ISP) by the late 1990’s. It was a great resource with editorials and article on BBS and also (along with Computer Shopper Magazine) was a incredible resource to know what equipment and software was available .
The Grapefruit is a subtropical citrus tree with large fruit that is sour to semi-sweet. It is a hybrid starting in Barbados as an accidental cross between the sweet orange and a pomelo (shaddock).
Susanna Hoffs, of the Bangles, sings her unreleased track “Right By You”. It was supposed to be on her cancelled 1994 solo Columbia album. I love it.
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A mondegreen is simply the mishearing or misinterpretation of a phrase in a way that gives it a new meaning. Sylvia Wright coined the term in 1954, writing that as a girl she had misheard the lyric “laid him on the green”
I watched the 1954 DeLuxe Color film noir in CinemaScope on Netflix DVD directed by Nunnally Johnson . Nanny Orway, played by Peggy Ann Garner (Jane Eyre, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Junior Miss), moves from Savannah, Georgia to New York City to try a career as a writer and is murdered. Everything pins the deed on Peter Denver, played by Van Heflin (Johnny Eagar, Shane, 3:10 to Yuma-1957, Airport), who must now prove his innocence. The movie also stars Ginger Rogers (famous for her films dancing with Fred Astaire),
A CATastrOphic failure 0r CATO is defined as:
A motor failure, generally explosive, where all the propellant is burned in a much shorter time than planned.