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The Vampire Diaries is Truly Blood worthy

Ok, so I'm a little late to stumble upon CW's "The Vampire Diaries". I've clearly embraced the Vampire genre early on. I was one of the first to read Anne Rice's Vampire books (Interview with a Vampire) in the early 80's. She even autographed it for me. And thankfully it survived the drop in the bath. However, after going through her whole set of vampire and witch novels, long and on an on... somewhere in the early 90's, I retired from Vampire lore.

But 1, maybe 2 years ago when Someone recommended Stephanie Meyer's books, I thought, why not? So I curled up, awakened those vampire sensitivities and read through them all at lightening speed. Oh sure they are flawed, and what not. But entertaining and romantic... yes they are. And yes, I have a soft spot for the movies... even with their flaws. Um, Edward is so... serious. And Jake is so... (blush). Oh, and jailbait.

But as I'm not a high school girl, I wanted a bit more punch, a …

Movies for a mad, mad world

A mix of movie reviews from last weeks screening, in mommydrinks brooklyn hideaway. Um, except Avatar which was viewed big screen in the theater, with special glasses.
TEMPEST (1982)


An American comedy-drama directed by Paul Mazursky. It's a loose adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest. Staring John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon and Molly Ringwald in her debut feature film.

It's fun to see Molly when she was cute and young. Susan is sexy as ever. Raul Julia has a small and creepy role. But I never quite feel any kind of sympathy for Philip (played by John Cassavetes). I don't get his "enlightenment". But the island of Kalibanos is gorgeous, and I'm aching for some sun

Vincent Canby (The New York Times),gave it an all out scathing review, which I don't argue with too severely… "Tempest is an overblown, farcified freak of a film. Experiencing it is like watching a 10-ton canary as it attempts to become airborne. It lumbe…