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Watched in or near 2011

More catching up. 17 Miracles (2011): Really good movie about the Mormon handcart companies. Winnie the Pooh (2011): I liked it a lot! I'm a Winnie the Pooh fan. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011): Enjoyable and not as convoluted as the others (although I liked the others a lot, too). Mansfield Park (1999): I like this movie a lot, although it doesn't have a lot to do with Jane Austen's novel. Monday Monday (2009): A British TV series, good, fairly short. Jerry Maguire (1996): I liked this. Killers (2010): Funnier than I thought it would be. Crazy, Stupid Love. (2011): I really liked this, although the end was overly cheesy and unlikely. Raising Arizona (1987): One of my favorite movies ever! How Do You Know (2010): I really like Reese Witherspoon, but this was just okay. Dear Lemon Lima (2009): Really good music and I liked it, but I didn't like one major part of the plot. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996): A pretty good adaptation of An

Movies watched in 2010 (or thereabouts)

Yes, I'm behind. This is catch-up. Date Night (2010): Loved it! Koyaanisqatsi (1982): I liked this. So did the kids, surprisingly enough. Powaqqatsi (1988): Not as good as the first one. Naqoyqatsi (2002): Even less good than the second one, although the kids liked it because of a couple of scenes from video games. Robin Hood (2010): So good. Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987): Second time seeing it. It's good. Bright Star (2009): Apparently kind of forgettable. Back to the Future (1985): The kids hadn't seen it before. They loved it, and it was fun to see again. Outsourced (2006): Okay Hotel Rwanda (2004): Very good. Moving. Leap Year (2010): Somewhat enjoyable fluff. Whip It (2009): Very good. The Incredible Hulk (2008): Meh. Groundhog Day (1993): Kind of fun. Pizza (2005): Pretty good. Amreeka (2009): Very good. Zed saw this at his Arabic camp at BYU, so we watched it while he was there. Amélie (2001): Cute. We'd had th

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows

After a brief moment of annoyance at the beginning of this epistolary novel when I thought I might not finish it, I picked it up again and devoured it in a couple of days. It's lovely: funny and moving and informative about the German Occupation of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands between England and France, during World War II. I loved it.