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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 Anne Brontë's novel.It…

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): OkayHotel 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 the soundtrack for a while, which is excellent, and I think the movie …

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.