Movies and Books
We Want to Know What You Want!
Apr09

We Want to Know What You Want!

Crabby Housewife would like to know what topics and information you’d like to see on this site. Is there a topic you’ve been wondering about? Something you’d like to know more details about? More recipes? Less of something else? Now is your chance to let us know. We do ask that you share your email. You will be sent one confirmation email with an invitation to join the newsletter. We will never sell your email to...

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Les Miserables: Broadway Versus the Big Screen
Dec27

Les Miserables: Broadway Versus the Big Screen

Revisiting Les Mis It was 2002, about four or five months after the 9/11 attack on New York City’s World Trade Center. I was sitting on a board for a writing group and we were having a meeting in New York City. The experience was unforgettable for many reasons. First, New York is an experience that could never be described in words or on a movie screen. New York must be experienced in the soul and that can only happen in person....

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Movie Review: Abduction with Taylor Lautner
Jan21

Movie Review: Abduction with Taylor Lautner

A quick run-down and review of the movie “Abduction.” Thoughts on Taylor Lautner’s performance. Taylor Lautner takes on a new type of role in the movie Abduction. The title is a bit deceiving. I actually rented this movie for my daughter, a fan of Lautner’s. I’m a cheapskate at heart, so I couldn’t bear to not watch it after paying an entire $1.27 at Redbox to rent it. Luckily, I was pleasantly...

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You Might Be Addicted to Twilight If…

  You call your boyfriend Edward even though that isn’t his real name. Your best friend turns into a werewolf. You watch people’s eyes to see if they change color. You want your next car to be a rusty, pre-historic pick up truck. You’re obsessed with 1901 Chicago. You call your hometown Forks, even though that isn’t even close to the real name of your town. You check out all the guys in Biology to see if...

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Twilight Mania

If you haven’t yet read the books taking the teen scene by storm, you’re really missing out. Stephenie Meyer creates a fantastical world of vampires and things that go bump in the night, but not in the traditional sense of what you might expect from vampires. Oh, they suck blood alright, but other than that they take on a newness that will leave girls all around the globe shuddering in fear and exctasy at the same time....

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