Author Archive: Heather Trow

Heather Trow is a nursing assistant and part-time writer. When she is not writing, she is listening to the popular podcast "NEVER NOT FUNNY". Actually, at any given time, most likely, she is listening to the podcast. It's pretty much all she does besides work. It is her favorite thing.

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The Master

The Master

| October 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult to know where to begin in trying to break down or even describe The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest masterpiece.  If I must start at the beginning, it goes something like this: Joaquin Phoenix is Freddie Quell, a soldier just finishing a tour of duty in World War II.  It is presumed he […]

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hollywood’s newest trend of re-telling classic fairy tales is thus far a mediocre attempt at best.  After the unbearable Red Riding Hood, the newest submission, Mirror, Mirror, is slightly better. It’s really hard to tell who the target audience is forMirror Mirror.  At certain points, it would have worked better if they had simply animated the […]

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Planet Egypt

Planet Egypt

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is always disappointing to me that no matter how fascinating the subject, the history channel always manages to present it in the dullest manner possible. Planet Egypt, a four-part series about the very beginnings of Ancient Egypt- a period of that country’s history that, until very recently, almost nothing was known about. It should […]

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Agatha Christie’s POIROT: Series 3

Agatha Christie’s POIROT: Series 3

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

That’s right! Hercule Poirot is back for more! Poirot Series 3 is high quality stuff! The same satisfying elements of the first 2 series, the costumes, the locations… they’re all here and on blu-ray this show looks rockin’. The only thing that still looks silly is the opening title sequence, which uses a weird, art-deco […]

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

| February 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are two kinds of musical theater enthusiasts in the world: those who like Stephen Sondheim, and those who like Andrew Lloyd Webber. I LOVE Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lambasted by musical snobs for his repetitive themes and simplistic melodies, Mr. Lloyd Webber has been a much controversial figure. His followers are devout. His haters are […]

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 1 and 2

Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 1 and 2

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The great gift of TV on DVD is when you get hooked on a show, you can watch as much as you want; or at least, as many episodes as you can get your hands on. And it is very, very easy to get hooked on Poirot. Each 30 minute episode is like a little […]

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West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

West Side Story: 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

| November 15, 2011

Musical Theatre is a tricky art form. Most of it is really, truly awful, and it’s marginalized even further by its relative seclusion in New York City for most of its history. Certainly, other countries have and continue to tell stories with music, but unlike almost every other form of art or music, musical theatre […]

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American Masters: Pearl Jam

American Masters: Pearl Jam

| November 10, 2011

As part of PBS’ new American Masters line-up, the first featured film was the story of the band Pearl Jam. Undeniably the most enduring artists of the 90′s, the documentary, directed by former music journalist-turned-self-obsessed-filmmaker Cameron Crowe, took a detailed perspective into a relatively uninteresting story. You’ll learn everything you ever needed to know about […]

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YogaWoman

YogaWoman

| October 11, 2011

The beautiful and fascinating documentary YogaWoman is probably the most inspiring documentary of the last few years. Unpretentious and full of facts and interesting stories, it takes the viewer through a tour of many different ways in which yoga is changing women’s lives today. Celebrating the idea that woman need yoga in order to find […]

Ghost Hunters Season Six

Ghost Hunters Season Six

| September 13, 2011

Does the supernatural really have the same hold on America as it did in the days of witch hunting? Are ghosts really such a fascinating subject? Don’t most reasonable adults believe there’s no such thing? Apparently not, as we learn by the mere existence of a sixth season of Ghost Hunters on the Syfy channel. […]

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