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The Descendants

Hawaii Month continues with a modern look at island culture, the 2011 Alexander Payne film The Descendants (DVD/Download). Shot on Oahu and Kauai, and starring George Clooney as a man trying to hold his family together, this film leaves you with a sense that you just saw Real Hawaii, and not the postcard version. 379 altre parole

Dramas

The Descendants **** (Out of 4)

Consensus: “The Descendants” is the latest film from the brilliant filmmaker Alexander Payne. Payne puts together a great cast, each of whom give touching and sometimes heart breaking performances. 20 altre parole

The Descendants

The Descendants (2011)

Most of Alexander Payne’s 2011 film, The Descendants, was shot around the island of Oahu, Hawaii, although some filming did take place on Kauai and the Big Island. 263 altre parole

Movie Locations

Well, that escalated fast

In the last week I’ve gone from um-ing and ah-ing over what skateboard to buy, to taking the plunge and diving right in.

I’ve taken my new skateboard to two skateparks in London, local parks in Epsom, Leatherhead and Ashstead, acquired my first skateboarding bruises, practiced kick turns and rolling in (off the smaller ramps!) and had a go, albeit unsuccessfully, at rock n rolls. 469 altre parole

Skateboarding

A New Start...

Today is Ash Wednesday – which is the start of Lent and 46 days of fasting. While my husband and I are not Catholic (He’s a member of the Four Square denomination of Christianity, while I come from a Southern Baptist background… a very reserved Southern Baptist background) but we decided to use March 1st as the kick off to a healthier life. 971 altre parole

WIPpet Wednesday

A Dire Situation...

Unfortunately I’m still having issues with my computer. The ram finally arrived, but it turns out that our precision screwdrivers – those tiny little screwdrivers you use for fixing glasses and things – have been pretty much thrashed by the Boyo’s trains. 358 altre parole

Writing

A Difficult Conversation...

I meant to post last week, but my computer had other ideas. Thankfully it’s working now, and I’ve bought a new battery and some more memory in the hopes that that will help. 431 altre parole

WIPpet Wednesday