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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Freak Show Estimated DVD Release Dates In Canada, US, And Great Britain

On DVD Releases February 8, 2018 In the United States and Canada released in theaters on January 12, 2018; our estimated dvd or blu-ray release date is April or May 2018. Netflix and Redbox dates are not available at this time. And from Fandango: There is no official release date for the Freak Show DVD and/or Blu-ray yet. Based on the average time between opening day and home entertainment releases, our unofficial estimate is around June 2018.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Miss M’s Cultural Corner: INDIAN SUMMER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE END OF AN EMPIRE

INDIAN SUMMER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE END OF AN EMPIRE by Alex Von Tunzelmann September 30, 2008 51ZiG89MQZL Miss M’s Reading List: A riveting look at India’s independence from Great Britain and the creation of Pakistan in 1947, facilitated by a number of fascinating individuals, the Mountbattens, Ghandi, Nehru, and Jinnah…a little gossipy, but still, full of information about which most Americans have no clue. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. The transfer of power from the British Empire to the new nations of India and Pakistan in the summer of 1947 was one of history’s great, and tragic, epics: 400 million people won independence, and perhaps as many as one million died in sectarian violence among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs. In her scintillating debut, British author von Tunzelmann keeps one eye on the big picture, but foregrounds the personalities and relationships of the main political leaders—larger-than-life figures whom she cuts down to size. She portrays Gandhi as both awe inspiring and, with his antisex campaigns and inflexible moralism, an exasperating eccentric. British viceroy Louis Dickie Mountbatten comes off as a clumsy diplomat dithering over flag designs while his partition plan teetered on the brink of disaster. Meanwhile, his glamorous, omnicompetent wife, Edwina, looks after refugees and carries on an affair with the handsome, stalwart Indian statesman Nehru. Von Tunzelmann’s wit is cruel—Gandhi… wanted to spread the blessings of poverty and humility to all people—but fair in its depictions of complex, often charismatic people with feet of clay. The result is compelling narrative history, combining dramatic sweep with dishy detail. 8 pages of b&w photos. Paperback: Kindle:
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Liz Smith Gets Chastised, But Why? Hello In There! You’re Thoughts?

“YOU have a different class of people now where the talent element is mostly gone and the fame element has taken over …We are in a very bleak time!” said the one and only Bette Midler, a woman who knows the difference.

I WAS chastised the other day for often writing about “useta-wuz” people, the big stars of yesterday, the dead and dying, the once “greats” and frankly, the person criticizing me said I was “obsessed” with old people! (We do try to leaven that out with episodes on the Kardashians, Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga and the like.) But, I guess Bette Midler said it all up there in her opening quote. Both Bette and Liz are always happy to write and rave about new talent. Nevertheless, we are aware of what’s going on in the world these days. For instance, numbers are soaring of people beyond the age of 65 who have to continue working to keep body and soul together. Retirement? It has become a myth. Old guys and gals are working beyond retirement age because they have to and the numbers of them are rising worldwide. In Great Britain, these “retirees” soared by 40,000 in the three months of April to June. I am betting U.S. rates are rising at the same rate.
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