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Reviews by Uncle Will
Ok To Tinker
I'm just a big, old kid. So sue me. In 1960 I saw on TV for the first time Peter Pan -

starring the late Mary Martin as Peter and Sir Cyril Ritchard as Capt. Hook.

I was hooked.

I'm still scared that if I hang a foot or arm off the end of the bed, a crocodile is gonna

snatch it off while I'm sleeping. To date I've seen just about any and every version of

this classic tale and of course read the novel by J.M. Barrie. I was gonna pan outta

viewing this latest film adaptation until I brought it home and thought, what the heck, I'd

give it a try.

It explores an interesting angle. . .that Hook and Peter once were friends and not always

aversaries. It stars Hugh Jackman, who I enjoy his work. It also has refreshing newcomer,

the 13 year old, Levi Miller, in the title role. His expressive eyes only adds to his


Adding to the charm of this film is a score that is both lively and supportive. The CGI is

okay. I liked the way the pirate ships float in space. Garrett Hedlun (of Friday Night

Lights fame) shows some potential to play a more devious role in the obvious sequel.

It is rated PG and not that scary. I almost was able to let my arm drift off the bedside as

I fell asleep the night I watched this film. Almost...
1987 Grammy Winner!
I've been a composer for greater than 50 years. Over that time I've been asked a lot about my influences and what songs inspire me. Henry Mancini is probably my favorite composer and this song, Moon Dance, is quite inspirational. It can be found on the CD, Down To The Moon, that won the Grammy in 1987. It was written by Andreas Vollenweider who is a Swiss harpist that's recorded 14 albums. Down To The Moon was his 5th album and it was re-released in 2005 and again in 2006. It's been written that his music ". . . evokes nature, magic and fairy tales. . . " AHML will be hosting a library-wide exhibit on Fairy Tales (January-March 2016). Check this out if you want a head start getting into the mood.
Fond, Very Fond
Not certain what kind of review Ian Flemming would write about this newest chapter in his famed James Bond series. It's an easy read, fast-paced, and pays homage to past villains (Pussy Galore, Dr. No, SMERSH, etc.) of 007. This new Bond is not the sexiest-pig, prettiest-boy, wise-cracking, stone-cold-killer of old. A female character can actually be introduced in the beginning of a chapter and Bond doesn't try to bed her before the chapter ends.
Short, not sweet, but colorful. If you served, you'll enjoy. If you have a son or daughter that will be entering the Service, you won't want to miss reading. If you on the fence about enlisting...
"Aye, you're a bonnie lassie"
What would you do if you were suddenly taken back in time 200 years?
Such is the dilemma for Claire Randall, the main character in Diana Gabaldon's epic novel, Outlander, published in 1991 and recently adapted into a TV mini-series. Claire is a WWII nurse in England who reunites with her husband, post-war, for a second honeymoon in Scotland. While visiting a historic hilltop, Claire is mysteriously transported back to 1743, where she must worry for her life, find the secret to her journey into the past, and somehow overcome immense odds to return to her husband, who is determinedly searching for her in 1945.

This series is well-written, keeping true to Gabaldon's suspenseful plot. The scenery is breathtaking and the soundtrack perfectly underscores the drama of the period. This series should be the first choice you make for date night with that someone who is special. It has a little bit of everything: action, romance, humor, history, and grown men in kilts!

If you enjoy watching, make sure to place a hold on Outlander Season 1 / Volume 2.

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