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‘The Glass Castle’ (2017) Movie — Powerful, Haunting & Heartning.

by Anura Guruge


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The autobiography the movie is about. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Walls


What a story!

Wow. What a story.

This movie is all about the story. Nothing else. It is said to be ‘real life’ and true to life. At the end they include some ‘home movie clips’ and a video made in the late 1980s. That all adds together. I don’t think she embellished her story. She probably didn’t have to.

Wow. It is so disturbing. And I know, alas, that stuff like this happens. Breaks my heart. Wish I could help each and every child who is suffering as such.

I am going to buy the book. I want my 13-year old to read it. It will do her good.

The movie had, unfortunately, some critical gaps. Rather vague on how the kids started going to school in Welch, West Virginia and how the parents supported them in that endeavor. basically nothing in the movie about that. That intrigues I.

Also how the eldest, ‘Lori’, made it to New York. I am sure all of this has by now been documented and treaden over. It was all new to I since I do not follow trends, best sellers, book clubs or book lists. So, I didn’t know how famous this book was. But, now I do.

I totally recommend the movie. Must watch. In the end very heartening — folks with the gumption, talent & fortitude to overcome seemingly impossible adversity..


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“Tommy’s Honour” Movie (2016) On Amazon Prime — More Than Just Golf; Engaging Human Drama.

by Anura Guruge


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YouTube trailer.


Watched it because it came up on our Amazon Prime Video list.

I was a tad worried that it would be very golf-centric — and golf has no appeal to I. I find it exceedingly boring and pointless. But, we were pleasantly surprised. The golf is in tasteful moderation and easy enough to watch. The rest is a rather engaging human drama about families: fathers, sons, lovers and wives. Very well put together. Makes you want to know what happens. Has you rooting for some. Plus it is shot in luscious Scotland. Not bad at all. I would recommend it.

If you like golf, that would be a huge bonus. Lot of history about the game and even how golf bags were invented. Wow.


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Amazon “Prime Day” 2016 Will Be Tuesday, July 12.

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Last year it was on July 15, 2015 — a Wednesday.

So they are keeping it essentially to “week after July 4th“.

I know that a lot of people were NOT impressed with last year’s “Prime Day”. To be honest I really did not bother. There was nothing that I was really looking for.

As I have often said, to I, Amazon Prime is just worth it for ‘Amazon Video‘ and the ‘2-day’ shipping.

So ‘Prime Day’ is a kind of bonus.


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Amazon Video Rental: The 29 Days vs. 48 Hour Confusion & Confounding.

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Have you ever, especially if you are a Prime Member rented an Amazon Video and noticed, to your chagrin and loss, that it is saying that you have just 48 hours to finish watching the movie — though you are pretty damn sure that it said ‘29 day rental‘ when you were paying for it.

Mystery solved.

No you were NOT mistaken in thinking that Amazon said ’29 days’ when you were going to rent it. That is what they say.

But that ’29 days’ is “UNOPENED” shelf life so to speak. You can keep it on your watch list for ’29 days’ PROVIDED you don’t click on it. Get it? ’29 days’ as long as you don’t open it.

As soon as you click on it and start watching it, even for 1 SECOND, it immediately goes into 48 hour mode.

So, UNOPENED —  29 days.

As soon as you start watching — 48 hours.

We had noticed this a few times with our rentals but let it pass since it was no big deal. We managed to finish watching the movie within the 2 days.

But last week we had an issue. The kids wanted to watch “Back to the Future I“. So I rented it. Pretty sure it said 29-days. This being the Summer I was glad. We don’t watch as much family TV. We watched about 40 minutes and then stopped. A few days later, with Father’s Day etc. intervening, we went back. It was gone! We had to rent it again. I balked just on principle. The $3.xx wasn’t going to break me BUT I wanted an explanation.

So I ‘called’ Amazon (or to be precise got Amazon to call me). As ever they were very nice — given my longtime Prime Membership and possibly because I have ordered over 100 items in the last six months (and that was a quiet period). She admitted that ‘this’ — the 29 day/48 hours — causes a lot of confusion. That begs the question as to why Amazon, usually so customer oriented, hasn’t changed it. Of course she reinstated the rental. Of that I had no doubt. But I haven’t checked whether it is there. Anywho … We now have an explanation.

If you ‘open it’ — you have 48 hours. So you have now been warned. SMILE.


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