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Finally! A movie baby boomers can appreciate.

Whenever Tom Hanks stars in a movie, you can be assured it’s worth the price of admission. Currently in movie theatres, A Man Called Otto is no exception. There are no superheroes, enemy aliens, interplanetary threats of annihilation, monsters, or weapons-toting bad guys. It’s a wonderful character study of a man our age who is facing everyday life challenges. Hanks plays a curmudgeon called Otto…

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Instagram is spying on my love life

I have recently decided to join the twenty-first century and dabble in Instagram, and quite honestly, I wish I had never started. I rarely share personal information or pictures on Facebook or IG. I only signed on to hopefully expand the readership of my blog, BoomerBroadcast and covertly snoop on other people. Instagram and Facebook have now become my prime sources of fashion inspiration since…

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Top Gun and Elvis are the best two movies I’ve seen at the theatre in years!

After more than two years of being unable to go to the movies in a theatre, I’ve chalked up two within the past week alone. Of course, they’re the best not only because they’re the only movies I’ve seen in a theatre but they’re both very good and this is my first chance to do a movie review since the start of COVID. Top Gun: Maverick Let’s…

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A love letter to Jason Bateman

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this might be a good time to confess my love. As I await the final episode (eight) of the final season (four) of Ozark on Netflix, I must confess my love for you has not diminished over the years. In fact, as you matured and grew a tiny bit craggier, I think it has grown deeper. My…

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You have one week to get caught up on Ricky Gervais’s After Life

For any BoomerBroadcast readers who missed watching the first two seasons of After Life on Netflix, now’s your chance to get caught up before the start of the third and final season. It’s a brilliantly written, funny, tragic, touching dramedy written by and starring Ricky Gervais. His character, Tony, writes for a local non-profit newspaper that features articles about quirky people with unbelievably ridiculous stories they…

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New Year’s two-fer: 1 movie review; 1 book review (not a single word about COVID!)

Coincidently, as I was writing today’s book review and the movie review, it occurred to me that the movie and the book have much in common. Both are about high-achieving professional women who harbour lingering doubts about their capability and effectiveness as mothers. It comes down to the old question of life balance. Is it possible to be a good mother, a good wife, a…

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