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What I am Watching: IT Chapter 2 – and comparing it to the original.

IT – Chapter 2 For a more in-depth review and first reaction click on the link – otherwise keep reading   I finally got around to watching IT: Chapter 2 and I did not think it was as good as … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Love São Paulo – plus one

Most foreigners have an image of Brazil which includes the beaches of Rio, thick forest of the Amazon, or the Carnivals of Salvador. But Brazil´s 3.3. million mi² makes it nearly the size of the United States and big enough … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Lion King (2019), and John Wick … finally

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) (NO SPOILERS!!) Quentin Tarantino’s new movie shows a maturity in character development and style that I hadn’t seen since his adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s Jackie Brown. Here he manages to do it without help and … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: True Grit

I have a thing for strong female characters, especially when they have to weave their way through a man´s world to get what they want. The main character in True Grit, 14-year-old Mattie Ross, is a shining example of one … Continue reading

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What I am Reading: The Walking Dead Comics Come to an End

I began reading The Walking Dead comics during the break from seasons 4 to 5 of the television show. And just as I had binged my way up to season 4 (I got turned on to the show late) I … Continue reading

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Ranking the Best Picture Oscar Movies – 2019 Edition

I got a bit busy during Oscar season and didn´t publish my picks before the Oscars aired. Not a big deal as I plan to do an Oscars edition for every the Oscars have been around! Sounds crazy? That´s because … Continue reading

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Brazil: Where I Became Who I Wasn´t Time and Time Again

When I arrived in Brazil in 2009 I had a very difficult time finding an expat network. The only platform in Brazil that I knew which had any real reach back then was the now-defunct Orkut, and it mostly catered … Continue reading

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