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The Sound of Natural Silence

In Movies & TV, Other, Travel, Wellness by ashbydodd

When was the last time you were in a location with only natural sound? Never? Gordon Hempton’s mission is simple in theory, to record the last remaining ‘quiet places’ of the world before they vanish.  Known as an acoustic ecologist, Hempton has traveled to untouched …

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Retro: Just the Ten of Us Remixed

In Movies & TV, Music by ashbydodd

What does a forgotten tv sitcom, the X-Men and Santa have in common? They’re all just doin’ it the best they can! If you were paying attention to cheesy family sitcoms at the end of the 80’s, you might (maybe) remember Just the Ten of …

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Ad-Tastic: UK McCafe Commercial

In Food, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

Sometimes you just want a coffee drink without all the fuss… McDonalds takes the hipster coffee culture to task in their newest UK McCafe ad. When I have time, I love a little, cool, unique coffee joint but to be honest, most of the time, …

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Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Trailer

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

From the incredible imagination of author Neil Gaiman comes the series adaptation of American Gods. Some of the most fascinating stories of the modern day have come from the mind of author Neil Gaiman and American Gods is no different.  The series adaptation of Gaiman’s 2001 …

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Broadway Karaoke with James Corden

In Movies & TV, Music, Theater by ashbydodd

Picture this: Broadway veterans Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Corden, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski are all in a car together, traveling to the Tony Awards, singing Broadway show tunes at the top of their lungs.  No, it’s not a crazy dream, it’s the …

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The Light Between Oceans Official Trailer

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

What would you do if life handed you the one thing you always wanted?  Would you keep it?  Even if you knew it wasn’t really yours? Get those tissues ready because the A Light Between Oceans trailer, starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, and Rachel Weisz, is …

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Movies: Inferno Teaser Trailer

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are teaming up to bring Robert Langdon back to the big screen in Inferno, based on the book by Dan Brown.  Inferno is technically the fourth installment in the book series but it is only the third Langdon movie made …

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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

In Books, Movies & TV by ashbydodd

“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.”  ― Emma Donoghue, Room I started Room by Emma Donoghue a very long time ago, not long after it first came out. At the time I remember being too busy for books so when it …

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Thoughts: Disney’s The Jungle Book (2016)

In Movies & TV by ashbydodd

From the moment the animated Disney castle began to fade behind the jungle trees, I was hooked on the new, live-action update of Disney’s The Jungle Book.  The 2016 film version attempts to better incorporate Rudyard Kipling’s original stories, making the entire experience very different …