Category Archives: Quix Picks

Wonder Woman movie review by Theo Michelfeld [Quix Pick]

Wonder Woman movie review by Theo Michelfeld Saw the movie Wonder Woman. I’m so happy this movie is good, and so pleased it has become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Hollywood had long ago turned tail from the dreaded “Female-Led Superhero Film,” the rationale being that Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra all flopped. […]

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Quix Picks: Anne of Green Gables

Laura began reading this wonderful book from by Lucy Maud Montgomery out loud to me when we visited Prince Edward Island in July and we’ve continued into the fall. Each chapter contains one of the orphan girl Anne’s many misadventures as she tries to make her way in life on rural PEI at the turn […]

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Quix Picks: My Life as a Zucchini

In my last post I asked you to share your best punch line. Thanks for the submissions! Here are two that got us laughing: “The chicken’s going to a gig!” Best read with a yeti accent: ”Ah, but when you rub it, it becomes an attaché case!” My Life as a Zucchini A French claymation film […]

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Quix Picks: Greg the Bunny

Funny, charming and forgotten TV show – with Seth Green, Sarah Silverman and Eugene Levy, it was cancelled after one season but lives on in DVD land (I don’t see it on any of the streaming services). I just checked and Amazon’s used copies are going for $1.32.

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Quix Tip: Play Your Work as A Ballad

Pick one thing on your To Do list today Notice the tempo you usually choose to do that task Consciously slow down your speed Play it as a ballad - slow and pretty Notice what changes when you introduce space, beauty and feeling into the mix

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Quix Picks: Star Trek Beyond Movie Review

Lots of fun, lots of nods to the old show, and lots of action. There is an added poignancy seeing Anton Yelchin (Chekov), so great in Green Room, and now tragically gone. This Star Trek ‘episode’ (written by Simon Pegg, a.k.a. Scotty) was a great turnaround from the low point of the forgettable second installment. […]

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Quix Picks: Kubo and the Two Strings

This stop-motion masterpiece is by the Laika studio, the folks who gave us Coraline and ParaNorman (I recommend both) and Boxtrolls (I haven’t seen it yet). Kubo (Art Parkinson) is a young storyteller with magical powers on a quest to find his father and help his mother in ancient Japan. With great voice acting by […]

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Quix Picks: Hell or High Water Movie Review

A ‘high water’ mark in modern day westerns that would make Cormac McCarthy proud. Directed by Scottish director David Mackenzie and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario – a movie I do not recommend), they give us a real feel of west Texas – complete with a posse of pickup trucks chasing the bank robbers, just […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – Quix Pix

This big budget movie was probably hard to escape your notice when it was in the theaters. But if you skipped it, check it out. The big reason? Because it has so much heart, rare for mostly-cynically-manipulative big-budget cash-grabs. Also, J.K. Rowling has matured as a writer. And she had control over most major aspects […]

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Top Quix Picks Movies & Shows from 2016 (Part Two)

Here are more of my favorite movies and shows I’ve watched this past year. Some are old, some are new, all are absolutely wonderful. Enjoy! Slow West                  There are few movie experiences more satisfying and hard to come by than a great modern Western. Folks, we have […]

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