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The Black Swan: Movie Review

       Prepare to step back in time. Back to the days when a privateer could sail the ocean blue without ever leaving the Hollywood studios. Back to the days when people enjoyed watching actors pretend the rapier went straight to their gut, when really they are hiding it under their arm. Back to the days when a pillager could become as upright and desirable as the town mayor. Ah, yes, those were the days. He grabs and kisses her, she bites him, he knocks her flat, but by the end of the movie she will defend him in the face of any danger or indignity.

Book Review: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

From Publisher’s Weekly: “Five friends live through three decades of marriages, child raising, neighborhood parties, bad husbands and good brownies-and Landvik... doesn't miss a single cliché as she chronicles their lives in this pleasant but wholly familiar novel of female bonding.

Get "Lost" at JDL

Did you see the Cit-Pat's Thursday Entertainment section praising the ABC show "LOST?"  If you wonder what all the fuss is about, we have seasons One, Two and Three here at JDL.  Each season counts as one of our two for a dollar DVD price.  I spent most of the Memorial Day weekend catching up with Season Three.  Trust me, the best way to watch these weekly cliff-hangers is all at once!  Check our catalog and prepare to get lost in

Author/Book Review

I love to discover a new mystery author with a compelling central character that grows and develops over a series of books.  My latest favorite is Chris Knopf, author of The Last Refuge, Two Time, and Head Wounds.  The settings is the Hamptons on Long Island where Sam Acquillo, ex-engineer, ex-corporate division head, ex-boxer has retreated to live in his dead parents ramshackle cottage in Southampton's North Sea neighborhood.   Existential despair is Sam's prevailing mood, until he gets hooked up with a beautiful, married banker, a pot-

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