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Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

  Even with the incredible cinematic horsepower of Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant and a quirky, based on a true story plot, Florence Foster Jenkins just didn’t grab us. A quick Google search of the real Florence Foster Jenkins will pretty much tell you all you need to know.  Accurately labeled as, “the world’s worst

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

Book Review: “All That Is” by James Salter

The melancholy but richly observed life of the fictional Philip Bowman as told by master author, James Salter has particular resonance for us Suddenly Solos. Bowman is old enough to have served in the Pacific during World War II and has loved and lost several times as he passes through life (sound familiar?) James Salter

Flavor Bombs

Flavor Bombs

When something comes along that makes life easier for us Suddenly Solos, we have to share the good news!  We are giving our Suddenly Solo Seal of Approval to  kitchen-terrific, Flavor Bombs which are frozen, all-natural flavored additives that make cooking easier and tastier than ever for us guys. They come in frozen, 2 ounce

Apple TV

Apple TV

We admit that we were a bit leery of seemingly adding yet another level of complexity to our High Definition TV . . . but we were wrong. The diminutive Apple TV box just needs a regular AC outlet and an HDMI input on your flat screen and you will be led through an easy

Movie Review: The Heat

Movie Review: The Heat

If you’ve read enough of our reviews here, you probably know that we have a soft spot for comedies.  After all, why spend good money to go to a movie and come out feeling worse than you did when you went in? Well, we think you will certainly be smiling when you leave the theater

Movie Review: Man of Steel

Movie Review: Man of Steel

The Superman franchise got its start in the 1930s as a comic book, ultimately becoming a cultural icon for the ages.  Like Twinkies, it is a truly American creation that has transcended geographical boundaries. The latest Superman film, “Man of Steel,” is yet another updating of the story of Kal-El’s life.  It starts with his

Stick-N-Find

Stick-N-Find

This company has made a small (quarter-sized) disk with a strong adhesive backing that can be effectively tracked by a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.  It works. The sensor comes in a variety of colors, has a light and buzzer (so it can be located in the dark), and is powered by a user-replaceable battery that lasts about

Book Review: What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

Book Review: What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire

“What Do Women Want?  Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” – By Daniel Bergner Just the title would seem to guarantee it as a popular beach-read this summer by both men and women!  Whetting one’s literary appetite, Daniel Bergner’s book was recently excerpted as the cover story in the New York Times Magazine (May

Movie: The Internship

Movie: The Internship

The audience “sweet spot” for this movie is anyone who was born in the 1970s.  However, there are laughs to be had for almost any one of us, especially if you have enjoyed the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film pairings (“Wedding Crashers”) in the past. Wilson and Vaughn are salesmen who are suddenly unemployed as a

Movie Review: Now You See Me

Movie Review: Now You See Me

A lot of money went into making this film and it’s all up there on the screen.  Big effects and equally big-name talent perform larger-than-life feats of prestidigitation as part of the plotline. Briefly, four illusionists are recruited by a mysterious individual who wants them to continually up their game while extracting a measure of

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