By Sandhaya Mansfield, Courier Staff Writer
"P.S. I Love You, " based on Cecelia Ahern's 2004 debut novel is a beautiful movie about the power of love, loss, and friendship.Holly is a twenty-nine year old real estate agent who is married to Gerry, a handsome and romantic Irishman in his thirties who loves Holly to death. When Gerry dies of a brain tumor Holly finds it hard to let go and move on with her life. On her thirtieth birthday she receives a birthday cake signed by Gerry along with a tape recorder taped to the inside of the box with a note reading "play me."
The recording is of Gerry wishing Holly a happy birthday and insisting that she go out and have fun on her birthday. Gerry also informs Holly that he has written her a series of letters to help her move on with his death and her life and that he has had them arranged to be delivered to her. The letters arrive to Holly in various creative ways and the first letter arrives the following morning and day by day they continue to arrive.
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Community members last week built an
By Rick LaPlante, New Haven Schools Public Information Officer
impromptu memorial to slain student
Vernon Eddins near where he died at
Barnard White Middle School. Courier Photo
Grief counseling will be available and staff psychologists will be on site at Barnard-White Middle School and James Logan and Conley-Caraballo high schools Monday when students return for the first time since a Logan freshman was shot and killed outside Barnard-White after school was dismissed on the last day before winter vacation.
The Union City Police Department will have extra officers at all three schools throughout the week. Extra officers will remain on duty at both Logan and Conley-Caraballo through at least the following week, and an extra officer also will be assigned to Barnard-White as necessary.
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By Cameron Lacson
, Courier Staff Writer
Alien Vs. Predator
(AVP) was written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Rumor has it that Anderson stepped down from directing the sequels to Mortal Combat
and Resident Evil
just so he could do AVP, a movie he's wanted to do for many years.
Anyway, the story opens with a Weyland Industries satellite in orbit. The satellite reports an odd heat signature near Antarctica. Very quickly we see a team being gathered by Weyland Industries representative Maxwell Stafford. The team includes rock climber and environmentalist Alexa Woods (Sanaa Lathan) and archeologist Sebastian de Rosa (Raoul Bova), among others.
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The critic's choice for movie-of-the-yearBy Christina La, Courier Editor-in-Chief
Looking back on the past year, we are also looking back on the movies that we have seen. Everyone has their own favorite movie of the year. My list of the best movies of 2007 however, varies from action, animation, to comedy. Nonetheless, here is my countdown of the top ten films in the year 2007.
10. Knocked Up
Fun loving party animal Ben and career girl Alison, wind up together for one intoxicated and sexual evening. Two months later Allison finds out she's pregnant, leaving the two dealing with the situation together. The movie stars Seth Rogen (Ben) and Katherine Heigl (Alison).
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Portrait by François Pascal Simon,From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard Récamier
Baron Gérard, 1802.
(December 4, 1777 - May 11, 1849) was a Frenchwoman who was a leader of the literary and political circles of the early 19th century.
Born in Lyon, France and known as Juliette, she was married at fifteen to Jacques Récamier (d. 1830), a rich banker more than 30 years her senior. At the time, it was said that he was in fact her natural father who married her to make her his heir.
Beautiful, accomplished, and with a real love for literature, she possessed at the same time a temperament which protected her from scandal, and from the early days of the French Consulate to almost the end of the July Monarchy her salon in Paris was one of the chief resorts of literary and political society that pretended to fashion. The habitués of her house included many former royalists, with others, such as Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte and Jean Victor Marie Moreau, more or less disaffected to the government. This circumstance, together with her refusal to act as lady-in-waiting to Empress consort Joséphine Bonaparte and her friendship for Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, brought her under suspicion.
Read Madame Récamier VOL.II (1906) by Edouard Herriot, free from the Internet Archive.
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