Barbara Nicolosi and Karen Hall art both quite enthused about the new movie The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Though they both have just one caveat – the casting of James Carville. Barbara quips "I think "casting James Carville" is going to replace "jumping the shark" as a new euphemism for doing a stupid thing just because you can." I really recommend reading Barbara’s review of the movie.
The book the movie is based on was written by Catholic Deacon and novelist Ron Hansen. I have read several of his book including this one, though oddly I have not yet read his Mariette In Ecstasy about a nun who receives the stigmata while in a convent. I really enjoyed his novel Atticus which has the theme of the prodigal son.