Yes, I consider August 22nd to be mid-summer. Please don’t burst my bubble with any of that nasty reality. So here is how I’ve been spending my summer so far: Readin’ and Writin’ I’ve been doing a ton of reading, but very little to speak of when it comes to writing. I finished writing my… Read More Mid-Summer Check In
I’m enjoying my vacation so far, but one of the things I’ve noticed is that without work to focus on, I’ve kind of lost my focus altogether. My friends and I call this a “shiny cookie” moment. Imagine a squirrel who sees something shiny, and now cross it with a little kid who sees a… Read More The Week so Far….
I’m in the middle of my annual January Oscar frenzy where I try to see as many nominated movies as possible. I’m doing pretty well, but still have a few major contenders left. I thought I’d share my progress by breaking down the nominees into three categories: Movies I’ve seen Movies I plan to see… Read More Oscar Night Checklist
I had the opportunity to watch a new romantic comedy, Home for Christmas, that’s going to be released this Friday, December 5. The movie was written and directed by Jamie Patterson, based on the book by Cally Taylor. (If you want to know how and why I was asked to review this movie, check out… Read More Home For Christmas – Movie Review
You can’t tell it from the weather, but Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. To get the season started, here’s a little rundown of what has been on my pop culture radar lately: TV • I am loving Fargo. It is probably odd to start a summer list with a television show where… Read More Summer!
With Roger Ebert’s death this week, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to movie reviews and how difficult they are to write. The same goes for book reviews. I’ve written a few of each in my day and I think the greatest challenge is to explain enough of the plot so that the reader… Read More Writing Movie Reviews
I’m back! Well, technically, I was never gone…I’ve been around but real life has been a little busy and complicated lately so I haven’t had a lot of time to blog. The good news is that most of the complications have been good ones. For instance… I had my first official book reading: I read… Read More Welcome Back Blogger!
Let me start by warning you that there will be spoilers in this post. I know the movie hasn’t been in the theaters very long, but it’s based on a book that was first published in 1862, so if you don’t know the story by now, that’s not my fault. Besides, one of the songs… Read More Les Miserables – One Woman’s Opinion
Thanksgiving weekend was a banner weekend for me – movie-wise. First, I think I’ve established a new tradition of watching Gone with the Wind on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving. It is the perfect movie to watch while I’m baking because it is four hours long and I’ve seen the film a million times. It… Read More Movies – the great… and the not so great
Over the last several weeks I’ve either gone to see or rented eight movies. While not a shabby number for a self-confessed movie addict, that’s also not even close to my record which usually occurs in late winter. Dark dreary days combined with the desire to watch as many nominees before Oscar night as possible… Read More Mid-Summer Movie Reviews