7(ish) Movies that Had an Impact on Me

Sweet Land – a little indie flick that is touching, comforting, and reminds me of both Minnesota and my childhood.Princess Diaries – silly, I know, but I find it sweet and comforting. It’s what I like to watch when I’m feeling down.The Hobbit – the old cartoon version. My brother used to watch it when I was little, and I adored my brother (still do). So the old version of the Hobbit – complete with inaccurately drawn elves – was important to me. It got me in to reading Tolkien, and that has had an impact on how I see the world....more

Movie Review: Mom's Night Out

Your Ultimate Guide To Drive-In Movie Fun

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What I Would Like to See Melissa McCarthy Doing

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5 reasons I still use my VCR

5 reasons I still use my VCR1. It is still operational.  I bought this lovely machiene in 1998 to take with me to college.  I used it in college, and then it lay dormat in my parents basement until I got married and moved into my own house.  My parents told me to take it or they were throwing it out.  I took it. ...more

Middle Age Women and Entertainment

Lately I have been noticing a trend. I can't find much I want to watch on television or at the movies. I think it is because I have hit that magical age (44) when television and movies producers no longer care about me as a demographic. It has been my habit to go to the movies about every two weeks. In the past there has always been more movies to see than I could fit into my schedule and budget. That is not the case anymore. Not only is there next to nothing I want to see, but even on that short list there is next to nothing that mirrors my experience....more

Educating Tweens and Teens on Pop Culture: The Movies I INSIST My Kids See

It took me a long time to gather my thoughts for this list of essential movies I want my children to see before I can consider their pop culture foundation complete. A long  time. I mean, with all the junk that can be dumped into an impressionable young mind, I had to very seriously consider what junk I wanted throw in there, besides the usual dysfunction. ...more
yesnofilms I didn't see it until after I turned 30!more

Friday Favorites

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'The Fault in Our Stars' No-Spoiler Review or Why I Regret Staying Home Last Night

At first I thought The Godfather had been re-released in theaters. I knew I dropped my 15 year old daughter and her two friends off three hours earlier so they could see the film adaptation of John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, but how else could I interpret this text?      "New favorite movie, indescribable." Image: Twentieth Century Fox ...more
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Hollywood

There really is no other way to begin, no way to delicately, or eloquently discuss the exact situations that led me to my decision-making today. That led me to never, ever become a victim – again. But therein lies the rub.  Sometimes you don’t know it’s happening. It’s the true nature of victimization. When someone’s motivations are so inauthentic, or so contradictory to your own nature, it becomes difficult to question, nay recognize, what you are seeing happening right in front of you....more