Day 5 - As You Wish

I love the movie (and the book) "The Princess Bride."    If you've lived a cave for the better part of your lifeand haven't heard of this movie (and book by William Goldman)it's about a grandfather who comes and reads...more

Movie Review: Perks of Being a Wallflower

perks of being a wallflower is not out in theaters, still, so no need to freak out! i recently saw this movie after we picked some out last weekend at a redbox machine. pobw is a film adaptation of a novel by the same name by stephen chbosky and follows a year in the life of high school freshman charlie played by logan lerman. charlie considers himself an outsider, with his middle school friends leaving him behind for the popular crowd, and not really able to find his place among the his peers....more

Am I Too Old For Midnight Movies?

Notes From A Scandal

I was living in New York in 1992 when the Woody Allen/Mia Farrow scandal hit. Allegations of sexual abuse were hurled at Woody from Mia's West Side camp across Central Park and the reverberations played out across the endless 72 and larger-point headlines of the New York Post and  Daily News. And also at the movies....more

Shocker: E.L. James Took NONE of My Suggestions

Twitter and Facebook feeds are blowing up. A cure for cancer? Nope. Peace declared in Syria? Uh-uh. Finally an Ikea in St. Louis? There are rumors, but nothing confirmed. No, the breaking news heard 'round the world is that the roles for the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey have been cast....more

The New Vizio Sound Bar S4251W-B4, All of the Sound Without the Wires

One of our favorite things at the house is a movie with great surround sound. Installing surround sound used to mean running wires to all of the speakers and creating a mess that was hard to hide.  Especially if you ran it up the wall and thru the ceiling.  We were ecstatic...more

Oooh I Like Johnny Depp!

Oooh I Like Johnny Depp!I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.  ~Johnny Depp...more

Pick Your Favorite Gale Anne Hurd Movie/TV Show

Let's face it, life is fraught with peril. Even if the last scary thing that happened to you was having to terminate a spider in the shower, it seems one can't open a laptop or turn on a TV without seeing updates on the latest mayhem the 21st century has to offer. Plane crashes, terrorism, mass shootings...it's a non-stop horror show. Which is why, oddly enough, I find that sometimes the perfect escape from real life fright is to spend a couple of hours in a dark theater being scared witless by a movie. ...more
I don't  really get excited about Zombies, but the original Alien movie holds my record for ...more

Despicable Me 2 Minion Cupcakes

Yes this is a detour from literature. But if anyone ever wonders how much I love my sister, I love her this much....more

If my favorite movie characters from the 80s & 90s had iPhones

I once asked author Jennifer Weiner a question on Twitter about whether she feels the need to incorporate social media in her books now, as opposed to her first book that came out in 2001 before the days of Facebook and Twitter.  She kindly tweeted me back, stating that she actually does because a book set in the present would feel 'tone deaf' without it.Ah, yes, I can see that.  I knew she'd have good advice....more