Movie Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

The director of  Chocolat, Lasse Hollstrom, and the writer of Slumdog Millionaire, Simon Beaufoy have teamed up in Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2012), a moving tale of hope and faith.  The film stars Ewan McGregor as Dr. Fred Jones, a fisheries expert with the British government. He is recruited by Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (played by Emily Blunt) to develop a salmon fishing program in Yemen. She is doing so on behalf of a wealthy Yemeni sheikh (played by Amr Waked)....more

A free movie that's bad is still a bad movie

It's generous that the village association in Falmouth offers a free family movie night on Wednesdays at Peg Noonan Park - and I don't mean to complain - but who's picking these movies?I didn't bring the boys in July because the movie choices were bad and the August selections aren't much better. ...more

A Book to Read and a Movie to See

I love to read, but the more blogging and writing I do, the less time and energy I have for books – an occupational hazard of sorts. I am much more easily distracted than I used to be – blame it on social media, aging, sudden onset ADD – who knows – so when a book grabs my attention and keeps it from the start, I know it’s a good one....more

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Dark Knight Rises

"The Dark Knight Rises" is the most highly anticipated movie of the summer.  TGATP lets you in on 10 things you didn't know about the film....more

What's Your Sexy?

What’s Your Sexy  The movie Magic Mike is out and people, or should I say women, a lot of women, are either raving about it or want desperately to see it.  I might get crucified for saying this but, I’m probably one of the few who’s just not interested.  Seriously.  Not one bit. ...more

Film Review: "Intouchables" transcends lives and life

Based on a true story, the film, "Intouchables," is written and directed by the super, successful French cinematic duo, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. The story follows an affluent Parisian quadriplegic, played by Francois Cluzet as Phillippe, who after becoming paralyzed during a hang gliding accident, is in need of replacing his 24 hour live-in caretaker. Much to the dismay of friends, family, and associates, he hires a young ex-con, played by Senegalese comedienne and actor, Omar Sy as Driss....more

5 Things I Learned from Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter

The premise of Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is pretty straightforward. This enlightening work of historical fiction follows Abraham Lincoln’s rise to power and struggle for the nation and freedom for all. And also, he’s a vampire hunter.  How could this possibly not be awesome? Image courtesy of FOX ...more
I didn't love the book, but I thought it was intriguing. The tagline for the Rotten Tomatoes ...more

Letters To Juliet

Sue/HousekaboodleLetters To Juliet.  Sophie: “I think it’s a story worth telling.”Letters to Juliet is a nice romantic, drama movie to enjoy while getting your Tuscan taste buds wet.  The plot is Sophia finds a love letter behind a loose rock in a wall dedicated to Juliet Capulet and this begins Sophie’s  journey to help the letter’s author, Claire, find her long-lost love of her life....more
 @KarenLynnn These are probably available because they are older: Cheaper By the Dozen-Steve ...more

5 Amazing Movies for the Family This Summer

Summer is here believe it or not. Some areas school is already out and others it is getting out. Proms have passed, graduations happening and the scent of sunscreen is lingering in the air. So what are you and your family planning on doing to beat the heat on those really hot summer days? Well if you are like my family we stay in and watch movies. So bring on the popcorn and junk food. We enjoy our movie watching a lot needless to say. Both help us have something fun to do as a family while we stay indoors in the air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day....more