Team Festivus vs. Team Treat Yo Self: Pick a Day for Holiday Survival

Alright, all you winter holiday celebrants. I hear your attempts at ho-ho-hoing, but I also hear a backbeat of something else. I hear you desperately trying to do whatever it takes to simply survive the holiday season somewhat whole and unburdened, refreshed instead of exhausted, and ultimately ready to embrace a rad new year. ...more
I guess I'm team Festivus, only because I'm too much like Ben to do Treat Yo'self.  Except I ...more

Do You Know the History of Policing in America?

Have you ever seen the movie Crash starring—among others—Don Cheadle (my celebrity crush), Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, Larenz Tate, Ryan Phillipe and Terrence Howard? ...more
Rita Arens Me, too.  It was hard to watch, but I find all of this hard to watch/live also.more

Thank you, Michael Bolton! What's your #ThankYouMichaelBolton moment?

On last week's episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (#RHOBH), Lisa Rinna shared how she met Harry Hamlin shortly after Nicolette Sheridan left Harry for Michael Bolton. Years later, she saw Michael Bolton and went up to him and said "Thank you!" Image: © D. Long/Globe Photos/ZUMA Wire Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes, we'll never know the reason. Other times, we can trace it back. ...more
You two are a very cute couple. I'm glad you are on the show.more

Why I'm OK with death in children's movies

At first it is disturbing: Cinderella, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid...no mothers. Most people notice the trend of parents (especially mothers) dying in children's movies when they introduce the classics to their children....more

REVIEW: The Theory of Everything

Once upon a time, I was a Physics/Astronomy major. I spent 2 1/2  years in college studying the laws and beauty of our universe. I wanted to work for NASA. But, I fell out of love with it. I mean, I still like Physics and Astronomy. I just lost my desire to have it be the biggest part of my life....more

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 21 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

This is one of the most loved and well known Christmas stories around. Instead of giving a review, I decided to write a little poem: A miracle, a miracleI need a Christmas miracleNobody believes me when I sayI am Kris Kringle so make way…...more

The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance: Birdman Review

When my friend Marcelle had mentioned she was interested in seeing “Birdman” I admit I was unfamiliar with the movie other than Michael Keaton was nominated for a Golden Globe for it.  I’ve always been a fan of his.  Loved him in Beetlejuice, Jack Frost, Batman (still the best Batman…sorry Christian, sorry George and soon to be sorry Ben).  So with the movie choices out there somewhat slim-to-none (in my opinion), I found myself trolling over to watch a few trailers, then very much interested, searched for a theatre nearby....more

The Mockingjay Part 1 – Movie Review

Last weekend the Husband and I went to the movies to see the latest Hunger Games movie:The Mockingjay Part 1....more

The Theory of Everything – Movie Review

This past weekend we went to see The Theory of Everything. I had been looking forward to seeing that movie, so as soon as it came out in a theater nearby, we went to see it....more

Team Festivus vs. Team Treat Yo Self: Pick a Day for Holiday Survival

Alright, all you winter holiday celebrants. I hear your attempts at ho-ho-hoing, but I also hear a backbeat of something else. I hear you desperately trying to do whatever it takes to simply survive the holiday season somewhat whole and unburdened, refreshed instead of exhausted, and ultimately ready to embrace a rad new year. ...more
I guess I'm team Festivus, only because I'm too much like Ben to do Treat Yo'self.  Except I ...more

THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Army's Brings Middle-Earth to a Close!

Coming to theatres for a final battle from director Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema is the final installment for Tolkien fans everywhere with THE HOBBIT: The Battle of the Five Armies.Whenst last we saw Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Smaug was in the air flying toward Laketown below the Dwarfs mountain. As the flying beast destroys everything in its path, Thorin (Richard Armitage) is already feeling the effects of being surrounded by so much gold....more