Land, Power, and Filmmaking in Hawaii: My Firsthand Look at the Filming of 'Aloha'

In October 2013, my husband and our two teenage sons were invited to spend a couple days at Bumpy Kanahele’s village, Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo, to watch the filming of Cameron Crowe’s recently released Aloha. (Pu‘uhonua translates to “place of refuge” in Hawaiian.) My younger son, who wants to be a director, didn’t quite work up the nerve to get a selfie with Emma Stone, but he spoke briefly with Crowe about filmmaking....more

Watch Lily Tomlin Soar in 'Grace and Frankie'

Netflix recently announced that they are giving Grace and Frankie a second season. This is really good news for viewers like me who see a Lily Tomlin performance as a little bit of grace in and of itself. Only a few of our greatest stars can operate at her level, and this chance to see her in her own series is good luck I won't take for granted.  Image via: Netflix ...more
Frankie and Grace make me laugh.  They are like the two sides of me.  Yes, really.more

What's Behind All of These Shows Featuring Evil, Possessed Kids?

“We love to play games with our children,” generalizes the official website for the new show, The Whispers, premiering Monday, June 1 on ABC. “But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know.” ...more

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Based on the 2007 novel by Paul Torday...more

Land, Power, and Filmmaking in Hawaii: My Firsthand Look at the Filming of 'Aloha'

In October 2013, my husband and our two teenage sons were invited to spend a couple days at Bumpy Kanahele’s village, Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo, to watch the filming of Cameron Crowe’s recently released Aloha. (Pu‘uhonua translates to “place of refuge” in Hawaiian.) My younger son, who wants to be a director, didn’t quite work up the nerve to get a selfie with Emma Stone, but he spoke briefly with Crowe about filmmaking....more

Backstreet Boys-Show 'em what you're made of (review)

Since being a fan for many years, I was really excited about this documentary.What I really liked about it, is how they went back to their roots. How all five of them came together; performing at high schools and became the group that I have loved.Visiting the childhood homes; sharing stories about when they grew up....more

Pride (review)

One of the best movies I've ever seen!In 1984, Margaret Thatcher is Prime Minister; and there is a miner’s strike in the UK.A guy called Joe from Bromley (who celebrated his 20th Birthday), comes to London during Gay Pride, where he meets a guy called Mike Jackson; who is taking part in the parade....more

THE ADMIRAL: Roaring Currents arrives on Bluray

On Bluray from director Han-min Kim and CJ Entertainment comes the highest grossing Korean language film ever released in North American with THE ADMIRAL: Roaring Currents. The film tells the story of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin (Min-sik Choi), a quiet man who must prepare for battles with a very small army. Left with only 12 battleships, he must create a battle plan to thwart the fleet of 330 Japanese battleships. ...more

THE BRIDGE: Seasons 1 & 2 from MHz Networks

From the fantastic folks at MHz Network’s International Mystery comes one of the most epic television shows of which I have become a fan of with THE BRIDGE: Season 1 & 2. ...more

Rattling fun with SAN ANDREAS

Summer is almost upon us and it’s time for the first blockbuster with director Brad Peyton and Warner Bros. Pictures rattling our nerves with SAN ANDREAS. Ray (Dwayne Johnson) is a rescue chopper pilot who is excited about taking his daughter Blake (Alexandra Daddario) to college. Not so thrilling is learning that soon-to-be ex-wife Emma (Carla Gugino) has moved in with boyfriend Daniel Riddick (Ioan Gruffudd) before there is any ink on the divorce papers. ...more

Watch Lily Tomlin Soar in 'Grace and Frankie'

Netflix recently announced that they are giving Grace and Frankie a second season. This is really good news for viewers like me who see a Lily Tomlin performance as a little bit of grace in and of itself. Only a few of our greatest stars can operate at her level, and this chance to see her in her own series is good luck I won't take for granted.  Image via: Netflix ...more
Frankie and Grace make me laugh.  They are like the two sides of me.  Yes, really.more

What's Behind All of These Shows Featuring Evil, Possessed Kids?

“We love to play games with our children,” generalizes the official website for the new show, The Whispers, premiering Monday, June 1 on ABC. “But what happens when someone else starts to play with them too? Someone we don't know.” ...more