Jolly Buzz

I am a mom to a bright 7 year-old boy, a family nurse practitioner, and a blogger on JollyBuzz about TV, films, books, music, and more! I began blogging at the urging of my husband and my friends because of my love of all things entertainment. Since I started in June, I have developed a large twitter following, and I feel that each day, I'm honing my writing and critical skills.

Movie Review: The Lifeguard

To call The Lifeguard a coming-of-age film doesn't quite do it justice. It is that, but it's not just a teenager who is coming of age. There is an almost 30 year old who is discovering that her life as a journalist in the big city hasn't quite turne out like she planned. There is a 17 year old who plans to drop out of high school and move far away with his best friend....more

Movie Review: The Heat (2013)

Director by: Paul Feig​Written by: Katie DippoldRated: RRunning Time: 117 minCast:  ...more

Country Music Fans' Dream Come True: The 2013 CMA Music Fest

I love music. I always have. It has the ability to take me to times and places from days gone by like nothing else. I usually leave the XM radio on Spectrum and I'm happy with about 90% of the songs I hear. But this past weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a lot of new music (for me) and a lot of talent when I attended two nights of the CMA Music Fest 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is an event where hundreds of country artists gather on multiple stages to show their love for the fans....more

Movie Review: The Kings of Summer (2013)

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-RobertsWritten by: Chris GallettaRated: RRunning Time: 93 min.​Release Date: May 31, 2013​Cast:​Nick Robinson as JoeGabriel Basso as PatrickMoises Arias as Biaggio...more

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

Directed by: Sam Raimi Written by: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-Abaire Rated: PG Running Time: 127 min Cast: James Franco as Oz, The Wizard Mila Kunis as Theodora Rachel Weisz as Evanora Michelle Williams as Annie/Glinda Zach Braff as Frank/Finley Abigail Leigh Spencer as May ...more

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

Directed by: Sam RaimiWritten by: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-AbaireRated: PGRunning Time: 127 min Cast:James Franco as Oz, The WizardMila Kunis as TheodoraRachel Weisz as Evanora...more

Movie Review: Argo (2012)

Written by: Chris TerrioDirected by: Ben AffleckRated: RRunning Time: 120 minCast:Ben Affleck as Tony MendezBryan Cranston as Jack O'DonnellJohn Goodman as John ChambersAlan Arkin as Lester SiegelVictor Garber as Ken TaylorClea Duvall as Cora LijekTate Donovan as Bob AndersKyle Chandler as Hamilton Jordan...more

Movie Review: Smashed (2012)

Directed by: James PonsoldtWritten by: James Ponsoldt and Susan BurkeRated: RRunning Time: 81 min Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Kate HannahAaron Paul: Charlie HannahNick Offerman: Dave DaviesMegan Mullally: Principal BarnesOctavia Spencer: Jenny ...more

Music Review: "Girl Who Got Away" by Dido

I'm sure you remember Dido from her earlier hits like "Here With Me" and "White Flag", but her latest album, "Girl Who Got Away", solidifies her as one of the best singer/songwriters out there. The first single, "No Freedom", deals with the concept of being able to love and be free to be yourself at the same time....more

Film Review: "Argo" (2012)

Written by: Chris Terrio Directed by: Ben Affleck Rated: R Running Time: 120 min Cast: Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez Bryan Cranston as Jack O'Donnell John Goodman as John Chambers Alan Arkin as Lester Siegel Victor Garber as Ken Taylor Clea Duvall as Cora Lijek Tate Donovan as Bob Anders Kyle Chandler as Hamilton Jordan ...more