Category Archives: Movies, TV

My thoughts on movies or tv shows.

Smurfs 2: Sometimes parents have to take one for the team

Movie Review Smurfs 2 is not an awful movie. However, it is one that is predictable and trite and likely to be enjoyed by kids way more than their parents. I saw the movie on Sunday as a sneak preview … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Turbo

Haven’t done one of these in a long time, but I’m back with a movie review. Took the family to a sneak preview of Dreamworks’ Turbo over the weekend, and overall a pretty fun family film. Overview: The film is … Continue reading

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Just how important is a big name in selling a product?

So, I ponder this question because of two recent items I saw. First, I saw a blurb on a movie site suggesting I check out the upcoming film 12 Years a Slave “starring Brad Pitt.”  Having read about this film … Continue reading

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Some great bedtime books for kids

I saw an article the other day that said only a third of parents read bedtime stories to their kids. I found this a bit horrifying. Now, a friend who home schools says she reads to her kids (and everything … Continue reading

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Expectations influence perceptions; So what are you setting your readers up for?

As you may or may not know, I love Star Trek. Huge fan. So, I was psyched beyond belief to see Star Trek: Into Darkness when it came out a few weeks ago. Before attending, I knew it would be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness

So, as the avid Trek fan that I am, I went to see JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek: Into Darkness yesterday. So, I thought I’d give my thoughts on it. Mild spoilers included and one major thing at the end. … Continue reading

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Awesome Day to Talk Like Shatner!

As I drove my kids to school this morning, I heard on the radio that today is Talk Like William Shatner day. How awesome is that? I love Shatner. Or, perhaps more precisely, I love James Tiberius Kirk (in all … Continue reading

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GI Joe — Fun Movie!

Today, even though I have some edits to my book I need to do, I sort of blew things off and decided to see an advanced screening of the movie GI JOE: Retaliation. It stars Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Bruce … Continue reading

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