Category Archives: Movies, TV

My thoughts on movies or tv shows.

Happy Monday! A few links.

Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today, I’m going to try something different and post a few links for things I’ve found interesting. The lovely Valerie Douglas (a best-selling author who writes in multiple genres) shared this … Continue reading

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Ready for fall tv to return

I miss Scandal. Oh, TV during the summer has been fine. I have shows I watch, but I must admit, I’m itching for the fall shows to return. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but the stuff I watch, … Continue reading

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Planes: A Solid Family Film

Movie Review Disney’s Planes is a solid family film that kids and parents can both enjoy. If you’re expecting the magic that was there with Disney’s Cars (2006), you’ll be disappointed. Planes is easy enough to sit through, yet it doesn’t have … Continue reading

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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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