MARVEL MADNESS: Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

I’m not one to see the same movie, over and over and redone and rebooted, especially since I’ve never really cared for much for the main character but since I did enjoy Peter/Spider-Man appearance in Civil War, and Foxy Husband was paying for the tickets, I thought I might as well give this one a…

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

It took me 6 years but I finally got to see this romantic comedy. It was worth it! Crazy, Stupid, Love was directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Ficarra and Requa are a great team and are known for I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Focus (2015), and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2015). It was…

Susan Strasser’s Waste and Want: A Social History of Trash

In my never ending quest of discovering what makes me happy (and books is totally high up on that list), I took a peek into minimalism. I am fully aware that I will never be a minimalist, but I did step back from that concept and looked more closely into less is more, which I…

the Trigger Effect (1996)

This one was another one my husband insisted I see. In part it has to do with some actors in the movie popping up in other movies/television shows. I had no idea what to expect and I liked it better that way. The Trigger Effect was written and directed by David Koepp. He is known…

the Visit (2015)

I was totally intrigued by this film when I first saw the trailer. I tend to enjoy spooky films filmed with hand held cameras (the Blair Witch Project – 1999, Paranormal Activity – 2007, Cloverfield – 2008, Quarantine – 2008, District 9 – 2009, the Fourth Kind – 2009, the Last Exorcism – 2010, Chronicle…

Zootopia (2016)

Can I be honest with you, readers? (I’d like to think I am). I had zero interest in this film until my dad watched the film and said it was pretty good. He’s a tough critic but he’s got a great sense of humor so I decided to give it a try. Zootopia was directed…

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Husband talked about this film and was shocked when I told him I hadn’t seen it. But then I got to tease him cause the whole reason he watched it when he was younger was for Elizabeth Shue. Adventures in Babysitting was directed by Chris Columbus (his first time!). He is known for Home Alone…

Movies & TV of 2017 pt 2

As more movies and trailers come out, the more I want to see. Here is the second part to Movies of 2017 pt 1 JULY: War for the Planet of the Apes Spiderman: Homecoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Girls Trip Atomic Blonde AUGUST: The Dark Tower Annabelle 2: Creation The Hitman’s…

DC Delirium: Wonder Woman (2017)

I’ll let you in on a (not so secret) secret: I was never really into Wonder Woman until Gal Gadot came along (and its not just because she’s a babe). Wonder Woman was directed by Patty Jenkins, who is known for Monster (2003), episodes of Arrested Development (2004), episodes of Entourage (2006), and episodes of…

Anne Valente’s Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down

Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente is a novel about the aftermath and effects of a tragic school shooting and about how people grieve differently. Though, thankfully, I have never had to go through such an event, it is a beautiful and sad representation of our society. This book takes place in…

Hail, Caesar! (2016)

The trailer for this film was superb so I needed to see this film. I let the reviews dishearten me a bit, but still, I waited for the right moment. Hail, Caesar was written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen (the Coen brothers). I have seen several of their films before: Raising Arizona (1987),…