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Me Before You . . . and other stuff

If I told you I saw a movie last night where Daenerys Targaryen fell in love with Tywin Lannister’s son, would you think I...

Bridget Jones’ Baby . . . and other stuff

How many men does it take to carry a pregnant woman in labour through a revolving door? Go see Bridget Jones’ Baby and find out...

The Magnificent Seven . . . and other stuff

I have to admit, I was bit leery of going to see the remake of one of my all-time favourite movies The Magnificent Seven....

Sully . . . and other stuff

While I don’t agree with Clint Eastwood’s politics (he is a supporter of Donald Trump), the man sure does know how to make a...

Eye in the Sky . . . and other stuff

What constitutes acceptable collateral damage? This is the crux of the film Eye in the Sky and what a terrific film it is! Dealing with drone...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot . . . and other stuff

Marketing is so very important to the success of a movie. Case in point – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot or WTF in military-speak. Tina Fey stars...

Deadpool . . . and other stuff

A word to all parents out there . . . Deadpool is not for children. Seriously. Not for children. And, quite possibly, there are...

Oscar Predictions . . . Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda

This Oscar contest has just 12 awards that are to be predicted. I decided to leave most of the technical and other awards that,...

Brooklyn . . . and other stuff

Brooklyn is a thing of beauty. It is the movie that people are so often saying "they just don't make movies like that anymore". Oh,...

The Big Short . . . and other stuff

I have always prided myself on the fact that I can hold my own in a conversation on any given subject, except for anything...

The Revenant . . . and other stuff

Revenant (noun) - a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead. The Revenant is not a movie for everybody. It is rough to...

Joy . . . and other stuff

I have already gushed about Jennifer Lawrence in my last review (MockingJay, Part 2) but I just cannot help myself – I must do...

Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 . . . and other stuff

Jennifer Lawrence is a star. You can’t seem to be able to take your eyes off of her when she is in a scene. And...

The Martian . . . and other stuff

The Martian gives the term “left behind” a whole new meaning. A manned mission to Mars comes to an end during a horrific sandstorm. One...

Books to Movies . . . Yay or Nay?

I love reading books and I love going to movies. What I am not so crazy about is when they take a book that I...

A Walk in the Woods . . . and other stuff

According to a whole lot of the reviews of A Walk in the Woods, this is a crap movie. I have to disagree. While it is...

No Escape . . . and other stuff

Wow, this is tough. When this movie was over, I said to my companion “How am I going to write a review of this?” No...

Ricki and The Flash . . . and other stuff

Is there any role that Meryl Streep can’t undertake and just nail it?!. . . In Ricki and The Flash, Streep, at 66 years old,...

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation . . . and other stuff

I have learned, over the years, to separate what I hear about an actor in his or her personal life from his or her...

Magic Mike XXL . . . and other stuff

Woo Hoo! Nekkid men dancing in my head! Whoops! Come back to earth, Sarah. Magic Mike XXL is not going to win any awards but...

Minions . . . and other stuff

I love the minions. I loved them in Despicable Me and again in Despicable Me 2. In their own movie . . . not...

My Top Five Best and Worst Movies

My Top 5 Best Movies of All-time THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963) – Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, James Coburn, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson and many others....

Inside Out . . . and other stuff

After living in Minnesota for all of her 11 years, making many friends and playing her beloved hockey, Riley is suddenly uprooted from her...

Spy . . . and other stuff

Is Melissa McCarthy the funniest woman in film (and tv) today? Perhaps. She is pretty darned funny in Spy. . . a little potty-mouthed...

Rant

Picture the following scenarios. You and your companion are sitting in the back row of the theatre. The row in front of you is empty....