My favorite movie of 2009 (so far)

I just saw my favorite movie of 2009 (at least through August). It was the charming, funny, ever so creative and slightly painful (emotionally, that is) movie 500 Days of Summer. The writing is great, the music is wonderful, and the story is probably all too familiar for every one… Read More

Harry and friends

Like most girls growing up in the late 80’s-early 90’s I had a soft spot in my heart for Harry Connick, Jr. He was the essence of the debonair, romantic gentleman who would be coming along to sweep my off my feet any second now. But his music framed a… Read More

This week at the multiplex

In the last eight days  I have seen not one, not two but four movies at the movie theatre.  I’m pretty sure it’s my lifetime record.  Two of the movies were with my kids, so it’s not like I was all footloose and fancy-free. Here are my pint-sized reviews in… Read More

Be kind, rewind

I happened upon a big box in the attic a few days ago and when I opened it I discovered a treasure trove of old kids VHS movies. Remember VHS tapes? I am still rather fond of that medium (don’t even get me started on how tired I am of… Read More

Movie time

I went to see that Shopaholic movie last weekend. (Mister so loves movies he will see absolutely anything that I want to.)  The books were cute and fun, but I can’t say that I enjoyed the movie.  First of all it’s about a British girl.  But you know Hollywood; they… Read More

Best movie of the year

Mister came home from the Austin Film Festival earlier this year and announced, “I have a new movie for my top 10 list! It’s called Slumdog Millionaire.  When it comes out you have to see it!”   It finally came out here and we went to see it last week.… Read More

The Church of Stop Shopping

I am a huge fan of documentaries and will watch just about any of them that hit our local theatres. Last year I saw one called What Would Jesus Buy. At first I thought it might be some sort of a sacreligious thing, but it was actually a fantastic movie… Read More

Yes, I saw it

I went to see Twilight on opening night.  Yes, I liked the books. They were very addictive.  Kind of the literary equivalent of a candy circus peanuts.  Yummy, but not filling. Good every once in a while, but not too often. The movie was pretty much like the book. The… Read More

Platinum Edition

In case you weren’t aware, Disney movies get rereleased every seven years. That means that your window to buy a particular Disney movie is theoretically rather short. Which is why you couldn’t just waltz out and buy Sleeping Beauty until now. (But since Disney is still a greedy corporation they… Read More


Can you believe I haven’t blogged about the Olympics yet? What’s the matter with me? The matter is that we don’t have TV. Remember me pointing that out a few weeks ago, smugly and condescendingly? Well, I started feeling really awful that it’s the Olympics and my kids are finally… Read More