After watching the movie It, my younger son and I followed up with another new horror by going to see my pick, the Darren Aronofsky film Mother! (While rated R in the US, it has a 14A rating in BC.) It looked very intriguing based on the trailer, and I've been really impressed with Jennifer Lawrence's past work in other movies … Continue reading Mother! (2017)
It's Thanksgiving Day today and a Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating. We had our dinner a little earlier, on Saturday. We wanted to share a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with our visitors from England before they left for home. One of the gastronomic highlights for us (although you wouldn't want to eat it every … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
My younger son and I decided to go and see some horror flicks -- the genre that is all the rage this year. His pick to see was It, the latest incarnation of the Stephen King book by the same name. (Note that despite having an R rating in the US, in BC it has … Continue reading “It” (2017)
Success! After 6 weeks and 6 emails sent to Digital Theatre, my purchases have finally been restored! I now have a 10-year rental of: The Interview and also The Crucible It's a good day.
It now has been officially confirmed that Tom Petty has died of a heart attack one week after finishing a 40th anniversary tour. What a strange thing it was that a reputable news outlet had gone ahead and reported his death today when he was actually still alive! And once one reported it, so did … Continue reading Goodbye to Tom Petty
Wow! What a show! This new production of the 1959 play was launched in September and is based on the 2015 national tour production. The new players bring a freshness and brightness to this much-loved musical. If the current tour it is coming to your city, I highly recommend going to see it. My expectations … Continue reading The Stage Was Alive with “The Sound of Music”
It seems to be getting harder and harder to find something that both my husband and I want to watch. His taste is more towards superheroes, and mine veers more towards... well... Richard Armitage! But sometimes we have a meeting of the minds. (Movie stills from IMDb) Handsome Devil (2016): (On Video on Demand) I'd … Continue reading What I’ve Been Watching
The Canadian release of Pilgrimage has finally come, albeit on iTunes. I found out about the September 5 release date only through a tweet by Get Reel Movies , who recently interviewed Richard Armitage about the movie. To me, it shows just such a total lack of interest in promoting the film that the Canadian distributor, Search … Continue reading Finally Seeing “Pilgrimage” (2017)
In my inbox today... After the Ottoman incident, this is just not in the cards!
It would have been hard to miss Gwen Stefani's number one hit "Hollaback Girl", from her first album as a solo artist. Released in 2005, the hip hop/pop song was written by Stefani, Pharell Williams ("Happy"), and Chad Hugo. It received Grammy Award nominations, but on the flip side, Maxim labelled it as the "Most … Continue reading Surprising Songs Sung: Kate Nash / Hollaback Girl