• haunted mansion

    Halloween is fast approaching, and I am anticipating enjoying all that comes with it. Cool, crisp days. Leaves splashed with orange, red, and yellow colors—bonfires, pumpkins, roasting marshmallows, and Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes. Okay, maybe not the burst of color in leaves as I live in the desert. I will enjoy the cooler temps and ...
  • movie reels

    Netflix promised to deliver three things in their film Red Notice; action, comedy, and a good story. I got underwhelming action scenes, trite back and forth, and an underwhelming story. I felt like Red Notice is an homage to Indiana Jones that sacrifices quality for a star-studded cast. When this movie was first announced, I ...
  • Person holding remote control

    WARNING: This movie review contains spoilers!  Feel the Beat (2020), a Netflix film, is a feel-good movie about a dance competition. Sofia Carson is the star of the movie. She famously portrayed Evie, the Evil Queen’s daughter, in the Descendants movie series.  A self-centered dancer, April (Sofia Carson), blows a Broadway audition and accidentally pushes ...
  • 782

    Recently, two of my children and I decided to watch The Call of The Wild starring Harrison Ford. My eighth grade English class finished reading the book recently, so I was excited when the movie hit our small-town theater. I have a life-long love/hate relationship with movies based on books.  Granted, it is more “hate” ...
  • 2040

    A Christmas Carol. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Raggedy Anne & Andy. Each an animated masterpiece of its own. If you have seen one of these films, you have seen the work of animator Richard Williams. His many works have amassed a collection of awards for Williams, including 3 Academy Awards and an Emmy. Now in his 80s, ...
  • 2437

    For those of you unfamiliar with the subject of the film I’m Not Ashamed, it is about the Columbine High School massacre that occurred on April 20th, 1999 in Colorado. This was when two senior year high school students by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on several students, killing 15 and injuring ...