Rewind: The Addams Family & The Addams Family Value Movies

January 7th, 2023 by

I saw Wednesday and I thought, the show is missing something from it.  I chose to finally figure it out and rewatch The Addams Family and Addams Family Values movies that have been on Netflix since Wednesday premiered.   There is not enough macabre humor and its depictions in Wednesday.  Between both films,  I got...

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Special Announcement: Taking a leap in 2021

July 27th, 2021 by

A few years ago, someone I know thought I should turn my blog site into a subscription site offering entertainment and book reviews, short stories, and more. However, I thought it was too much of a risk. This year with encouragement from additional people I know, I have chosen to find out if this idea […]

Get on Up: A 2014 film on the life of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown

March 29th, 2021 by

The 2014 film, Get on Up, takes an autobiographical look at the Godfather of Soul; James Brown starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Tate Taylor.   Over the course of several years, I have seen documentaries on James Brown and several of his recorded concerts.   As a result, I think Chadwick nails Brown’s voice and his […]

Showtime: Penny Dreadful Entire S1

March 18th, 2021 by

I kept watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful first season and the finale felt strong and did not disappoint. The major questions get an answer and the one story line left continues into the second and third (last season). Spoiler if you have not seen the show the story line that continues belongs to Vanessa. Sir Malcolm […]

The Heiress: Mandalorian Chapter 11

November 19th, 2020 by

In the episode the Heiress the Frog Lady reaches her destination and reunites with her husband. Next he lets Mando know how he can locate other Mandalorian. So while workers try to to make his ship able to fly again, he takes to an ocean vessel to head to the location told to him. However, […]

Review of Louise Penny’s Still Life

January 28th, 2023 by

Still Life: A Novel by Louise Penny – Image from Amazon.com Some books deserve to be read slowly and savored.  One such book is Still Life by Louise Penny.  I got softened up by the Amazon Primes series staring Alfred Molina as Armand Gamache and by the landlord at my work who praises Penny’s novels....

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2023 Netflix Movie JUNG_E Review

January 21st, 2023 by

Terminally ill scientist Seo-hyun is determined to resurrect his  mother, a legendary mercenary, in the form of a combat robot.  Yet as great as her combat robot is, the heart of the robot, the brain cannot break an unknown barrier, so it wins her mother’s last battle.    Simulation after simulation, the showdown with a...

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Amazon Prime Video Documentary Film: VAL

December 31st, 2022 by

I can tell you the first film I saw Val Kilmer in was 1984’s Top Secret.  A blast of a movie where Kilmer portrays an American singer, Nick Rivers, on tour in Germany.  He falls in love with Hillary Flammond, whose father is captured by the Germans to build a new naval mine.  Nick decides […]

Disney +’s National Treasure: Edge of History

December 23rd, 2022 by

My Dad likes the two National Treasure movies and I have caught bits and pieces from the films. I did  not get the feel of wanting to watch them. However, when I saw the trailer for Disney’s National Treasure: Edge of History I felt differently.  The main person this time is Jess Vaenzuela, a history...

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Amazon Prime Video’s: Three Pines Mystery Series

December 17th, 2022 by

I first became aware of  Louise Penny’s books and her character Inspector Armand Gamache in 2013 from my landlord at work.  Then sometime after that, I heard Nathanial Parker portraying him. I thought I had to see this because I liked Parker so much as Elizabeth George’s Inspector Lynley on PBS .  (At the same...

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Wednesday – The Addams Family is now on Netflix

December 10th, 2022 by

My first taste of the Addams Family came in the 1990s when I saw two films featuring Anjelica Huston as Mortica, Raul Julia as Gomes, Christina Ricci as Wednesday and Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Festor.  I do not recall who portrayed Pugsley, her brother. I enjoyed the macabre humor that, while dark, did not cross...

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Streamed – RIPD 2 Rise of the Damned

December 3rd, 2022 by

In 2013 Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges starred in the first RIPD (Rest in Piece Department) movie  where law enforcement killed on the job go to the afterlife, or Heaven or Hell, to work for a special department that stops escaped souls from Hell who take over human bodies.  It and its second film, RIPD...

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Netflix’s Pepsi Where’s My Jet? – Review

November 23rd, 2022 by

It’s the 1990s.  Pepsi wants to give Coca-Cola a run for their market share and they decided to do a television ad to promote items that  consumers can win from collecting a set number of Pepsi points based on the items the consumer wants.  These items included gym bags, t-shirts, jackets and the like.  The...

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Masterpiece Theater Mystery Series: Annika

November 19th, 2022 by

The new Masterpiece series Annika is based on the BBC radio show Annika Stranded.  It is set in western Scotland where a team of detectives, who are part of the Marine Homicide Unit, led by Annika Strandhed solve murders that occur in different waterways.   She is Norwegian but has lived most of her life...

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Netlfix’s: Midnight at the Pera Palace

November 12th, 2022 by

Esra likes being a journalist in Istanbul, but she wants to write stories that reveal hidden secrets, not the puff pieces her editor prefers.  Yet she agrees to go to the Pera Palace, a historic hotel, and wrote a piece titled 130 reasons to spend the night at the Pera Palace.     Not long...

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