Saturday, November 12, 2016

Gentleman's Agreement

I've been really mouthy on my personal Facebook page about the election, but not at all on my author page.
Kelly the author is like Switzerland,
although they are probably shit scarred right now too.
I'll just say I watched Gentleman's Agreement the other day on Netflix. Never seen it before.
If you don't know, it's about a reporter who passes himself off as Jewish to experience firsthand the prejudice and derision of his fellow mankind and womankind, in order to write a story.
I thought the bigotry would be watered down, but nothing was sugarcoated and no one was immune from scrutiny.
From a romance standpoint, I preferred Ann to Kathy.
On the story front, I found it frightening,
as if it might be our future rather than our past.
I'm also not sure how brave I'd be in a similar situation.
I don't really want to find out.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Accountant

What can I say about The Accountant?
I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
No clue what the movie was about when I went.
With that said, I enjoyed the show.
I'm not a big Ben (Big Ben *snort*) Affleck
(did I even spell it right?) fan.
I kind of prefer Casey Affleck in the brother department.
But I do sort of like shoot-em-up-kick-ass movies.
Anna Kendrick was a perfect and adorable choice.
I've always enjoyed Jon Bernthal,
and he did not disappoint in The Accountant.
There was a nice twist that I saw coming, but I could tell it was a surprise to other people in the theater.
And a second little twist I did not see coming, so it was the best of both worlds.
I enjoy figuring out a twist other folks don't see,
but I also like to be surprised by a clever twist.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Snow Job

Coming December 7th, 2016


 Natalie Duncan is caught off guard and on the road over the Christmas holiday by a blinding snowstorm. In an act of desperation, she picks up a hitchhiker along the mountain pass. When night closes in and the storm worsens, they take refuge in an abandoned cabin to wait out the blizzard. Russ Crew is instantly attracted to Natalie, but the gold band on her finger stops him from pursuing her. Natalie, a widow, is also drawn to him except the difference in their ages convinces her that he’s a nice guy simply being polite. Due in part to their desperate situation they form an emotional bond that soon turns physical. But once the snow melts, can they make a relationship work in the world outside their ramshackle cabin?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Light Between Two Oceans

I went to see The Light Between Two Oceans. I love lighthouses. I love the ocean. I love historical movies. There's something about a simpler time that I find to be serene and calming. Not that I want to churn my own butter or pluck the feathers off my dinner before cooking it. I enjoy my modern conveinences - the ones I can operate, at any rate.

This movie did not disappoint. The scenery was breathtaking. I enjoyed the costumes. And I love a romance. This had it all, but so much tragedy. Heartbreaking tragedy. I didn't always understand why the characters did what they did, which brought about all the tragedy. The ending was somewhat happy, but also sad or bittersweet.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Snow Job

I don't know what to say.
They gave me exactly what I asked for.
How often does that happen?
Coming soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mind, Body & Spirit revisited

I know I haven't posted in awhile.
I AM still working on my Mind, Body & Spirit,
but mostly I've just been working TOO much
and not exercising enough.
My extravagent lifestyle (and my 401K) needs to be fed as well.
For fun I go on day hikes with my gal pals.
I AM writing sporadically.
And I am still Juicing.
I'm certain my insides are reaping the benefits.
To reinforce my healthy efforts I watched
For me it didn't pack the punch of the first documentary,
but worth watching.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Meat Your Maker

I love meat.
Sort of.
I have a love/hate relationship with meat.
Back in the day, that day being my high school days, I was a vegetarian for a time and a long distance runner. Quasi health nut.
I dislike the look of raw meat, which makes shopping for it difficult.
Anyhow, I knew watching Cowspiracy on Netflix would put me off eating meat.
So I put off watching it for quite some time.
That's how I roll. The documentary is eye opening, to say the least. And I am going to say the least, lest I meet (or meat) an untimely and accidental/or non-accidental death.
Watch it.
Judge for yourself.
I still eat meat - in moderation.
My first choice is usually to go meatless.