I spent a lot of time at the movies this weekend. I felt compelled to because there was so much out there I just wanted to see in a darkened room. See, it had been a rough week. Life has a way of beating you up a little and escaping it into someone else’s narrative … More LJMiniReviews: 2 Films Where #BlackLivesMatter
Creative ideas or story lines are not easy to come by, particularly simple ones. When I see or hear about an idea like that my ears perk up as if I’m a puppy who’s just heard someone tearing into her favorite bag of treats or perhaps the key opening the lock on the front door … More LJMiniReviews: A Quiet Place
Lately my TBR is so overwhelming it feels like I’ve been leaping through fiery hurdles trying to read three books at a time: One non-fiction (sometimes two or three non-fiction if they come in the form of essays), One Fiction, and One Audio. It’s working, in that I feel like I’m reading more, but I … More LJMiniReviews: Two Films That Almost Got By Me
There was a moment last night when I was sitting in the theater watching Phantom Thread that I was sorely tempted to use a pair of sewing shears on the woman who sat in front of me. You see the theater seats were laid out at a steep angle — downward. I sat above a … More LJMiniReviews: Phantom Thread
If I’m going to talk about movies, I gotta talk about Mom, a.k.a. Annie. My mom and I were best friends when I was growing up. From the time I was six years old it was only her and I in the house so we were lucky that we liked each other. However, we had … More The Oscars are coming. You ready?
Love and hate live easily in the minds and heart of any human. And hate, like love can grow. David “Ice” Bryson has seen his share of both, moreover he has lived it. When everything he wants for his life falls apart David rebuilds but it is a sketchy, unhealthy replica of his real desires … More Excerpt One from BURNT HOLLOW
Movie Sound Bites (MSB) are real conversations after the flick. For a more in-depth description of MSB or it’s cast of characters click and read this first: What are LJ’s Movie Sound Bites? Cast of Characters: LJ — Blogger, Mom, Baby Boomer, and Movie Addict; Ms. Z. — High School Junior and would be actor; Ms. H. — High School Junior and film student. Warning there … More Movie Sound Bites: CARRIE (2013)