Movie Review – Just Wright

Queen Latifah plays Leslie Wright, a biological-clock-ticking woman, who just hasn't met Mr. Right. Groan, I know, I know, it's a bad pun. Leslie is the girl that every guy likes to have as a friend, watch a basketball game with, hang out. She's not the girl that her cousin/friend Morgan is. Morgan is the hot chick who wants (and is voted most-likely-to) marry an NBA star. At one point in the movie, a friend of Leslie describes Morgan as "The … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Letters to Juliet

I give this movie a "thumbs-up"! I loved it! That said, I also love Lassie, White Christmas, and Doris Day. Letters to Juliet is a very nice movie. Dare I say "wholesome"? It is a little like when your grandmother told you that she had a nice girl for you to meet. My grandmother would have liked Sophia (the main character, played by Amanda Seyfried) and this movie.One of the critics said, "If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie." … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Iron Man 2

Wowee, zowee! Iron Man 2 opened today and I was able to see it in an IMAX theater. Robert Downey, Jr. reprised the role of Tony Stark - Iron Man taken from Marvel comics. I loved the first Iron Man and looked forward to seeing Iron Man 2. I was not disappointed. Despite a run time of 2 hours and 5 minutes, it was one of those movies that somehow suspends time. That's one of my key indicators of whether I like a film. If I get so drawn … [Read more...]

Movie Review: The Back-Up Plan

The Back-Up Plan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Alex O'Loughlin is a fun and entertaining movie. The opening credits said that it is an "Escape Artists Production" and that gave me an idea of what was to come - a pleasant escape. If you have a few spare hours, this is a fun way to escape from grocery shopping, laundry, dishes and be entertained. There aren't deep serious thoughts that will stay with you and keep you awake at night. Jennifer … [Read more...]

What's at the movies? Alice In Wonderland

I just wrote my first guest post - thank you to Traci at "I'd Let My Kids See That" for publishing my review of Alice In Wonderland. Traci loves "... when a kid's movie is enjoyable to the adults in the room ("Up", anyone?). And because of that I hate when age-inappropriate content pops up (I'm looking at you, "Shrek"!)." She reviews current and DVD movies - quality, kid perspective and "warns you of any unpleasant surprises."Have you seen, … [Read more...]

How To Train Your Dragon

A quick review in case you are considering seeing this move, tonight...Pack up and family and go! I think you’ll love it!I went to see “How To Train Your Dragon” this afternoon, in Imax 3D. Wow. Dreamworks Animation created this fun, exciting movie about a young boy named Hiccup and the dragon he befriends and names, “Toothless”. The scenes of flight and battles were amazing, but more amazing for me were the messages of the movie. … [Read more...]