Posts Tagged With: movies

January 29, 2016

Review: Disney’s The Finest Hours

Today, The Finest Hours opens in theaters. Based on the true story of a Coast Guard rescue, the film stars Chris Pine, Casey Affleck and Eric Bana. Chris Pine plays Bernie Webber, a Coast Guard captain who does everything by regulations. His faith in his duty is tested when his CO (played by a very restrained Bana) sends him on a rescue mission that everyone believe to be a death warrant The mission is to rescue the remaining crew of the Pendleton, after the tanker is torn in two by a dangerous nor’easter. The crew fights to keep the themselves…

September 27, 2013

Vlog 16: DC and Marvel feelings, I have them.

It’s the Vlog! I think I’m going to have to start updating the Vlog on Fridays- I’m too busy doing my parental duties, volunteering in the Little Kidlet’s class. I was asked on Tumblr (I wish I could remember who suggested it, sorry) about my thoughts on DC and Marvel (both movies and comics) so I managed to streamline my thoughts into this… If you happen to have any suggestions for videos, let me know! I am always looking for vlog ideas.

Posted in entertainment, movies
August 28, 2010

Behind on the times

I just saw The Time Traveler’s Wife on HBO. TheBoy and I had both read it, and were eager to see it- but the reviews were so middling that we decided not to see it in theaters. One thing we were agreed on was that it was a really difficult book to adapt. The pacing of the book relied on being able to switch between Claire and Henry’s lives, jumping through his life and hers to weave the story. The movie itself chose to follow Henry’s life from start to finish- when the book mostly followed Claire’s chronologically. (If you…

August 11, 2010

Into the ether

Typewriter photo taken from Flickr user Emdot. Source. This is the difficult part of blogging. I know that there are those who read my blog posts, but there aren’t any comments. At least not from humans. I get plenty of spam comments, those that are clearly written by foreigners. As I blog, I know that at least the bots are interested. The comments from the bots are so obviously written in one language and translated into English- I only wish I knew what their original message was. Today I recieved: I admire what you maintain done here. I like the…

Posted in reviews
April 2, 2010

Wired Mom Reviews: Alvin & the Chipmunks 2.

Welcome to something new here, reviews of children’s TV and movies. Because honestly, if there’s one thing I’m acutely aware of- it’s that any tv show or movie my kids see and like will be viewed ad nauseum. So if there’s something that I can enjoy along with my kids, it’s something that should be shared. My kids love Alvin & The Chipmunks. While they didn’t see it in movie theaters, they loved it from the moment the watched it on DVD. Music, physical comedy and Christmas? A win in their eyes. In mine? I was surprised by how much…