. George Lucas struggled for 23 years to make the movie “Red Tails.” The film is inspired by the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military aviators to see combat, during World War II. The film is patriotic, inspirational, and action-packed. It stars Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding, Jr.Why? Because it features […]Read More Go See ‘Red Tails’ This Weekend!
Recently my friend Tracy posted on Facebook that she had just watched one of the worst movies she had ever seen. (The Legend of Tillamook’s Gold, if you’re curious.) I began to ponder: What’s the worst movie I’ve ever seen? I decided not to consider movies that everyone agrees are bad. I would only select […]Read More What’s the Worst Movie You’ve Ever Seen?
For many months I’ve tried to let it go. But the song just won’t die. So I’ve gotta get this off my chest: The title for the Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas song, “I Gotta Feeling” employs incorrect grammar. Never mind that ultimately it should be “I Have a Feeling.” It’s slang, and I get that. […]Read More I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This (Grammy Grammar Lesson)
Let me confess at the beginning: I seen neither “Avatar” nor “The Hurt Locker”, the two movies considered front-runners in the Oscar race. And I probably won’t see them. As a mother of three small children, I don’t get out much. I’m very selective about which movies I’m willing to invest my precious time in. […]Read More For Your Consideration: Why ‘Up’ Should Win Best Picture
Entertainment Weekly recently released their “Best of the Decade” issue, which included their Top Ten Movies of the Decade. I thought I’d try my hand at coming up with my own list. But I couldn’t stop at ten. And I certainly couldn’t figure out how to rank them in any kind of real order! I […]Read More My 50 Favorite Movies Of The Decade
My husband and I saw the profoundly thoughtful movie Adam this weekend. For those whose lives have been touched by Asperger’s Syndrome, it’s a must-see. One of my favorite scenes takes place at the beginning of the story. Adam—the main character of the movie, who has AS—is having a rough day. He is laid off […]Read More Our Advocate In ‘Adam’
One of my favorite movies of all time is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Besides being a really well-made movie, I find the themes it explores fascinating. Is it truly better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all? If you were given the opportunity to erase the painful memories […]Read More Real Life Spotless Minds