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Dr. Who

Dr. Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven Last night we saw the movie Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven, the TV show’s two-part eighth season finale, now out on the big screen. This movie, along with the prequel The Doctor’s Meditation (which came on after the movie) gets all the fans excited for Season 9, which… Continue reading Dr. Who

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Cinderella

A few nights ago, we went to see Cinderella. What a beautiful movie! The settings and costumes were stunning, rich with color and detail. The acting was good, and I absolutely loved the music. Though Ever After (1998) remains my favorite retelling, I enjoyed this version, even if the prince (Richard Madden) was a little… Continue reading Cinderella

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, published in 1939, was one of James Thurber’s most famous stories.  Considered a masterpiece, it has made its mark on our society and even our language.  It is the story of a little man who spends his time in heroic daydreams when in real life he is dominated by… Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Saving Mr. Banks

Last night we saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks.  This well written and superbly acted movie was deeply moving, and oh, so poignant.  It tells the story of how after twenty years of pleading, and after he and his staff despaired of being able to work with this complex, crusty, immovable Australian woman, Walt Disney… Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks

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It’s Snowing!

It's definitely a winter wonderland out there.  It's been snowing all day, with 5 to 10 inches expected where we live.  It's also very cold.  Do I really want to see what is in my mailbox today?  Hmmm.  I am glad I don't have to go anywhere!  Meanwhile, I am wrapping presents, getting cards ready… Continue reading It’s Snowing!

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Ender’s Game

NaNoWriMo Update:  After three days of writing, I’m at 17,567 words.  Yeah, the dishes aren’t getting done, and we had left-overs again for supper, but hey, I’m having such a good time!  I love to write like this, to just create the story non-stop and let it flow from my mind to my fingers to… Continue reading Ender’s Game