Posted by Tracy Solheim
I’m just going to say it right now. The movie, The Interview, was never on my list of films to see this holiday season. That kind of slapstick, ridiculous comedy doesn’t appeal to me. Sorry to all those in North Korea, but your vicious tactics will more likely make me watch the film when it’s on demand when I would have never given it a couple of hours of my time.
Unbroken. The book was amazing! I’m hopeful that the movie will live up to the hype. Say what you will about Angelina Jolie (I’m not a fan), I hope her friendship with the late Louie Zamperini will give the film the same realism that Laura Hillenbrand gave the book.
Into the Woods. I love a good musical. The Man-Slave, not so much. This one will have to be a girl’s night out. (Of course, if The Interview was being shown, I’d send him to that one. He’s a guy, after all.
The Theory of Everything. I know, this one has been out and I’ve heard some great things about it. It’s on the agenda for this weekend, though!
And the DVD I want for Christmas? Author’s Anonymous. I somehow missed this one in the theaters! For all the authors out there–you’ll get a chuckle out of this on!
Which movies are you looking forward to this holiday season?
Posted by Patricia Yager Delagrange
For many, school has already started. For others, school will begin next week. Summer is coming to an end, though we still have Labor Day to celebrate on September 1st.
We just returned from vacation at Stinson Beach. This small town of about 450 people is on the coast of California about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We rented a house on the beach and it was so wonderful to step out onto the sand from the enclosed back yard – which was great for the dogs!
I came back home and felt depressed. It’s the first time that’s happened to me. Granted, it could have had something to do with the fact the world lost Robin Williams. I loved that guy. Being a peer, it saddened me even more. He gave so much of himself to us. I’ll miss him.
So the same week we were at the beach I discovered it was Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. We didn’t see any sharks but we saw pods of dolphins as well as sea otters. Now, that was awesome.
Did anyone do anything exciting you’d like to tell us about? It doesn’t have to be about a vacation. It can be anything.