Ghosts of Girlfriends Past review

This movie I didn’t enjoy. I’m a fan of romantic comedies, but there needs to be comedy. Oh, and romance would be a good idea too. Here’s my review.

Happy-Go-Lucky review

Here’s a lovely film for fun viewing. Happy-Go-Lucky is one of those sneaky movies that charms its way into your heart. A lot of that has to do with Sally Hawkins’ performance as the happy woman who enjoys life. Here’s my review.

Is it Vacation Time Yet?

I’m about to finish my work day, and then it’s vacation time, baby! I’ll be heading off to Washington, DC on Friday. My first visit.

So, what are the chances of catching a dinner invitation with the Obamas? Hey, I can dream, can’t I?

Star Trek review

For my birthday today I made it to another showing of Star Trek. I’m really stuck on this film. I love the action and plot. I have a crush on Chris Pine as Jim Kirk, and I still am trying to figure out what episodes of the series will never occur in this new alternate timeline (sorry about spoilers, but what happens does freak me out if I think about it too much).

I wrote not only a review for the paper I write for, but also a side article about the world of Star Trek.  Here’s the review. Here’s the article.

I’ve seen the movie four times and am already planning another one this Friday. My sister, another Trek fan, will be joining me in the Phoenix area for another showing. What an addiction!

Living the Good Life

It’s a lazy weekend for me. Nothing specific on a To Do list other than write a review of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (overdone and klunky, but great special effects).

I’ve lounged around the place today, but made it out for a nice hike with Spencer. Flagstaff has been hit with lots of rain the last few days, so our hike on rain-soaked trails through the woods smelled wonderful, and Spencer loved romping through every mud puddle he encountered.

More clouds gathered, thunder began to crash, and Spence and I headed home. We barely made it back before a torrential downpour started.

Now what to do? Read? Watch a movie? Go out? I’m not sure what to do to finish up a relaxing day.

Tomorrow I have a few things planned. It’s my birthday and I’m treating myself to another viewing of Star Trek (hey, let me revel in my geekitude). I’d like to make it to CrossFit for the morning class. It’s a nice way to celebrate being 51 years old.

The Return of V?

TV mines the past to bring us a series based on an old TV show. “V” is set to return.

Now I used to watch this show and enjoyed watching the plucky humans fight the evil aliens. It could have potential on today’s TV. Ongoing plotlines are much easier to handle now.

Will it work? Evil aliens will always have people watching at first, but can the story keep going?

I’m hoping it does work. I have all those fond memories of evil alien women in tight red jumpsuits. I’d love to see something more modern.

Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane University

Dawn tweeted the link to this wonderful video fo Ellen DeGeneres giving the commencement speech at Tulane University. Funny, yet poignant. Watch it and see: