TV Series Review: Under the Dome Season 1

WOW! I am absolutely blown away. I have not binged so hard on a series since … I can’t remember the last time I binged this hard on a series. I can’t stop watching it. I’m impatient to finish writing this review so I can get on to season two. (So if there are any […]

Game of Thrones Season 2

I finished the second season of Game of Thrones over the weekend. Season 3 is in the mail! (Netflix DVD) Season 2 got off to a rough start, in my opinion. As a matter of fact, book 2 is when I stopped reading the books, and I was close to dropping the series for many of […]

TV Review: Rising Star

I’m not a fan of most reality shows, but I confess that I am developing a soft spot for the talent shows sub-genre of reality TV. I’ve been watching America’s Got Talent since season 2 and The Voice (which I reviewed a few weeks ago) since season 1. In my review of The Voice, I […]

Movie Review: Annie

I’ve ordered Netflix DVD plan for the summer (while my kids are at home) and I decided we should watch Annie after I saw that they’ll be doing a modernized remake of this movie later in the year. If you haven’t seen the classic Annie by now, nothing I’m going to say will probably convince […]

Movie Review: Gravity

I watched Gravity on DVD. Gravity is a story of survival in space. This wasn’t a bad movie. There are plenty of good things I could say about it, mostly in terms of cinematography. It was a beautiful movie, and all of it was filmed to make the actors look like they were in the weightlessness […]

Movie Review: Maleficent

I am so pleased to report that Maleficent is a WONDERFUL new take on the tired old Sleeping Beauty story. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the movies today. For those of you who don’t know, Maleficent is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of the evil sorceress Maleficent. A few […]

TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 1

All right all right already! I watched Game of Thrones. At least, the first season. I will be watching season two soon. Why did it take me so long to begin watching this extremely popular television series? It’s not like I haven’t known about it for all four seasons it’s been on TV. I even […]

TV Series Review: The Voice (Season 6)

I have been watching The Voice from season one but, I confess, never all the way through. This may sound strange, but I simply LOVE the chair-turning round in which four professional singers have their back to the auditioning singer and have to judge him/her/them solely on their voice. (The live audience may provide some […]

TV Review: Switched at Birth (Pilot)

I watched the pilot episode of “Switched at Birth” on Netflix for two reasons. First, I was in the mood for something sappy and maybe more family-oriented (compared to, say, “New Girl,” which is decidedly NOT). Second, this show had a very high user rating — over 4 stars — which is rare. My expectations […]

TV Review: New Girl

I literally picked this show at random. No recommendations. No biases. No idea what it was about. All I knew was that with “How I Met Your Mother” now dead (in so many senses of the word), I had a hole in my life for a comedy. The only other comedy I have at the […]