TV Review: Sleepy Hollow

I have a new paranormal fantasy show!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I saw the previews for this show last summer, but I hesitated to watch it for two reasons. First, and most importantly, it’s on FOX. They like to cancel things. In fact, I only decided to watch the show this weekend, after learning that […]

Movie Review: Frozen

I have been anxiously waiting to see Frozen for at least three months, but as I have trouble getting to the theater, I was forced to wait for the DVD. I saw glowing reviews, my five-year-old’s friends at school couldn’t stop talking about it, the whole family was psyched. This weekend, it was even available […]

TV Series Review: How I Met Your Mother

This series has a great setup. Ted, talking to his teenage children from the year 2030, reminisces about his days as a single man in New York before he met their mother. There are plenty of shows about single, usually career-driven 20-somethings fumbling through relationships, but between the setup and the chemistry of the group, […]

Movie Review: Divergent

Note: I have NOT read the book this movie was based on. What follows is a review of the movie on its own merits. Divergent presents us with a futuristic speculation: What if society were split into five factions as a way to maintain peace? And what if young adults were given aptitude tests to […]

Movie Review: The Croods

This movie is available for streaming through Netflix. This could have been a cute movie, but it wasn’t. Frankly, it was just too bizarre and often for no good reason. The whole thing was a bit of a farce, but not particularly funny. I also found the moral of the story to be heavy-handed to […]

Movie Review: Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

In a word: Awful. In a few worlds: Really truly actively bad from beginning to end. But my kids (5 and 8) really liked it. I guess because there was a lot of action, the good guys won, and there was no ambiguity. I reviewed the first Percy Jackson movie last week. This week, I […]

Movie Review: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

I originally watched this movie when it came to the theater, but my 8-year-old heard about it from some friends at school (because of the recent release of the sequel) and wanted to watch it. So we watched it together (amazon digital content, $2.99). And for an 8-year-old, it was a good movie. For an […]

Movie Review: The Lego Movie

My 8-year-old son has been excited by the prospect of watching the Lego Movie for months, ever since he found out it was coming to the theaters. I confess, I did not share his enthusiasm. So much so that this morning, when the family decided to take the kids to the movie, I almost didn’t […]

Movie Review: The Core

The other night I was in the mood for a disaster flick. You know what I’m talking about — implausible scenario involving loads of death and destruction before the hero and heroine save the world in some unlikely way. So I checked around and found The Core on Netflix instant viewing. This movie had a […]

Movie Review: Man of Steel

I think Superman is the best superhero. I’m not a comic book fan, and I don’t watch cartoons, but I’ve seen all the movies and TV show. (Well, I only watched the first five seasons of Smallville, but can you blame me?) But honestly when I saw the previews for this movie my first thought […]