What is wrong with me? I just watched the entire trailer for The Aftermath, a post-WWII drama about families who are forced to share a German manor, with a big, goofy grin on my face. Maybe it’s because this drama (from Executive Producer Ridley Scott) just oozes sexual-tension, thanks to it’s stars Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård. She plays the wife of a British colonel (Jason Clarke) who moves into the home of a German widower (Skarsgård). The British colonel must leave to rebuild the shattered country and that’s when the flirty glances get cranking. So, who wants to see The Aftermath EARLY and FOR FREE? Continue reading →
This week on the Podcast, I review The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa and Son of Saul. I’ll also talk about the #OscarSoWhite controversy, since Straight Outta Compton is now available on DVD. I’ll also answer some emailed questions about The Martian, because people are still asking me if it’s appropriate for kids. It really all depends on your kid…and just how much you swear around them. I’d also like to share this article with Scott from Dallas, who asked if I knew how solid the science behind The Martian is. Scott, bless your little heart for assuming I’m smart enough to answer that question. Instead, here’s an interview with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, because HE would know! http://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-degrasse-tyson-science-behind-the-martian/
Jon Krakauer published a book in 1997 called Into Thin Air. It was his personal account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster that killed 8 people and left several more stranded in a life-threatening storm. The novel described the guide-agencies on Mount Everest and how they were paid big bucks to help climbers reach the summit. My husband (just a boyfriend at the time) LOVED Into Thin Air, citing the heroic circumstances and how they risked their lives for each other. I read the book because I liked him and wanted share his enthusiasm but I found more hubris in it than heroism. I thumbed through passages about people struggling to survive and wondered “Why were they up there in the first place?” Continue reading →
Are you excited about the new Terminator: Genisys flick? If you aren’t, take a look at THIS because it might change your mind.
Wow, that’s an awesome cast! You’ve got Arnold Schwarzenegger (of course), Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney and even Emilia Clarke out of her blonde Daenery’s wig. It looks like Jai Courtney’s character is sent back in time to save Sarah Connor again but everything in the past has now changed. It even appears that John Connor is now the bad guy. Continue reading →