Over the Rainbow

Over the weekend, I noticed that TBS was playing the Wizard of Oz. After missing it the first night, I set the TIVO to record it the next night.  I wanted to make sure the kids got to see it. I remember as a kid getting excited whenever it would  be shown on TV which…

Julie & Julia

A couple years ago, while getting lost in Powell’s Book, I came across a book that grabbed my attention: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell.  The book is about Julie, the author, and her out-of-the-blue decision to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of…

Harry and Me

Sunday night, I went with Garbanzo’s friend Odin to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.  And, you, my lucky readers, get to endure my rant about it.  Yes, I am a geek. Also, there will be spoilers, so if you want to be surprised because you’ve only seen the movies and haven’t read the…

Happy, Yet Sad

On one hand, I am very happy that they are releasing the movie Twilight this weekend. I’m excited to see the movie and hope it is as good as the books. But, I am sad because they moved this movie’s release date: This is the movie I get excited for this time of the year….

Books To Read

Tis the season where all of the movie rendition of books comes to theaters near you.  Between now and Christmas, there are a number to look out for. Now, you may be someone who believes good books should never be made into movies, and if they are, they should be avoided like the plague.  I…

The Signal

A few days ago, Stephanie Meyer announced that she was putting her book Midnight Sun on hold after a draft of the book was leaked on the Internet. She expressed sadness that as the holder of the rights of that book, it was send from one side of the Internet to the other without her…

Feminism and TV/Movie Characters

I read a very interesting article last night about Hollywood’s sad attempt at Feminism. You can read it here. It was quite the fascinating article that starts making you think about characters and your love and hate of them – not only on film or TV but also in books. Of the list, the most…