Category Archives: movies

The Shape of Water Review

I finally watched this movie, and I really liked it. Guillermo del Toro is a great storyteller. His movies are weird and fun to watch.

The Shape of Water tells the story of a woman named Elisa who falls in love with a creature who lives in a water tank.


The year is 1962, and Elisa works in a Baltimore laboratory.

Elisa has a supportive coworker and a quirky neighbor who buys a lot of yucky pie (I don’t want to give away too much of the story).

I love the cast, especially the actor who portrays the government agent.

The Shape of Water is good creepy fun! It’s a fable about friendship, love, and taking chances with your life.

The Shape of Water is rated R for sexual content, nudity, violence and some foul language.

Ocean’s 8

I grew up watching Sinatra’s 1960 Ocean’s 11 movie. Sinatra and his “rat pack” buddies were slick and really smart.

I have not watched the updated Ocean’s movies, not sure why.

But I’m a Sandra Bullock fan (thanks to my friends Donna and Ben, who introduced me to Bullock’s 1995 movie The Net).

Also, Glenn from Glenn’s Movie Mumblings had an awesome review of Ocean’s 8, and I knew I needed to get my lazy self to the theater this weekend.

I loved Ocean’s 8, from beginning to end. A heist flick with smart, sassy, and beautiful women is a kick!

It’s got an amazing cast and a story that kept me interested. The dialogue is funny and fast paced. Rihanna is my favorite actress in this movie; she is cooler than iced tea on a hot day.

Ocean’s 8 was pure fun for me, helping me to relax and laugh after a busy month.

The original Ocean’s 11 is a good movie, but 8 is a well done remake.

Ocean’s 8 was worth the price of my senior matinee ticket.

IT (2017)


I saw IT today with my grandson.


What a flick!

Scarier than hell. No one can replace Tim Curry’s Pennywise, but Bill Skarsgard is creepily good as the 2017 version of the dancing clown.

The sound and special effects of IT adds to the horror of this story. I jumped in my seat a few times, but didn’t close my eyes once (I’m so proud). The teeth on that clown are horrifying, and the blood looks gruesome.

The best part of IT 2017 is the story. The kids are allowed to show their pain, and fear, and devotion to one another. Bill’s pain is raw and hard to watch; it’s the suffering of a man. Bill’s childhood is over. The adults appear to be under some sort of spell that allows them to turn their heads when a child is in danger. Eerie pictures of Derry show the history of a town that has seen multiple tragedies.

Reading IT is scary. Listening to IT on Audible is too. But watching this movie is scarier than anything I’ve ever witnessed. I’ll see it again, just because it’s such a wonderful movie.

It is a five star movie. I you are a horror fan, it’s a film you must see.





Festival 2014 | SIFF

Festival 2014 | SIFF.

SIFF (The Seattle International Film Festival) starts May 15, and runs until June 8.

I cannot wait!

SIFF showcases foreign and independent films, with lots of short films and documentaries.

SIFF is a PNW treasure, and lots of fun (also good cheap popcorn).

Expect to see more on this blog about the SIFF movies I’m seeing this year.

“One for the Money” movie trailer

Okay, Katherine Heigl wasn’t my choice to play klutzy bail bond agent Stephanie Plum.

I wanted Sandra Bullock.

But I will see this movie when it comes out, and give you all my review.

Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur?

Excellent choice.

Weekend plans

It was a stressful week at work, so I’m going to take a long walk today and try to snap a few pictures around my neighborhood.

I’m also going to watch a few movies this weekend.

Here are the movies in my queue:



I’ve loved you so long

And right now, I’m going to visit your blogs as I finish my second cup of coffee!


“Potato friends”

My grandson Luka, 5, is keeping two large baking potatoes in the refrigerator at his house.

They are his “potato friends.”

Luka added a small new red potato to his “potato friend” collection this weekend.

“They’re a family, Bunny Beth,” Luka told me with pride.

One of the baking potatoes is starting to look a little wrinkled, though.

I hope it does not start to turn black, or get sprouts all over it.

Luka will be heartbroken.

And yes, I had a very good time with my family last night and today.

I took the bus home today, and treated myself to breakfast along the way.

Then, this afternoon, I took a nice long nap, because my granddaughter V kept me up quite late last night. She’s okay, it’s just hard for V to let go of her day and give herself over to sleep.

Tonight, I’m going to watch “The Name of the Rose” thanks to a Netflix video.

More tomorrow.


Paul Newman dies at 83 –

Paul Newman dies at 83 –

My thoughts and prayers go out to Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman’s wife, and their family.

Fans ready to stay up all ‘Knight’ for Batman movie –

Fans ready to stay up all ‘Knight’ for Batman movie –

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Word of the day


Being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood

Definition from

I cleaned the venetian blinds this morning, and now I’m tired.

I intend to play for the rest of the day by finishing My Neighbor Totoro, and reading my book, People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks.


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