Personality and Nightmares – How Movies Affect Children Differently

The Mind Game Although it’s a classic children’s movie, Monsters Inc. is one my mom’s all-time favorite films.  That, along with A Bug’s Life, was played quite frequently at our house (if mom had to deal with constant repetition, it might as well be movies that she liked!)  However, although Monsters Inc. is quite enjoyable for me now, I vividly remember all […]

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Onward – A Movie Review

Magic, Adventure, and Everything Else I don’t know about you, but 2020 didn’t produce all that many movies that truly inspired me to go to the theater.  In fact. . . now that I stop to think about it, I don’t believe that I actually went to the movie theater this year.  Which means the last movie I watched in […]

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Knives Out – A Movie Review

Mystery Extraordinaire I love a good mystery.  But not just any mystery; I like ’em mixed up, jumbled, and completely complicated.  The tough nuts are always the funnest to crack.  Here’s the funny thing: I’m a horrible detective!  Remember Murder on the Orient Express (2017)?  I was riveted and spent the entire movie replaying all possible options for who did it.  All […]

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Classic movies — an uncle’s perspective

Family Traditions… Since my maternal grandparents were married nearly 55 years ago, our family has had a tradition of Friday night pizza.  Somewhere along the way, a movie with our pizza also became tradition.  We enjoy watching movies together almost as much as we love watching Dodger baseball games together!  My Mom’s oldest brother along with his wife and her […]

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