On November 8, 2015, the 24th annual St. Louis International Film Festival presented Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Set in 1950s New York, Carol is a poignant and significant love story between Carol (Blanchett), an older woman – and Therese (Mara), a younger department store clerk. It’s a beautiful film that builds upon a trend that sees gay characters survive, with […]
My birthday is fast approaching (August 12) and in the lead up to it, there are a couple noteworthy dates: AUGUST 10: World Lion Day, would be my Grandma Sarah’s birthday AUGUST 12: World Elephant Day, my birthday! As you may be aware, the previous two years, in lieu of gifts, I’ve requested donations be […]
Go Set a Watchman | by Harper Lee | 278 pgs. | Rating: 5/5 Summary from the dust jacket: “Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch – “Scout” – returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming […]
The Journey to Insider Access + Insider Access Yesterday was a gloomy, rainy day in St. Louis. Naturally, I found myself online looking up cinema show times. Then, I noticed something I never had before – a listing for “Insider Access to Inside Out,” a partnering between Disney and Fathom Events to debut Inside Out early […]
Island of the Sequined Love Nun | by Christopher Moore | 325 pgs. | rating: 4/5 A fan of Christopher Moore’s work, notably his stellar hit Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, I noticed his name on a pink paperback book with an intriguing title: Island of the Sequined Love Nun. I appreciate Moore’s style – […]
This morning I had a great idea! To take my new Tyrannosaurus Rex figure (from the Jurassic World toy line, available now for about $15) on a journey into Pixar’s world! Here’s a sneak peek – the first image for a new blog to be released before Jurassic World arrives in theaters!
Let the countdown to Jurassic World continue. This Tops list celebrates the 10 greatest dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park franchise! For some comparative perspective, the Jurassic [geological] Period extends from approximately 201.3-145 million years ago. Consider your mind blown (mine is) as we venture back to a time “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth.” 10. Parasaurolophus […]