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2014 Favorites

2014 Favorites

Another year has come and gone. I really thought that 2014 would be a big year of change for me, but in reality it turned into more of the same. Change is on the horizon, and rather than depending on it for happiness, I’m moving forward and promising myself that I will enjoy life. Besides, there were some great new releasees this last year. Favorite Movie — Guardians of the Galaxy I wanted.

Harry Potter Weekend – A Retrospective on an 8-movie Marathon

Harry Potter Weekend – A Retrospective on an 8-movie Marathon

A couple of weeks ago I ended up with a low-grade flu. Since I was good for nothing other than sprawling on the couch and sipping juice, it seemed like a great opportunity to marathon all 8 Harry Potter films in one weekend. Watching the movies in close succession brought some interesting perceptions. Before I jump into those, a few stipulations. 1) I am a Potterhead, converted to the books.

2013 Favorites

2013 Favorites

Farewell, 2013. You brought some great things, and you left me frustratingly stagnant in others. But I went to 15 movies this year and I’m finishing out the year with a trip to The Lion King. So I can’t complain. On to 2014! I enjoyed last year’s recap so let’s recap my 2013 favorite discoveries.   Favorite Movie – Frozen I saw a lot of movies I really enjoyed this year, many that.

A Month of Movies – November 2013

A Month of Movies – November 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever been to as many new movies in one month as I did this November. It wasn’t a deliberate attempt to see so many movies, but it just happened. I had a conference in San Francisco the third week of the month and a quiet Thanksgiving this week. Both became a recipe for evenings at the movie theater. This month I saw: Thor: The Dark World.

Aurora by Hans Zimmer

Aurora by Hans Zimmer

You have to have a heart of stone to have not been touched by the tragedy in Aurora, CO last week. The stories of the surviving and the dead are stark reminders of the amazing people that live in this country, and the sadness comes when lives are cut short. I’ve been impressed by the response from WB and the people from The Dark Knight Rises. Chris Nolan’s words were touching,.

What I Learned From Brave

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Movies