My husband and I have watched a fair share of movies based on stage plays in the past several months and have been continually disappointed. After we aborted watching about two-thirds of the way through one painfully slow story—with a lovely and talented cast that simply could not save the show—we agreed to steer clear of movies based on plays going forward.
I'm grateful I had no idea MATCH was based on a play before we started watching it. For had I known then refused to watch the film starring Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino, and Matthew Lillard was originally a 2005 Broadway play written by Stephen Belber and starring Frank Langella, I would have missed out on a minimal yet powerful, thought-provoking, and memorable story.
Belber wrote and directed the film based on his play about an aging former world-traveling ballet dancer, Tobias or "Tobi" (Patrick Stewart), who's retired from dance and...
My oldest grandson, at seven-years-old, has already tried his hand at many sports.
Bubby's latest sporty venture? Flag football!
Bubby loves it! (Please note that despite...
Disclosure: I was provided a 2015 Subaru Legacy free for one week for review as part of the #SubaruLegacy blogger program. Opinions are my own.
As regular readers know, I once owned a 2015 Subary Legacy 3.6R Limited. For a week. As part of the #SubaruLegacy blogger program.
During that week, I had a fun-filled day with my friend Ruth, part of which included a road trip in the Subaru Legacy to Paint Mines Interpretive Park.
What regular readers may not know is that at the end of that week, Jim and I took a road trip in the Subaru Legacy across town to Red Rock Canyon Open Space—one of the many...
Carol Burnett and her wacky variety show hold a firm spot in the fabric of my childhood. I started watching The Carol Burnett Show as a youngster, on and off throughout my formative years. As a teenager, I recall racing to a friend's house after school to catch the show all over again in reruns, which were still hilarious to me. Perhaps even more so as by then I'd matured a tad and caught on to some of the innuendo that went right over my head as a child.
Now, as an adult—a grandmother, in fact—I noticed even more adult-only references when chuckling my way through the fabulous six-DVD collection from Time Life, The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes, which I recently received free for review.
The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes ($59.95 suggested retail price) features original broadcast episodes from Seasons 1-5 (1967-1972), unseen for more than 40 years...
If you're one of those people who, regardless of your age or stage of life, still feel like you're not quite one of the grown ups, that you're a youngster pretending to do and be what folks your age should be doing, then WHILE WE'RE YOUNG will resonate. I assure you I am one of those people, and I assure you the recent dramedy from writer/director Noah Baumbach hit home—and the heart—on multiple levels.
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, both teetering on joining the 50+ club in real life play 40-something Josh and Cornelia, a...
School is the focus for one and all once fall is in the air, even when it comes to reading for leisure not learning.
Candlewick Press offers the following seven super school-time stories for students of various ages to enjoy—once their homework is done, of course.