J.J. Abrams Saturday

Over the last year Saturday has always been a music day on my blog, but I must need a vacation from myself because this week I found myself running out of inspiration for photos and songs.  To escape from myself, I disappeared into the wonderful worlds created on the screen by J.J. Abrams as a director,…

Thursday Photos and Matchups

Tennis vs. Ice Hockey – Definitely watching hockey and, in particular, the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals and Don Cherry on Hockey Night in Canada. Billions starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti vs. Homeland starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin – This is too close to call, but Homeland…

Autumn Matchups

Fall Colors vs. Falling Leaves – Looking out over a sea of leaves in the yard, the winner is definitely Fall Colors Movies – The Accountant (Ben Affleck) vs. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Tom Cruise) – Nothing beats Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books, but at the movies the winner was The Accountant TV Shows…

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

I’ve been pondering: Will Jack Reacher: Never Go Back be as good as the first Reacher movie? Is it time to forgive Ben Affleck for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and go see The Accountant? Why did I mock the tv remake of Lethal Weapon, when it has become a favorite new fall tv show…

Orphan Black – Binge-Worthy TV

The season three finale of the binge-worthy TV show Orphan Black was aired on June 20 on BBC America, but thanks to the wonderful invention of the DVR for when you fall behind on your TV shows, I was able to record and binge-watch the thrilling Orphan Black clones.  Season three recaptured the greatness of…

Musings about a Movie and Book Review Crossroad

I hit a crossroad this week in my decision to blog about books and movies I enjoy because I experienced two weeks of disappointments in watching and reading recent releases of TV shows, books and a movie from actors and authors I have read and watched for years.  The crossroad is the feeling of disloyalty…

Saying Goodbye to Raylan Givens and Justified

Last week the series finale of Justified aired on the FX network and the Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) and Ava Crowder (Joelle Carter) saga came to an end after six fantastic seasons.  The six seasons of the adventures of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens and the criminal elements of eastern Kentucky…