watching: the Dick Powell show

I know everyone only has so much time in the day, and subscribes to all those channels with so many shows, but I’m going to throw this out to those of you who enjoy old television. The Dick Powell Show is an anthology show, with top-notch writing, directing and acting. I’ve watched about 20 episodes,Continue reading “watching: the Dick Powell show”

watching: The Christmas Candle (2013)

I don’t remember if this one was recommended to me by someone, or if I stumbled across it on my own. Some of you might recognize the writer, Max Lucado. He is very prolific, and includes many children’s stories in his works. I went into this movie thinking I knew exactly where it was going,Continue reading “watching: The Christmas Candle (2013)”

watching: Four Star Playhouse, episode

While I’m sitting painting, I like to watch old shows. Four Star Playhouse is from the mid-1950s, sharing episodic stories utilizing the same actors in different roles. Dick Powell, Ida Lupino, David Niven, Charles Boyer. Some of the stories are outstanding. I love how Ida Lupino acts in wildly different roles–sometimes I have to ask,Continue reading “watching: Four Star Playhouse, episode”

watching: Fight Club (1999)

“This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time.” That phrase enters my mind quite often. It makes me think about whether what I am doing is useful, or purposeful, or necessary. We only have so many minutes. Do I really want to use any one of them doing this particular thing?Continue reading “watching: Fight Club (1999)”

watching: AMC’s The Terror (2018)

UPDATE: Finished with season one, and while I liked it, the book is MUCH more engrossing and worth your time. I’m a little late to this party, because we just got Hulu and I was doing the initial poking around to see what is there and stumbled across The Terror. I know I’m behind theContinue reading “watching: AMC’s The Terror (2018)”

watching: The Age of Adaline (2015)

I was working on a full day of painting, and it always helps to put in a movie to give the brain something else to think about. The Age of Adaline (2015) was one I sort-of remember hearing, “That’s a good one,” but then it passed off my radar.  I noticed it at the library,Continue reading “watching: The Age of Adaline (2015)”