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)”

watching: Ikiru (1952)

Ikiru is 2hr23mins of subtitles. I have to say that first, because in today’s world, that’s a big time investment where you can’t do anything but follow along. Still, it’s on Critereon’s classic list for a reason. The story follows snippets of the protagonist’s life after he learns he has 6 months left to live.Continue reading “watching: Ikiru (1952)”