Where in the World have I been??

I’m sorry Dearies. I have been a negligent host and guide. I’ve been extremely busy at work and the weekends have me just as exhausted.



Plus being 5 months pregnant hasn’t helped!

Etch A Sketch

Yep. There is a new child coming into my life come end of November. New adventures are headed my way.


I have to do some more reviews, that I haven’t been able to get enough energy for. So those will be coming shortly…I promise!

So stick with me and I promise I won’t be such a bad host.






Aren’t We All Ghosts?

Last weekend I went to see Ghost In The Shell.


I wanted to see this movie since the first teaser came out and since I’m a big Scarlett Johansson fan, I was looking forward to seeing her in this.

And then the uproar started.


Ghost in the Shell is a popular Anime that has a HUGE following. Created by Masamune Shirow, it has had numerous sequels and a film of it’s own. Of course, the story takes place in Japan in a futuristic world where humans have become dependant on machines. In a Steampunk type of world, this story follows Major who is a Synthetic Cybernetic Human and her job within Section 9, a Special Ops organization.

Now, I thought it was a fantastic film. I know a lot of people were upset because the film in based on a Japanese Anime and the main character is Motoko Kusanagi, an obviously Japanese woman.


So the “white washing” casting of Scarlett Johansson caused immediate uproar. Another Asian character being cast by a Hollywood big named starlet.

I think this is a good time to mention that I’ve heard of the Anime, but I myself and not a fan of Anime so I never saw it. I am a firm believer that the RIGHT actor should always be cast. Now, I’m not saying that there’s not an issue with characters being done correctly, but I don’t understand why people make a mountain out of a molehill.

THE WHOLE THING IS EXPLAINED IN THE FILM! If people didn’t get their panties in a twist, and actually watched the film and what it says, there wouldn’t be such an issue. It’s the constant need to ALWAYS be right.


The costumes are AMAZING. Everyone in it does a great job and the story keeps you interested and intrigued until you slowly start to unravel the story. There’s nothing boring or unnecessary in the story, it flows like a nicely poured wine with a full-bodied flavor and a sweet aftertaste that leaves you satisfied.

More wine

I liked it. My kids liked it. I don’t understand how it is considered a FLOP. It sucks because the movie was one of the best new movies we’ve seen lately. I say, don’t listen to all the haters and go check out for yourself.


I am Major and I give my consent.








This may come as a bit of a shock, but I adored Power Rangers when I was a kid.

Old Power Rangers

I was 5-6 when the original US Power Rangers show came out and I wanted to be the Pink Ranger more than anything. They were cool kids who had the job of saving the world; who wouldn’t want to do that?!?! Be a part of a team of heroes? That is LITERALLY the dream of kids.

When I heard that there was going to be a new adaption of this beloved (albeit sometimes hokey) franchise, I was hoping that they wouldn’t try to completely revamp it in the same style as it’s predecessors. Kids today aren’t the same as they were 20 years ago; they have a different sort of humor and different issues.  I knew that a movie like the ones we had when I was a kid wouldn’t succeed in today’s youth audience.

I watched only the Teaser Trailer, because so many of the trailers now reveal so much.


When I heard that Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks had signed onto the film, I knew the script would be good.

So yesterday, the fam and I went to see it. Front row, popcorn at the ready.

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You can already see the changes to the suits, the difference in the story and it starts off on a somber note. Not exactly what you expected from a Power Rangers movie.

Let me say, this is DARKER than any of the others in the franchise.

It’s not a child movie, it’s definitely more of a preteen and up film. Though it does have enough action to keep younger kids engaged, a lot of the dialogue is a bit more advanced then for a child only audience. And not only in the sense of the language (i.e. profanity) but also some of the jokes and there’s a lot of foreign languages so there’s subtitles. But all the critical scenes that develop motives is in a universal language, so everyone will be able to understand. But it was definitely written with the fact that there will be 30 year old people are going to be watching this with their children.

There is a lot of differences to the film, but the universal story is the same. The world needs to be protected and 5 teenagers are chosen to be the defenders.

Now, shall we talk about the villain? YES, let’s!


Elizabeth Banks and I have been in a serious thing for quite sometime. She makes the movies and I watch everything she makes. It’s that serious.

Pretty Serious

I love her. There I admitted it.

Rita Repulsa

Even as the foe of the Power Rangers she was crazy excellent. We got to see a whole new side to an old enemy and a fresh beginning for the role. Of course, the original Rita was the original and can never be replaced, but Elizabeth was a new take on the character and didn’t try to recreate some of old Rita’s spunk. She had her own. I will be excited to see if we see her in the future.

So go out and see this one. Go into it with the love you have for the original but the open-mindness of a new beginning. There were some wonderful scenes and as a whole this movie worked. Nothing was unnecessary.

Just trust me and check it out!

Power Rangers

Then come back and let me know what you think!







May The Force Be With You

This week has been a hard one for us fans of Star Wars. We lost our General.


Carrie Fisher who played Leia Organa in the film series died after a heart attack. I grew up with Carrie, not only as Leia but all the other wonderful roles she played. I loved how candid she was and the force of nature advocate she became for those who suffer with being Bi-Polar. She was always outspoken and spoke her mind.

Sadly she was joined just the next day by her Mother, Debbie Reynolds.


Now, if you don’t know who Debbie was an actress, you’ve been living a dull life. Debbie Reynolds played so many great roles, including the one above in Singing In the Rain with Gene Kelly and as Grandma Aggie in the Disney movie Halloweentown.


This was such a heartbreaking loss. Such wonderful talents lost. My heart goes out to their loved ones who lost these two fierce women in such quick succession.

I would highly recommend you read both their books as they both lived exceptional lives.

wishful_drinking_book                                   unsinkable

Farewell dear ladies, I hope you’re up there in the good place having a ball with old friends. Please give my Grandma a kiss for me.






Happy Holidays (happy holidays) Happy Holidays

Hello my Dearies.

It seems that the season of good tidings is upon us once again. The time where the big guy in red comes over to drop presents for all the good girls and boys.



I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry December or anything else that may apply.

May your days be filled with happiness and remember that this time of the year is hard for many people, so perhaps the best thing you can truly give someone this year is you just being there.

Many blessings to you and yours.

Until next time Dearies.








I Am The Force, The Force Is With Me

In case you’ve been living inside a small rock, hidden inside a cave, then I don’t need to tell you that the Star Wars universe has expanded with a new film.


My family and I went to see it yesterday. The theater was 98% full and there was a ton of young kids there with their parents.

Now, you know I don’t like to spoil anything, so I’ll give the bare bones of the story.

Our main character is Jyn Erso.


A young woman who has been spending her whole life just trying to be invisible. She is asked by the Rebel Alliance to help them perhaps change the balance of the war against the Empire. The story moves around a bit, making us as the viewer have to pay close attention to what’s happening. We meet an interesting band of characters as the story moves along.


The film has several excellent actors, including Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen and Mads Mikkelsen.

It moves a bit slow at times, but the story itself is fairly easy to follow. And for fans who know the originals like the back of their hand, there will be numerous little treats that will pop up. But this was an enjoyable film. Several of my friends think this one was better than Episode VII: The Force Awakens. I’m not comparing them in any way as these stories are two separate spectrums of the universe itself. But if you are a Star Wars fan, then you’ll definitely want to watch this one.

Will it become your favorite? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Only you can make that decision.

May The Force Be With You.