Where to see Best Picture Nominees before The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are just around the corner (February 28th) and there are several Best Picture nominees that I have not seen.  Fortunately, two of the largest movie theater chains, AMC and Cinemark, will be re-playing them during the month of February. So if there are any you haven’t seen yet, check links below and…

2015 Movie Poster ABC’s

2015 – The Year In Movies I put together this 2015 Movie Poster Alphabet in response to Photo Challenge : Alphabet.

Movies – Why I Believe

My Blogging101 Class assignment today is to publish a post based on my own, personalized take on a blogging prompt. Today’s prompt is, Reason to Believe. Since this is a blog about movies, I feel compelled to write about why I believe in movies… There are a lot of  ways to escape the everyday stresses of life…

The Big Short – Read this before you go

You haven’t seen The Big Short yet?  It doesn’t look interesting to you?  Well, if five Academy Award nominations and an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Christian Bale don’t convince you to see it, there is nothing I can say to get you to go. However, if you do plan on…

Golden  Globes by the Numbers

I feel like award shows should be about the winners and not the presenters.  On Sunday’s 2016 Golden Globes,  the balance between presenters and winners seemed off balance so I decided to look at the numbers. I timed how long the presentation speeches were and how long the acceptance speeches were.  (Note:  I did not…

Movie Review: The Revenant (2015)

  I saw The Revenant on opening night with my teenage son and husband.  I have been looking forward to seeing this movie for a while due to all the hype surrounding Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as well as the director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu (the reigning Academy Award winner for best picture and best director with 2014’s  Birdman).  My…

Dear Target Audience

I am currently taking a Blogging 101 class through WordPress.  Today’s assignment is to write a post to my target audience.   Hmmmm….  Excellent challenge.  Of course, first I must identify my target audience…  I say I want to write movie reviews, and I do, but at the same time, I know there are a…

A Nerd with a View

What’s up with this name?  Well, I am an aerospace engineer and analytical by nature.  Even away from work I cannot turn off my critical eye.  When I am waiting in the concession line at the movies, all I can do is analyze their ridiculously slow process think of ways they can make it more efficient.  My critiquing spills…

I Love Movies

I am starting this blog as a place to post my thoughts about movies, connect with others who share my love of movies, get practice writing and to find my voice as a movie critic.  My short term (2 year) goal is to become a member of the Houston Film Critics Society (by publishing 75…