When You Need Cheering Up Part III: Top 5 Holiday Themed Movies

‘Tis the season to be jolly and merry and full of cheer. But what if you need a "cheer-me-up"? I know I can always use a little more cheer. And sometimes a lot more cheer. To help with bringing a little more cheer your way, here comes the third installment of our “When You Need … Continue reading When You Need Cheering Up Part III: Top 5 Holiday Themed Movies

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Horseless Carriage Thinking: a Helping Hand or Hindering Hand?

Horseless Carriage Thinking had me at hello: as soon as I was introduced to it, many years ago, I was captivated by the ease it offered to introduce new concepts. How so? Horseless Carriage is the way cars were originally introduced: not as something brand new, but instead as something more familiar. Since people then … Continue reading Horseless Carriage Thinking: a Helping Hand or Hindering Hand?

Are We Great at Spotting What’s Great?  

We recently discussed movies that bring cheer to our collective hearts, you know, when one needs a little, or a lot, pick-me-up. And in our favorite part of the blogosphere, the discussion part, RoughWighting brought up an intriguing question: are we good at spotting a good movie when we see it? Or, more generally, are … Continue reading Are We Great at Spotting What’s Great?  

When you need cheering up: Top 5 movies

Everyone needs cheering up every once in a while. Even if you don’t live in an area where in the last couple of weeks you’ve experienced a couple of power outages, that is, time-travel to the past, to a bygone era of no air conditioning despite unprecedented summer heat… And recently we felt we needed … Continue reading When you need cheering up: Top 5 movies

3 Visual Lessons from Recent Entertainment History

We wrapped up our 4 part series of Lessons From the Expanse (Part 1, More Lessons, Even More Lessons, The Return of the Lessons) with our top 5 favorite movies of the-aliens-have-come-to-us-here-on-earth. Fortunately, we received some fantastic recommendations, and our thanks go to the recommenders! As I was researching the recommendations, my husband found a … Continue reading 3 Visual Lessons from Recent Entertainment History

Top 5 “They’re coming!” movies

After four installments of lessons from Expanse (one, two, three, and four), we got to thinking about the best movies of aliens visiting/sending messages to earth. We expected them to be more of the “Serving Humanity” type, as in The Twilight Zone episode where the aliens had a book about Serving Humanity, except, it ended … Continue reading Top 5 “They’re coming!” movies

Do you like your movies peppered with violence?

The other day my friend and I were talking movies and my friend made an interesting observation: she likes violent movies. She’s a soft spoken, mild-mannered engineer, with a lovely family, and a lively sense of humor. I’ve known her for years and she’s not a violent person. We both like delving into the heart … Continue reading Do you like your movies peppered with violence?

Halloween Movie Homage: Top 10 twisted movies (Top 10 Movies with the Best Plot Twists)

We openly admit: we didn’t buy a single pumpkin this year. Instead of twisting and turning a knife to carve those pumpkins we never purchased, we’re going to honor Halloween with a different type of twists, by listing THE BEST MOVIES WITH THE BEST TWISTS. What qualifies a movie to be a best-movie-with-a-best-twist? It should … Continue reading Halloween Movie Homage: Top 10 twisted movies (Top 10 Movies with the Best Plot Twists)

List of top everyday things that originated in … Say What?!

We expect our commonplace customs and sayings to come to us from ancient bards’ compositions, from the wisdom of scientists who had apples fall on their heads, from the inspiring philosophies of statespeople who saved the world.  It turns out that many every-day “things” came to us from … ad campaigns.  Say what?!   Let’s start … Continue reading List of top everyday things that originated in … Say What?!

A (Different) Top 10 movies for the Holidays

We go by the Costco calendar. What does that mean? As you can see in the photo to the right taken at our local Costco, it means the holiday season is upon us. Yes, our neighbors are just starting to get their Halloween decorations out (they're available at Costco, too :)), but for us it's … Continue reading A (Different) Top 10 movies for the Holidays