Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Quickly now! See if you can guess how I felt about Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again based on these facts. 1) I loved the now 10-year-old Mamma Mia! 2) I love ABBA. 3) I love a musical. Have you guessed yet? Continue reading “Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

Review: Bed of Roses, season 1

Bed of Roses is an Australian comedy/drama series. It consisted of 3 seasons, running from 2008 until 2011. AcornTV now has seasons 1 and 2 streaming in the US. This is a review of season 1 only. Continue reading “Review: Bed of Roses, season 1”

Watch This: Trailers for The Wife and The Children Act

The Wife with Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce will be released in August. The Children Act, also in theaters in August, stars Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in a legal drama. I’m combining these two teasers into a single post because of the fact that they are both movies for grown ups and feature outstanding women 40+ in the lead.
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Review: Meditation Park

Meditation Park is a lovely film from director Mina Shum, who also wrote the film. It’s about an older woman who learns to stand up for herself after two crises hit at the same time. Continue reading “Review: Meditation Park”

Jessica Jones, season 2, episode by episode

Jessica Jones season 2 was created by Melissa Rosenberg based on the Marvel comic of the same name.  I’ll give you the high points from each episode. Beware the spoilers – it’s all spoilers ahead.
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Watch This: Trailer for Book Club

Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen! Hell, I don’t even care what the movie is. Okay. The movie is called Book Club. It’s about a fairly stodgy book club that decides to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Book Club”

Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), Season 1

The Heart Guy is an Australian series called Doctor, Doctor by its Aussie creators. When it reached Acorn TV, where I watched it, it became The Heart Guy. This is a review of season 1 only. The series has two completed seasons with a 3rd on the way. Continue reading “Review: The Heart Guy (Doctor, Doctor), Season 1”

Review: 45 Years

45 Years is a tale of broken hearts. Kate (Charlotte Rampling) and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) are planning to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary when a letter arrives that sets off tremors in both of them. Continue reading “Review: 45 Years”

Review: Becks

Becks is a story about a musician who searches for love, struggles with life, and writes poetic, beautiful songs. It’s based on the life of Allyssa Robbins, who wrote the original songs used in the film. Continue reading “Review: Becks”

Review: One Day at a Time, season 2

One Day at a Time, season 2, is a perfect example of a hard-hitting comedy series. It takes important issues and sets them up in a way that makes sense, makes incisive points, and makes comedy while doing it. One Day at a Time is complete excellence in every way. Beware the spoilers. Continue reading “Review: One Day at a Time, season 2”