This past February I was able to participate in my third Rail City Art Crawl. It is one of my favourite local events and not to be missed . . . no matter what the weather is. I was not able to get to all of the locations but I did my best in the amount of time I had.
Our first stop was to Romantic Designs where we enjoyed watching the artists and trying our hand at a very cute make n take.
Great artists at the STEAM Centre.
There was so much to see at the Art Centre.
So many artists and a photo booth at 465 Talbot Street.
We actually helped create some art at the Midtown Tavern.
Illumine was stunning as usual.
We really enjoyed watching the blacksmith at Rail City Tourism.
I was sure I had seen this movie, but apparently I was wrong because I just watched it again the other day and recognized very little. Obviously I must have seen commercials or something.
What a riot! It is full of excitement and danger and adventure . . . all ridiculously overplayed. Loved it! The race is on to find the lost ark and everybody wants it -- even Hitler. But who will find it first?
You need something fun and silly to watch . . . watch this!
I'm pretty sure I made this comment when I reviewed Saving Private Ryan but I'll repeat it again. I love Tom Hanks. This was also the breakout movie for Michael Clarke Duncan, another actor I really admire. The story is about a simple, innocent black man, John Coffey, who is found guilty of raping and murdering two little girls and sentenced to death. Coffey has a profound effect on the guards on death row, especially when they learn of his special gift which is a blessing to others and a curse to him. This movie is so moving that I dare you not to cry. Academy Awards, USA 2000 Nominated Best Picture David Valdes Frank Darabont Best Actor in a Supporting Role Michael Clarke Duncan Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Frank Darabont Best Sound Robert J. Litt Elliot Tyson Michael Herbick Willie D. Burton
I can't really have a serious opinion on this movie . . . because it looks to be very very very scary. I don't do really scary. Seriously, I've never watched it and probably never will. Would you like to write a review for this movie?
During the Normandy landing two brothers are killed in action. In another theatre of the war the third Ryan brother is killed. Their mother is to receive all three telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall learns there is a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home safe.
I think I may need to watch this movie again today.
I have not been to the Nerd Te@s store but my son works in Woodstock and he brought me a few packages of tea to try. I just tried Apple Chai herbal tea and it is a delicious blend of apple, hibiscus, rosehip, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black and white peppers, clove, and nutmeg. It brews up as a delicious fragrant relaxing tea and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is caffeine free and high in antioxidants. A 50g package sells for $8.00.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946) If someone suggested that I've watched this movie 100 times, I would not be surprised. This is the perfect Christmas or any other time of the year feel good movie. George is constantly frustrated whenever he tries to follow his dreams . . . to go to school, to travel, to leave his home town . . . Finally, after one more hit of bad luck, George Bailey wishes he had never been born. With the help of an angel-in-training, George comes to realizes how important he has been in the lives of his family, friends and community. He realizes he really does have a wonderful life. Academy Awards, USA 1947
I can't say I am a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise . . . but I do like it quite a bit. I think it is very clever. And I can't believe I never questioned why the first movie was called Episode IV. It has a great and swashbuckling story line and great special effects, especially for the times. "Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader." I stole this from IMDB because I couldn't have said it better myself. I think a wet dreary autumn day should be devoted to watching all the Star Wars movies while curled up in a quilt and popcorn.
I like that . . . the story of a boy, a girl and a universe . . . Academy Awards, USA 1978
Did you get nominated for the black & white photo challenge on Facebook. I did . . . and it was fun. Here's the challenge: Seven days, seven black and white pictures that explain your life. BUT NO HUMANS, NO EXPLANATIONS. I was nominated by ___ for the 7 day challenge. I nominate ___ .