Movie Review: It (1990)

Synopsis: 30 years after stopping a killing spree by an ancient supernatural clown known as Pennywise, a group of friends reunite in an effort to stop the clown's latest murders.

Who's in it? The movie stars Harry Anderson, John Ritter, Tim Curry, Annette O'Toole, Jonathan Brandis and Tim Reid.

Review: I had intended on writing this review Monday. However, after learning of Harry Anderson's death that same day, I felt almost obligated to wait a couple of days.

My oldest daughter wants to see the 2017 remake of this made-for-TV movie. But, before letting her do that, my wife and I wanted her to see this version first. So, since we had a snow storm Sunday afternoon and nowhere to go as a result of that, we ended up watching it.

This was actually the first time I had seen this movie in its entirety. Up until Sunday, I had seen bits and pieces of it, including most of the second half of the film, but had never had a chance to watch it from start to finish. After finally doin…

Front Yard Bird Photos

Thanks to a mid-April snow storm this weekend, my girls had a 2-hour school delay yesterday and, while at home waiting to take my youngest daughter to school, I was able to snap some photos of the birds flocking to our front yard for the food I left out for them.

Taking a Moment to Advertise My Daughter's Upcoming Ice Show

If you happen to be around the Beaver Dam, WI area this upcoming weekend (April 20-22), Rapunzel's Story is a must-see event. Our area skaters (including my daughter), coaches and parent volunteers (including me) work very hard to put on a great show every year and this will not be an exception.

The show will feature music from Justin Timberlake, Meghan Trainor, Garth Brooks, Michael Buble and various other artists and at $8 per ticket ($7 for seniors and $5 for students), is well worth the money.

Show times are at 7 p.m. on Friday, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. If you have kids, they can skate with the show's characters after the Saturday afternoon performance for no additional charge (skates will be provided).

The show is at the Beaver Dam Family Center, 609 Gould St.

Movie Review: The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

Synopsis: A disinterested piano student and a plumber try to stop piano instructor, Dr. Terwilliker from opening a new institute and enslaving 500 piano students.

Who's in it? The movie stars Peter Lind Hayes,Mary Healy, Hans Conried and Tommy Rettig

Review: I did not know the legendary Dr. Seuss once wrote a live-action movie but, once I learned that, I was definitely intrigued enough to watch it. So, when my youngest daughter wanted a family  movie night this weekend, it's the film I picked. After seeing it, I can understand why Dr. Seuss didn't make more.

To tell you the truth, this movie wasn't the worst I've seen or even one of the worst. In fact, I think there were some good things going for it.

For one, I did like the main plot, involving a piano student (Rettig) trying to stop his evil piano teacher (Conried) from enslaving other piano students. Adding to this was the way the movie made it seem like nobody was on his side. His mom (Healy) was hypnotized by Dr…

Movie Review: Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018)

Synopsis: Five years after the start of the zombie apocalypse, a former medical student takes care of survivors in a military bunker. Needing medicine for a sick girl, she leads a scavenging mission and inadvertently brings back the living dead version of a man who tried to rape her. Realizing he is still obsessed with and shows unusual brain activity for a zombie, she has the creature taken alive so she can use its blood to create a cure.

Who's In It? The movie stars Johnathon Schaech, Sophie Skelton, Marcus Vanco, Nick Loeb and Jeff Gum.

Review: I came across this movie on Netflix a few days ago and, to be honest, I didn't know what to think of it from the description. But, it had been a while since my wife and I watched a movie together so I decided to give this film a chance last night.

I have reached a point where I pretty much just grade zombie movies on a curve. This is because there are so many of them and, as a result of that, they all tend to be very similar to each ot…

What Interesting Weather We're Having

The last two days were somewhat pleasant and, this weekend, we have a chance for snow. Today, however, we're getting something in between.

First, it got very dark about 9:30, dark enough for the lights to come on outside.

Then we got a whole lot of hail, enough to put down a snow-like cover on the ground.

I'm really hoping this is the end of it. My daughter has a field trip today and I would hate for her (and my wife, who is chaperoning) to have to contend with this all day.

Taking Time to Remember an Old Friend

Our cat, Apollo, passed away last May. Today would have been his 19th birthday so I'm taking a few minutes this morning to remember him and acknowledge the void that was created by losing a "child" that was part of our family for 16 years.

I wrote about the day he was adopted a couple of years ago and have been donating one penny per page view to our local humane society (so far, it has raised $120). I have included the link if you would like to read his story.