xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

★★ Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons. I really can’t tell if this film set out to purposefully poke fun at itself or not.  If it did then I have to give kudos to the writers […]

xXx2: The Next Level (2005)

★½ Darius Stone, a new agent in the xXx program, is sent to Washington, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States. Why does this film exist?   Why?!  I would’ve stopped watching it long before the end if only my OCD self which likes to watch a series in order […]

Darkest Hour (2017)

★★★½ During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Can you believe this has been the first time I’ve been to the cinema since 2016?!  My Dad […]

xXx (2002)

★★★ An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission. Think James Bond and Ethan Hunt but with less hair and more tattoos and attitude and you’d get Xander Cage.  He even has a geek to supply him with some ridiculously handy gadgets. So far no problem, after all, what […]

2017 according to Last.FM

Just found this yearly report on Last.FM so adding to my 2017 listening stats: Actually only 3 events because the Adele concert was cancelled.  😦  

2017 In Music

Most Played Artists in 2017 No surprises as to the top three as I was “discovering” them and going through their discography.  I’m surprised at “Nashville Cast” being on there since I stopped watching the show pretty much near the start of last year but obviously still like the music!  Luke Bryan – wow I […]

Soundtrack To My 2017

{33 Albums} All albums must be released in 2017 to make the list. Click here to see posts covering 2012 – Present 1. Mike & The Mechanics – Let Me Fly None of us are born to be prisoners But some of us end up in a cell What if we were born to be winners […]

With Love, Christmas (2017)

🌟🌟🌟🌟½ ❤❤❤½ Ad executive Melanie is teamed up with uptight coworker Donovan to come up with the ultimate Christmas commercial for a new cell phone. To complicate matters, Donovan is also Melanie’s Secret Santa recipient in the annual office gift exchange. Keeping her identity secret, Melanie sends him emails from “Santa” to determine the perfect […]

The Sweetest Christmas (2017)

🌟🌟🌟½ ❤❤ When struggling pastry chef Kylie Watson (Chabert) learns she’s made it to the finals of the American Gingerbread Competition, she thinks her competitive spirit has finally paid off and hopes the publicity will help her jumpstart her new café. There’s just one problem — the oven she’s supposed to use breaks down right […]