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 […]

Christmas At Holly Lodge (2017)

🌟🌟🌟🌟 ❤❤❤ When a major developer sends Evan to evaluate the value of Holly Lodge, he and lodge owner Sophie have an instant attraction. But when Sophie realizes the reason for Evan’s stay, she must convince him the lodge is a bad investment — while trying not to fall in love. At the start of […]

The Perfect Christmas Present (2017)

🌟🌟🌟🌟 ❤❤❤ Tom is “Mr. Christmas,” the guy who can find the perfect gift for that special someone. But when he agrees to help an old college buddy discover his girlfriend’s Christmas wish, he ends up getting too close, and she ends up falling in love with him. Oh a Christmas film staring cutie Sam […]