Shannon Stacey

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Harry Potter, out of order…

Screenshot of iTunes library on iPad, with Harry Potter movies in alphabetical order

My Harry Potter movies being in alphabetical order instead of the real order will forever vex me. If you’re an HP fan, which book/movie is your favorite? (Mine is the first.)… Read More »

A Netflix rec for the weekend

Photo of my movie log, described in text


You might remember I’m trying to make time for movies, and I’m doing okay with it. Considering how seldom I’ve watched movies in the last few years, four in a month (so far) is progress.

As you can see, I’ve borrowed slightly from the Rotten Tomatoes scale. Whether I’m reading or viewing, I’m not super analytical. It’s just a “well, that sucked” (green splat) or a “that was good” (red tomato), but for a movie I really liked … Read More »

Making time for movies

Journal page for tracking movies

We rarely go to the movie theater. Our town only has a “cinema pub” with the big tables and the super expensive menus. I don’t mind the fact wine and cocktails are on that menu, but it’s about $120 night out for my family. (It’s the appetizers that really get us, but nothing saps willpower like things that are fried and/or involve cheese.)

For a while, trips to the theater were reserved for Harry Potter. Then the Marvel movies. My … Read More »

Not smarter than the remote control

Everybody’s good at some things and not-so-good at others. This is awesome because it means we all do different things and everything gets done. Eventually.

Quite often, we wish we could do things we’re not so good at. I wouldn’t mind being able to paint. Or sing. I’d really like to be able to sing, actually. I also can’t cook. But the most annoying thing I’m not-so-good at?

Fast-forwarding through commercials.

Every once in a while, I’ll end up with … Read More »

My favorite (and least so) movies of 2013

I don’t get to see a lot of movies. Theater trips have traditionally been limited to Harry Potter and Marvel movies and, while I’ll buy movies on Blu-ray or iTunes, it’s often quite some time before I/we actually watch them. So, I watched the following movies in 2013, but they weren’t necessarily released in 2013.

My three least favorite movies of 2013:

3. Dredd — I was expecting a reboot of Judge Dredd, which I should probably be embarrassed … Read More »

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