2016 Reviews · TV

Agent Carter: S2E4 – Smoke & Mirrors


DAgent Carter

S2E4 – Smoke & Mirrors

Short Synopsis: Agent Carter and the SSR make discoveries about Hollywood star Whitney Frost.

Starring: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Wynn Everett and Reggie Austin.

Gramps and Michelle – We’re both fans of this show.

Is she going to eat the mouse?

Gramps – there’s just one scene from this episode that’s reminded me of that V tv show, you know, those reptile aliens that eat those mice…

Movie · TV

Captain America is 75

Captain America Marvel Comics

Captain America is 75

Did you know that Captain America is 75 years old? Well, technically the character is in his 90s by now. But it’s been 75 years that the Captain has impacted society.

Captain America 1941 Comic Book Cover

If you don’t know who this character is (for those living under a rock or cave), he is a Marvel Comics Super Hero. He was created by Joe Simon an Jack  Kirby in 1941, and since then Captain America is still in action, including the Big Screen. In fact, did you know that this Super Hero was the first to appear in the Big Screen Movies? I didn’t.

If you didn’t know that it’s Captain America’s 75 Anniversary, that’s ok because Gramps and I didn’t know that either. Continue reading “Captain America is 75”

2016 Reviews · Movie

Beverly Lewis’ Confession and Reckoning

Beverly Lewis Reckoning

Beverly Lewis’ Confession and Reckoning

Or as Gramps refers to – that Amish Series. Also known as Beverly Lewis book seriesThe Heritage of Lancaster County.

The Confession Beverly-Lewis

Beverly Lewis’ The Confession

Plot: “The continuing story of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman who goes on a journey in search for her “Englisher” mother who gave her up to adoption 20 years earlier.”

Starring: Katie Leclerc, Steve Boles, and Sherry Stringfield.

Gramps Thoughts: I liked this movie and have been waiting for it’s sequel. Rewatched this before seeing The Reckoning as a refresher. But it looks like I’ll need to see the movie before this because I thought The Confession was the first movie in the series, but turns out it’s the second. First one is The Shunning, so now Chelle has to add that to our DVR. Continue reading “Beverly Lewis’ Confession and Reckoning”

2016 Reviews · Movie


Kite 2014 movie


2014 film starring Samuel L. Jackson, Callan McAuliffe, and India Risley.

Plot: “With the help of her father’s ex-partner and a friend from the past, an orphaned teen mercilessly blasts her way through a dark milieu of her parents’killer.”

Gramps Thoughts: *shrugs* It’s a movie. One that I’d watch when there’s nothing else, but now that I’ve seen it I won’t watch it again. I saw this before too and forgot about it. I didn’t see the beginning then though.

2016 Reviews · Movie

Angel of Christmas


Angel of Christmas

2015 Hallmark Christmas movie

Synopsis: IMDB says…

When newspaper staffer Susan sets out to write an article about her family’s much-storied heirloom Christmas angel, it leads her to accidentally meet Brady, a cute, upbeat artist who whisks the resistant Susan into a holiday-time friendship–and maybe more. But will the 100-year-old, hand-carved angel, whose legend includes the power to bring people together, prove a game-changer for the skeptical Susan as it moves her closer to Brady–and to a surprising truth about the ornament itself?

Gramps Thoughts: A typical Hallmark movie.

I think I fell asleep at one point, but didn’t feel lost in the story.

Do you see that house? I think I’ve seen it a few times in these Hallmark movies this year. Guess Hallmark recycles a lot of the houses in their movies.

The ending… she’s going to find the lady’s picture or something at the guy’s house. And… I called it! It was letters.

2015 Reviews · Movie

Conan the Barbarian 2011 vs The Destroyer 1984

Conan 2011

Conan the Barbarian 2011 vs The Destroyer 1984


Conan the Destroyer 1984 – Watched this many many times already. Gotten the three Conan movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger confused (the Barbarian 1982, the Destroyer 84, and Red Sonja 1985), so apparently rewatching one of these movies is a must for an old guy.

Conan the Barbarian 2011 – Conan in the 21st century! This movie was good. It started from the beginning when Conan was a kid… thought it would be a new story, but they’ve just remade the stories is all.

Luckily AMC aired 3 of these Conan movies this weekend. It was a good break from all those Christmas movies we’ve been watching.

2015 Reviews · Movie

National Velvet


National Velvet

1944 film starring Mickey Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor.

Short Synopsis: A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England’s Grand National Sweepstakes.

Mother: Time for bed Velvet.
Velvet: I just ate my supper.
Mi: Go to bed Velvet.
(Velvet looks at Mi, gets up from the chair and goes to bed.)

Michelle – “What’s this? Mickey Rooney telling Elizabeth Taylor what to do!?”
Gramps laughs

Michelle – (during the race) “What place is Elizabeth in?”
Gramps – “Last place of course. And then she’ll come in the lead at the very end of course.”


Michelle’s Thoughts: 8 out of 10 All Stars.

Gramps’s Thoughts: a good classic movie. It’s like that Flicka movie.


What to watch when sitting for 4 hours for Dialysis

Gramps has Dialysis 3 times a week, for four hours. He’s not any good at using his kindle with one hand. And he doesn’t want to listen to audiobooks.

What to watch when sitting for 4 hours for Dialysis

  1. Watch the news
  2. tv shows that he wouldn’t normally watch
  3. college football or basketball games

And that’s about it. Thankfully Peanut is there saying goodbye and waiting for his return.

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The joys of having a dog.

2015 Reviews · Dogs · Movie

Movies of Dec 10th

Today was just a lazy day while Michelle (and “Food Lady” Mary) cleaned and decorated the house for the Holidays.

Movies of Dec 10th


Assassination GamesJean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins 2011 action-film.

Short Synopsis: Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job

Michelle – “Did you like it Grandpa?”
Gramps: “I don’t know, just something to watch for a few hours.”

A Dad for Christmas (2006 Lifetime movie) – a family story about a young father and his newborn son.

Gramps: “The judge granted the kid back his son.”

Holiday Wishes (2006 Lifetime movie) – a vise-versa story Christmas style.

Gramps: “I remember seeing this one now” (after half of the movie was watched).

Peanut’s thoughts throughout all these movies… she somehow found a way to change the channel during the second Lifetime movie. Like she was telling Gramps “Either move all these remotes on your lap, or I’ll be more than happy to lay on them, thus changing the channels.”

Movie · Old Reviews · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Dec 10

Throwback Thursday

White Noise (2005 film starring Michael Keaton)

A Short Synopsis:n architect’s desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave, becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

A movie we watched in May 2014.


White Noise (2005 film)

Michelle’s Opinion: 3

Freaks me out though. My grandpa is watching it right now. Watching it once was enough times for me. Can’t watch “the Spirits” on the TV or radio. It is a mystery crime movie, but beware it’s also a horror movie too (bad ghosts trying to kill Michael Keaton).

Funny thing is is that I thought some spirits were haunting me because my brand new alarm radio would turn on at “The Witching Hour” all on it’s own.

Grandpa Ed’s opinion: 1★

Didn’t think much of it. Thought it would a crime, mystery, science fiction movie (that’s what the cable said it was). Turned out to be a supernatural movie and don’t care for those.