Can any movie go wrong when it starts with a blaring AC/DC song? I think not. This is the first real movie in the Avengers series and introduces us to the larger than life character of Tony Stark/Iron Man. After being held hostage, billionaire engineer Stark creates a technologically advanced suit of armor to escape his captors and fight against the evils of the world.
We are going to start our Marvel cinematic journey with Captain America: The First Avenger. I know. I know. It seems weird to put Captain America’s first movie first on our viewing list since it is really the fourth movie released in the modern day Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, this movie is almost entirely a flashback to World War II. In the movie we get the origin story of Captain America and his alter-ego Steve Rogers. Read More
I will be the first to admit, I was late to arrive at The Greatest Showman party. I didn’t see the movie until a month or so after it was released and didn’t gain a true appreciation for the songs until my daughter started playing them on repeat. Then something switched. I don’t know if it was the powerful ballads, the towering anthems, the knee-slappers or a combination of them all. Then, just like my daughter, all of a sudden, I couldn’t stop playing the soundtrack on repeat. So when I heard about The Greatest Showman: Reimagined I couldn’t contain myself. Read More
It used to be that you had to wait until the one night of the year when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or Frosty the Snowman or The Grinch Who Stole Christmas was on. Then Freeform (which originated as ABC Family) started their “Countdown to Christmas” and it was absolutely must see viewing. Now multiple channels show our favorite holiday movies and specials multiple times each season for your viewing pleasure. So much so, that you need a Guide to Christmas Television Viewing. Read More
I make no secret of the fact that baseball and softball are my favorite sports. I grew up watching the Red Sox and played softball all through high school. To that end, I LOVE a good baseball movie. Two hours of escaping between the foul lines sounds like a good time to me. I have seen nearly every baseball movie imaginable but there are five that are near and dear to my heart for different reason. Here are my Top 5 Favorite Baseball Movies of all time. Read More
Everyone loves a good sports movie! As you might expect, I am a sucker for the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I also love the human interest side of these movies. Whether it’s the increase in skill level or the main character’s attitude, I am always up for a good sports movie. Read More
Welcome to my first movie review for Team Mom 365! I am so excited to bring my love of movies to you on a regular basis. However, before I begin, I should probably let you know a little about my movie fandom. First and foremost, you should know I have a very eclectic taste in movies. At any given time, you could find me watching a classic Disney animated feature, a 60’s beach movie, a John Wayne western, a sports movie or a sweeping musical. Some of my favorite movies include The Sound of Music, Field of Dreams, Mulan, The Cowboys, Imitation of Life and White Christmas. As you can see I lean towards movies which strike an emotional chord with viewers whether it be a tug on the heart-strings or a rolling belly laugh. I like to see character growth from the start of the movie to the end and I am a sucker for happy endings which typically leave me in tears. I know. Why would you cry at a happy ending? I just do. Read More