The Highway

The Highway C.J. Box 2013 Maybe it was a mistake for me to watch the first season of ABC's Big Sky. Most of that first season is based on this particular book. While there are some definite differences between the novel and the TV series, all of the major plot points are there. And I … Continue reading The Highway

Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond C.J. Box 2011 The ABC series Big Sky was probably my favorite new show of the 2020-2021 television season. I'm sure that's not saying much because I really don't make much time for network TV these days. I have a tendency to wait until the end of a season then binge everything … Continue reading Back of Beyond

75 – Prisoners

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 75 – Prisoners

99 – The Invisible Guest

Welcome to The Best Movies I’ve Never Seen! This is the part of the blog where I work my way through 100 films I’ve never seen that are generally considered to be great. You’re invited to watch along with me if you can find a copy or find it streaming. So grab some popcorn and let’s … Continue reading 99 – The Invisible Guest

Paul’s Challenge

Name: WillieSetting: Neighbour's BasementObject: Old RefrigeratorEmotion: Disgust Willie raised his head, just to the point where his eyes were above the windowsill. He was desperate to see what the crazy old man next door was up to. "You know," said Willie's mom, "it would nice of you to go next door and lend Mr. Walker … Continue reading Paul’s Challenge

Rosie’s Challenge

Character: Casey Setting: An abandoned middle school Object: A dog named Ralph! Emotion: Panic As a town, Westside was dead or, at the very least, dying. As she was led down her old neighborhood street by her mother's dog, Casey couldn't help but look around and take note of how many homes were empty with … Continue reading Rosie’s Challenge

My Favorite Movies #50 – Rear Window

Rear Window 1954 Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Quick synopsis... As his broken leg heals, wheelchair-bound L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) becomes absorbed with the parade of life outside his window and soon fixates on a mysterious man whose behavior has Jefferies convinced a murder has taken place. Meanwhile, other windows reveal the daily lives of a dancer, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #50 – Rear Window

A to Z Challenge – The Vanishing

The Vanishing 1993 Directed by George Sluizer Quick Synopsis... After his girlfriend mysteriously disappears at a rest stop, Jeff embarks on an obsessive three-year quest to learn what happened to her. A man approaches with information, but he requires for Jeff to relive what his girlfriend experienced. Y'all... This movie is just about impossible to find. … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Vanishing

A to Z Challenge – A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place 2018 Directed by John Krasinski Quick Synopsis... In this tense chiller, the horror mounts as the Abbott family struggles to survive in a postapocalyptic world where monstrous blind creatures use their supersensitive hearing to stalk human prey -- forcing the Abbotts to live in silence. I went and saw this with Jeff when … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – A Quiet Place

A to Z Challenge – Kiss the Girls

Kiss the Girls 1997 Directed by Gary Fleder Quick Synopsis... Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams up with escaped kidnapping victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. Late in my college career, a friend got me into … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Kiss the Girls