This weeks movie is Field of Dreams starring the lovely Kevin Costner. Have you seen it? If you haven’t then I suggest that you do!
Field of Dreams is about a a family who lives on a farm in Iowa with his wife Annie and daughter Karin. He’s out in the cornfield when all of a sudden he hears, “If you build it, he will come.”
As intriguing as the above is, I was extremely skeptical about this movie. At first I thought it was about religion or aliens, which reminded me of Signs, a movie that I did not want to re-watch in the least, even in the loosest sense. Thank goodness it turned out being about baseball. When that was made obvious, I was way more open to the movie.
Ray Kinsella, whom Kevin Costner plays, interprets this voice to mean that he has to build a baseball diamond on his farm. If he does, a baseball player will show up. As the movie develops the clues are barely enough to predict how events will unfold, but around every corner is a pleasant surprise. James Earl Jones is one of those pleasant surprises. How his character connects to and is involved is very comical and moving, his deep voice amplifying that. The end of the movie will bring you to tears, so have some tissues ready.
Kevin Costner has been in a lot of baseball movies, all of which I have not seen, but this one by far takes the cake for being mysterious but with a purpose. I give this movie an 8/10 star rating.
Waitress is actually a pretty good movie, despite my early reservations about it. Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion have great chemistry together, enhancing the comedy. The movie takes surprising turns that lead you with your mouth hanging open and face scrunched up. Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Shelly play her friends, and their witty and quirky jokes are leg-slapping funny! As funny as the movie was though the ending was a let down.
On Rotten Tomatoes Waitress has a 7.3/10 rating by critics and a 3.4/5 rating from its audience. I agree with the audience and would also give Waitress a 3.4/5 rating. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes witty comedy with unsuspecting turns.
This show is great! I have been eagerly waiting for the third season of The Peaky Blinders to be on Netflix since I binged watched the first two. This historical fiction is filled with tons of violence, blackmail, and whiskey. Tommy Shelby, a WWI veteran and second eldest brother, struggles to keep and expand the family business and also keep his family and himself alive. The Shelby family is close, yet volatile and suspicious of one another, their interactions entertaining as you watch their relationships develop.
I just finished watching Game Of Thrones S6| E5, the most recent episode of GOTs. By far it is their most intriguing episode yet. All the main players are back in the game and making moves. No one current dies in this episode, so whoo! However, beware the last 20 minutes or so because they amp up your emotions and reveal something that will have you reaching for tissues.