Movie Review: Godzilla (2014) – 3.5 stars

Godzilla (2014)

3.5 out of 5 stars

Watched opening weekend (May 17, 2014)

My husband and I watched Godzilla on opening weekend at our favorite local movie theater, taking advantage of their VIP seating.  One recent change to their pricing has me a bit rumbled.  The Legends 14 Theater’s matinee pricing stops at 4:00 p.m. now, instead of the traditional 5:00 p.m.  This means the main attraction, like Godzilla, only has one matinee per day in the large screen theater.   I prefer matinees more for the time slots than the cost savings (since I’m paying extra for VIP service anyway), but still.  Irksome.

I had read a couple of reviews before deciding to watch this movie in theaters.  I have many fond memories of Godzilla week on the local Kansas City television stations in the 70s.  I’d come home from school and the after school movies would feature Godzilla classics from the 50s and 60s.  My forty-year foggy memory doesn’t recall much of the plots, but I do remember them being entertaining.

This latest iteration of Godzilla took me a bit by surprise.  Continue reading “Movie Review: Godzilla (2014) – 3.5 stars”

Main Bathroom Remodel Marathon Finish Line in Sight

This is a shout-out to my hubby, Terry, who has worked tirelessly for months (nearly a year) to remodel our main bathroom.  We saw the light at the end of the tunnel last week with the arrival of the final piece in the puzzle:

20140521_061703This new vanity, the second one ordered after the first one was returned because of defects, weighs close to or over two hundred pounds, without the granite top. Continue reading “Main Bathroom Remodel Marathon Finish Line in Sight”

ASOD: Phases of the Moon

Beautiful sketch work in this Astronomy Sketch of the Day posting from this past Sunday:

“Phases of the Moon” by Erika McGinnis

Moon; full moon facing, two views of dark side.
Sketch was made in my studio.
2009; published on album cover for jazz band Four, 2009
Graphite on archival paper.

Visit the Astronomy Sketch of the Day website for more great astronomical sketches.