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Monday, August 3, 2020

The Outsider is now available on DVD and Blu-ray!

I've been a fan of Stephen King since I first discovered his books in middle school.  My parents wouldn't let me watch his movies, but they didn't stop me from having them play out in my mind as I read the fascinating, enrapturing words on the pages.  Over the years, I've had less and less time to read, but still enjoy keeping up with any of the Horror/Suspense Master's work.

I have been fortunate enough to be able to review The Outsider (first season- not sure if there will be more), but I had already watched it all on my own as it aired.  Each Sunday I was anxious to find out what happened next.  Okay, I'll be honest, I looked up the book before the series was over to try and get some spoilers.  By the time the series ended, I was disappointed it was over, but definitely not disappointed in the time that I had invested watching it.

From the first episode, I was hooked.  Terry Maitland, a loving husband and father, little league coach, well-liked in the town, is arrested publicly in the middle of one of the games.  He is being charged with murdering a local child in an extremely gruesome and sadistic way.  No one is more shocked about the accusations than Terry himself.  He insists he has nothing to do with it and wasn't there.  He provides an alibi, but the police believe they have undeniable proof... and they do... but Terry has undeniable proof he DIDN'T do it.  Make sense?  How can one man be in two places at once?  The series continues with one tragedy after the next, one mystery after the next.  Just when you think you understand, you're given new information that throws all the previous theories out the window.

Not only is the story great, but so is the acting.  Justin Bateman plays Maitland, but my favorite by far was Cynthia Erivo playing Holly Gibney.  Her scenes were intense and fascinating.  The plot itself gave me a slight "It" feeling, but without the clown.  A town trying to solve impossible events and experiencing random deaths.

Don't just take my word for how good it is, buy it for yourself!  It originally aired on HBO.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Camp Warner Bros: Week Two- Science Fun with Steven Universe

Save the Earth and bring peace to your galaxy with Steven Universe’s “Crystal Gem” Candy recipe!  I remember doing this activity as a kid.  Not only was it fascinating to me to watch what developed, but what child doesn't enjoy eating pure sugar, lol?

After completing this fun activity, be sure to check out Steven Universe: The Movie where Steven and the Gems are ready to celebrate how far they’ve come with a movie musical! Little do they know they’re about to face their worst enemy yet.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Looking for summer fun with your kids? Enjoy Camp Warner Bros!

With the majority of camps canceled this summer, kids are trapped in the house with little to do that's fun and exciting.  Warner Bros wants to change that by inviting all kids to join their virtual camp.  For the next eight weeks, I will be posting some fun camp activities to do with your kids that will revolve around a different kid-friendly movie.  Many can be found on streaming devices, but our first week features a new movie: LEGO® DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters.

This week's theme is super heroes and to get your campers prepared, I am providing the super hero training video below.  It's got a couple cool games to play, so be sure to watch and play along!  Having three sons, they've all gone through superhero phases.  I've got the Halloween pictures to prove it.

Get your campers prepared- the next eight weeks will include fun crafts, favorite movies, and lots of creativity!  If you're enjoying the idea of #CampWarnerBros, please feel free to share!  I'd love to hear comments about ways your kids are having fun this summer, new activities you may have come up with for the theme- always fun to see pictures!  I'm also on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram if you'd like to share that way.