Monday, October 15, 2018
I was thinking of this song after hearing it on the I, Tonya soundtrack at the weekend. I wouldn't have heard of it in years, but still knew all the words. It was released in 1982 and still brings people to the dancefloor - at least us oldies!!
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Of course the main reason she will be remembered, will be for her involvement with the injuring of her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. I thought they did a great job of keeping the tension throughout the movie, and it rocked along with possibly the best soundtrack I have heard in years. It actually had real songs that filled the radios throughout the time period, and I was singing along to Gloria and The Chain in my living room. 4/5
Friday, October 12, 2018
The author Michelle McNamara ran her own true crime blog and the search for this Golden State Killer became one of her pet projects. Speaking to many of the investigators and detectives involved in the case as well as victims, she pieces timelines and stories together, searching for clues and evidence using the internet. Sadly she passed away, before somebody was arrested for the crimes in 2018 which makes the story all the more intriguing. 5/5
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Most of the book focused on her pretty difficult childhood. A stepfather that was unsupportive and a mother struggling to bring up her children. A career where she spent most of her time fighting for jobs for others as an agent, when she was rejected time and time again but still believing in her dream to succeed.
I was left with the impression of what a nice woman she is, how far she has come and still remains humble. How by being out and about in her latex dresses and red carpet looks, other girls get to see someone who might look like them. How being on a hit show - she is not just the joke fat girl - she gets to have real feelings and relationships. 4/5
Monday, October 08, 2018
I'm not a major fan of the Backstreet Boys - I think I was too old when they came out to enjoy a boy band, or it could have just been during a rocker phase. Still I can see the joy in this song when sung by Choir! Choir! Choir!
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Saturday, October 06, 2018
A worthy 4/5 for kids and grown ups alike.
Friday, October 05, 2018
It is a pretty intense drama, and I knew a little about the story before viewing the movie but I must admit to finding it pretty heavy going. While all the characters are watchable and I have a soft spot for Meryl and Tom I found myself a bit challenge watching it. I guess it is a part of American political history that doesn't really resonate with me. The good thing was that I was a bit concerned about falling asleep tonight, and this has made me feel quite sleepy. 2/5
Thursday, October 04, 2018
At times I really enjoyed this book, and can easily see it as a movie that plays late on a weekday night, and at other moments I became a bit frustrated as it seemed to skip over areas that I think weren't covered. Maybe it just pays to not think too deeply and just go with the flow of the story. 3/5