Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Fan

Do you have a movie fan in your life? Have they already received a Star Wars box set, the best of Scorsese, and a Breakfast at Tiffany’s poster? Then this is the gift guide for you!  Read More Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Fan

31 Days of Halloween — Day 20, Possessed Pregnancies

It’s not hard to understand how pregnancy can be a source of angst and dread. Even in wanted pregnancies, there are very real fears, from the healthy development of the fetus to the specter of maternal and/or fetal death. Women are bombarded with warnings, directions, and horror stories full of “what ifs” and “could happens.” Hormones interrupt sleep and cause emotional swings. The pregnant body becomes community property, constantly prodded and poked by health care professionals and touched and focused on by friends (sometimes tolerable) and strangers (hardly ever). Everyone watches you. Everyone tells you what to do. Nothing you do, nowhere you go, nothing you consume, is solely yours anymore – if there’s not some well-meaning busybody telling you what you should or shouldn’t be putting in your body, there’s the internal pressure of every stinking baby book consumed reminding you that anything you do could harm your child at any moment. Read More 31 Days of Halloween — Day 20, Possessed Pregnancies

Movies I’m Obsessed With: Alien

I first saw Alien (1979) about two years ago. My previous exposure to Alien came from the Great Movie Ride at Disney World that had me cowering in my seat. I figured after reviews of some not so great movies, it’s time for something a little different.

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