Movies

“The Shape of Water” Review: An Alien Fairytale

Last weekend I went to see Guillermo del Toro's new film, The Shape of Water. I didn't know what to expect going into it. Trailers made it look like a slightly spooky story -- perhaps a conspiracy tale? -- about a mysterious alien creature. That is the basis of the movie, but what the trailers failed to capture… Continue reading “The Shape of Water” Review: An Alien Fairytale

Games, Movies, TV

The Thanksgiving Entertainment I’m Grateful For This Year

I don't know why the holidays always bring this extra level of busyness, even when they should be times to slow down and unwind. Maybe it's the traveling, or the shopping, or the decorating that ends up taking more money and time than expected... but that's all part of the fun too. I love the… Continue reading The Thanksgiving Entertainment I’m Grateful For This Year

Books, Games, Movies

Celebrating Halloween’s Suspense (Without the Scares)

Halloween is a scary holiday, which I sometimes struggle to celebrate because I don't like horror. If it's dark or suspenseful, fine. If it's creepy or spooky, I can take it. But I'm not into too many jump scares, or anything too unbelievable, or scenes so disturbing I won't be able to sleep afterwards. For… Continue reading Celebrating Halloween’s Suspense (Without the Scares)