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Absence, June’s Movies and July’s movie vote

Hi Guys! I’m feeling very out of touch in the blog world since I have run out of time and energy lately to post when and what I have in mind.  Gage got a new medical diagnosis a few months ago and I’m trying to figure it out.  Autism has a medical cause (most often more than one) and figuring it out is a very big, complicated puzzle. I’m a stubborn woman and in many ways it would be easier to say “autism, I’ll just treat that (the behaviors)” but some hero moms dig in their heels and step into the biomed world.  I’ve been trying to follow in their footsteps but it takes its toll on me. It’s stressful and honestly, oftentimes, too much to deal with on top of the autism behaviors themselves, especially in the summer when schedules are often fluid. I could go into great detail, but who needs that?  But, if you know of any moms who might need to talk to someone about autism, send them my way.  I’ve had so many moms step up and guide me to where I need to be and paying it forward makes me feel like I’m honoring them.


It was a slow month here.  Can you tell my movie choices were chosen by the boys in my life?  Please tell me if you saw anything worth seeing this month!

Another month and another chance to contribute money to charity.  Add your 5 words (or less!) to mine in a comment and earn $1 for charity.  Once we get to $100 the person with the most reviews will choose the charity.  Click here to see the past winners, the charities they chose and the other reviews you can add to.  Anyone is welcome to join in at any time.

We’re at $34.

I hope that you will take a few minutes to participate when you can each month.  It’s fun for me and for everyone else who reads it.  I’m not looking for a critical review, just a few words about how you felt about the movie.  This is ongoing so you can leave your 5 words anytime.

Mr Peabody & Sherman Poster.JPGMr. Peabody and Sherman, 2014 (Voices-Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Ariel Winter)    Grade A-/B+

Smart way to introduce kids to history.

Fresh and Nostalgic at the same time.  (Jen)


CentralIntelligencePoster.jpgCentral Intelligence, 2016 (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet)     Grade C+

Kevin Hart does Kevin Hart


Penguins of Madagascar poster.jpgPenguins of Madagascar, 2014 (Voices-Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Benedict Cumberbatch,John Malkovich)   Grade C+

It had its moments.

Short characters with big humor.  (Jen)


We’re going to try the Watch-a-thon again. Last month was a big fail, so I’ll leave the voting up for a week and then we’ll try again. Vote for the one you’d most like to see.

 

The Legend of Tarzan

The BFG

Ghostbusters

Star Trek Beyond

Bad Moms

Captain Fantastic

The Secret Life of Pets

 

July 1, 2016 - Posted by | 5 Word Movie Reviews, movies |

13 Comments »

  1. My wife wants to see “Bad Moms” which is probably the one I would most like to see as well. There has never been a good Tarzan movie, and I doubt there ever will be (Hollywood is forever thinking they can do Tarzan better than Edgar Rice Burroughs did, and they can’t), so I don’t think we’ll be watching that one.

    Comment by snoozing on the sofa | July 1, 2016 | Reply

    • I’d like to see Bad Moms too! I am not familiar with any of the other Tarzan movies, but I thought this one was well done.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 11, 2016 | Reply

  2. I don’t see many movies these days – too busy reading I guess 😉
    I’ve enjoyed your photos on Instagram. Looks like you’re finding some fun things to do and places to go! Blogging can take a back seat to all that and the rest of life, right? We all understand.

    Comment by Mary | July 1, 2016 | Reply

    • Yes, blogging can take a backseat, but in some ways it’s a touchstone. Without stopping to write about how I’m feeling, even if it’s only my thoughts on the book I just read, I can forget to stop at all and end up frazzled and stressed 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 11, 2016 | Reply

  3. Totally understandable Stacy! You are certainly a hero mom! Probably won’t get to the movies this summer.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | July 1, 2016 | Reply

    • I wish I was going to the movies tomorrow instead of the splash park with friends. It’s going to be over 90 degrees!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 11, 2016 | Reply

  4. I haven’t seen any of the movies you saw.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | July 1, 2016 | Reply

  5. I forgot to say don’t worry about being out of the loop – sweet Gage is so much more important than blogging.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | July 1, 2016 | Reply

    • Yes, that’s true, but I stand by what I said to Mary 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 11, 2016 | Reply

  6. You are a strong woman and a great mom. Hang in there!

    I voted for Tarzan. I’m going to see it today. However, I will also be seeing most of the others on the list as well. 🙂

    Comment by truebookaddict | July 2, 2016 | Reply

    • Can’t wait to see what you thought if Tarzan! I liked it better than Jason did.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | July 11, 2016 | Reply

  7. […] animated movie – Mr. Peabody and Sherman, […]

    Pingback by 2016 Movie Faves & Stats « Stacy's Books | December 31, 2016 | Reply

  8. Peabody and Sherman: Fresh and Nostalgic at the same time

    Penguins: Short characters with big humor

    Comment by JEN Garrett | April 8, 2017 | Reply


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