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The only Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in the country is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and it’s a must-visit!

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“home again” movie review

Home Again

After seeing the trailer, I knew Home Again wasn’t going to be a good movie but I went to see it anyway because: 1) Reese Witherspoon 2) Nancy Meyers

Reese Witherspoon is adorable, always fun to watch and seems like she would be a great friend. But Nancy Meyers? Her movies are house porn at its finest. [Read more…]

“war for the planet of the apes” movie review

War for the Planet of the Apes

I realize this may shock you — trust me, it shocked me, too — but I kind of loved War for the Planet of the Apes, and found it surprisingly moving.

Of course, I was rooting for the apes. [Read more…]

“maudie” movie review

Maudie

I hesitate to tell you that Maudie is, hands-down, my favorite movie of the year so far because I know how easy it is to be disappointed when you go in with such high expectations.

But I’m pretty sure you will love Maudie, too. [Read more…]

“the big sick” movie review

The BIg Sick

From the minute we saw the trailer for The Big Sick, Michael and I knew we would love the movie.

And we did. [Read more…]

“the beguiled” movie review

The Beguiled

I loved watching The Beguiled.

I loved the actresses, I loved the costumes, I loved the moody cinematography, I loved the girl power, I loved Colin Farrell.

I did not, however, love the movie. [Read more…]

“wonder woman” movie review

Wonder Woman

Let me start this by saying I have never been into the whole Marvel/DC comics thing. The only comic books I read when I was younger starred Betty and Veronica, and the superheroes I admire are real-life human beings whose super power is kindness.

I have little interest in the testosterone-driven stories of good men fighting bad men to save the world. At some point, they all blend into each other, alienating female audiences who know that, really, the world could be saved if regular men just stood up for what’s right.

But then Gal Gadot came along as Wonder Woman, and the world has suddenly become a little bit brighter. [Read more…]

“escape to margaritaville” at la jolla playhouse

Escape to Margaritaville

Rejoice, Parrot Heads!

It’s always 5 o’clock at La Jolla Playhouse — at least through July 9, now that Escape to Margaritaville has once again extended its record-breaking run.

Escape to Margaritaville is basically Jimmy Buffett’s Mamma Mia!  It’s a story created from his most beloved songs, and you’ll just have to see for yourself how the writers manage to hilariously incorporate “Cheeseburger in Paradise” into the narrative. [Read more…]

“beatriz at dinner” movie review

Beatriz at Dinner

Every one of us who joined the Women’s March, wore a pussy hat or is simply doing everything in her power to resist the current Administration will recognize themselves in Beatriz in Beatriz at Dinner. [Read more…]

“the spitfire grill” at north coast rep

Aurora Florence Spitfire Grill

North Coast Rep has raised its own already-high bar with its stunning production of The Spitfire Grill, a folk musical inspired by the 1996 movie starring Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden and the subsequent 2001 off-Broadway show presented by Playwrights Horizon.

From the moment Aurora Florence, above, appears onstage as Percy, a young woman just released from prison after serving five years for manslaughter, you know this is going to be a magical show. [Read more…]

“beauty and the beast” giveaway!

Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time. True as it can be.

Barely even friends, then somebody bends unexpectedly.

Ha ha! You really just need to read that first line and I bet you’re already humming along. [Read more…]