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What Movies Shaped Your Childhood?

I have several movies that looped in the background of my childhood, creating a mesh of memories and meaning that influenced my life and worldviews in surprisingly profound ways. I'll tell you about three from my very early days (3 to 5 years)...if you tell me some of yours!

How To Start A Book Club

5 tips on how to start a book club...that's awesome...and that lasts. :)

July in Movies: Five Summer Sundance Films

Sarah shares her thoughts on five Sundance 2014 films coming to theaters this summer: Boyhood, Land Ho!, I Origins, Wish I Was Here, and A Most Wanted Man.

5 Tips for Hosting The Best Movie Night Ever

I'm on a quest. A quest to perfecting the art of Hosting Movie Nights. I am still early on my journey, but here's a few things I've learned so far.

June in Movies

Gimme Some Live has previews of three June new releases including The Fault in Our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow, and Obvious Child.

Learning to Love Monster Movies

The monster movie genre is such an important part of our cinematic storytelling culture, that I really, really want to convince you to give it a second chance. Read on for four common complaints about monster movies, and the flicks that will help you move past 'em.

April in Movies

A box office report for April 2014 and three alternative movie suggestions to break up blockbuster season: Mood Indigo, The Congress, and Enemy.

10 Things I’ve Learned From Watching Movies

I'm always trying to connect the films I see with my everyday life. Movies inspire me, challenge my assumptions, change my views, break my heart, lift my soul, and, yes, even teach me Life Lessons. Here are ten.

‘Friday Night Lights’ Trivia

Ok, I couldn’t resist doing one more post on Friday Night Lights.  Today we’re talking FNL trivia! Since I watched the show on Netflix, I didn’t get the chance to see all of the bonus footage and interviews on the DVDs, which is always a “must” after I finish...

10 Reasons To Watch ‘Friday Night Lights’

I have now officially joined the ranks of the thousands of Friday Night Lights fans who binge-watched this show in a matter of weeks.  Unfortunately, this happened for me years after the show went off the air, and I’m bummed that I wasn’t able to contribute to the ratings...