Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Tomorrow, September 22, marks the first day of Fall 2010 or : the Autumnal Equinox. One of my favorite days of the year.

This year I am sad to see summer go. It seems it flashed by in the blink of an eye. I hate to say goodbye to BLOG DAYS OF SUMMER, but I know I must let go and turn my face toward the autumn winds.

I have had an emotional summer, with many successes and life changing moments, as well as deep disappointments and life lessons that will ache deep in my heart for months to come.

However, I think the best thing about this summer has been hiking. I really feel close to our Lord as I move through the dirt paths of South Mountain, Papago, and this past weekend Usary pass. Thank you for sharing each step with me!

I hope to share more insights later this fall from those inspiring hikes. More movie and book reviews. More fun games and stories. And a secret surprise I've been dying to share!!!

You will have to wait as I refresh my soul this month. I will share all of these in the upcoming HOLIDAY SERIES that starts October 31st. Stay tuned, see you Halloween!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

DiCaprio: Inception, Shutter Island ~ Blog Days of Summer ~ Friday Flix

Friday Flix
By KM Wilsher

Last summer, Blog Days of Summer was full of goodies. This summer I’ve had some distractions, so I feel like Blog days of Summer has been a flop. 

But we will wrap it up in the next 6 days and pray for the HOLIDAY SEASON.

I do have to say that last summer, the summer movie list was outstanding. Fast And Furious, UP, Terminator Salvation, Star Trek, and Harry Potter. . .NOT so in 2010!

I looked through my cinema experience over this 2010 Reel to Reel season, and I am disappointed to say the least. I don’t even think I have a top, summer movie list this year.

However, if I did have a list, it would be dominated by Leonardo DiCaprio with:

Inception and Shutter Island

Leonardo Dicaprio Slam dunks the summer


IMDB INCEPTION Synopsis: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.

What to say about INCEPTION without giving anything away. A little Sci Fi and paranormal, in a futuristic type of way. Dream invasion? Many layers of invasion. Dreams within dreams.

The plot is clever and kept me glued to my seat. I wondered why my back started to ache . . .who knew I had sat there three hours? I didn’t! I was hanging on to every scene.

As in SALT the plot is fragile, I give one piece and the movie could be ruined. If you haven’t seen Inception, it is a must. If you have, you know that this is one you will watch over and over and always find something new.

Leonardo over acted a couple times, as he tends to do that from time to time, but outside of that, I enjoyed him immensely. It was a great surprise to see Ellen Page from Whip it, in Inception. I adored her in this. I’m not sure it was her acting, I think she was playing Ellen Page, but she’s cute nonetheless.


IMDB SHUTTER ISLAND Synopsis: Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.

I know this is on DVD, but I have to include it. DiCaprio, Ruffalo, Kingsley: a feast for the fan! This movie would get 5 stars from me if I gave stars.

Again, here is a smart thriller. I hadn’t watched it before last week because I was afraid it would be spooky, but not so. This is mystery-crime drama, psycho thriller, all rolled into one.

My heart was tied to Teddy Daniels heart as he searched for the missing patient. I breathed every breath with him as he combed through conspiracies and clues. I'd love to capture/create a character like this. Teddy, was well rounded, deep, likable. His own past entered in and complicated things, but endeared me to him even more. You have to rent this movie. Leonardo is at his best!

What were your favorite movies for 2010?

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Welcome to Cinema Sound Off. We love movies!
My good friend and extraordinary writer, Lynn Rush
--and me, KM Wilsher-- visit the movies and we'll be sharing our reviews with you every
second Tuesday of the month.

FANDANGO SYOPSIS: Drew Barrymore and Justin Long star in this romantic comedy about a long-distance romance that may be worth fighting for. Garrett (Long) is still nursing the wounds from a recent breakup when he meets Erin (Barrymore), an unflinchingly honest girl with a big talent for bar trivia. Hitting it off immediately, the pair spend a romantic summer together in New York City. It was supposed to be a summer fling, but as fall approaches and Erin returns to San Francisco, the spark is still there. Subsequently dividing his days between working and hitting the bars with best friends Box (Jason Sudeikis) and Dan (Charliefling may just be the real thing. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Day), Garrett drops everything whenever Erin calls. The more Garrett's phone rings, the more his pals begin to suspect that their drinking buddy is taking the relationship a little too seriously. And they're not the only ones; Erin's sister, Corrine (Christina Applegate), is keen to ensure that her smitten sibling doesn't repeat the mistakes of her past, and she makes no attempts to sugarcoat the fact that she disapproves of the coast-to-coast romance. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and as the texting becomes more intense, both Garrett and Erin start to suspect that their summer

KM's Review:
Lynn and I intended to review MACHETE this week. 3 minutes in, we walked out. MACHETE was more bloody and raunchy in 3 minutes than I'd ever seen in an entire movie. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I wanted MACHETE to be something else. . .not a Quenion Tarantino-like, gory-trash-comic-book flop.
HARKINS was so nice to exchange our ticket for GOING THE DISTANCE. . . ugh - HOWEVER, We left gore and raunch island (MACHETE) for Planet Tasteless (Going the Distance)
I was surprised. I love Drew in so many movies and cute Justin Long as well. I own 50 First Dates. I guess if you can wade through the F word (said by every character 2 times per line), the pot smoking scene, the phone sex scene, and Charlie Day's annoying attempt at humor (I blame the writers!), then there is a nice love story. I even found myself teary at a couple of the love scenes.
I don't have much more to say about GOING THE DISTANCE.
KM's rating:

1 ticket –Don’t go see it. Give your ticket away

Now, come with me and Catch the Rush. . .at to see what Lynn has to say.

What do you say? Have you seen it?