One from the Shelf: “The Shining”

I can’t say exactly how it is that I’ve lived 40 years without ever having watched “The Shining,” but when the Stanley Kubrick classic’s number came up for “One from the Shelf” I was delighted.  Trepidatious, but delighted. Would it live up to the hype?  Could it possibly be that good? The film holds such… Read More

One from the Shelf: “Scooby-Doo”

It has been quite some time since I last did a “One from the Shelf” entry, but I was thrilled when I opened the random number generator this week, plugged in the necessary choices, and the 2002 live-action, Raja Gosnell-directed, “Scooby-Doo” movie came up.  I saw the film in theaters and may have checked it… Read More

One from the Shelf: “Doctor Strange”

Here we are, back again with another One from the Shelf. This new selection is “Doctor Strange,” a movie I most definitely was not in love with when it came out. I tweeted something about being bored by the story and not liking the characters. I also said, however, that I loved the visuals. This… Read More