Category Archive for "Reviews"

Review: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

Lisa
This novel was one of the darlings of Canadian publishing last year. It was nominated for this, won that, short-listed for something else – does it bother you that I didn’t even share the specific prizes? That’s kind of what... Continue reading

The Sweetest Rap Video Ever

Confession: I’ve watched this video several times and it’s always been on mute. I don’t really care about the song. Macklemore isn’t my thing. A 34-year-old rapper doesn’t want to be my thing. But what he is, is a caring,... Continue reading

Review: The Power of Time Perception by Jean Paul Zogby

Lisa
I’ve always been curious about what makes time seem to speed up or slow down. Why can we remember tiny details about something that happened in our teens but nothing at all about most things that occurred in our 30s? Continue reading

Really Late Review – Get Out

Jordan Peele is the latest darling of the movie industry. That’s what happens when you make a film for $5-million and it grosses more than $230-million. Hollywood loves movies but more than that, it loves money.  Continue reading

Really Late Review – This is Spinal Tap (1984)

On so many levels, This Is Spinal Tap keeps on giving. First, Rob Reiner co-wrote and directed it. His ability as a Hollywood A level writer/actor/director comes through and its a kick in the “wayback” to see him with hair.  Continue reading

Really Late Review – Alien Covenant by Donald D’Haene

Here’s a no spoiler alert: This is not a review. You want to know the plot of Alien Covenant? Google it.  Continue reading

No More Queasy Rides

Have you ever looked at a simple little gizmo and thought, that can’t possibly work? That’s how I felt about my motion sickness wristbands until a pal told me they kept her stomach from trying to leave her body when... Continue reading

Really Late Review – Scott Taylor reviews Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lisa
Scott Taylor is Editor of Our London and a regular on our 7:45 roundtable on the CJBK Morning Show.  I’d love to embarrass him right now so I will tell you that he is smart, funny, a terrific writer and... Continue reading

RLR – Sharon Whiteside Reviews “Girl on Guy” Podcasts

Loads of positive feedback followed my first Really Late Review last Friday.  It seems I’ve found common ground with plenty of people who don’t leap on the next new thing the minute it comes out. Several readers promised to submit their... Continue reading

A Pirate’s Life is Not for Me

In our house, I’m the technology expert. Once we walk out the door, I’m basically a dummy in this area.  Continue reading