Keeping up with the Joneses

I watched Keeping up with the Joneses yesterday. I taped it when it was on Cinemax. It has Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot, Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, and Maribeth Monroe in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, a couple moves into the Gaffney’s neighborhood. Karen is convinced that something wrong with new couple that moved in. Jeff doesn’t think so until Karen finds a bug in their house. The Joneses are spies. A co-worker of Jeff’s is giving away trade secrets on microchips. The Gaffney’s actually end up getting addicted to the excitement of being a spy.

I loved this movie. Next week I’m watching The Belko Experiment.

The Arm of the Starfish

I finished reading The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the first book of the Polly O’Keefe book series. There are three books in the book series.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, a boy named Adam is given an opportunity to work for Dr. O’Keefe (Cavin who married Meg) at his lab in Portugal.  While traveling there, he meets a girl named Kali. She tells Adam that Dr. O’Keefe is no good. This makes him very confused about who is telling the truth. He later is put in charge of Poly O’Keefe who is  12 years old. But he loses her and she is kidnapped by Kali’s father who wants O’Keefe’s work and sell it to China.  Adam does find Poly again. Everything ends up being clear when he does work for Dr. O’Keefe.

I did like this book. I just got the second book in the O’Keefe book series, but I have to read a book I had recommended to Overdrive first since it became available first. It is Moon of Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice.


I watched Firewall yesterday. I taped it when it was on Cinemax. It has Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Paul Bettany, Robert Forster, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this movie, a man named Jack is a security specialist at a bank. He finds out someone stole his identity and ran up a gambling debt. He later realizes it was part of scheme to rob the bank. Then Jack’s family gets kidnapped. The men who kidnap his family wants Jack to rob the bank for them. He does to save his family. But he ends up getting the money back and saves his family.

I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching Keeping up with the Joneses.


I watched Snowpiercer yesterday. I taped it when it was on SYFY. It has Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ko Asung, and Octavia Spencer in it.

Big Warning: there is a lot of violence.

Side Note: I did a survey about tv shows a few months ago and it had a video of Snowpiecer. Or I thought it was. The video was nothing like the movie. Apparently there is a show of the movie coming out next year. I do have to warn that it has some parts of the movie like the uprising (that doesn’t really happen) and the reason they are on the train. But there is a detective onboard and there is a murder of a first classer and he has to solve it. I won’t be seeing the show.

This movie was based on a graphic novel called Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette. There was a English version done by Titan Comics. I might buy it on Black Friday (Nov. 29th).

In this movie, Global warming becomes a real problem and they find a solution which is to cover the earth with a chemical that makes everything into winter wonderland. Some people live because of a unique train that circles the earth. Those people are divided on the train. The poor people live on the tail of the train and the upper class live the front. Wilford is the maker of the train and he lives in the engine area. An uprising happens brought by a man named Curtis. Later Curtis tells about the living conditions on the tail end of the train and that’s why he has caused the uprising. But Curtis learns that the uprising wasn’t really his idea, it was Wilford and Gilliam’s idea.

I don’t like the end, but I did love the movie. I would love to read the graphic novel. Next week I’m watching Firewall.

The Ace of Shades

I finished reading The Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. It is the first book in a series. I had recommended this book to Overdrive thinking it sounded good and I was right.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, a girl named Enne decides to go to a dangerous city in search of her adopted mother who is missing. That city is called New Reynes and nicknamed the City of Sin. It’s a combination of our Las Vegas and Los Angles. The city is mostly ran by gangs. Enne had received a letter from her adopted mother saying to find a guy named Levi and he would help her.  She didn’t know that Levi is a street lord and a con man. She is very out of place in New Reynes. She does find Levi and she discovers that her adopted mother had a secret dangerous life. Levi agrees to help her find her adopted mother in order to get some money from her. He also gets her job at the casino he works at. Enne also finds out that her adopted mother lied to her about her biological mother and father. She does find out what happened to her mother and finds out that Levi is in danger. Enne saves him in doing so puts them both in the crosshairs of some dangerous people.

I loved this book. I have recommended the second book to Overdrive. I don’t know when they will buy it. I might buy the second one if they don’t by Black Friday (Nov. 29th). Now I’m reading The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the first book of the Polly O’Keffe book series.

Vantage Point

I watched Vantage Point on Monday. I have been wanting to see this movie for a long time. It has Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill, Edgar Ramírez, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ayelet Zurer, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, and William Hurt in it.

Big Warning: there is some violence in it. Big Warning 2: It is very intense.

In this movie, the president is shot in Spain.The movie goes into each point of view of what happened and how is behind the attack.

I loved, loved this awesome movie. I think movies should be like this one because the point of views made the movie intense and interesting. Next week I’m watching Snowpiercer. (I had watched some of Snowpiercer because of a survey I did on Swagbucks.)

The Month of August

I wasn’t feeling good this past weekend and yesterday I decided to listen to a meeting so this post a little late.

Not much happening in August. I gave Lily some treats on the 1st. Next Monday I’m going to give her some treats again.

August 26th is when schools around here start back.

I already did some Christmas shopping. I got my mother’s calendar, and I’m going to be getting my calendar soon. I have to wait until Black Friday to get my best friend’s calendar.

My mother and I have ordered some bamboo charcoal bags to see if they will help clean the air.