Yes, we are here!

At GRIT and MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we have been educating folks about the benefits of self-reliance for 50 years. That includes researching and sourcing the best books and products to help individuals master the skills they need in times like these and beyond. Our online store is open and we are here to answer any questions you might have. Our customer service staff is available Monday through Friday from 8a.m.-5p.m. CDT. We can be reached at 1-866-803-7096 or by email. Stay safe!

Jean TellerWhile I love to talk movies, I’ve been allowing the real world to interfere with my writing about them. (Sorry, Dave!) So I’m going to play catch up today. I also have a few books waiting in the wings for future reviews. Stay tuned!

The last time we talked about movies, it was February and the Academy Awards. Hope you’ve all seen The King’s Speech. Well worth the rental, believe me!

So it’s been kind of quiet for me and the cineplex. Heavens, I just noticed I haven’t told you what I’ve seen since December! Yikes!

January: True Grit (good); Black Swan (good but disturbing and difficult to watch); The Mechanic (not that great, even for a Jason Statham action flick).

Toy Story 3 takes the toys on another adventure in 3D.

February: Unknown (not bad, worth a rental); and rentals, Toy Story 3 (good), Winter’s Bone (depressing and difficult to watch), The Social Network (not worth it), The Town (decent action, Jeremy Renner and Ben Affleck are good), Saving Grace (fun but not great), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (the third in the Swedish trilogy is well done, again difficult to watch, as are the first two).

Jean Teller
6/3/2011 4:00:08 PM

Cindy, Julie and Julia was great! Love the 'thud' :), and I'm with you on The Tourist. It's one I'll add to my DVD collection eventually. I saw it with a good friend, and we came to the conclusion that it was panned by U.S. critics and beloved by European critics, so something in the humor was lost coming across the Pond. LOL I thought it was great! Hmmm, I'll Rio to my list of rentals - I do enjoy those animated marvels. I'm kind of on the fence about Salt, and I agree with you completely on Inception - excellent movie. Have you see Source Code? Kind of reminded me of Inception. My philosophy is to just enjoy the movie, whether it be at the theater or at home, so Enjoy!

Jean Teller
6/3/2011 3:54:38 PM

Robyn, thanks for commenting. Sounds like we're on the same page regarding 3D - plus I just can't go along with the extra $. Harry Potter is a must-see - I'll be seeing a week or two after it opens with a friend from Kansas City. We've seen every single one, so we can't break that string! Isn't Netflix a wonderful thing? LOL Enjoy!

Jean Teller
6/3/2011 3:51:19 PM

Hi, Nebraska Dave, I may see Kung Fu Panda or X-Men this weekend too. I doubt if I make it to Transformers - it'll be a rental tho, I'm sure - but I may try to see Cars 2. And Cowboys & Aliens is a definite must-see for me. :) Thanks for stopping by!

Live The Good Life with GRIT!

Grit JulAug 2016At GRIT, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to GRIT through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $6 and get 6 issues of GRIT for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of GRIT for just $22.95!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters

click me