Grown Up Movie Night Review- Ouija

Today’s Movie Night Review: Grown Up Edition is Ouija. Of course my friends and I have tried these in high school and college. I don’t know how I believe in them working, since they are sold at Walmart etc.  I’m open to the ideas of ghosts, hauntings, etc., but I’m also the one asking questions no one else knows at the table to test it too.


Of course this is not the first movie with a Ouija Board. My friend and I way back watched, Witchboard. This was back in 1986 and starred Tawny Kitaen, who you may remember as the hot chick dancing on the cars in Here I Go Again – Whitesnake video.Patch

Witchboard also starred, Stephen Nichols, who played Patch Johnson from the Patch and Kayla super couple  on Days of Our Lives.

Anyway, you learned the biggest rule of all Ouija use…NEVER NEVER NEVER do it alone! All kinds of shit is going to come your way, and be leery of trusting anyone you “talk” to through an Ouija..spirits like the living lie!

So, back to today’s movie, Ouija (rated PG-13, 90 minutes). This flick stars Olivia Cooke (Emma from Bates Motel TV series). We also have a few scenes with Lin Shaye (Elise from the Insidious movies)


Summary (without spoiling the end)

Laine’s best friend, Debbie, killed herself one night after playing with an Ouija board alone (Bad idea…like we see in every Ouija board based flick). Laine convinces her friends to try to communicate with her friend with the same board. Of course someone else starts to communicate with them, “Friend”. The friends start being harassed by some unknown spirit. They look for a way to stop what is haunting them before they are all dead.


I really liked this one. It had good suspense and startles. I love haunting movies anyway. A ghost story is always a classic scare. At one point the movie seemed to be over, and very nicely wrapped up. I was disappointed in that, until I saw there was about 20 minutes left of the movies. Oh good, that means some kind of twist is coming. The ending was final, but left some doubt and opening for a sequel. One new thing I did learn about Ouija boards was about looking through the planchette allows you to see spirits. No idea if this is part is true, but I’ll never try it!
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Family Movie Night Reviews-Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast


This past week we watched Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (rated G, 77 minutes). This movie focused more on Fawn, the animal fairy. She is drawn to help or study an creature she finds no matter how dangerous it may be.

Fawn finds the strangest creature she has ever or anyone in Pixie Hollow have ever seen. I just loved cute!


Fawn decides to study this mysterious creature, however the Scout fairies led by, Nyx, are trying to hunt this creature down. I don’t think they will actuallly kill it. I’m not sure that is the fairy way, but they want it gone. Apparently legend says this Neverbeast comes every 1000 years, builds lightning gathering towers, transforms, and then will destroy everything.

Of course, there are some missing facts in translation. Pixie Hollow is in danger of being destroyed, but not by the Neverbeast. The Neverbeast is actually the only thing that can stop it. You go through the whole misunderstanding, miscommunication, and judgment by Nyx and other fairies drama.

Don’t worry Pixie Hollow isn’t destroyed. We all know that can’t happen.  Sadly the Neverbeast can’t stay though. He will have to hibernate for the next 1000 years until he is needed again.

This is where I quit watching the movie. The hubs filled me in on the final five minutes.  The fairies led the Neverbeast to a bed they made for him, walking down a corridor of blooming flowers, with sad song playing. Ugh..makes me teary now! I know he isn’t dead, but still  I found it terribly sad. Apparently I was the only one in the house who did.

Overall it was a cute movie. It had a good basic message of not jumping to conclusions about someone/something until you know the facts!
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Digital Antenna: The Next Stage

So we have had digital antennas for a little over a month now. So far we have liked them and get really good picture quality.

A couple things we have learned:

1. The Living Room during the day just doesn’t have a perfect spot for a couple channels. Nighttime is better. The room is in the center of the house, and running it to the window isn’t what we want to do.

2. You can disrupt your TV signal by walking between the antenna and window. Sometimes it seems raising your hand can do that.

The hubs is wanting to splice the digital antenna (the amplified one) into the cable that is already running through the house.

We have been wiggling cables to see which one goes where, and marking those with duct tape.

The main floor we should be able to just splice in, but the upstairs they ran the lines straight to the old outside cable box. He will have to run new coax.

Right now we have to look for and order some Coaxial No Ends Cable 100 Feet and Coax Ends for this job. We may need a Compression Tool too…there are some cool looking ones! I love tools!

I have to get on Amazon and get our supplies order. I think we will work on this over the weekend, and I will update you all with how it went.

If all goes according to plan we can use the antenna upstairs, that has the best signal, and hook into the coax outlets!

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